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Raquel Torres’ Birthday…

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Raquel Torres!




 née Wilhemina von Osterman


  • BORN: November 11, 1908, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • DIED: Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Complications following a stroke
  • BURIAL: Forest Lawn-Glendale, Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Celestial Peace


(findagrave / A.J. Marik)


Okay, here’s another “date of birth” controversy. Many biographies state 1908 as the year of Raquel Torres’ birth, yet her grave marker is engraved with the year 1915. When MGM signed Torres in May 1928, they published her birthdate in the newspapers (“MGM Signs Mexican Beauty,” Los Angeles Times, May 24, 1928) as November 11, 1908! That year she also starred in her first film, White Shadows in the South Seas. With all due respect to Ms. Torres, do we really believe she was 13 years old when she made that film? Happy 100th Birthday Raquel!