Eva Bartok

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Eva Bartok
Born Éva Ivanova Márta Szőke
(1927-06-18)18 June 1927
Budapest, Hungary
Died 1 August 1998(1998-08-01) (aged 71)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Géza Kovács (1940–1942
Alexander Paal (1948–1951)
William Wordsworth (1952–1955)[1]
Curd Jürgens (1955–1956)
Dag Moline (1980s, divorced)

Eva Bartok (18 June 1927[2] – 1 August 1998), born Éva Ivanova Márta Szőke, was an actress born in Budapest, Hungary. She began acting in films in 1950 and her last credited appearance was in 1966. She is best known for appearances in Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate, Operation Amsterdam, and Ten Thousand Bedrooms.

Biography[edit]

During World War II, Eva Bartok was forced to marry Hungarian officer Géza Kovács; the marriage was annulled after the war on the grounds of coercion of a minor.[3] She had three other marriages, all of which ended in divorce. Her final husband was actor Curd Jürgens (1955–56). Her daughter Deana was born in 1957, shortly after the marriage to Jürgens ended.[4][5] Three decades later, she claimed that Deana's father was actually Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a brief affair in 1956.[6] She also had a publicized affair with David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven for several years.

During the 1950s, Bartok suffered a bout with ovarian cancer. She experienced an allegedly miraculous recovery after being spiritually "opened" into Subud.

She died on 1 August 1998 in London.

Personal life[edit]

Eva Bartok was married to:

  • Géza Kovács, soldier (1940–42) (marriage annulled)
  • Alexander Paal, producer (1948–51) (divorced)
  • Bill Wordsworth, P.R. Executive (1952–55) (divorced)
  • Curd Jürgens, actor and director (1955–56) (divorced)
  • Dag Moline, producer (1980s?) (divorced)

Partial filmography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Bartok, Eva: Worth Living For. Autobiography. Putnam 1959.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grand-grand-grandson of the poet William Wordsworth
  2. ^ Some sources say 1926, 1928 or 1929.
  3. ^ Eva Bartok, Turner Classic Movies
  4. ^ Emond, Bruce (October 23, 2010). "The Star Who Came to Jakarta". The Jakarta Post. 
  5. ^ "Sinatra's secret child speaks out". The Indian Express. May 19, 1998. 
  6. ^ "British woman, 36, claims she is Sinatra's daughter". Chicago Tribune. August 17, 1994. p. 2. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 

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