Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes
Yolanda Montes "Tongolele" (b. Yolanda Ivonne Montes Farrington, January 3, 1932, Spokane, Washington) is an exotic dancer and actress of the Cinema of Mexico. In Mexico she is considered the principal exotic dancer along Kalantán, Bongala and Su Muy Key.
She starred in several films from the 1940s through the 1980s but most people remember her from the classic 1971 film Isle of the Snake People, Luis Enrique Vergara producer, starring Boris Karloff in one of his last roles. She also participated in one of the first Mexican film to be shot in color, Música de siempre made in 1958, where she enters the stage from a volcano. Tongolele contiues to be active in television, theatre, and nightclubs. She is well known in Spain and Latin America.
- Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes at the Internet Movie Database
- Las Cruces Sun-News - NewsBank. Apr 10, 2008
- L.A. Times Archives. Apr 3, 1990
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