Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes
Yolanda Montes "Tongolele" (b. Yolanda Ivonne Montes Farrington, January 3, 1932, Spokane, Washington) is an exotic dancer and actress in Mexican films. In Mexico she is considered the principal exotic dancer along with 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, produced by Luis Enrique Vergara, and starring Boris Karloff in one of his last roles. She also participated in one of the first Mexican films to be shot in color, Música de siempre (1958), where she enters the stage from a volcano. Tongolele continues to be active in television, theatre, and nightclubs. She is well known in Spain and Latin America.
- ¡Han matado a "Tongolele"! (1948)
- El rey del barrio (1950)
- "Matenme por qué me muero(1951)"
- Pensión de artistas (1956)
- Las mujeres panteras (1967)
- El crepúsculo de un Dios (1969)
- Isle of the Snake People (1971)
- La pasión de Isabela (TV) (1983)
- Salomé (2001)
- El fantástico mundo de Juan Orol (2011)
- Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8.
- 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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