1917 - 2015

Movita  American Actress


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Movita passed away on 12th Feb 2015 aged 97.


Movita was previously married to Marlon Brando (1960 - 1968) and Jack Doyle (1939 - 1944).

She was in a relationship with Clark Gable (1935).


American Actress Movita was born Maria Castaneda on 4th December, 1917 in Nogales, Arizona and passed away on 12th Feb 2015 aged 97. She is most remembered for Mutiny on the Bounty. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Movita is a member of the following lists: 2015 deaths, American actresses of Mexican descent and Actresses from Arizona.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 9 years 8 years, 6 months 6 years
Dating1 - - -
Total3 9 years 5 years 6 years


First Name Movita
Maiden Name Castaneda
Full Name at Birth Maria Castaneda
Alternative Name Movita Castaneda
Age 97 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th December, 1917
Birthplace Nogales, Arizona
Died 12th February, 2015
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Mutiny on the Bounty
Year(s) Active 1930–1989, 1930–89
Family Member Miko Brando (son), Rebecca Brando (daughter), Prudence Brando (grand daughter), Shane Brando (grand son)

Maria Luisa "Movita" Castaneda (April 12, 1916 – February 12, 2015) was an American actress best known for having been the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was eight years older than Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she was the last surviving cast member. She is the mother of Miko Castaneda Brando (b. 1961) and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky (b. 1966).

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Partner Comparison

Movita97 SagittariusActress
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Jack Doyle64 CapricornActor
Clark Gable59 AquariusActor


Miko CastanedaMale26th February, 196155 years old


Knots Landing1979AnaTV Show
Panic in Echo Park1977MotherTV Movie
Cool and Lam1958CarmenTV Movie
Conflict1956Mrs. HernandezTV Show
Apache Ambush1955RositaMovie
Dream Wife1953RimaMovie
Ride, Vaquero!1953Hussy (uncredited)Movie
G.E. True Theater1953TulaTV Show
Wild Horse Ambush1952Lita EspinosaMovie
Soldiers Three1951Cabaret woman (as Movita Castenada)Movie
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951AnitaTV Show
Saddle Legion1951Mercedes (as Movita Castaneda)Movie
A Lady Without Passport1950Lorena (uncredited)Movie
Kim1950Woman with Baby (uncredited)Movie
The Furies1950Chiquita (as Movita Casteneda)Movie
The Petty Girl1950Carmelita Moray (uncredited)Movie
Wagon Master1950Young Navajo Indian (as Movita Castaneda)Movie
Federal Man1950Lolita Martinez, Montez (as Movita Castaneda)Movie
Red Light1949Trina (as Movita Castenada)Movie
The Mysterious Desperado1949LuisaMovie
Fort Apache1948GuadalupeMovie
Tower of Terror1941Marie DurandMovie
The Girl from Rio1939Marquita RomeroMovie
Wolf Call1939TowanaMovie
Rose of the Rio Grande1938Rosita del TorreMovie
Paradise Isle1937IlaMovie
The Hurricane1937Arai (as Movita Castenada)Movie
Captain Calamity1936AnnanaMovie
El capitan Tormenta1936AnyanaMovie
Mutiny on the Bounty1935TehaniMovie
Señora casada necesita marido1935Doncella (as Movita Luisa Casteñada)Movie
El diablo del Mar1935Maya (as Movita Castaneda)Movie
Escándalo, El1934Gregoria (as Movita Casteñada)Movie
Tres Amores1934DorisMovie
La buenaventura1934Movie
Flying Down to Rio1933Carioca Singer (uncredited)Movie
El Dios del mar1930Undetermined Role (as Movita Castaneda)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (6)

Frank BradyMar 18, 2012

Movita sang a beautiful version of South of the Border with her husband the famous Irish Heavyweight boxer Jack Doyle - the "georgeous Gael". They had two absolutely amazing voices. There is also a wonderful song about Jack Doyle called the contender. Check it out on you tube.

isabellaurelSep 10, 2009

movita is a deadringer at her prime to katy perry. :)

louis stranrainerAug 20, 2007

movita was married to an irish boxer/actor/singer named Jack Doyle.

Richard UlibarriMay 28, 2007

Movita Brando was married to Jack Dunn, a famous English ice skater

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