Film actress mexican-born María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, better known as Lupe Velez, may have been the former wife of Johnny “Tarzan” Weissmuller and the love slave of Gary Cooper, but it was her date with a john that keeps her name alive.
Cynics insist Velez died in bed, but this is Hollyweird, where facts are so easily flushed away. The Mexican Spitfire left this cruel world, pregnant by her married lover, Austrian actor Harald Maresch, by drowning herself . . . in her toilet. She was 36.
|Lupe in "THE GAUCHO" with D. Fairbanks|
|Last Mister French Cancan painting "GUADALUPE" (59 inches x 47,25 inches)|
at the GALLERY A . DAUDET / FRANCE