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Mona Maris


Mona Maris was an Argentine film actress who was born in Buenos Aires.

Her given name was Mona Maria Emita Cap de Vielle. Her mother was a Spanish Basque and her father a French Basque. Maris was educated in England, France, and Germany and by the age of nineteen she spoke four languages.

Maris' ambition to become an actress originated during World War I, when she was a pupil in Luders, France. Together with her classmates she wrote, directed, and presented short plays to entertain soldiers billeted near the school. After graduation Maris begged to go to England and her mother finally relented. In England she found a woman was given much more freedom than in either Spain or South America. She traveled to England under the indirect chaperonage of an Argentine family.

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