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Maria "Movita" Castaneda (April 12, 1916 – February 12, 2015) was an American actress. She was known for being the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was known for her roles in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty.

Movita Castaneda
Movita in Paradise Isle (1937) 1.jpg
Castaneda in Paradise Isle
Maria Casteneda

(1916-04-12)April 12, 1916
DiedFebruary 12, 2015(2015-02-12) (aged 98)
Other namesMovita
Years active1930–89
Spouse(s)Jack Doyle (1939–44; divorced)
Marlon Brando (1960–62; divorced; 2 children)
ChildrenMiko Brando (b. 1961)
Rebecca Brando Kotlizky (b. 1966)

Castaneda died in Los Angeles, California from complications of a neck injury, aged 98.[1]


  1. "Movita Castaneda dies at 98; film actress was Marlon Brando's second wife". LA Retrieved February 17, 2015.

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