Soledad Miranda

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New!! Soledad Mini Books! I am happy to announce that I have made these cute miniature books that can be yours for a donation to my Soledad research and website costs. One book has a picture from each of her films. The other book has magazine and other press/editorial photos from throughout her career. Each book has 24 pages. By the way, all the photos are clear, they are just blurry in these images because the tiny books are hard to photograph. Contact me to order. Your donation includes your name listed on The books are $30 each if you live in the USA, or $40 if you are not in the USA. If you want both books, I will give a discount and say $50 in the USA and $60 for international. Shipping is included.


Film Festival Tribute to Soledad Miranda There was a film festival in Gijón, Spain that paid homage to Soledad Miranda in 2019. They showed several of Soledad's films, including Ursus, Sugar Colt, and Las vampiras (Vampyros Lesbos). The organizer was quoted saying "Soledad Miranda has been erased from the history of Spanish cinema, although she was a figure and a pop icon." I would have to argue that she has not been erased!

Soledad on TV News in her Hometown! View the report here. More information below.

Soledad Miranda Book, Documentary, and Tribute: In case you didn't hear about my fundraiser, yes I am finally writing a book about Soledad Miranda. I completed a trip to Spain to interview Soledad's friends and family for crucial research into Soledad's early life and personal story not previously available to the public. The initial fundraiser has finished, but if you want to help, you still can. Many special perks are available at different levels of support. Click here to read more. Additionally in Spain, I participated in a documentary film about Soledad's life, which interviewed the same people as well as many movie stars who worked with Soledad. The documentary premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain in fall 2015, however the producers won't say if it will be released officially. I'll post more news on the documentary if it becomes available, but I also highly encourage you to contact Producciones Cibeles to express your interest in seeing it. (I have added a page on the documentary to the photos section, and on the movies page you can find out where you may be able to see it.) As part of the documentary, there was a tribute event in Soledad's hometown Sevilla on May 29, 2015. This was the first time any of her family have spoken in public. Her sisters, as well as actor Jack Taylor and I, and the director of the documentary, were interviewed for Spanish television. You can see the report here. At the tribute, they showed two of her films; there was a panel discussion featuring me, one of her sisters, Jess Franco expert Carlos Aguilar, and Jack Taylor; and several bands played a concert to honor Soledad. At the very end, I performed an essay I wrote about Soledad using her own words. I recorded this essay when I got home and you can see it here.

Soledad's Most Famous Films on Blu-Ray: Two of Soledad's most famous films are now on Blu-Ray. Vampyros Lesbos and She Killed In Ecstasy have been released by Severin Films in deluxe 2-disc format with a ton of bonus features, including a mini-documentary overview of Soledad's life and film career where I am the hostess.

Photos for Sale: I have many high-resolution photos of Soledad, and you can order downloads of them for a nominal charge. All are high enough quality for printing, pre-sized for 8x10 inch photos, and have been optimized with spots and scratches removed. Visit the store for more information. To see the photo choices (which is also a great photo gallery), click here.

Photo Galleries Updated: I have added over 60 rare photos to the publicity/modeling and personal/candid photo galleries, including magazine photo shoots and pictures of Soledad with her friends and family. Additionally, most of the photo pages for Soledad's movies have been updated with even more stills, lobby cards, and posters, including new, higher-quality screencaps for several films.

New Fan Art: The fan art section has been updated with a ton of beautiful new additions from some very talented artists who happen to be fans of Soledad.

Soledad, the Thriller? Author Cristiana Astori let me know that she wrote a thriller about Jess Franco and Soledad Miranda called Tutto quel nero (All that is black), published in 2011 by Il Giallo Mondadori. Unfortunately it was only on newsstands for a month and back issues are sold out, but if you are interested in reading it (in Italian) please send a request for reprinting the edition to expressing your interest. Astori also hopes that some editor will read about it on this site and decide to republish it in English or Spanish... If you are interested you can find her on Facebook.

My Jess Franco Interview: I interviewed Jess Franco himself about Soledad Miranda in September 2009 at the Fantastic Fest in Austin. Click here to read the interview and all about meeting Franco and here to listen to the interview.

Mainstream Recognition: Soledad is well-known among genre fans, but not as famous among the general public. However, she has been getting some mainstream recognition in recent years, which is really nice. I have added a number of new links to the Links page. They are to websites and blogs which in some way or another recognize or celebrate Soledad. Honors include: 20 Hottest Girls of the 1960s, 10 Sexiest Female Vampires of All Time, Nerd Girl of Note, Soledad Miranda Appreciation Month, Top 26 Sexiest Women in Horror, Cult Actress of the Month, Style Icon of the Past, Femme Fatale Friday, Saturday Scream Queen, and Babe of Yore, among others. Another instance of Soledad reaching the mainstream is this blast from the past... does anyone remember Alternative Nation on MTV? Apparently they aired a music video from Vampyros Lesbos (of "The Lions and the Cucumber"), which naturally features Soledad quite a bit. Does anyone remember seeing Soledad on MTV in the 1990s?

Soledad Miranda Sings Updated! My compilation album of Soledad's songs has been updated with three additional songs she sang in the movies, higher quality recordings of her eight yé-yé songs, and an additional bonus track, plus updated, high-quality artwork and liner notes. Plus, it's now available as a digital MP3 download, with all artwork, for only $12! Contact me to order. If you want a CD version, head to the records page for options. On a related note, I made music videos for two of Soledad's pop songs using footage of her dancing in her movies. Click here for "No lo quiero" and click here for "El color del amor".


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Why Soledad Miranda? I'm not certain what it is about this exquisite beauty that so captivates me. To be sure, she has a tremendous screen presence. She was also very talented. She died right before she was about to become a big movie star. The mystique surrounding her life and death is fascinating and her performances are memorable. Once you've seen her on screen, you're not likely to ever forget her. Writers, artists, and musicians have paid tribute to her now and then, as have those who were lucky enough to know and work with her. Here, everything about Soledad, her life, and her work is compiled in one place. I have gathered every bit of information and picture I could find and shaped it into an online tribute to Soledad, the actress and the person. Hopefully my graphics will put you in a "sexadelic" state of mind... you might even want to pop your Vampyros Lesbos soundtrack in the stereo while you explore Soledad's world. I hope that the fans enjoy, and that the cult continues to grow - as it has since the beginning of this website, when it was known as Soledad Miranda: Blood Queen. Back then, Soledad's fans mostly knew her as a sexy scream queen from Jess Franco movies, so the title fit. But now, after the rediscovery of a multitude of her other talents in film, dance, and music, a renaming of the site was appropriate. The word "sublime" is present in many languages, and suggests a quality of greatness with which nothing else can be compared and which is beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation. I think Soledad's fans agree that her physical beauty and artistic talent are truly sublime, and some fans even extend this feeling to the metaphysical and spiritual. You can see the evolution of the site in the banners below. Spread your love of Soledad by using them on the web. The new design, coincidentally, was created on Soledad's birthday.

Viva Soledad!
circa 2002
July 9, 2009
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