Raquel Torres (Paula Osterman)

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Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Fetching Raquel Torres had a very brief but sexy reign in Hollywood with the advent of sound, but late-night viewers can still get a sampling of this spitfire's charms in one zany piece of slapstick with The Marx Brothers.

Born Paula Osterman in Hermosillo, Mexico, on November 11, 1908, she arrived in films at the age of 19 and garnered instant attention and a flurry of wolf whistles in W.S. Van Dyke's White Shadows in the South Seas (1928), which remains best known as MGM's first film to synchronize music, dialogue and sound effects. Read more...


Character: Raquella

Under a Texas Moon 1930

Character: Ilanu

Aloha 1931

Character: Vera Marcal

Duck Soup 1933

Character: Rico's Girlfriend in 'Drifting Lady'

Go West Young Man 1936