Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Marpessa Dawn
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (January 3, 1934-August 25, 2008)
    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Starred in the iconic 1959 film 'Black Orpheus'
    Died in Paris, France
    Passed away from a heart attack at 74
    Her actual full name is Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor. (What were her parents thinking?)
    She wed, then divorced 'Black Orpheus' director Marcel Camus.
    After the worldwide acclaim of the film, her movies roles dried up.
    Her beauty was legendary.
    She moved to Europe to escape racism she faced in the U.S.
    She died 41 days after her leading man, Breno Mello.

Credit: Black Chic

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News