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Sara Montiel and Margaret Thatcher: Two women who shook up their establishments pass away today
08 April 2013 @ 20:42

SPANISH actress Sara Montiel and former British Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher have both died today, aged 85 and 87 respectively.

On the same day as 'Maggie', the UK's Iron Lady, passed away following a stroke, Tinseltown legend Sara Montiel died suddenly from natural causes in her home in Madrid.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to do anything to save her, and she was accompanied at all times by her daughter, Thais.

La 'Saritísima', a diva who put Spanish cinema on the Hollywood map

Montiel, the most international of Spain's singers and actresses and a diva of the silver screen long before Hollywood had ever heard of the country's film industry, had taken starring roles in around 60 films and produced 30 albums.

Known as 'La Saritísisma' – both a diminutive and an augmentative – she was born María Antonia Abad Fernández in the small town of Campo de Criptana in the province of Ciudad Real, central Spain. 



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