This blog is dedicated to the preservation, investigation and all things related to European films and personnel involved with the Western genre. Tom B.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Happy 85th Birthday Aurora Battista
Aurora Bautista Zunel was born on Ocotber 15, 1925 in Villanueva de los Infantes, Spain. Aurora becam a stage actress after studing at Instituto del Teatro in Barcelona. She then became a popular film actress in the 1940s. When she married Hernán Ramón Cristerna, a Mexican doctor in 1963, she left her acting career for a number of years. She reappeared as Aurora Battista from 1966 until 1969. Among those films were three Euro-westerns. “Deguello” (1965), “$20,000 on Number 7" (1967) and “One by One” (1968). She is often credited for an appearance in “$20,000 for Seven” with Brett Halsey, but this has been confused with “$20,00 on Number 7". Today we celebrate Aurora Battista's 85th birthday.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.