|Elisa Ruiz Penella was born on December 15, 1934 in Granada, Spain.
Best known as Elisa Montés, she is a Spanish actress who took her pseudonym from
the celebrated work of her grandfather, Manuel Penella, ‘El gato montés’.
Montés is the sister of actresses Emma Penella [1930–2007] and Terele Pávez [1939- ],
daughter of Magdalena Penella Silva and the law politician Ramón Ruiz Alonso, and granddaughter
and great-granddaughter to composers Manuel Penella and Manuel Penella Raga.
She was married to actor Antonio Ozores from 1958-1969. The daughter of this marriage, Emma Ozores,
has also dedicated herself to acting. Since she was a child Elisa dedicated herself to acting.
Her first acting appearances took place on stage. In movies, her films can be divided in two periods:
The first 10 years, usually embodying young angelic or prudish wives and the next 15 years,
taking part in a wide number of co-productions.
After the 70s, she has preferably dedicated to television and stage.
|Elisa Montés (Petra) on the "Return of the Seven" Set in Agost, Alicante.|
|Elisa Montés and Julian Mateos, two of the many great spanish Actors in "Return of the Seven".|
|Elisa Montés played in various "spaghetti westerns" and gave them a little "Montés" shine.
My favorite one is "Texas, addio".
|A private photo of the wedding of Elisa Montés and Antonio Ozores, 1958.|
|Family photo - Elisa and her husband Antonio Ozores and their young daughter Emma.|
|Elisa on a spanish magazine cover at Christmas time.
She was a popular motif for many Spanish "revistas".
Photos, Stories,...the people wanted to know everything.