Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes

Film actor

1932 –


Who is Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes?

Yolanda Montes "Tongolele" is an exotic dancer and actress of the Cinema of Mexico. In Mexico she is considered the principal exotic dancer along Kalantán, Bongala and Su Muy Key.

Tongolele became a professional dancer when she was only 15 years old. Her father was Spanish/Swedish, her mother French/English and her maternal grandmother was of Tahitian descent.

She starred in several films from the 1940s through the 1980s but most people remember her from the classic 1971 film Isle of the Snake People starring Boris Karloff in one of his last roles. Tongolele is still active in television, theatre, and nightclubs. She is still well known in Spain and Latin America.

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Jan 3, 1932
  • United States of America
  • France

on July 23, 2013


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