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Acquanetta (1921–2004)


Born as Mildred Davenport in Ozone, Wyoming in 1921, Aquanetta was a movie actress of genre motion pictures. She was nicknamed the "Venezualan Volcano" by Universal Studios, although she was of Arapaho decent. She was often seen in her trademark long black braids and beautiful silver & turquoise jewelry. She starred in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman... See full bio »

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Known For

Captive Wild Woman Paula Dupree -
(1943)
Jungle Woman Paula Dupree - the Ape Woman
(1944)
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Lea, the High Priestess
(1946)
Dead Man's Eyes Tanya Czoraki
(1944)

Filmography

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 1953 Take the High Ground!
Bar Girl (uncredited)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Native Girl with Smoky (uncredited)
 1951 Lost Continent
Native Girl
 1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Lea, the High Priestess
 1944 Dead Man's Eyes
Tanya Czoraki
 1944 Jungle Woman
Paula Dupree - the Ape Woman
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
Paula Dupree -
 1943 Rhythm of the Islands
Luani (as Burnu Acquanetta)
 1942 Arabian Nights
Ishya (uncredited)
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 2015 Svengoolie (TV Series)
Paula Dupree
- Captive Wild Woman (2015) ... Paula Dupree
 2003 Les vamps fantastiques (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Coming Soon (Video documentary)
from 'Captive Wild Woman' (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book of poetry: "The Audible Silence".

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Burnu Acquanetta | Burunu Davenport | Mildred Davenport

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Abandoned her film career after her marriage to car dealer Jack Ross in the late 1950s. They settled in Mesa, AZ, where she appeared quite frequently in her husband's local dealership commercials on TV. They divorced in the 1980s. See more »

Trademark:

Long black braids, beautiful silver and turquoise jewelry See more »

Nickname:

The Venezuelan Volcano

Star Sign:

Cancer

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