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Raquel Meller (1888–1962)

Raquel Meller was born in Tarazona, Zaragoza, Aragón (Spain) from a very poor family. Since her parents could not afford her education she was sent to live with an aunt who was a nun at a convent. At age 12 she returned with her parents who were then residing in Barcelona and shortly after began working as a seamstress in a shop that catered to ... See full bio »

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 1932 Violettes impériales
 1928 La venenosa
Miss Liana
 1927 Nocturne
 1926 Carmen
 1925 La ronde de nuit
Princesse Stefania
 1925 Her People
 1924 Her People
 1923 The Oppressed
Conception de la Playa Serra
 1919 La gitana blanca
La gitanilla blanca
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 2001 The Devil's Backbone (performer: "Besos fríos")
 1977 Hidden Pleasures (performer: "Flor de te")
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 1929 Raquel Meller (Short)
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 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... Herself
 1983 Historia del cine: Epoca muda (Video documentary)
Various roles (uncredited)

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Raquel Meller was mainly a "cuple singer" and music hall entertainer. Her songs became famous the world over and she made countless recordings. One of her greatest hits, "La Violetera" was used by Charles Chaplin in his "City Lights". By all accounts he was a big Meller fan. So was Sarah Bernhardt, who was quoted as saying: "Raquel Meller is a genius." In the late 1950's, Spanish singer-actress ... See more »

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