A Life Unexpected

The Linda Cristal Story

by Linda Cristal & Jordan Wexler


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781982220167
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Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9781982220174

About the Book

Despite childhood poverty and the death of her brother and both parents at the age of thirteen, actress Linda Cristal escapes certain death in Argentina by stowing away on a ship to eventually become one of the most beautiful, successful, and well-known actresses in the world. A Life Unexpected is a book about her perseverance, her constant battles with naysayers, and her strength to move forward despite numerous obstacles. There has never been a story like this nor could there be as it wouldn’t be believed. Yet it’s true. This book details —the men in her life (Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Dana Andrews, John Wayne, Charles Bronson, and even billionaire Howard Hughes); —the emotions throughout her life (fear, isolation, passion, sadness, joy, and a longing for real love); —the experiences in her life, such as reckless stunts, heartbreaking romances, and breaking all the rules, even flying to the edge of the atmosphere with an astronaut; and —finally, her unstoppable goal to become one of the most famous actresses in the world in an effort to make her mom proud. A Life Unexpected is a mixture of vignettes and short stories of her travels in the film lands of the world, her interactions with amazing people, and a lot of laughs sprinkled with salty tears for good measure.


About the Author

Who is Linda Cristal? Argentine-born Linda Cristal, best known for her television series The High Chaparral, brings you a barrel of laughter and perhaps one or two salty tears to caress your lips. She appeared in many movies worldwide, including: Comanche with Dana Andrews, The Perfect Furlough with Tony Curtis, Cry Tough with Johnny Saxon, Two Rode Together with Jimmy Stewart, Mr. Majestyk with Charles Bronson, Legions of the Nile (filmed in Egypt), The Pharaohs’ Woman (filmed in Italy). She was asked by John Wayne to play the part of Flaca in his epic The Alamo. Some of her awards include: two Golden Globe wins (1958, 1967); one Golden Globe nomination (1971); two Emmy nominations (1968, 1971); two Bravo awards from Germany (1970, 1972); one Laurel Award (1959); one Bambi award from Germany (1970); one El Arriero de Plata from Argentina; one Humo award from Belgium (1969); and one Hollywood Star of Tomorrow award (1968).