Esperanza Baur Díaz (born Esperanza Díaz Ceballos; c. 1924 – March 11, 1961) was a Mexican actress, and was the second wife of John Wayne.
Born Esperanza Díaz Ceballos, nicknamed "Chata", she appeared in a small number of Spanish language films, both in leading and supporting roles.
Esperanza met John Wayne in 1941 in Mexico City while he was vacationing there. At the time, he was still married to his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz but that marriage ended December 25, 1945. Esperanza and John were married on January 17, 1946, in Long Beach, California.
Their marriage was rocky and volatile from the start because she was reportedly jealous of his devotion to his work and to his four children; they had no children of their own. "Our marriage was like shaking two volatile chemicals in a jar," Wayne said. Esperanza accused Wayne of having an affair with Gail Russell, his leading lady in Angel and the Badman, which he denied. There were charges and counter-charges of unfaithfulness, drunken violence, emotional cruelty, and "clobbering." Wayne described his wife as a "drunken partygoer who would fall down and then accuse him of pushing her." Esperanza was accused of having an affair with hotel heir Nicky Hilton during divorce proceedings. They separated in May 1952, and the marriage lasted eight years, coming to an end on November 1, 1954.
Esperanza died of a heart attack in 1961.
- Guadalajara (1943) ... Hortensia
- El Conde de Montecristo aka The Count of Monte Cristo (USA) (1942)
- Luz en mi camino, Una (1939)
- La Valentina (1938) ... Valentina
- Jalisco Nunca Pierde aka Jalisco Never Loses (1937)
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El actor estadunidense John Wayne, considerado uno de los grandes mitos e iconos del cine por su presencia ineludible, se casa con Esperanza Baur, quien se convierte en su segunda esposa pero se separaran en 1954. 1948. – Nace el guitarrista inglés ...
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En Estados Unidos, conoció al productor de cine Jesús Grovas, quien le ofreció estelarizar el filme “Huapango”, y cuando volvió a la capital mexicana decidió participar en “La Valentina” (1938) al lado de Esperanza Baur. Ese mismo año, filmó “Caminos ...
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Avand o inclinatie speciala pentru femeile brunete, de preferinta de origine hispanica, el a fost casatorit de trei ori: cu Josephine Alicia Saenz, Esperanza Baur si Pilar Pallete, de primele doua divortand, dupa doar cativa ani de casnicie. Josephine ...
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