BirthdayMay 29, 1911
BirthplaceSonora, Mexico

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Armida

    Full name: Armida
    Professions: Actress, Soundtrack

  2. Armida Measurements

    Height: 4' 11" (1.5 m)

  3. Armida Known for

    Border Romance (1929), Machine Gun Mama (1944), The Girl from Monterrey (1943), Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm (1937)

  4. Armida Biography

    The story of Armida, a Saracen sorceress and Rinaldo, a soldier in the First Crusade, was created by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso. In his epic Gerusalemme liberata, Rinaldo is a fierce and determined warrior who is also honorable and handsome. Armida has been sent to stop the Christians from completing their mission and is about to murder the sleeping soldier, but instead she falls in love. She creates an enchanted garden where she holds him a lovesick prisoner. Eventually two of his fellow Crusaders find him and hold a shield to his face, so he can see his image and remember who he is. Rinaldo barely can resist Armida’s pleadings, but his comrades insist that he return to his Christian duties.Many painters and composers were inspired by Tasso's tale. The works that resulted often added or subtracted an element; Tasso himself continued to edit the story for years. In some versions, Armida is converted to Christianity, in others, she rages and destroys her own enchanted garden. She occupies a place in the literature of abandoned women such as the tragic Dido, who committed suicide, and the evil Circe, whom Odysseus abandoned to complete his voyage, but she is considered by many to be more human, and thus more compelling and sympathetic, than either of them.

  5. Armida Family

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