Eva Bartok

Eva Bartok (18 June 1927 – 1 August 1998), born Éva Ivanova Márta Szőke, was an actress born in Budapest, Hungary. She began acting in films in 1950 and her last credited appearance was in 1966. She is best known for appearances in Blood and Black Lace, The Crimson Pirate, Operation Amsterdam, and Ten Thousand Bedrooms. During World War II, Eva Bartok was forced into marrying a Hungarian officer. The alternative was deportation to a concentration camp for her and her mother. After the war, the marriage was annulled on the grounds of coercion of a minor. She had three other marriages, all of which ended in divorce. Her final husband was actor Curd Jürgens (1955–56). Her daughter Deana was born in 1957, shortly after her marriage to Jürgens ended. Three decades later, she claimed that Deana's father was actually Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a brief affair in 1956. She also had a publicized affair with David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven for several years. During the 1950s, Bartok suffered a bout with ovarian cancer. She experienced an allegedly miraculous recovery after being spiritually "opened" in Subud. She died on 1 August 1998 in London.


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