The Barefoot Contessa  

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The Barefoot Contessa is a 1954 film about the life and loves of fictional Spanish sex symbol Maria Vargas. It was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and stars Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner and Edmond O'Brien.

For his performance, O'Brien won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Mankiewicz was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay.

Mankiewicz is reported to have based the film's central character of Maria Vargas on part-Spanish movie star and one-time dancer Rita Hayworth.




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