Marlon Brando & Katy Jurado
Marlon Brando was smitten with Katy Jurado after seeing her in High Noon. He was involved at the time with Movita Castaneda and was having a parallel relationship with Rita Moreno. Brando told Joseph L. Mankiewicz that he was attracted to “her enigmatic eyes, black as hell, pointing at you like fiery arrows”. They struck up a close friendship when Brando filmed Viva Zapata! in Mexico. Jurado recalled years later in an interview that ” Marlon called me one night for a date, and I accepted. I knew all about Movita. I knew he had a thing for Rita Moreno. Hell, it was just a date. I didn’t plan to marry him “. However, their first date became the beginning of an extended affair that lasted many years and peaked at the time they worked together on One-Eyed Jacks (1960)
"Marlon asked me to marry him many times, but for me my children were first", she said. "Our friendship pact was sealed with an Indian ritual for the rest of our lives."