Her full name is María Antonia Alejandra Vicente Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernández
Antonia: For my grandmother.
Alejandra: For a friend of my father named.
Vicenta: For my mother.
Elpidia: For my sister, that was godmother to my baptism.
Isadora: For my father.
His stage name
Rolling "started in Marriage", they still called her María Alejandra, but Enrique Herrero did not like it and looked for his last name, because close to Campo de Criptana there are the Campos de Montiel and he liked its sound. The name was sought by Sara herself, her great grandmother, the mother of his grandmother Angeles, Her name was Sara María and when looking for possibilities she found her name. SARA MONTIEL, I immediately was published in the journal Spotlight, it was the first time he read his new stage name. At this time it was common renamed when lacked musicality, and the new sound good. Later, They always called me Sara or Sarita in America.
For the closest people it was Antonia, for intimate, which I love and love me, I answered more for Antonia; for work and people who did not belong to his circle, I would rather be Sara Montiel.
He never regretted the name of Sara Montiel, even in the era that had no impact on Spain, upon her return from Mexico she identified herself as SARA MONTIEL.
Learning and first opportunity
Sister Leocadia taught him to sing arrows. In the Holy Week of 1941, passing over Jesus Nazareno, began to sing and later to the Blessed Virgin, coming back. Ángel Ezcurra, owner of Radio Mediterránea heard it, he was a friend of the owner of Cifesa, film production, and they convinced their father to prepare Antonia for a contest that was going to be held in the Retiro Park in Madrid.
Hollywood legends say that at Sara Montiel, I ate very well. She lived a few houses down from Audrey Hepburn and many passed through there., including Greta Garbo or Marlon Brando of Sara said: "He went home ever since you had fried eggs and coffee. I really liked ".
He was also a friend of jazz singer Billie Holiday; once they were together at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York, and as they let Holiday by racism, Sara protested about throwing dishes.