How well do you know the career of Ricardo Montalban?


Is there a better Star Trek villain? Strike that — is there a better villain? Khan first appeared in the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series, and returned in the finest Trek film, 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Much of the character was built upon the allure of actor Ricardo Montalbán, who had played bad guys in Western and romantic leads for years on screens. 

Of course, you also know him from Fantasy Island. But how well do you know the man himself, the actor with a career as fine as "rich, Corinthian leather." Let's see!

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  1. What was Montalbán's character's name on Fantasy Island?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. What is the full name of his iconic Khan villain from Star Trek?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Montalbán touted the "fine Corinthian leather" in commercial for which automaker?

  4. Montalbán was born and raised in which country?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. He was the first Hispanic actor to appear on the cover of this magazine in 1949.
  6. Montalbán played a circus owner named Armando who raised the ape Caesar in this 1972 sci-fi film.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. In the Star Trek episode "Space Seed," the Enterprise discovers the body of Khan aboard this derelict spaceship.
  8. Montalbán starred in a spin-off of Dynasty. What was it called?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Montalbán played the Wonder Woman villain Abner Smith in a 1974 made-for-TV movie. But who played Wonder Woman?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. He played a murderous matador in "A Matter of Honor," a 1976 mystery in this long-running crime series.
  11. Montalbán was married for more than 60 years to this actress, the sister of Loretta Young. What was her name?
    Image: AP Photo / Ed Widdis

How well do you know the career of Ricardo Montalban?

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CaroleThorpe 2 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
You thought hard… and won! Nice work!
Filmnoirfan 9 days ago
5/11 - no trip to Fantasy Island for me in the near future
phialpha 10 days ago
I could swear Ricardo was married to Ester Williams. Oh well

Granny phialpha 9 days ago
You’re thinking of Fernando Lamas.
CouchPotato19 11 days ago
Worst ever - I got 1 right! My sister was a waitress at a Lums restaurant, back in the late 70's, and she served Ricardo Montalban! He told her she had beautiful teeth. That always cracked me up. Could've been mistaken for saying something else!
FLETCH 11 days ago
5 out of 11
Looks like you choked on a few of these
MrBill 11 days ago
9/11; did alright despite lots of guess work.
Bob 11 days ago
9/11 with a couple of lucky guesses.
MaryAnn 11 days ago
Young Mr. Rourke is looking pretty fine on the cover of Life magazine. 😍
mawagner MaryAnn 5 days ago
I agree! Very handsome in his younger years.
idkwut2use 11 days ago
6/11–well, that’s more right than wrong! :)
Peter_Falk_Fan 12 days ago
7/11 I remember that Cordoba commercial. I just loved hearing him talk.
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Thanks for sharing, but yes, I have been there. I usually watch Columbo Sunday nights, except this past one because of the wild card game. About a year ago while at a thrift store, I found a book that he wrote of his life titled "Just One More Thing".
srrainwater 12 days ago
6/11. The Mexican Embassy representative tore up my passport in front of my face. My 11/12 wife served tacos......................................with a smile
texasluva srrainwater 12 days ago
Well at least you got some good tacos out of it. Was that wife number 11 out of 12 or 11/12 answers correct. Maybe a bonus 1 since there were 11 questions. No matter. We like when she beats you. Get the salsa out and save some tacos for me.
SashaPayneDiaz 12 days ago
7/11 To answer the initial question.....Not very.
MaryAnn SashaPayneDiaz 11 days ago
4/11 My answer to the question....Not at all!
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