Eugenia Paul best known for her role as Elena Torres in the television series Zorro

Eugenia Paul March 3, 1935 – May 24, 2010 was an American actress and dancer best known for her role as Elena Torres in the television series, Zorro, which aired on the American television network, ABC. Paul was born Eugenia Popoff in Dearborn, Michigan of Russian heritage. She signed as a dancer with Warner Bros. when she was just 17 years old, while participating on a tour with the American Ballet Theatre and the Ballet Sketchbook television show. Paul danced in lead roles on screen. She also studied ballet with Bronislava Nijinska and drama and acting under Michael Chekhov. Paul departed Warner Bros. and signed with 20th Century Fox as an actor in 1955. She was best known for her role as Elena Torres in Zorro television series. Her television credits included Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Medic, The Lone Ranger, Death Valley Days, The Adventures of Jim Bowie and the Playhouse 90 adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Paul's film credits including Lost in Alaska and The Ten Commandments. Her last feature film role was in the Gunfighters of Abilene in 1960. Paul met her husband, Pep Boys heir, Robert "Bob" Strauss, at a Hollywood Bowl party. Eugenia Paul Strauss died on May 24, 2010, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 75. She was survived by her husband, Bob Strauss, two daughters, one son, and three grandchildren

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