Carlotta Monterey is an American film and theater actress. She is the third wife and the last wife of the playwright Eugene O'Neill. Carlotta Monterey's birth name is Hazel Neilson Taasinge on December 28, 1888 in San Francisco, California with Christian Nielsen Tharsing, a Danish immigrant who is a fruit grower and Nellie Gotchett. Abandoned by her father, she was raised by an aunt when she was 4 years old. After winning the title "Miss California" in a beauty contest, she went to London to study acting with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. She took the name Carlotta Monterey after returning to the United States at the beginning of World War I and pursuing a career in theater. She was criticized for her acting ability, but her beauty was admired by many people. She married her first husband, John Moffat, a lawyer, in 1911. They divorced. She was married for the second time to Malvin C. Chapman Jr. in 1916. They have a daughter, Cynthia Jane Chapman. She is divorced again.
|Born||Hazel Neilson Taasinge, December 28, 1888, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Died||November 18, 1970, Westwood, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Occupation||Stage and film actress|
|IMDb||Carlotta Monterey's IMDb|
Stage and screen actress who is best remembered as the third wife of playwright Eugene O'Neill.
She studied acting with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree in London.
She won a California state beauty contest during her teen years.
She married Eugene O'Neill after performing in a production of his drama The Hairy Ape. Before meeting O'Neill, she had been married three times.
After Eugene O'Neill died, she published his final work, A Long Day's Journey Into Night, even though he had asked her to hold off on publication of the highly personal work for twenty-five years.
Latest information about Carlotta Monterey updated on February 28 2021.