Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Remember Beautiful Gina Montana From 'Scarface'?

Gina Montana was a protagonist character who appeared in the 1983 film, "Scarface", and although her appearance was small in "Scarface – The World Is Yours", it was still a key character. In the film, Gina loved her big brother, Tony, played by Al Pacino. Unfortunately, Gina met a horrible death at the hands of a hitman who shot and killed her. On the other hand, the actress that played her, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, is alive and kicking, and she's been quite busy since her bidding farewell to her Gina character.

Scarface wasn't the only thing that Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was known for.

But the role of Gina certainly had certainly put Mastrantonio on the proverbial Hollywood map. Maybe it was her performance as Tony's naïve little sister that won us over, or the heart-wrenching scene where Tony cradles Gina's bullet-ridden body.

Scarface wasn't the only thing that Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was known for.

Before Mastrantonio gained fame as Gina Montana, her beginnings were quite humble.

She studied at the University of Illinois before making her acting career debut in the 1982 Martin Scorsese film, "The King Of Comedy", and starring alongside Jerry Lewis and Robert De Niro. Of course, she only played the uncredited role of an extra in the film.

Before Mastrantonio gained fame as Gina Montana, her beginnings were quite humble.

Scarface

Of course, she owes a lot of her fame to her role as the tragic character, Gina, who was herself unforgettable.

In the film, Gina tries to stay on the straight and narrow, unlike her brother, Tony (Pacino), who tracks her down and gives her a wad of cash to look after their mother.

Of course, she owes a lot of her fame to her role as the tragic character, Gina, who was herself unforgettable.

Scarface

Tony also used some of his "dirty money" to help his sister rise to the top.

Well, at the very least, Gina was able to open her own beauty salon with Tony's generosity, and there's no doubt that she loved her big brother dearly until her very last breath.

Tony also used some of his "dirty money" to help his sister rise to the top.

Scarface

She also appeared in the 1989 film, "The Abyss", a science-fiction film directed by James Cameron.

She starred alongside Ed Harris, who demonstrates how important it is to shock someone back to life, but not by using CPR or a defibrillator. Instead he slapped the crap out of her to revive her.

She also appeared in the 1989 film, "The Abyss", a science-fiction film directed by James Cameron.

The Abyss

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