Louisa Moritz

Louisa Moritz

Mar. 25th, 1946
Born in
Havana, Cuba

Louisa Moritz's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Love, American Style TV Show
Love, American Style
Bluff (CA) TV Show
Bluff (CA)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Lovely, buxom and vivacious blonde bombshell Louisa Moritz was born as Louisa Castro on May 25, 1946 in Havana, Cuba. Many members of Louisa's family which include her father Luis, sister Aurora, and her older brother Rafael all have worked in the law profession. Moritz left Cuba and moved to New York City during the upheaval of the 1950s. Louisa was inspired to change her last name from Castro to Moritz after seeing the St. Moritz Hotel in New York City. Moritz started her acting career in TV commercials in the late 60's: She made her debut in a TV commercial for Ultra-Ban spray deodorant and won both a Clio Award and an Andy Award for her work as a student driver in a TV commercial for American Motors. Louisa made her film debut in the lead role of young prostitute Carmela in "The Girl from O.R.G.Y." Perhaps best known to general audiences as the hooker Rose in the Oscar-winning classic "One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," her most memorable roles include Sylvester Stallone's airhead navigator Myra in the cult science fiction black comedy "Death Race 2000," cheery prostitute Flora in the delightful "Sixpack Annie," Officer Gloria Whitey in "Up in Smoke;" hilarious as the aggressively lascivious Carmela in the uproariously raunchy teen comedy hoot "The Last American Virgin," and ditsy kleptomaniac Bubbles in the terrifically trashy babes-behind-bars treat "Chained Heat." Among the television programs Moritz has appeared on are "The Leslie Uggams Show," "The Joe Namath Show," "Love, American Style," "Ironside," "Happy Days," "M.A.S.H.," "Chico and the Man," "The Rockford Files," "The Incredible Hulk," and "The Associates." Outside of acting, Louisa has sold real estate, sung a song she specifically wrote about host Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," and bought a hotel in Beverly Hills which she renamed the Beverly Hills St. Moritz. Although often cast as the generic dumb blonde in many films and TV shows (a part which she has always played with great spirit and infectiously sweet good humor), Moritz in real life is the total radical opposite of this particular persona: She not only made the Deans List while studying for her law degree at the University of West Los Angeles, but also won the American Jurisprudence Bancroft Whitney Prize for Contracts as well. Louisa Moritz now works as an attorney in Southern California.

  • Speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.
  • Her sister Aurora was the first female lawyer in Cuba.
  • Appeared in commericals. Among them as a student driver in an automobile advertisement in 1969.
  • Started her career as the Mail Girl on the sports talk show _"The Joe Namath Show" (1969)_ (qv), which premiered in the fall of 1969 for approximately 15 episodes. The 30-minute show featured the New York Jets quarterback 'Joe Namath' (qv) and his co-host 'Dick Schaap' (qv) interviewing sport and entertainment legends each week.
  • Yale University graduate.
  • Musically trained.
  • Ms. Moritz acted with one of her former teachers, 'Charles Nelson Reilly' (qv) from the Herbert Berghof School of Acting in one of the original _"Love, American Style" (1969)_ (qv) segments entitled "Love and the Detective" (1971).

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