Virgilio Gomes Delgado Teixeira was born on October 26, 1917 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. 
Teixeira was an avid sportsman especially swimming, tennis and soccer. He debuted in films at the age of 26 
in “O Costa de Castelo” (1943) and had his first leading role two years later in “José do Telhado”. 
From there he became one of Portugal’s most beloved and respected actors and a matinee heartthrob. 
His good looks were quick to draw the attention of producers in Spain and Hollywood and he became as equally 
or more popular in Spain and appeared in several Spanish films. Virgilio appeared in such American films as 
“Alexander the Great” (1956), “The Fall of the Roman Empire” (1964), and the U.S./Spanish co-production 
“Return of the Seven” as Luis. Virgilio left films in 1967 to become a staple on television only to return in 1984. 
In all Virgilio made over 90 films, and more than 150 television appearances. Married four times he had four children. 
Virgilio died on December 5, 2010 in his home town of Funchal from a respiratory ailment. 
Luis (Virgilio Teixeira) - Costume/Props Test 
Studio Photos made by Antonio Luengo in the Samuel Bronston Studios in Madrid.