On Sunday night, you saw winner after winner walk away with that 13 1/2-inch statuette called an Oscar. But perhaps the trophy should be named the Emilio - after the model who posed for it.
Emilio Fernandez was an actor, screenwriter and director in his native Mexico, as well as in the United States - working on films like The Night of the Iguana and Under the Volcano. When the art director at MGM was designing the Academy Award of Merit (its official title), actress Dolores del Rio recommended her friend Emilio to be the model. He needed a little persuasion, but he agreed to strip down, grab a sword and find a place in movie history.
Here's the story from ABC News.