|Nicknames:||"Esperanza Baur Díaz", "Chata"|
|Birthplace:||Mexico City, Distrito Fdederal, México, Mexico|
|Death:||Died in Mexico City, Distritio Federal, México, Mexico|
|Cause of death:||Heart attack|
|Managed by:||Anne Kathryn Phillips|
About Esperanza Baur Diaz (Diaz Ceballos)
Esperanza Díaz Ceballos, known professionally as Esperanza Baur, was a Mexican actress, and was the second wife of John Wayne.
Born Esperanza Díaz Ceballos, nicknamed "Chata", she appeared in a small number of Spanish language films, both in leading and supporting roles.
Esperanza met John Wayne in 1941 in Mexico City while he was vacationing there. At the time, he was still married to his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz but that marriage ended December 25, 1945. Esperanza and John were married on January 17, 1946, in Long Beach, California.
Their marriage was rocky and volatile from the start because she was reportedly jealous of his devotion to his work and to his four children; they had no children of their own. "Our marriage was like shaking two volatile chemicals in a jar," John said. Esperanza accused Wayne of having an affair with Gail Russell, his leading lady in Angel and the Badman, which he denied. There were charges and counter-charges of unfaithfulness, drunken violence, emotional cruelty, and "clobbering." Wayne described his wife as a "drunken partygoer who would fall down and then accuse him of pushing her." Esperanza was accused of having an affair with hotel heir Nicky Hilton during divorce proceedings. They separated in May 1952, and the marriage lasted seven years, coming to an end on November 1, 1954.
Esperanza died of a heart attack in 1955.
Esperanza Baur's Timeline
Mexico City, Distrito Fdederal, México, Mexico
January 17, 1946
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States
November 1, 1954
California, United States
March 11, 1961
Mexico City, Distritio Federal, México, Mexico