| Valeria de Leon|
| Carmen de Icaza y de Leon
May 17, 1899
Madrid, Spain (1899-05-17) |
March 16, 1979, Madrid, Spain
Pedro Montojo Sureda (m. 1930–1978)
Cristina Guzman, The House Across the Street
Paloma Montojo de Icaza y de Leon
Francisco de Asis, Ana Maria de Icaza, Beatriz de Icaza, Maria Luz de Icaza, Maria Sonsoles de Icaza
Carmen de Icaza Wikipedia
María Carmen de Icaza y de León, 8th Baroness of Claret (17 May 1899 – 16 March 1979) was a Spanish journalist and novelist from 1935–60. She enjoyed success with her 1936 novel, Cristina Guzmán, which was subsequently adapted for the stage, television and cinema. By 1945, she was a best-selling writer in Spain. Her father was Mexican writer and diplomat Francisco A. de Icaza.
María Carmen de Icaza y de León was born on 17 May 1899 in Madrid, the second daughter of Francisco Asís de Icaza y Beña, a Mexican ambassador and poet, and his wife, Beatriz de León y Loynaz, born in La Habana niece of Spanish aristocrats. She had four sisters: Beatriz, Ana María, María Luz and María Sonsoles, and one brother, Francisco de Asís.
One 1925, her father died, and she began working at El Sol newspaper. In 1930, she married Pedro Montojo Sureda, and in 1932 they had her only daughter Paloma Montojo de Icaza y de León, mother of Íñigo Méndez de Vigo.
She started to writing novels in 1935 as Valeria de León, later she used her real name Carmen de Icaza. She obtained her noble title of 8th Baroness of Claret, by her collaboration with charity.
Her husband died on 17 March in 1978, and she died on 16 March 1979 in her native Madrid.