Mirtha Jung Biography

(Ex-wife of Former Drug Smuggler George Jung)

Born In: Cuba

Mirtha Jung is the ex-wife of former drug smuggler George Jung. She is of Cuban descent. Mirtha rose to prominence after the release of the movie 'Blow,' which was based on the life of her husband. Mirtha and George were part of a huge drug cartel that smuggled drugs from Colombia to the US. Mirtha met George in Colombia due to this cartel. Despite there being a 10-year age gap, they dated each other and later got married. Mirtha has a daughter named Kristina Sunshine. After a few years of marriage, Mirtha divorced George. She went to jail for her drug addiction. After her release, she quit drugs. She now lives a clean life.
Quick Facts

Also Known As: Mirtha Calderon


Spouse/Ex-: Romain Karan, George Jung

children: Kristina Sunshine Jung

Born Country: Cuba

Family Members American Female

Early Life
Mirtha was born Mirtha Calderon. There is some confusion regarding her birth date, as some sources say she was born on December 3, while others claim she was born on August 3. Mirtha is of Cuban descent. She currently lives in the US.
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Relationship with George
Mirtha met George through his cocaine contacts in Colombia. She was just 24 years old then and 10 years younger to George. They dated each other for a few years before getting married in 1977. She gave birth to her daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung, on August 1, 1978.
Mirtha loved George dearly, but their relationship soured a few years after their marriage. Their drug-related lives ruined their marriage. They divorced soon after. Following the divorce, George married Ronda Clay Spinello. It is not known if Mirtha remarried or found another partner after her divorce. George lives with Ronda in San Diego.
Mirtha raised Kristina single-handedly. Kristina is now married to Romain Karan and is blessed with two children.
Criminal History
Mirtha was a drug addict. She continued to consume drugs even during her pregnancy. Despite being advised by doctors to quit drugs, Mirtha could not do so. She continued to consume drugs even after Kristina’s birth. Mirtha was soon accused of drug possession and was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment. While in prison, she made efforts to get rid of drugs and live a better life. All her endeavors were for Kristina, who was just 3 years old at that time. Mirtha was released in 1981 and has stayed away from drugs since then.
Mirtha and her husband worked with the 'Medellin Cartel.' During the 1970s and the 1980s, this cartel smuggled a massive amount of drugs to the US from Colombia.
The 2001 movie 'Blow' was based on the life of Mirtha’s husband. The movie boosted her popularity. Mirtha’s character was essayed by Spanish actor and model Penélope Cruz, while Johnny Depp portrayed George Jung. Mirtha was last seen in the media in 2001, around the time of the release of the film. She also gave an interview to a Texas newspaper back then.

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