Mirtha Jung came to limelight after she married the former drug lord, George Jung. She, however, gained recognition and fame after the biopic movie Blow, released in 2001.
She and her husband were in Medellin Cartel which was responsible for the most significant percentage of the drugs illicit into the United States during 70’s and 80’s from Colombia.
Mirtha’s name at birth was Mirtha Calderon. Mirtha Jung is of Cuban descent and is not much known about her early life, but she blows candles on 3rd of December and now is in her 60’s.
She was not famous but after being married to a renowned drug lord automatically makes her famous.
But she was a known addict who kept on using drugs during pregnancy and even after the birth of her daughter.
Unknown to many, Mirtha spent three years in prison for being involved in drugs. While being there, she strived and worked towards getting away from drugs for the sake of her daughter.
She was released in 1981 and stayed away from drugs since then as revealed by her daughter.
Relationship of Mirtha Jung and George Jung, The Truth Behind It!
A drug abuser married to a drug smuggler best explains the relationship between Mirtha and George. Considering her roots, it was believed that George and Mirtha might have met through one of his Colombian cocaine contacts when she was 24 years old.
But the truth is, Mirtha was going to Colombian root where she used to take fruits and vegetables.
George Jung was going to Colombian root for smuggling cocaine acquaintances when they saw each other. It’s rumoured that after some frequent meetings like these, they both started dating each other.
The year in which George Jung and Mirtha met was 1970 then Mirtha was 24 years, and George Jung was approximately 34 years.
They did not take a lot of time to get married. They married approximately in 1977. After a year of their marriage, a baby was born in their house named Kristina Sunshine Jung. She was born on August 1, 1978.
But they separated their ways after seven years of marriage and got divorced in 1984.
Mirtha’s Life Away from Drugs
When a person is severely addicted to drugs, it is very tough to leave this habit. Mirtha was in a drug gang, and it was very intricate to escape the drug gang. But somehow she left the group in 1981.
After the divorce, all the responsibility of Kristina Sunshine has come in Mirtha’s life.
In a conference, the movie “Blow” administrator who approved away in 2017 complimented Mirtha for an actress. This film changed the life of Mirtha Jung and her existence.
It seemed that she had left the George Jung gang. Her responsibility for her daughter solved due to her acting career.
Relation Between Kristina and George, The Daughter of Mirtha and George
Kristina was just 6 when she got separated from her father and was only 9 when George Jung was sent to prison. She was brought up without her father’s love and is married to Romain Karan. They have two children.
George and his daughter met after his release from jail in 2014, and now they are working together on their new family business, named Boston George Apparel.
Being a writer and a poet, Kristina is an excellent entrepreneur too. She works enthusiastically on promoting the business with a brand that says I can’t sell dope anymore so now I sell dope clothing.
Mirtha Jung’s Movie – Blow
The movie “Blow” is an American biographical movie that’s made about crime and illegal works as well as cocaine smuggling. The blow was directed by the late producer and director Ted Demme.
The film Blow’s screenplay was co-written by David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes.
It is established in the life of George Jung, Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder Rivas and Medellin Cartel. The film name comes from jargon word cocaine.
Where is Mirtha Jung now?
Mirtha Jung, the ex-wife of George Jung, is currently alive and well in California.
Her daughter Kristina Jung (Kristina Sunshine Jung) also lives in California with her own family, children and husband.
Mirtha’s last public contact was in 2001, around the time when her biopic – ‘Blow’ hit the screens. That was the time when Mirtha gave an interview to a Texas newspaper.
The information about George Jung’s ex-wife Mirtha Jung is a little weak on the internet.