Carlotta Monti, born Charlotte Monte, appeared in a few feature films from 1929 through 1950, but her career never took flight. She is best remembered as being the longtime companion in a tumultuous relationship with comedian W.C. Fields. Following his death, Monti struggled at odd jobs to stay afloat. During the '70s, she acted in a few films and in 1971 published the autobiographical W.C. Fields and Me. In 1976, Valerie Perrine played Monti in the film version of the book.