Born Amy Franco.
Date of birth : December 15, 1929, Havana, Cuba.
Profession New-yorker model and wife of Milton Greene.
she worked as a fashion advisor.
She left Cuba to the USA at the age of 4.
Her father was a gambler and a dancer. They settled in Tampa, Florida,
but her mother didn't like the place and they settled in the Bronx.
Before the age of 6 years, her parents divorced and she was sent in a convent.
During the adolescence she lived in the Upper East Side, Manahattan, with her mother.
As soon as she could, she spent her time in movie theaters.
Her first job consisted in seating the spectators at the Shubert Theater, New York City, during the show "Blommer Girl".She was a young ballet dancer but after a fracture, she could'nt make it.
At that time, she obtained an appointment with Milton Greene, in order to show him her book. But Milton was late at this meeting and Amy left without seeing him.
Few months later, her agency set another appointment with him.They met before Milton flew to Paris where he covered the couture collections for Life magazine : with David Haft (Amy dated him sometimes), Milton organized a party at his studio. After the missed appointment, Amy said "Good evening, Milton Greene, good bye Milton Greene".
Bilingual, she obtained the place of manager of the Spanish-American Shop at Lord & Taylor. Realizing that she was too small to be a professional model, she had went on a training course to be saleswoman.
Fall 1952 : she went to the movie theater with David Haft (who owned the House of Swansdown, a company on
They were on the 5th Avenue when they saw Milton Greene, getting out of a taxi, crossing in front of them and entering the Savoy Plaza Hotel. They talked during a few minutes.
Few months later, during another going-out planned with David Haft, Amy went to David's home.
He announced her that he had invited Milton Greene for the evening, this one being just separated from Nelly Nyad, his former companion.
Milton arrived and while David was getting ready, he talked with Amy. This is the moment where they fell in love.
Amy called him back but Milton didn't answer her. She sent him a card for Christmas and this time, he called her.
While Amy organized their wedding for September 1953, Milton went to Hollywood for a contract with Look magazine.
Among others, he had to take pictures of Marilyn,
Even if she still didn't know her, Marilyn called Amy to congratulate her about her wedding with MiltonJoshua Logan
Every biographers agree to tell that Amy and Marilyn became inseparable
since the moment Milton and Marilyn became associates to found
They had 2 sons, Joshua born on March 6, 1954 and Anthony born on December 10, 1957.
End of 1954, when Marilyn turned away from her extremely restrictive contract with the Fox and wanted to
avoid Hollywood and the press, she found refuge at Greene's home, in Weston, Connecticut
During the era where Milton dealt with the Marilyn Monroe Productions, Marilyn and Amy went out, did shopping and spent a lot of time together.Everybody came to spend the week-end at the Greenes. There was never less than 8 or 10 people around the table. There were Nedda and Joshua Logan, Audrey Wood, one of their neighbors, Leonard and Felicia Bernstein, Richard and Dorothy Rodgers, Mike Todd.
On March 17, 1955, party at the New York Friars Club ,,.
The Greenes escorted Marilyn in England during Summer and Fall 1956, for the shooting of "The Prince and The Showgirl".