|Brigitte Bardot||Maria I|
|Jeanne Moreau||Maria II|
|Gregor von Rezzori||Diogène|
|Paulette Dubost||Mme Diogène|
|Claudio Brook||The Great Rodolfo|
|Carlos López Moctezuma||Rodríguez|
Gorgeous IRA operative Maria flees the British authorities and finds herself in Mexico, where she meets a stunning woman also named Maria, a singer in a traveling circus. The new friends start a vaudeville act -- one that grows exponentially more popular after they incorporate striptease into their routine. When the singer Maria falls for a charismatic Mexican rebel, the girls leave the circus behind and recreate themselves as wild-eyed revolutionaries.