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Miss Argentina (aka The Receptionist, and Miss Receptionist) appears at the window in the Neitherworld waiting room. As she's shown in the live-action film, it appears that she committed suicide by cutting her wrists. She informs Adam and Barbara that the Afterlife is "very personal" (pointing out various individuals in the waiting room) and tells them, "if I knew then, what I know now, I wouldn't have had my 'little accident'". Her statement likely refers to not knowing until it was too late that Neitherworld law stipulates that those who die by suicide are assigned to work as bureaucrats. It also appears that she lost the Miss World beauty pageant, as she's signified by her sash identifying her as the Argentinean contestant.

Personality

She has a very curt, almost snippy manner. She appears to be bored with her job, and seems not to care too much about the problems of the Recently Deceased. She regrets her suicide, as it left her stuck in her current position.

In the musical, however, when Lydia thinks about committing suicide, she tells her that death isn't a fix for your problems, it just leaves you with massive regrets. This shows that she doesn’t want a girl with a possible bright, happy future to be stuck with a job like she has.

Trivia

  • According to behind the scenes material, she was Miss Argentina 1939.
  • She speaks with a Buenos Aires accent.
  • She wears a deep red and silver paisley evening gown, and a bright red cape with a high collar.
  • She presumably killed herself after losing the Miss World pageant.

Animated Version

For more information about this character for the animated series, go to the animated article.

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