La Carman Miranda: So named after the sultry actress who capitalized on her exotic looks, cunning and beauty, such is this ship honoring her. Named in honor of Bizet's Carmen, she was fated to be a success – and that she was! By 1945, she was the highest paid woman in the United States. What happened to her? No, she did not die in oblivion nor did she succumb to drugs or alcohol. Only when you place this ship in your home will you find out the rest of the story. You may be well surprised.