Swiss born actress Katia Loritz died of lung cancer in Madrid, Spain on August 16th. She was 83.
Born on November 4, 1932 in Arbon, Switzerland, she trained in Germany, the actress moved to Spain in the mid-1950s and became a regular in the Spanish films of the late 1950s and 1960s. Katia retired from the screen in late 1960s only to make a return in appearance in Pedro Almodovar’s 1984 film ¿Qué hecho yo para merecer esto?. During her last years she devoted herself to painting and held several exhibits. Loritz appeared in only one Euro-western 1964's Joe Dexter as Susan Lee/Mary Blue