Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy 85th Birthday Aurora Battista

Aurora Bautista Zunel was born on Ocotber 15, 1925 in Villanueva de los Infantes, Spain. Aurora becam a stage actress after studing at Instituto del Teatro in Barcelona. She then became a popular film actress in the 1940s. When she married Hernán Ramón Cristerna, a Mexican doctor in 1963, she left her acting career for a number of years. She reappeared as Aurora Battista from 1966 until 1969. Among those films were three Euro-westerns. “Deguello” (1965), “$20,000 on Number 7" (1967) and “One by One” (1968). She is often credited for an appearance in “$20,000 for Seven” with Brett Halsey, but this has been confused with “$20,00 on Number 7". Today we celebrate Aurora Battista's 85th birthday.


  1. Actually, the actress who appeared who appeared in a couple of westerns and other Italian movies as Aurora Battista (or Batista) is NOT the same person as the well-known Spanish actress Aurora Bautista. Bautista never made films in Italy as far as I can tell. This is yet another unfortunate case of an IMDb error that has unfortunately spread widely over the internet...

  2. What a brilliant actress. I have just seen Locura de Amor and she was absolutely incomparable to any other. My greatest respect to this giant of the silver screen. Ed