Monday, December 31, 2018

RIP Rosenda Monteros

Mexican film, TV and theater actress Rosenda Monteros died in Mexico City on December 29, 2018. She was 83. Born Rosa Méndez Leza in Vera Cruz, Mexico on August 31, 1935. Known in Mexico mainly for her theater work, in 1990 she received the recognition of the Mexican Association of Theater Critics for the record of 263 theater performances, and in 2003 she won the Best Actress award in Classic Theater of the Golden Age. To the rest of the world she’ll be remembered for her role as the Mexican peasant girl, Petra in 1960’s “The Magnificent Seven”. She would go on to appear in 48 films and TV series. She appeared in five westerns: “Villa!” – 1958 (Marianna Villa), “The Magnificent 7” – 1960 (Petra); “Les Indiens” (TV) – 1966 as Wany; “Savage Pampas” – 1966 as Rucu and “My Friend Winnetou” (TV) – 1980 as Hehaka Win.

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