Wednesday, March 10, 2021

RIP Isela Vega


Mexican, actress, singer, songwriter Isela Vega died on March 9, 2021. She was 81. Born Isela Vega Durazo in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico she was chosen “Princess of the Carnival” in 1957 which led to a modeling career. In 1960 she began her acting career which she continued until her death. Her most best known role was that of Elita in Sam Peckinpah’s “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. She also wrote the song, "Bennie's Song", which appears in the film. She was subsequently photographed nude for the July 1974 issue of Playboy magazine. In the 1980s, Vega made her debut behind the camera by writing, producing and directing a number of films. Vega appeared in the 1981 Euro-western “Bordello” (aka Garden of Venus).


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