Tuesday, June 27, 2023

RIP Carmen Sevilla


Spanish actress Carmen Sevilla died at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation in Madrid on June 27, 2023, after suffering from Alzheimer’s for eight years. She was 92. Born María de el Carmen García Galisteo in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain on October 16, 1930. Carmen demonstrated from almost as a child that she had great showmanship. At just 17 years old, she made her film debut. As an actress, she had leading roles in numerous films, including “Imperial Violets” (1952), Academy Award nominee “Vengeance (1958)”, “Don Juan” (1956) and “Searching for Monica” (1962). She also had supporting roles in English-language epic films including “King of Kings” (1961) and “Antony and Cleopatra” (1972). In 1991, at the age of sixty, she began her career as a television presenter working in different shows and specials for the three major Spanish networks until her retirement in 2010. Carmen appeared in two Euro-westerns “The Warriors of Pancho Villa” – 1966 (Reyes Mendoza) and “The Boldest Job in the West” – 1971 (Marion).

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