Saturday, February 24, 2024

Who Are Those Singers & Musicians? ~ Mara Laso


María de los Dolores Ciga Rizo was born in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain on September 20, 1937. Under the stage name Mara Laso she is a Spanish film actress, who appeared in twenty-seven films during her film career that spanned from the 1950s to the 1970s. Her career started with “Red Cross Girls” (1958), a comedy from her native country, but she didn’t really step out from behind bit parts until she landed in a movie that allowed her to shred her bit parts. That film is “The Awful Dr. Orlof” (1962), directed by Jesus Franco. The Orlof of the title is a former prison doctor who abducts beautiful women to harvest their skin to repair his fire-scarred daughter’s face. Mara was one of his victims. Mara continued to work for decades and was last seen on screen in another thriller, “The Night of the Executioner” (1992)

Her musical side was much less well known, although he released three singles during the 1960s.

Mara’s only Euro-western film was an appearance as Peggy in 1962’s “Torrejón City” where she also sings “Oh Sheriff” on the soundtrack.

LASO, Mara (aka Mara Lasso) (María de los Dolores Ciga Rizo) [9/20/1937, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain -     ] – actress, singer.

Torrejón City – 1962 [sings: “Oh Sheriff”]

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