NewsCarmen Sevilla, screen legend known as 'Spain's girlfriend', dies

    Carmen Sevilla, screen legend known as ‘Spain’s girlfriend’, dies

    The Spanish film star died at the age of 92 as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s.

    The Spanish actress Carmen Sevilla died this Tuesday at the age of 92 as a result of complications derived from her illness, her son Augusto Alguero reported to Europa Press.

    Maria del Carmen Garcia Galisteo, her real name, died in a hospital in the city of Madrid, to which she was transferred this Monday from a residence for the elderly, where she had lived for six years, due to the advance of Alzheimer’s that she had been suffering from for more than 10 years. .

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    She began her career in the 1940s. In addition to acting in 80 films in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, France, Italy, and the United States, she was also a dancer, singer, and television presenter.

    He debuted on the big screen in ‘Jalisco sings in Seville’ (1949) and, later. in outstanding films such as ‘La guitarra de Gardel’ (1949) or ‘La revoltosa’ (1950), with which she achieved great success. Thus, she became one of the most popular actresses in Spanish cinema, for which she was nicknamed ‘Spain’s girlfriend’.

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    In the 50s she became one of the most requested actresses, starring in emblematic films such as ‘Imperial Violets’ (1952), ‘El sueno de Andalucia’ (1951), ‘El deseo y el amor’ (1952), ‘La Hermana San Sulpicio’ (1952), ‘La picara molineta’ (1955), ‘El amor de don Juan’ (1956), among others. In addition, she starred in ‘La venganza’ (1957), directed by Juan A. Bardem, the first Spanish film nominated for an Oscar for best film in a non-English language.

    Source: RT

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