Carmen Salinas, “Man on Fire” actress and telenovela star, has died aged 82
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Mexican actress Carmen Salinas, known for films like “Danzón”, “Man on Fire” and “Bellas de Noche” and telenovelas and series like “Maria la del Barrio” and “Mujeres Asesinas”, has passed away. She was 82 years old.
Relatives of the actor announced his death Thursday evening on Salinas’ Twitter account.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that the main actress Carmen Salinas passed away today,” the message, accompanied by a black and white photograph of the artist, said, thanking her fans for their support.
Salinas was in a coma after suffering a stroke in November. Details of his funeral services would be released later, his family said.
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Pretty but still affable, Salinas could switch from comedy to drama with ease.
Born to a humble single mother in Torreón, Coahuila, on October 5, 1939, she only attended elementary school and began her career as a child actress, in the 1950s, in her sister’s footsteps. Finita.
Salinas sang and did impersonations on the radio, and when she was a little older she took part in beauty and talent pageants. Soon she started performing in venues in Coahuila and Mexico City, including the famous El Patio nightclub, where she said she enjoyed partying with actress Evita Muñoz “Chachita” and actor Pedro. Infanta.
In the 1960s, she appeared in telenovelas like “Casa de Barrio”, “Frontera” and “Sublime Redención” before making her big screen debut in Roberto Gavaldón’s 1970s “La Vida Inútil de Pito Pérez” and more late in “El Crimen del Cácaro Gumaro”, “La Misma Luna”, “Todo el Poder”, “Danzón”, “Cartas a Elena”, “Esta Noche Cena Pancho”, “Que Viva Tepito!” and “Bellas de Noche”.
She also appeared in Tony Scott’s “Man on Fire”, a 2004 thriller filmed in Mexico starring Denzel Washington.
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His numerous television credits also included the telenovelas “Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe”, “María Mercedes” and 2021 “Mi Fortuna es Amarte” and the Eugenio Derbez series “La familia P. Luche”. And in the theater, she not only performed in several plays, but also produced a musical, “Aventurera”, with Edith González, Itatí Cantoral, Niurka Marcos, Ninel Conde and Maribel Guardia.
She was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party of Mexico, for which she was elected multi-member federal deputy in 2015, a position she held until 2018. She was criticized for falling asleep during a committee session radio and television, and she told reporters that she preferred the money she made as an actor than as a legislator.
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In 1956, she married the pianist Pedro Plascencia, with whom she had two children – María Eugenia and Pedro – before separating in the 1960s. Her son Pedro, who was also a musician, died of cancer in 1994 and Salinas spoke openly about the pain it was causing her.
She is survived by her daughter María Eugenia and her grandchildren.
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