Amelia Bence

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Amelia Bence
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Born María Amelia Batvinik
(1914-11-13) 13 November 1914 (age 100)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Actress
Years active 1933- 1973

Amelia Bence (born María Amelia Batvinik; 13 November 1914)[1] is an Argentine film actress.

Early life[edit]

Bence was born 13 November 1914 in Buenos Aires as the youngest of seven children to Jaime Batvinik, an emigrant to Australia from Minsk, and Ana Zaguer, who hailed from Pinsk,[2] both of Jewish descent.


Bence is one of the divas of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema (1940–1960). She has worked consistently throughout eight decades of film, since 1933, having made her last appearance in 2004. At the 1943 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards, Bence won the Silver Condor Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Third Kiss (El tercer beso) (1942).[3] In 1947 she appeared in A sangre fría, directed by Daniel Tinayre, co-starring Tito Alonso, and in 1955 in El hombre que debía una muerte, directed by Mario Soffici and co-starring Carlos Cores.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Así está Amelia Bence a los 100 años" (in Spanish). 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  2. ^ Bence y Etchelet (2011), p. 11
  3. ^ Nielsen, Jorge (1 January 2007). Nuestros actores: primeras minibiografías (in Spanish). Del Jilguero. p. 117. ISBN 978-987-9416-12-9. 

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