Ana Bertha Lepe

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lepe and the second or maternal family name is Jiménez.
Ana Bertha Lepe
Ana Bertha Lepe, Roma, Italia, 1966..jpg
Lepe in Rome, Italy, 1966
Born Ana Bertha Lepe Jiménez
(1934-09-12)12 September 1934
Tecolotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Died 24 October 2013(2013-10-24) (aged 79)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress

Ana Bertha Lepe Jiménez[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈana ˈβerta ˈlepe]; 12 September 1934 – 24 October 2013) was a Mexican actress of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. In 1953, she was Señorita México (Miss Mexico) and the third runner-up at the Miss Universe contest.[2]

Career[edit]

She made her film debut in La justicia del lobo (1952) her first of many films, she then entered and won the Miss Mexico contest. In 1955 she filmed in Cuba Una gallega en La Habana. In 1959, she participated in Señoritas with Christiane Martel, the Miss Universe 1953 in the year Lepe obtained third place. She is internationally known for her starring role as Gamma in La nave de los monstruos (1960), a classic science fiction comedy co-starring Eulalio González "Piporro" and Lorena Velázquez. In 1960, Lepe's father shot and killed her fiancé, actor Agustín de Anda and disappeared from showbusiness for several years. In 1977, she acted in the first of many telenovelas, Pacto de amor.

Personal life[edit]

She was briefly married once, but had no children.

Death[edit]

Ana Bertha Lepe died on 24 October 2013, aged 79.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nombres artísticos". Diario Oficial de la Federación. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "'Miss Universe' Is French Girl". The Palm Beach Post. 19 July 1953. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Espectculos - Fallece la actriz Ana Bertha Lepe". El Universal. Retrieved 2013-10-24. 
  • Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8. 

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