Imperio Argentina

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Nile and the second or maternal family name is del Río.
Imperio Argentina
Imperio Argentina.png
Born Magdalena Nile del Río
(1906-12-26)26 December 1906
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 22 August 2003(2003-08-22) (aged 96)
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Occupation Actress, singer

Magdalena Nile del Río (26 December 1906 – 22 August 2003) was an Argentine professional singer and movie actress, better known as Imperio Argentina; she became a citizen of Spain in 1999.

Del Río performed in Argentina's theaters, where she had a long and successful career. At that time, her stage name was Pettit Imperio. But her most successful moments came after she moved to Spain. It was there that she changed her name to Imperio Argentina, as a way to honor her "other country". While in Spain, del Río participated in many movies, and she participated frequently on television and radio. She obtained Spanish citizenship in 1999.[citation needed]


She died in Benalmádena, Málaga in 2003, at age 96. She had been married three times but had no children.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Sister San Sulpicio (1927)
  • Restless Hearts (1928)
  • Los claveles de la virgen (1929)
  • El amor solfeando (1930)
  • Lo mejor es reír (1931)
  • Cinópolis (1931)
  • Su noche de bodas (1931)
  • La casa es seria (1932)
  • ¿Cuándo te suicidas? (1932)
  • Suburban Melody (1933)
  • El novio de mamá (1934)
  • La hermana San Sulpicio (1934)
  • Nobleza baturra (1935)
  • Morena Clara (1936)
  • Carmen (la de Triana) (1938)
  • Nights in Andalusia (1938)
  • La canción de Aixa (1939)
  • The Story of Tosca (1941)
  • Goyescas (1942)
  • Bambú (1945)
  • Song of Dolores (1947)
  • La cigarra (1948)
  • With the East Wind (1966)
  • Andalucía, un siglo de fascinación (1997, TV miniseries)

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