Julissa

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Julissa
Born Julia Isabel de Llano Macedo
(1944-04-08) April 8, 1944 (age 70)
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Other names Julissa Herrera
Julisa Macedo
Julissa del Llano
Occupation Actress, producer, singer
Years active 1962-present
Spouse(s) Benny Ibarra (?-?) (divorced)
Children Benny (b. 1970)
Alejandro (b. 1973)
Parents Don Luis de Llano Palmer
Rita Macedo
Relatives Luis de Llano Macedo (brother)
For the Puerto Rican Christian singer, see Julissa (singer).

Julissa (born Julia Isabel de Llano Macedo on April 8, 1944 in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico) is a Mexican actress, producer and singer. She is the daughter radio and television star Don Luis de Llano Palmer and actress Rita Macedo. She is the mother of a singer and an actor, Benny Ibarra and Alejandro Ibarra. She is also the sister of Televisa staff producer Luis de Llano Macedo.

Early Life and career[edit]

Music[edit]

At the age of 14, Julissa began her career by singing in a rock group called The Spitfires, which was formed by her brother, Luis de Llano Macedo. She won 2nd place in a radio competition and was signed by CBS. From 1961-1964 She recorded various rock albums for CBS as well as various soap opera.

Theatre[edit]

She began acting and producing in theatre, and is now one of Mexico's leading theatre producers and importing Broadway shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pippin and many others.[1]

One production she participated in was the 1975 Mexican production of The Rocky Horror Show, which featured, as a member of the chorus, a young Aida Pierce.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1962 Espiritismo Rosario (credited as Julisa Macedo)
1963 La Maldición de la Llorona Female Stagecoach Passenger (credited as Julissa del Llano) other title - The Curse of the Crying Woman
1964 Prohibido Soñar
1964 The Age of Violence other title - La Edad de la Violencia(original title)
1964 En la Mitad del Mundo (credited as Julissa Herrera)
1964 Los Novias de Mis Hijas Maria
1964 El Robo al Tren Correo
1965 El Pueblo Fantasma other title - Ghost Town
1965 Diablos en el Cielo
1965 Sinful Lidia other title - El Pecador (original title)
1965 Nacidos Para Cantar
1965 El Dengue del Amor
1965 Las dos Elenas Elena
1966 Una Señora Estupenda Mercedes
1966 Nosotros los Jóvenes Carmen
1966 Tirando a Gol
1966 Me Cansé de Rogarle
1967 Pedro Páramo Ana Rentería
1967 Si Quiero
1967 Qué hombre tan sin embargo Laura
1967 Juego Peligroso Claudia (segment "HO")
1967 The Outsiders Paloma other title - Los Caifanes (original title)
1967 The Crazy World of the Young other title - El Mundo Loco de los Jóvenes (original title)
1968 Fear Chamber Corinne Mandel
1968 House of Evil Lucy Durant
1968 The Adolescents other title - The Adolescentes (original title)
1968 Despedida de Casada Sonia Vargas
1968 A Wedding Night Essay other title - Ensayo de una Noche de Bodas (original title)
1969 Santa Santa
1969 Paula
1970 La Mentira
1971 Isle of the Snake People Anabella Vandenberg other titles - La Muerte Viviente (original title), Snake People
1971 Verano Ardiente Marilu/Maria de la Luz Flores other title - Hot Summer
1972 Una Mujer Honesta
1972 Tú, Yo, Nosotros
1972 Victoria
1973 Las Cautivas Lucía Gómez
1979 Amor Libre
1981 La Pachange Adela, Vicente's Wife
1981 Oficio de Tinieblas
1981 D.F./Distrito Federal
1982 Aquel Famoso Remington
1982 Días de Combate Elisa
1982 41 el Hombre Perfecto
1982 Los Ojos de un Niño Patricia
1982 Cosa Fácil Elisa Belascoaran
1983 Los dos Carnales
1984 Prohibido Amar en Nueva York
1986 Más allá de la Muerte Andrea/Laura
1994 Amor que Mata
2004 El Mago Raquel other title - The Magician
2005 Rencor Gertrudis Alcocer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1962 Las Momias de Guanajuato
1963 Doña Macabra
1964 Premier Orfeon
1964 La Intrusa Verónica
1964 Casa de Vecinidad
1964 Estrellas
1965 La Mentira Verónica
1966 Wild Heart Mónica Molnar del Diablo other title - Corazón Salvaje (original title)
1967 Frontera
1969 Más allá de la Muerte Estela Ballesteros
1971 Velo de Novia
1972 Los Hermanos Coraje Clara Barros/Diana Lemos/Marcia
1974 El Manantial del Milagro
1976 Los Bandidos del Río Frío Cecilia
1978 Cartas Para una Victima
1979 Verónica Veronica
1980 Colorina Rita
1986 Hora Marcada
1987 Tal Como Somos also Producer
1987 La Indomable - Producer only
1988 Dulce Desafío - Producer only
1989 Violencia a Sangre Fria TV Movie
1994 Agujetas de Color de Rosa Lola
1996 La Sombra del Otro - Producer only
2003-04 Velo de novia Lia del Moral de Villaseñor
2002 Desde Gayola Luchis/ La Nena
2004 ıDespierta América! Herself
2004 Cuatro Labios Herself
2005 100 Mexicanos Dijeron Herself 1 episode - Padres vs Hijos
2005 Bajo el Mismo Techo Julissa Acosta 1 episode - La Visita de la Tía July
2006 Premios TV y Novelas 2006 Herself
2006 Nuestras Mejores Canciones Marcela Andere de Méndez
2006–07 La Fea Más Bella Teresita Sáenz de Mendiola 2 episodes
2007 Premios TV y Novelas 2007 Herself
2007-08 Fuego en la Sangre Raquel Uribe 9 episodes
2009 Atrévete a Soñar Doña Cristina "Cristi" Jiménez vda. de Peralta
2011-12 Esperanza del Corazón Greta Lascuraín Rivadeneyra
2012-13 Porque el Amor Manda Doña Susana Arriaga

Awards[edit]

Music[edit]

Year Result Award Category
1990 Won Golden and Platinum Discs Album I (Mexico)
1991 Won Golden Disc Album I (Spain)
1991 Won Golden Disc Album II (Mexico) cogiendo
1992 Won The Eres Award Best Youth Musical Group
1992 Won Double Platinum Disc Album I (Spain)
1992 Won Golden Disc and Platinum Disc Album II (Spain)
1993 Won Golden Disc Banda Rock (Mexico)
1993 Won The Eres Award Best Youth Musical Group of the Year
1994 Won Furia Musical Award Banda Rock
1994 Won Double Golden Disc El Album DOble (Spain)
1994 Won Las Palms de Oro (Golden Palms) Award
1995 Won Golden Disc The Album Hoy (Spain)

Julissa was inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias in 1987 for her work in movies, television, theater and the recording industry, joining her parents. Her handprints would soon be joined by those of her brother; all four members of the De Llano-Macedo family have been honored in the Paseo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadway". broadwaymusicalhome.com. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 

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