|Laura Zapata de Torrez|
|Born||Laura Guadalupe Zapata Miranda
July 31, 1956 
Mexico City, Mexico
|Occupation||Actress, Singer & Dancer|
|Spouse(s)||Juan Eduardo Sodi de la Tijera|
|Parents||Yolanda Miranda Mange
Guillermo Zapata Pérez de Utrera
|Relatives||Federica, Ernestina, Gabriela & Thalía (half-sisters)|
Laura Zapata (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlauɾa ɣwaðaˈlupe saˈpata miˈɾanda]) (born Laura Guadalupe Zapata Miranda on July 31, 1956 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican telenovela actress. She has acted in Televisa productions most of her life.
Zapata born July 31, 1956 in Mexico City is the daughter of Guillermo Zapata Pérez de Utrera (a Mexican boxer, model and businessman) and Yolanda Miranda Mange (from her first marriage) and part of the Sodi family. She married Juan Eduardo Sodi de la Tijera. Zapata is the half-sister of music superstar Thalía, Federica, Gabriela and Ernestina Sodi, a well-known writer, and biographer. Her sons are Claudio Sodi and Patricio Sodi.
Zapata is also a singer and dancer. Laura and Thalía were the first ones of the family to gain international fame by acting and singing. In Maria Mercedes, one of Thalía’s first soap operas, Laura played a villain opposite her sister. In the world of telenovelas, she is as well known for her protagonist roles as for her roles as antagonist.
In September 2002, Laura and her sister Ernestina were kidnapped and taken to an unspecified location. The news of their kidnapping made headlines across Latin America and among the Spanish-speaking television channels of the United States. Thalía is married to multi-millionaire Tommy Mottola, so it was speculated that their captors would ask for a large sum of money. Instead, Laura was released 18 days after her kidnapping, and her sister Ernestina was released on the 34th day.
|1974||Mundo de juguete||Special Appearance|
|1977||La Venganza||Violeta||Supporting Role|
|1978||Mama Campanita||Irene Rodena||Protagonist|
|1984-85||Los años felices||Flora|
|1987-88||Rosa Salvaje||Dulcina Linares Vda. de Robles||Antagonist|
|1992-93||María Mercedes||Malvina Morantes Vda. de Del Olmo||Main Antagonist|
|1995-86||Pobre Niña Rica||Teresa García Mora de Villagrán||Main Antagonist|
|1997||Esmeralda||Fátima Linares Vda. de Peñarreal||Antagonist|
|1998||La usurpadora||Advocate Zoraida Zapata||Special Appearance|
|1999||Rosalinda||Verónica Del Castillo de Altamirano||Co-protagonist|
|2001||Mujer bonita||Celia||Supporting Role|
|La intrusa||Maximiliana Limantour de Roldán||Main Antagonist|
|2004-05||Soñar no Cuesta Nada||Roberta Pérez de Lizalde||Main Antagonist|
|2008-09||Cuidado con el ángel||Onelia Montenegro vda. de Mayer||Antagonist|
|2010||Zacatillo, un lugar en tu corazón||Miriam Solorzano de Gálvez||Main Antagonist|
|2014||La Gata||Lorenza Negrete de Martínez||Main Antagonist|
Awards & Nominations
|1988||Best Female Antagonist||Rosa Salvaje||Won|
|2011||Best First Actress||Zacatillo, un lugar en tu corazón||Nominated|
Premios People en Español
|2009||Best Female Antagonist||Cuidado con el ángel||Nominated|
Premios de la Agrupación de Periodistas Teatrales (APT)
|2010||Silvia Pinal Awards for Best Actress||12 Mujeres en Pugna||Won|
Premios de la Asociación de Cronistas y Periodistas Teatrales (ACPT)
|2010||Best Actress in Monologue||No seré feliz, pero tengo marido||Won|
- In most of the verifiable sources appears 1956 as year of her birth, however this is very disputed, since between her and her sister, the famous singer and actress Thalía, there are 19 years of difference, and the Thalía's year of birth is 1971, according to most sources.
- Laura and Thalia on their mother's funeral
- "The Americas: Mexico: Kidnapped Writer Freed". The New York Times. 29 October 2002. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
- VIP Latino "Silvia Navarro nominada los Premios APT"
- Premios ACPT a lo mejor de 2010