Alma Delfina

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Ortega.
Alma Delfina
Born Alma Delfina Martínez Ortega
(1954-11-05) November 5, 1954 (age 62)
Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974-present
Spouse(s) Michael Smith
Children Natalia Smith Martínez
Relatives Gonzalo Martínez Ortega (brother) (deceased)
Socorro Bonilla (sister)
Evangelina Martínez (sister)
Mario Iván Martínez (brother) (deceased)
more 5 siblings
Evangelina Sosa (niece)
Roberto Sosa (nephew)
Mario Iván Martínez (nephew)
Héctor Bonilla (brother-in-law)
Margarita Isabel (sister-in-law)

Alma Delfina (born Alma Delfina Martínez Ortega on November 5, 1954 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a Mexican actress.

Acting career[edit]

Sister of the director Gonzalo Martinez Ortega, writer Mario Iván Martínez and the actresses Socorro Bonilla and Evangelina Martínez. Aunt of the also actors Roberto Sosa, Evangelina Sosa and Mario Iván Martínez.

Started her career in 1974 in the telenovela Mundo de juguete. In the 1970s she was active principally on movies. In the 1980s acted in soap operas like Guadalupe (1984), Vanessa (1982) with Lucía Méndez, Chispita (1993), Vivir un poco (1985) with Angelica Aragón and Marionetas (1987). In the 1990s starred Cañaveral de Pasiones (1996) and Pueblo chico, infierno grande with Verónica Castro in the role of the evil prostitute La Beltraneja. In 1999 she moved to the United States. Starred in TV series like ER and CSI: Miami (2002). In the 2005 she returns to Mexican telenovelas with her appearance in the Fonovideo/Televisa production Inocente de Ti. Throughout the 2000s, Delfina would appear in multiple productions for Fonovideo/Televisa (El Amor No Tiene Precio, Bajos Las Riendas Del Amor), Univision (Vidas Cruzadas, El Talisman, Cosita Linda), and Azteca (Vidas Robadas, Bajo El Alma). In 2016, Alma Delfina joined the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Adriana Hernandez.

Filmography[edit]

Telenovelas, Series, Films
Year Title Role Notes
1974 Mundo de juguete Supprting Role
1975 Barata de primavera Marisa Supprting Role
1976 Length of War Film
1978 La hora del silencio Maribel Supprting Role
1978 Rosalía Dacia Supprting Role
1978 Sabado, Loco Loco TV Series
1979 La Chicharra! Episode: "El atropellado"
1979 J.J. Juez Supprting Role
1979 El cielo es para todos Supprting Role
1979 Mi amor frente al pasado Supprting Role
1979 Ratero Lolita Film
1979 En la trampa Film
1980 El tonto que hacía milagros Luisa Miranda Film
1980 Colorina La Pingüica Supprting Role
1981 El hogar que yo robe Carmita Supprting Role
1981 Odisea Burbujas Episode: "La Bella Durmiente"
1981-84 Cachún cachún ra ra! Baby TV Series
1982 Vanessa Lolita Supprting Role
1982-83 Chispita Gloria Supprting Role
1984 Guadalupe Guadalupe Protagonist
1984 ¡¡Cachún cachún ra-ra!! (Una loca, loca, preparatoria) Baby Film
1984 Delincuente Film
1985 Mexican, You Can Do It Irma Film
1985 El Hombre de la mandolina Film
1985 Vivir un poco Paulina Fernández Supprting Role
1986 Marionetas Laura Contreras Protagonist
1986 El trailer asesino Film
1986 Casos de alarma Carolina Film
1987 El misterio de la casa abandonada Angélica Film
1987 Entre vecinos te veas Film
1987 Dinastía sangrienta Film
1987-88 El rincón de los prodigios Mari Protagonist
1988 Relajo matrimonial Film
1988 El costo de la vida Film
1989 La portera ardiente Adelita Film
1989 Salvajes Film
1989 Olor a muerte Film
1991 Acapulco Film
1992 En legítima defensa Film
1992 Carrusel de las Américas Maestra Lupita Supprting Role
1994-95 El vuelo del águila Delfina Ortega Díaz Supprting Role
1996 Cañaveral de Pasiones Prudencia Supprting Role
1997 Pueblo chico, infierno grande Magdalena Beltrán "La Beltraneja" Main Antagonist
1999-00 Laberintos de pasión Sofía Miranda de Valencia Special Appearance
1999-00 Hablame de amor Adriana Domínguez de Elgeta Main Antagonist
2001 ER Receptionist Episode: "The Longer You Stay"
2002 Presidio Med 2 Episodes: "With Grace"
"This Baby's Gonna Fly"
2002 CSI: Miami Estella De Soto Episode: "Wet Foot/Dry Foot"
2003 Skin Maid Episode: "Pilot"
2003-04 Te amare en silencio Angélica Supprting Role
2004 Sueño Beatriz Film
2004 Silver City Lupe Montoya Film
2004-05 Inocente de ti Lupe Supprting Role
2005-06 El amor no tiene precio Flor Méndez de Carbajal Supprting Role
2007 Bajo las riendas del amor Rosa Nieto Supprting Role
2009-10 Vidas robadas Aurora Sandoval Special Appearance
2011 Bajo el alma Concepción "Conchita" de Negrete Supprting Role
2012 El Talismán Matilde Aceves Supprting Role
2014 Cosita Linda Doña Santa de Rincón Supprting Role
2016 Days of Our Lives Adriana Hernandez Supprting Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1985 TVyNovelas Awards Best Young Lead Actress Guadalupe Nominated
1986 Vivir un poco
1989 El rincón de los prodigios
1997 Best Co-star Actress Cañaveral de pasiones Won
1998 Pueblo chico, infierno grande Nominated
1987 Ariel Award Best Supporting Actress Casos de alarma
1989 Best Actress El costo de la vida

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