Beatriz Sheridan

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Beatriz Sheridan
Born Elizabeth Ann Sheridan Scarbrough
(1934-06-25)25 June 1934
Mexico City, México
Died 30 April 2006(2006-04-30) (aged 71)
Mexico City, México
Occupation Actress, director

Beatriz Sheridan (25 June 1934 – 30 April 2006) was a Mexican first actress and director.


Elizabeth Ann Sheridan Scarbrough was born in 1934 in Mexico City, Mexico, to an English mother and a Mexican father. She had seven siblings. After studying at the University of Missouri, she participated in the first Mexican telenovela in 1958, Senda prohibida, and later became one of Mexico's premier stage actresses. She received several awards for her work in the theater. For her 1980 performance in Fassbinder's Las amargas lágrimas de Petra von Kant, she received every available award. Poet Guadalupe Amor penned her poem Las amargas lágrimas de Beatriz Sheridan.[citation needed]

She won two Silver Ariel awards for movie roles, notably her performance in the movie Confidencias. She was Mexico's first female television soap opera director, achieving wide acclaim, and devoted her last years to work in this medium both as director and actress.[citation needed]

In 2004, two years before her death from a heart attack at the age of 71, the UNESCO International Theatre Institute awarded her a medal for her life's work in the theater. Sheridan is listed in Francisco Blanco Figueroa's anthology, Mujeres mexicanas del siglo XX - La otra revolución.[citation needed] Sheridan is recalled in the 2007 book Televisa Presenta, which looks back at the first 50 years of television in Mexico. For her work in television, the movies and the theater, Sheridan's footprints have been imbedded at the Paseo de las Luminarias in Mexico City.[citation needed]

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