Carmen Romano

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Carmen Romano de López Portillo
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First Lady of Mexico
In role
December 1, 1976 – November 30, 1982
President José López Portillo
Preceded by Esther Zuno de Echeverría
Succeeded by Paloma Cordero de De la Madrid
Personal details
Born Carmen Romano Nolk
(1926-02-10)February 10, 1926
Mexico City
Died May 9, 2000(2000-05-09) (aged 74)
Mexico City
Spouse(s) José López Portillo
Religion Roman Catholic

Carmen Romano de López Portillo (born Carmen Romano Nolk, February 10, 1926 – Died May 9, 2000) was the First Lady of Mexico from 1976 - 1982. She was the spouse of Mexican president José López Portillo.

Personal life and death[edit]

López Portillo's first wife was Carmen Romano. After Romano's death in 1997, López Portillo married actress Sasha Montenegro.[1]

In the 1970s, Sasha Montenegro maintained a relationship with José López Portillo, who was still married to Carmen Romano, with whom he had three children. López Portillo obtained a divorce from Carmen Romano and then married Montenegro in 1995.[citation needed]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gunson, Phil. "José López Portillo Mexico's most reviled president". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
María Esther Zuno de Echeverría
First Lady of Mexico
Succeeded by
Paloma Cordero de De la Madrid
Preceded by
Organism created in 1977
President of the Consultative Council
of Integral Family Development

Succeeded by
Paloma Cordero de De la Madrid