Diana Bracho

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bracho and the second or maternal family name is Bordes.
Diana Bracho
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Born Diana Bracho Bordes
(1944-12-12) 12 December 1944 (age 72)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949-1950, 1970-present
Spouse(s) Felipe Bracho (?-?) (divorce)
Rafael Cortés (?-2011) (his death)
Children Andrea Bracho
Parent(s) Julio Bracho (deceased)
Diana Bordes Mangel (deceased)
Relatives Andrea Palma (aunt)
Marcela Bordes (cousin)
Alexander de Bordes (first cousin)
Julio Bracho (nephew)
Dolores del Río (2nd degree family)
Ramon Novarro (2nd degree family)
Enrique Bordes Mangel (uncle, deceased)

Diana Bracho (born Diana Bracho Bordes, 12 December 1944 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress.

Early life[edit]

Diana Bracho is the daughter of actor/director Julio Bracho, the niece of actress Andrea Palma and the aunt of actor Julio Bracho (named after his grandfather). She married Dr. Felipe Bracho, a university professor. They have a daughter, Andrea. She married, secondly, to Rafael Cortes, an artist, designer and painter. He died in March 2011.

Career[edit]

She made her film debut as a child actress in two of her father's films: San Felipe (1949) and Immaculate Conception (1950). She studied Philosophy and Letters in New York. She debuted professionally on stage in the play Israfel by Abelardo Rodríguez alongside Sergio Bustamante. Her television debut was in 1973. Diana Bracho won the Silver Ariel award twice, the first time in 1973.

She won her second Silver Ariel for El infierno, de todos tan temído and was nominated for Best Actress for Letters from Marusia (1976) and Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda (1996). On August 6, 2002 she was appointed president of the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. She has been involved in co-productions with countries such as The Chess Player (France); Edmilson (Germany), The Dogs of War (Britain), The Aleph (Italy), The legend of the Drum (Spain), Antonieta (Spain) and On Wings of Eagles (United States).

She starred in several television series and soap operas, notably as Leonora Navarro in the telenovela Cuna de lobos (1986), produced by Carlos Tellez. She also played the villainous Evangelina Vizcaíno in Cadenas de Amargura (1991), produced by Carlos Sotomayor. She is set to play the role of the black widow in the third season of Mujeres Asesinas. Though Diana was confirmed to star in Salvador Mejía's new telenovela: La tempestad,[1] she rejected her participation.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1949 Philip of Jesus Child Rosalia Uncredited
1950 Immaculate Child Rosalia
1973 The Castle of Purity Utopía
1974 El santo oficio Mariana de Carvajal
1974 El encuentro de un hombre solo Renata Castillo
1975 El cumpleaños del perro Silvia Ballesteros
1976 Actas de Marusia Luisa
1976 El hombre del puente La Muchacha
1976 Las Poquianchis Adelina
1977 No More, No Less Unknown role
1979 La tía Alejandra Lucía
1980 The Dogs of War Nun
1981 El infierno de todos tan temido Andrea
1981 La leyenda del tambor Paula
1981 El héroe desconocido Chela
1982 Antonieta Juana Uncredited
1982 Yo no lo se de cierto, lo supongo Dalia
1986 Redondo María Magdalena
1988 El secreto de Romelia Dolores de Román
1992 Serpientes y escaleras Adelaida
1996 Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda Gina López
1997 Un baúl lleno de miedo Cristina de Estévez
1998 Al borde Sarah Narro
1998 The Other Conquest Doña Juana
2001 Y tu mamá también Silvia Allende de Iturbide
2002 Me llamo Benjamín Diana Short film
2002 Vivir mata Reportera
2002 Las caras de la luna Magdalena Hoyos
2003 El umbral Mercedes Short film
2003 Dreaming of Julia Beta
2007 J-ok'el J-ok'el
2007 Eros una vez María María, madre de Tonatiuh
2007 Quemar las Naves Catalina
2008 3:19 Lucía
2008 Divina confusión Julia
2009 Cabeza de buda Tomás's mother Voice role
2010 Martín al amanecer Lucía
2011 Mi universo en minúsculas Josefina
2015 María Bonita María Félix
2015 Apasionado Pancho Villa Sra Corral

Television performances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Mi primer amor Elena
1973 Los miserables Cosette
1974 La casa de Bernarda Alba Amelia Television film
1979 El amor llego mas tarde Mrs. Dobuti
1979 Ángel Guerra Lorenza
1981 Los Pardaillan Luisa
1981 Histoires extraordinaires Unknown role "Le joueur d'échecs de Maelzel" (Season 1, Episode 1)
1982 Leona Vicario Leona Vicario
1985 Esperándote Isabel
1986 On Wings of Eagles Mrs. Dobuti "Part II" (Season 1, Episode 2)
1986 Cuna de lobos Leonora Navarro Castillejos de Larios
1988 Pasión y poder Ana Laura Gómez Luna
1991 Cadenas de amargura Evangelina Vizcaíno
1993 Capricho Eugenia
1994 El vuelo del águila Sara Pérez de Madero
1995 Mujer, casos de la vida real Aurora "Quién soy yo?" (Season 11, Episode 3)
1995 Alondra Alondra
1995–96 Retrato de familia Alondra
1998–99 El privilegio de amar Young Ana Joaquina Velarde
1999 Infierno en el paraíso Dariana Valdivia
2001 El derecho de nacer Clemencia Rivera de del Junco
2003 Bajo la misma piel Sara Ortiz Escalante de Murillo
2006 Heridas de amor Bertha de Aragón
2007 Sexo y otros secretos Isadora 4 episodes
2008 Fuego en la sangre Gabriela Acevedo de Elizondo
2010 Locas de amor Regina
2010 Mujeres asesinas Norma Blanco "Las Blanco, viudas" (Season 3, Episode 4)
2011 Rafaela Morelia
2013–14 Quiero amarte Lucrecia
2016 El hotel de los secretos Teresa de Alarcón

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Telenovela Result
1987 Premios TVyNovelas Best Lead Actress Cuna de lobos Won
1992 Cadenas de amargura
1994 Best Female Antagonist Capricho
2007 Best First Actress Heridas de Amor Nominated
2009 Best Female Antagonist Fuego en la sangre Won

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