Elena Zuasti

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Elena Zuasti
Born Elena Zuasti
(1935-05-18)May 18, 1935
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died April 8, 2011(2011-04-08) (aged 75)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Occupation Actress, teacher

Elena Zuasti (May 18, 1935[1] – April 8, 2011) was a Uruguayan stage actress and comedian.[2]


Zuasti was born in Montevideo in 1935. She graduated twenty years later from the Dramatic Art School and managed to enter the National Comedy, where she remained until 1976. She also taught stage performance for many decades, combining the teaching with her work as an actress. She worked, among other places, at the Faustan Italy Theater Company (in Spanish, Compañía Teatral Italia Fausta) and at Comediantes.com, which belongs to the Uruguay-United States Alliance.[3]

She was one of the first actresses to perform on Uruguayan radio programs, introducing a practice which was unpopular in the country. She also adapted many European plays, some of which included Irish playwright Samuel Beckett's plays.[3]

Zuasti was also a television and film actress. Some of her featured projects include El año del dragón, A cara o cruz and La espera (2002).[3]

She died on April 8, 2011, probably following a heart attack[4] while performing her character Martiniana on stage for the play Barranca abajo «Downhill».[3] Her remains are buried at Cementerio del Buceo, Montevideo.[5]


  • El ojo en la nuca (2001)
  • La espera (2002)
  • Uruguayos campeones (2004)


  1. ^ "Elena Zuasti - 60 años a puro Teatro" (in Spanish). colonia.com. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ La República (5 April 2006). "Un reencuentro con el teatro" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dolor en el teatro: Murió Elena Zuasti" (in Spanish). El País. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Murió Elena Zuasti" (in Spanish). El Espectador. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Murió la reconocida actriz Elena Zuasti" (in Spanish). observa.com.uy. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. [permanent dead link]

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