|Born||Elsa Irma Aguirre Juárez.
September 25, 1930
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Elsa Aguirre was born in Chihuahua City, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in 1930. Her family was characterized by its discipline, due to the fact that her father was in the military. Elsa was a very shy girl but nobody imagined that this timid girl would become one of the most sensual actresses of the Mexican cinema. Her siblings are: Hilda, Mario, Alma Rosa and Jesus.
The beginning of Aguirre's career was fortuitous. She was discovered when she was teenager, in a beauty contest held by a cinematographic production company called CLASA Films Mundiales, which was looking for new talent. Thus, she and her sister Alma Rosa were chosen to appear in their first film called El sexo fuerte in 1945, directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel. Since then, Elsa Aguirre has starred in many types of films such as drama, romance, action, fiction, etc. throughout her career. Elsa Aguirre appeared with her sister Alma Rosa in some of her films.
One of her most unforgettable films is Algo flota sobre el agua (1947) directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna, in which she starred with Arturo de Córdova. Elsa’s beauty inspired a song called Flor de azalea, composed by Zacarías Gómez Urquiza and Manuel Esperón exclusively for her. This song was the soundtrack of this film.
Other films considered among her best are:
- Cuidado con el amor (1954) directed by Miguel Zacarías, and co-starring Pedro Infante and Eulalio González “Piporro”.
- Vainilla, bronce y morir (Una mujer más) (1956) directed by Rogelio A. González, co-starring Ignacio López Tarso.
- Pancho Villa y la Valentina (1958) directed by Ismael Rodríguez and co-starring Pedro Armendáriz.
- Ama a tu prójimo (1958) directed by Tulio Demicheli, also starring her sister Alma Rosa and Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”, among other productions.
Elsa Aguirre also has appeared in theatre, television series and singing in live shows.
Elsa Aguirre briefly dated some actors such as Jorge Negrete and Eulalio González “Piporro”.
Elsa married three times. The first time was to Armando Rodríguez Morado. They had one son named Hugo, who died in a car accident when he was thirty years old. Elsa and Armando divorced. Her second marriage was to the filmmaker José Bolaños, who was famous in Mexico because he was Marilyn Monroe's Mexican lover.
After the failure of her second marriage, Elsa married yoga instructor José Rafael Estrada Valero. Some journalists confused him with another yoga instructor named José Manuel Estrada Vázquez, mainly because of their similar names and because the latter was her teacher of yoga. Her third marriage ended in divorce.
Elsa Aguirre practices yoga and vegetarianism since the beginning of the 1970s. Over the years, she credits these disciplines in helping her to keep her health and youthful beauty and mind. She conducts conferences about yoga and her beauty secrets.
Elsa Aguirre has won many awards and recognitions throughout her career. She has won the Ariel de Oro (Mexican Academy of Film, 2003, Mexico) for her lifetime achievement in the film industry. Shared award with the Film Library of the UNAM.
- Luminaria de Oro Recognition (2005, Mexico).
|1946||El sexo fuerte|
|El pasajero diez mil|
|Don Simón de Lira||Blanquita Alas de Cuervo|
|1948||Algo flota sobre el agua||Something Floats on the Water (International English title)|
|Los viejos somos así||Dalia|
|Ojos de juventud|
|1949||Midnight||Midnight (International English title)|
|1950||La mujer que yo amé|
|La liga de las muchachas||Adorables rebeldes (alternate title)|
|Una mujer decente|
|1951||Amar fue su pecado|
|La estatua de carne|
|Cuatro noches contigo||Elsa Peralta|
|Cantando nace el amor|
|Cuidado con el amor||Ana María|
|1955||Estafa de amor|
|1956||La doncella de piedra|
|Orgullo de mujer|
|1957||La mujer de dos caras|
|Vainilla, bronce y morir (Una mujer más)|
|1958||Ama a tu prójimo|
|1960||Pancho Villa y la Valentina||La Valentina|
|1966||La vida de Pedro Infante||archive footage|
|Sólo de noche vienes|
|Casa de Mujeres|
|1967||El pistolero desconocido (El comandante Tijerina)|
|El hijo de todas||The Son of All - International English title|
|La vuelta del mexicano|
|1968||El día de la boda|
|1969||El matrimonio es como el demonio||Hilda Cervantes|
|1970||Cómo enfriar a mi marido|
|El cuerpazo del delito||Maria de Jesus 'Chuchet'||segment La seductora|
|Las figuras de arena|
|Los años vacíos|
|1977||La muerte de un gallero|
|1980||Albur de amor|
|1995||Acapulco, cuerpo y alma||Telenovela|
|2001||Lo que es el amor||Telenovela|
- Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8.
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