Emma Roldán

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Emma Roldán
Born Emma Roldán Reyna
(1893-02-03)February 3, 1893
San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Died August 29, 1978(1978-08-29) (aged 85)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress, costume designer
Years active 1922–1978
Spouse(s) Pedro Jesús Ojeda (divorced)
2 children
Alfredo del Diestro

Emma Roldán (February 3, 1893 – August 29, 1978) was a Mexican character actress and costume designer. She is remembered as the sharp-tongued, domineering matron of Mexican cinema, and was nominated three times for a Silver Ariel Award.[1]

Acted in some of Fernando de Fuentes most important movies, like El prisionero trece and El compadre Mendoza, both from his Revolution Trilogy, and first Mexican box-office Allá en el Rancho Grande.

Early life[edit]

A San Luis Potosí native, Roldán was born Emma Roldán Reyna to hotel owners José María Roldán and Virginia Reyna, the second of four siblings.[2] Her parents' hotel was located in front of the "Teatro de la Paz" in San Luis Potosí, where theatrical companies would perform.[2] It is there where she met her husband Pedro Jesús Ojeda with whom she procreated two children, Emma Ojeda Roldán and Pedro Ojeda Roldán.[2] She and her husband moved to Monterrey, but they would tour across the country, a life she disliked.[2] They later divorced and Roldán relocated to her parents' home in Potosí.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result
1947 Ariel Awards Silver Ariel for Best Actress in a Minor Role for Dizziness Nominated
1951 Ariel Awards Silver Ariel for Best Actress in a Minor Role for Vino el remolino y nos levantó Nominated
1952 Ariel Awards Silver Ariel for Best Actress in a Minor Role for Cárcel de mujeres Nominated
1976 Premio ACE Cinema - Best Supporting Actress for The Passion of Berenice Won


  1. ^ "IMDb - Emma Roldan - Awards". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biografía de Emma Roldán by Luis Roberto". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 

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