Leonor Llausás

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Llausás and the second or maternal family name is Tostado.
Leonor Llausás
Leonor Llausás, Mexican actress.jpg
Born Leonor del Socorro Llausás Tostado
(1929-08-03)3 August 1929
Durango, México
Died 13 February 2003(2003-02-13) (aged 73)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation actress
Years active 1953-1997

Leonor Llausás (1929–2003) was a Mexican television and film actress who appeared in over 100 works of film and television. She was nominated multiple times for the Ariel Awards and won a Best Actress award in 1955 from borth the Ariels and the Diosa de Plata (Silver Goddess Award) for two different films. She also was awarded the "Virginia Fabregas" medal of honor by the Mexican National Association of Actors.


Leonor Llausás Tostado was born in Durango, Mexico on 3 August 1929. She studied acting under the Japanese master, Seki Sano and debuted on stage in 1952 with Edmundo Baez's play, "Un Alfiler en los Ojos" (A Pin in the Eyes).[1]

The following year she made her film debut in the film "El vagabundo" (The Wanderer) with Germán Valdés, known more widely as "Tin Tan". She was a prolific actress on both film and television, starring in movies such as "Ensayo de un crimen" (Test of a Crime) by Luis Buñuel; "Viva Tepito"; "Los Fernández of Peralvillo" (Fernandez of Peralvillo), based on the novel by Juan H. Durán y Casahonda; and "Las Poquianchis". She was nominated for an Ariel for "Viva Tepito", won an Ariel for Best Actress for "Los Fernández and from Diosa de Plata (Silver Goddess Award) for "Las Poquianchis".[1]

She had her television debut in 1973 with the production, "Penthouse".[2] She went on to perform in many important telenovelas such as "Tal Como Somos" (As We Are), "Juana Iris", "Martín Garatuza", "La Pasión de Isabela" (The Passion of Isabela) and "El Reto" (The Challenge), as well as "El Premio Mayor" (The Jackpot).[1]

In 1987 she was awarded the "Virginia Fabregas" medal of honor by the National Association of Actors (ANDA).[2] Some of her later roles were in films such as Historia de una mujer escandalosa" (1984), "Asesinato en la Plaza Garibaldi" (1987) y "Pánico en el bosque" (1989).[3]

Her last job was as an actress in the telenovela "Salud, dinero y amor" (Health, money and love), the sequel to "The Jackpot", in which she was playing the protagonist's mother.[4]

She died on 13 February 2003 in Mexico City.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1955, "Los Fernández de Peralvillo", best actress, Won Ariel Award
  • 1955, "Las poquianchis", best actress, Won Diosa de Plata
  • 1956, "Una mujer en la calle", best actress, nominated for Ariel
  • 1957, "Talpa", best actress, nominated for Ariel
  • 1977, "Las poquianchis", best actress, nominated for Ariel
  • 1981, "Que viva Tepito!" best supporting actress, nominated for Ariel
  • 1987, awarded the "Virginia Fabregas" medal of honor, ANDA

Selected filmography[edit]


TV series[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d "Muere Leonor del Socorro" (in Spanish). Torreón, México: El Siglo de Torreón. Notimex. 14 February 2003. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Llausás, Leonor". Cinema Terapia (in Spanish). Mexico: Sólo Cine. 30 June 1999. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "En un día como hoy, pero del año... en el mundo del espectáculo" (in Spanish). Chihuahua, Mexico: Omnia Cuauhtemoc. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Jiménez Carrillo, Gilberto (24 January 2015). "El negocio del Paseo de las Estrellas no brilla porque le faltan las estrellas" (in Spanish). Durango, Mexico: Noticias Garza Limón. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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