Rosa de Castilla

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Rosa de Castilla
Rosa de Castilla in Bala de Plata en el pueblo maldito.jpg
Rosa de Castilla in Bala de Plata en el pueblo maldito (1960)
Born María Victoria Ledesma Cuevas
(1931-05-30) 30 May 1931 (age 85)
Encarnación de Díaz, Jalisco, Mexico
Occupation Singer, actress
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Associated acts

María Victoria Ledesma Cuevas (born 30 May 1931), commonly known by her stage name Rosa de Castilla (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈrosa ðe kasˈtiʎa]), is a Mexican singer and actress.[1] She is noted as one of the great folkloric leading ladies of the "golden age" of Mexican cinema. In the musical field, she has toured the world singing in countries such as Israel.[2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Rosa de Castilla in Yo... el aventurero (1959)

De Castilla made her film debut in Julián Soler's Los tres alegres compadres (1952), starring Jorge Negrete, Pedro Armendáriz, and Andrés Soler.

As the second female lead after Flor Silvestre, she co-starred a western trilogy: El lobo solitario, La justicia del lobo, and Vuelve el lobo (all in 1952).

In 1954, she was nominated for an Ariel Award for Best Actress in a Minor Role for Rogelio A. González's Tal para cual (1953).[3] She starred as the female lead in two films in Eastmancolor: Ismael Rodríguez's Mexican Revolution drama Tierra de hombres (1956), her first color film, and Jaime Salvador's musical comedy ¡Aquí están los aguilares! (1957). Other notable films she appeared in during the late 1950s are the Mexiscope productions of Yo... el aventurero (1959) and Tan bueno el giro como el colorado (1959). She played the ranchera singer wife of Demetrio González in Dos corazones y un cielo (1959).

In the 1960s, she starred in mostly westerns or comedies such as Héroe a la fuerza (1964), co-starring Eulalio González and Sara García.

By the early 1970s, her career had waned, though she made some comebacks in the late 1990s.

Singing[edit]

De Castilla sang ranchera songs in most of her films. In 1956, Capitol Records released her album The Sounds of Old Mexico, which also featured Antonio Aguilar, Luis Pérez Meza, and Rosita Quintana.[4] In 1967, she signed with RCA Víctor;[5] her records were "beginning to sell" in Australia that same year.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

1999 La paloma de Marsella

1999 Reclusorio III

1995 Las nenas de quinto patio

1972 Campeones del ring

1970 El pueblo del terror (uncredited)

1970 El asesino enmascarado

1968 Cuatro hombres marcados

1968 Los amores de Juan Charrasqueado

1966 El jinete justiciero en retando a la muerte

1965 Pistoleros del oeste

1965 El tigre de Guanajuato: Leyenda de venganza

1965 Aquella Rosita Alvírez

1965 Diablos en el cielo

1964 Héroe a la fuerza Lucha

1963 Vuelven los Argumedo

1962 Ahí vienen los Argumedo

1962 Horizontes de sangre

1962 Los forajidos

1962 Aquí están los Villalobos

1962 Pueblo de odios

1961 La justicia de los Villalobos

1961 Ay Chabela...!

1961 La comezón del amor

1961 ¡Mis abuelitas... no más!

1961 The Mask of Death

1960 Northern Courier

1960 The Hell of Frankenstein Estela

1960 Bala de Plata en el pueblo maldito

1960 Me importa poco

1960 Dos gallos en palenque

1959 Dos corazones y un cielo Isabel del Río

1959 Cada quién su música

1959 Tan bueno el giro como el colorado

1959 Yo... el aventurero Gloria Cisneros

1959 Milagros de San Martín de Porres

1958 El jinete solitario en el valle de los buitres

1958 Tres desgraciados con suerte

1958 Desnúdate, Lucrecia

1957 La virtud desnuda

1957 ¡Aquí están los aguilares!

1956 Tierra de hombres

1955 Las nenas del 7

1954 Contigo a la distancia

1954 Sandunga para tres

1953 The Unknown Mariachi

1953 Tal para cual

1953 Made for Each Other

1952 Hot Rumba

1952 Vuelve el lobo

1952 La justicia del lobo

1952 El lobo solitario

1952 Los tres alegres compadres

Television[edit]

1996 Los hijos de nadie Amparo Valencia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mexican Film Performers--"C", retrieved October 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "Orgullo chonense: Rosa de Castilla, actriz y cantante". YouTube. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "IMDb.com - Tal para cual - Awards". Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Have you heard these new Capitol Records high fidelity albums". Billboard. 6 October 1956. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "International News Reports: Mexico City". Billboard. 18 February 1967. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "International News Reports: Mexico City". Billboard. 10 June 1967. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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