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Alma Beltran (1919–2007)


Beltran started her film career in Hollywood in the uncredited role of Miss Guatemala in the film Pan-Americana (1945) (1945). From 1945 to 2002, in addition to her film roles, Beltran played over 80 roles in film and television, often in smaller roles, always as Mexican women, and then later in her career, as family matriarch types or senoritas. ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2002 Buying the Cow
Hispanic Woman
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Rosario Vega
- Spirited Away (2000) ... Rosario Vega (voice)
 2000 Luminarias
Mary
 1997 The Tony Danza Show (TV Series)
Old Aunt
- A Marriage Made in Miami (1997) ... Old Aunt
 1996 A Garden for Rio (Short)
Maria
 1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Celia Vasquez
- Things That Go Bang in the Night (1994) ... Celia Vasquez
 1994 Night Fire
Maria
 1994 Someone She Knows (TV Movie)
Thelma Lambeth
 1994 Good Advice (TV Series)
Mrs. Kemp
- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore (1994) ... Mrs. Kemp
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Elvira
- Just You, Just Me (1992) ... Elvira
 1990 Shades of LA (TV Series)
Hermila Garcia
- Some Like It Cold (1990) ... Hermila Garcia
 1985-1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Screaming Woman / Voice In The Crowd
- The Incident (1990) ... Screaming Woman
- The Shooter (1985) ... Voice In The Crowd
 1990 Ghost
Woman Ghost
 1990 Angel Town
Neighbor's Wife
 1989 Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Lupe Ybarra
 1989 Immediate Family
Spanish Woman
 1989 Trust Me
Imelda
 1987 U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart (TV Movie)
Woman Worker
 1987 Love Among Thieves (TV Movie)
Airline clerk
 1986 Nobody's Fool
Jennieva
 1978-1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jed's Neighbor / Mama Campos
- A Desperate Exit (1986) ... Jed's Neighbor
- Gaucho (1978) ... Mama Campos
 1985-1986 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Ana
- Alterations (1986) ... Ana
- The Christening (1985) ... Ana
 1985 Perfect
Grieving Woman
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Señora Gomez
- Steele of Approval (1985) ... Señora Gomez
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
Mami Morales
- Maelstrom (1985) ... Mami Morales
- Hidden Agenda (1985) ... Mami Morales
- Roll Tape (1985) ... Mami Morales
- Best Laid Plans (1985) ... Mami Morales
- Power Play (1985) ... Mami Morales
 1985 Into the Night
Cleaning Woman
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Rosa
- Paint Me a Murder (1985) ... Rosa
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Delores Mendez
- Exercise in Murder (1984) ... Delores Mendez
 1981-1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Woman / Store Patron / Tenant
- Nichols from Heaven (1984) ... Woman
- Here's Adventure, Here's Romance (1983) ... Store Patron
- Politics as Usual (1981) ... Tenant
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Cleaning Lady
- ...And for Loyal and Devoted Service (1983) ... Cleaning Lady
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Mrs. Cruz
- Choices (1983) ... Mrs. Cruz
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Maid
- The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas (1983) ... Maid
 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Nurse Vela
- Pilot (1982) ... Nurse Vela
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Luce
- Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 (1982) ... Luce (as Alma L. Beltran)
 1981 Zoot Suit
Lowrider's Mother
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
Rosa, Paula's Housekeeper
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
General's Wife
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Rose
- Gambling (1979) ... Rose
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Desk Officer
- Off the Record (1979) ... Desk Officer
 1978-1979 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Woman Picketer #2 / Puerto Rican Maid
- The Hold Out (1979) ... Woman Picketer #2
- Florence's Union (1978) ... Puerto Rican Maid
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Spanish Woman
- That Old Gang of Mine (1979) ... Spanish Woman
 1978 The Deerslayer (TV Movie)
 1978 House Calls
Gina
 1974-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Manager / Maid
- River of Promises (1978) ... Manager
- Countdown: Part 2 (1974) ... Maid
 1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie)
Maria
 1977 Good Times (TV Series)
Mrs. Lopez
- The Evans Get Involved: Part 2 (1977) ... Mrs. Lopez
 1976 Marathon Man
Laundress
 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Eugenia
- Bloodlines (1976) ... Eugenia
 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Engrace
- Manolo (1975) ... Engrace (as Alma Leonor Beltran)
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Mrs. Torres
- Legacy of Terror (1975) ... Mrs. Torres (uncredited)
 1974-1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Customer
- Out of Sight (1975) ... Customer
- Borrowed Trouble (1974)
 1974 The Parallax View
Joy Holder
 1973-1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Mrs. Fernandez / Housekeeper
- A Friend in Deed (1974) ... Mrs. Fernandez
- Double Exposure (1973) ... Housekeeper
 1974 Candy Stripe Nurses
Market Lady
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Leonie
- The Prowler (1973) ... Leonie
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Mrs. Contreras
- Knockover (1973) ... Mrs. Contreras
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Isabel
- The Helping Hand (1973) ... Isabel (uncredited)
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Mrs. Fuentes
- Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico (1973) ... Mrs. Fuentes
- Watts Side Story (1973) ... Mrs. Fuentes
 1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Maria Calderon
- Peter and the Wolf (1973) ... Maria Calderon
 1973 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Marina
- Emily, I'm Home - Emily? (1973) ... Marina
 1973 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Spanish Lady
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Rosa (as Alma Lenore Beltran)
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Juanita
- The Franklin Papers (1972) ... Juanita
 1972 Glass Houses
 1972 Josie's Castle
Tijuana Saleslady
 1971 Red Sky at Morning
Excilda Montoya
 1969-1970 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Ava Ferone / Woman #3
- Operation Population (1970) ... Ava Ferone
- The Convent Gets the Business (1969) ... Woman #3
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Lupe Lopez
- My Name Is Manolete (1969) ... Lupe Lopez
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Cantina Owsner
- Warburton's Edge (1969) ... Cantina Owsner
 1968 Blue
Cantina Proprietress
 1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Senora Romero
- Mexico Ole (1965) ... Senora Romero
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Maria
- Sidekick (1961) ... Maria (as Alma L. Beltran)
 1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Carmen Portillo
- The Man Who Couldn't Smile (1961) ... Carmen Portillo
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Maria Theresa Losaro
- El Toro Grande (1960) ... Maria Theresa Losaro
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Mrs. Cabrano
- Tide of Death (1959) ... Mrs. Cabrano
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Maria Valdez
- One Good Turn (1957) ... Maria Valdez
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Jose's Mother / Desonaya
- Ghost Sickness (1957) ... Jose's Mother
- The Missionaries (1957) ... Desonaya
 1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre
Station agent's wife
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mrs. Diaz
- Three Young Kings (1956) ... Mrs. Diaz
 1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Senora Lopez
- The Missing Diamonds (1956) ... Senora Lopez
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Maria
- A Yankee Cousin (1956) ... Maria
 1956 The Bottom of the Bottle
Cantina Hostess (uncredited)
 1955 The Sea Chase
Beautician (uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Native Woman
- Jungle Search (1955) ... Native Woman
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mama Sanchez
- The Blessing of the Pets (1955) ... Mama Sanchez
- Marked for Death (1955)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Black Robe Woman
- Chief Crazy Horse (1954) ... Black Robe Woman
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Servant Girl (uncredited)
 1953 Gun Fury
Second Mexican Girl (uncredited)
 1953 Sombrero
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1948 He Walked by Night
Miss Montalvo - Liquor Store Proprietor (uncredited)
 1948 The Loves of Carmen
Trinket Seller (uncredited)
 1947 Honeymoon
Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 Carnival in Costa Rica (uncredited)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief
Maid (uncredited)
 1945 Mexicana
Modern Girl
 1945 Pan-Americana
Miss Guatemala (uncredited)

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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Alma L. Beltran | Alma Lenore Beltran | Alma Leonor Beltran

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

When she and her family moved to California they maintained a good living by means of running a restaurant in Los Angeles. See more »

Trademark:

Dark brown hair See more »

Nickname:

Bella See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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