Ofelia Montesco Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
Died in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico  (stomach cancer)
Birth NameOfelia Irene Grabowski Edery
Nickname La Montesco

Mini Bio (1)

Lovely, raven-haired Ofelia Montesco was a Peruvian national who became a Mexican movie star. She was born Ofelia Irene Grabowski Edery in northern Peru in 1936. In the late 1950s, she visited Mexico, where producer Gregorio Walerstein discovered her and thus launched her film career. She made her film debut with an uncredited walk-on role in the Cantinflas vehicle Sube y baja (1959) but got her big break with her first starring role in Alejandro Galindo's La vida de Agustín Lara (1959), opposite Germán Robles. Throughout the following decade (1960s) she worked steadily in leading and supporting roles; some of her leading men were film stars Luis Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar, and Rodolfo de Anda. Although she participated in a few telenovelas, her film appearances decreased considerably in the 1970s. She died in 1983, at age 46.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: V.Q. Castro

Spouse (1)

Álvaro Ortiz (1965 - 1983) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Aunt of Angélica María.
Swimming was her favorite sport, according to a 1963 newspaper article.
Sister-in-law of Angélica Ortiz.

Personal Quotes (1)

[in 1963] In Mexico there are great values and sufficient human resources to make the best films in the world.

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