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Rosita Fornés

Rosita Fornés was born in New York, USA, on February 11, 1923. She was taken to Cuba by her Catalonian-born parents when she was 2. Her true name is Rosalia Palet Bonavia. Fornes became her artistic name at the age of fifteen at the request of her step-father, who helped raise her from the age of 2. Fornes first won critical acclaim as a singer ... See full bio »

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Piel canela Cantante
Se acabaron las mujeres Olga Cáceres


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 2011 Mejilla con mejilla (TV Movie)
 2001 Nights in Constantinople
Doña Eugenia's friend
 2001 Al atardecer (TV Movie)
Andrea de Aragon
 1989 Papeles secundarios
Rosa Soto
 1986 Plácido
 1962 Palmer ha muerto
 1953 Unknown Mariachi
 1953 Piel canela
 1951 Del can-can al mambo
 1951 Mujeres de teatro
 1949 Cara sucia
 1948 El deseo
 1946 Se acabaron las mujeres
Olga Cáceres
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Besides a long list of stage musical revues, she has starred in stage plays such as "Los pequenos zorros" (The Little Foxes), "Las cartas boca abajo" (The Covered Deck of Cards), "La Ratonera" (The Mousetrap), "El dulce pajaro de la juventud" (Sweet Bird of Youth), "La permuta" (House Exchange), "Confesion en el barrio chino" (... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rosa Fornés

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

..."Usted es tan bueno como lo ultimo que pudo hacer..." ("You are as good as the last thing you could do..." (Mis tres vidas, documentary, Havana, 1996)


To this day she is the only performer in Cuba (and, possibly, one of the few left in the world) to still have her own costume designers/dressmakers and her very own make-up artist and stylist (his name is Tony Besteni). See more »


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