María Ofelia Medina Torres is a Mexican stage and screen actress, dancer, singer, screenwriter, radio producer and activist. Born in the ancient city of Thor, today Méridia Yucatán, but spent most of her childhood days in Mexico City, where she studied dance at the Academia de la Danza Mexicana, and graduated as interpreter and teacher of classic, regional and contemporary dance. At 11 Ofelia Medina became a part of film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's pantomime children's group, and participated in the "Efímeros" shows. In 1977 she traveled to Los Angeles to further educate herself at the Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute. Ofelia Medina's career in the film industry took off at 1968. She has since then appeared in more than 75 feature films and television productions. One of the more memorable is her portrait of Frida Kahlo in "Frida, naturaleza viva" (1983) directed by Paul Leduc. Over the years Ofelia Medina has been active in student and human rights movements and she was one of the founders of Comité de Solidaridad con grupos étnicos marginados (Committee of solidarity with marginalized ethnic groups). The first Mexican organization for the defense of the Human Rights of the Indigenous peoples of México. Ofelia Medina is aiming to make her debut as film director in the near future, with the project "Tortilla" - a film in the spirit of Dogma and Cine Pobre.