Rojo, María

(María de Lourdes Rojo Incháustegui)
(1943, '48 or '49? - )
   one of the most respected and popular actresses currently working in Mexican cinema, Rojo starting working as a child actress on TV, and made her screen debut in 1956 (Besos prohibidos), but was then off-screen until the mid-1960s. Has worked with many of the best directors of the last several decades, but is especially known for her films with Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, including Naufragio, María de mi corazón, and De noche vienes, Esmeralda. She has numerous Ariel awards and nominations to her credit: Best Actress Arieles for Naufragio and Rojo amanecer, nominations for El apando, Lo que importa es vivir, Los vuelcos del corazón; also a Best Supporting Actress Ariel for Las poquianchis. She received Diosas de Plata for El Apando and Bajo la metralla, and a Heraldo award for La tarea. Rojo also works on the stage and on TV. As a representative in Mexico's legislature, Rojo helped draft and pass the 1998 Film Law.

Biographical Dictionary of Mexican Film Performers. . 2012.

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