About Leticia Amezcua Lilia Prado
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Lilia Prado (n. Sahuayo , Michoacan , March 30th of 1929 - f. Mexico City , May 22 of 2006 ). was a Mexican actress, considered one of the great actresses of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema .
Leticia Amezcua Lilia Prado was the second child of eight siblings, her parents, Ramiro Novoa Amezcua and Maria Luisa Gonzalez Prado. Her birth was most interesting: five months pregnant, her mother fell into a barn and lost a child, but her belly continued to grow, and the child would be born nine months. Lilia thinks to the two brothers were in different placentas. Due to the Cristero movement, Lilia and her family moved to Mexico City.
Since childhood stood out for her beauty and charm. With a premium from the beginning wanted to run away from home to work in a circus, but his death cut short her plans. Also considered to be a dancer. After winning a beauty contest, had the opportunity to enter the film industry, first as an extra in 1940. Then thank the journalist Javier Campos, was carried Azteca Studios, where they were filming in leading roles or delivery. At first Lilia wanted her stage name to be Sonia, but be unable, gave this name to her dog and took her first name and surname of her mother. Prado came to participate in over 100 films. Although her studied as a student at the INBA Celestino Gorostiza, never finished a race. She learned film making, with a great ability to memorize and improvise dialogue. Equipped with a soft voice, a huge talent in reciting and pristine beauty, soon caught the attention of filmmakers, and the dumbbell director Ismael Rodriguez and actor and singer Pedro Infante . Although who gave her her first opportunity to give a small role was John Orol, in the movie "The Kingdom of the gangsters," starring Rosa Carmina and Orol own.
Her first films were " La Barca de Oro "(her debut), directed by Joaquin Pardavé alongside Pedro Infante and René Cardona , and angel or demon , along with Maria Antonieta Pons , both films of the year 1947 . Participated in the American film "Tarzan and the Mermeids (Tarzan and the Mermaids) in the same year. Also in the same year she won the title Miss novel of the screen. Then act in" Poor Heart ", which showed enormous ability to showing her sexy rumba dancing legs. Since then her young career so surprising amount, making it one of the most sought after actresses.
Period with Buñuel
After his first starring role in Confessions of a ruletero next Spring in 1949, where his suggestive dancing was more interested in the jokes of his partner, the consolidation of stellar acting in movies would my general women in 1950 and The Hawk coyote in 1951, both next to Pedro Infante . Thus, his great moment not long in coming to be chosen for the best Mexican film director, Spanish naturalized Mexican Luis Buñuel to star in the sky Rise . Their encounter was born thanks to the poet-husband Manuel Altolaguirre a wealthy Cuban-produce the film, who informed him of Lilia Prado and showed him a photograph of her braids. The filmmaker found sympathetic and sent him a script to the actress (who, at that time did not know him or his genius as a director) which initially seemed insignificant. The film would accompany the Aragonese Cannes Film Festival by winning the Special Prize of International Critics for best film of lead in 1952, and accumulate a total of 17 international awards. Right there would be named "Miss Congeniality". The aforementioned film became famous for the scene where a truck Lilia showing up thighs as well as the dream scene in which Oliver (Esteban Marquez) hallucinates a woman wearing a wedding dress that alternates the faces of the seductive Rachel (Lilia Prado ), and his devoted wife Albina (Carmelita Gonzalez).
Lilia was the only actress, along with Silvia Pinal , or star in three films starring under the direction of the director, in fact, the latter had to rely on her marriage to producer Gustavo Alatriste to finance a film in which Buñuel, gratitude, grant him a starring role, which resulted in the successful Viridiana in 1961, who also won in Cannes.
Following his involvement with Buñuel, Prado received several job offers in Europe and the United States, but her refusal to learn English made all the films made in Mexico, a fact that said she had no regrets, but no certainly have been interesting for her career.
As a partner of Pedro Infante
Following its participation as an extra in the films "La Barca de Oro" and "I'm charro Rancho Grande" starring Pedro Infante, Prado Lilia singer caught the attention of Sinaloa. Thus, after the death of former colleague and friend of Infante, Blanca Estela Pavón , we sought a replacement for the actress to form a new artistic dumbbell. Thus Lilia Prado starred with the idol "Women of my general" (1950), "The chicken hawk" (1951), "Los Gavilanes" (1954) and "Life is worthless" (1954). Two projects were truncated so that both players come together because of the death of Sinaloa, "He who sleeps with children" (which was starring Tin Tan ), and "Ando flying low", which meet again with Luis Aguilar .
Despite his fame, was very friendly with his family, especially her mother. It was very close with her sisters Marisa and Wilhelmina. She married Gabriel bullfighter Spain, though their marriage only lasted two months, described by Lilia like a nightmare. Prado would actually was in love once, most likely the pianist and composer Juan Garcia Esquivel (who died in 2002), but that was his career first and unsuccessful romance. The pianist died a few years before the actress by name, which was painful for her. It was on the other hand, a great friend of Pedro Infante , whom he said had to mark the high-and Luis Aguilar . She had no children, however, in her youth was pregnant but abortion caused her illness, which left forever the idea of having children and decided to devote her life to her mother, who asked to share eternity and be buried at his side. In the last years of his life, Lilia Prado suffered many losses of loved ones, desired to return to the screen even if in some soap, a project that was about to materialize with Ernesto Alonso to participate in Loving you is my sin . She suffered from foot problems, so that their Webmail days had to walk with a walker. He died on May 22, 2006 at the age of 77 years due to a kidney disease that was complicated by pulmonary failure and became a heart attack. His remains rest eternally in the Garden Cemetery in Mexico City, next to his mother as ordered, and other greats like Pedro Infante .
Legacy as an actress
Although he was known for his legs and hips, as did several of the sexiest scenes to date in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, never undressed on screen. Lilia Prado has been an emblem of the anatomy of Mexican women, the typical "grape body shorty." Efraín Huerta has dedicated a poem, and José de la Colina has made him an essay in which he extols her extraordinary anatomy, a miracle of biology. In addition to the aforementioned artists have admired the actress, as is the case of Ecuadorian writer Iván Oñate , Venezuelan Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, the Mexican poet Ulises Carrión , the writer Arturo Azuela (in The House of a thousand virgins) and the painter Jose Luis Cuevas . It was certainly one of the favorite actresses of Luis Buñuel , who besides their appreciation, said of her: "That girl could not carry a backpack with strap holds." The radiating naively erotic image, has been part of the collective imagination not only of Mexicans but of many American and European countries (like Italy, Russia, Germany and Holland, where its size is considered "the Marilyn Monroe Mexican," " Latin sex symbol "," Bella vampire "or" naive evil ") to which they reached their films.
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