Mabel Karr (Mabel Campolongo Jaime)
BiographyBuenos Aires, Argentina
Mabel Campolongo Jaime, artistically known as Mabel Karr, was an Argentinian actress with resident in Spain. She was born in Buenos Aires, where she worked as a model, actress of photo stories and in the Argentinian TV. In 1958, she moved to Spain to participate in the movie Las chicas de la Cruz Roja (1958) (Red Cross Girls) by Rafael J. Salvia, which brought a boost of popularity to its four femenine protagonists: Conchita Velasco, Luz Márquez, Katia Loritz and Mabel herself. Read more... under the orders of José María Forqué for the movie Un hecho violento (1958) (Violent Fate), followed by another title with great impact upon the box office success of that age: the romantic comedy El día de los enamorados (1959) (Valentine's Day). In 1960, Mabel married the Spanish actor Fernando Rey. During the 70s she secured a constant lifework in the Spanish cinema, approaching the most diverese genres. She united her cinematic career with appearances in the theater ("Un paraguas bajo la lluvia", "Un espíritu burlón") and the television (novelette). In 1975, Mabel Karr decided to retreat from her career in order to support her husband and family, however, she returns in 1996 after the death of Fernando Rey (+ March 9, 1994).