Ofelia Guilmáin (Ofelia Puerta Guilmáin)

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Madrid, Spain
Ofelia Guilmáin was born in Madrid. She was one of a number of Spanish artists and intellectuals who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War, during which Ms. Guilmaín lost a brother and sister. She married Lucilo Gutiérrez in 1941 and bore four children. Following divorce, she married Eduardo Flores de Meza, but this ended in divorce. She was a close friend of the actor José Gálvez and the painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. She worked in Mexican films from 1941 and became a Mexican citizen in 1952. Read more...