Ofelia Montesco (Ofelia Irene Grabowski Edery)
BiographyIquitos, Loreto, Peru
Lovely, raven-haired Ofelia Montesco was the first Peruvian national to become a Mexican movie star. She was born Ofelia Irene Grabowski Edery in northern Peru in 1936. In the late 1950s, she visited Mexico, where producer Gregorio Walerstein discovered her and thus launched her film career. She made her film debut with an uncredited walk-on role in the Cantinflas vehicle Sube y baja (1959) but got her big break with her first starring role in Alejandro Galindo's La vida de Agustín Lara (1959), opposite Germán Robles. Read more... leading men were film stars Luis Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar, and Rodolfo de Anda. Although she participated in a few telenovelas, her film appearances decreased considerably in the 1970s. She died in 1983, at age 46.