Rosa de Castilla (María Victoria Ledesma Cuevas)

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Encarnación de Díaz, Jalisco, Mexico
Rosa de Castilla was born in Encarnación de Díaz, Jalisco and grew up in Cañada Honda, Aguascalientes. Her eager talent for singing was very evident during her early years. She started out as a ranchera singer but soon entered the film industry after her debut in El lobo solitario (1952). Her breakthrough came in Tal para cual (1953), for which she received an Ariel Award nomination for Best Actress in a Minor Role. Her screen presence was attractively unique: she was feisty and coquettish yet she possessed a gracefully tranquil charm. Her first color film was Ismael Rodríguez's Tierra de hombres (1956). Read more...