Tere Velázquez (María Teresa Villar Dondé)

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Blonde younger sister of Lorena Velázquez, Teresa Velázquez made her first film in 1957. Often cast as a frivolous young woman, she worked steadily on screen and theater with Alejandro Jodorowsky through the 1970s, then retired from acting for a number of years. She made a comeback and was working on the stage and on TV when stricken with cancer in 1996. She died the following year after a well-publicized and valiant battle with the disease. Teresa Velázquez first married Venezuelan actor Espartaco Santoni (they had two children, one of whom is actress Paola Santoni) and then producer Carlos Vasallo. Read more...