Rose of Castileone of the last stars of the Golden age of Mexican cinema, passed away last August 1. She is remembered for her successful career as an actress and singer, but after a few years of achievement, she had to step away from the spotlight little by little because she was a scandal tarnished her career and, furthermore, because she already she didn’t want to be seen by her audience.
Maria Victoria Ledesmabetter known by her stage name as Rosa de Castilla, began her career at a very young age, at the age of 14, appearing in different nightclubs because, as she stated in several interviews, she grew up with the dream of becoming a great singer.
It didn’t take long for Rosa to position herself as one of the most successful girls in the music industry by appearing on the radio station XEX. From there, she catapulted her fame, because she was hired by the cabaret Waikikiwhere he sang for several years.
According to Ledesma in an interview for the Channel 4it was she who decided to extend her career as a singer for several years, until she finally agreed to try her luck in acting, which is why she had to put singing aside for a while.
was the filmmaker Raul de Andaone of the most important of the Golden Age, who promoted her career as an actress in her early years, but thanks to the good reception she had from the public, she managed to sign a five-year contract with a production house.
Some of his most recognized films are The three merry compadreswith Jorge Negrete, Pedro Armendáriz and Rebeca Iturbide; Here are the Eagleswith Luis Aguilar and Antonio Aguilar; such for whichwith Luis Aguilar and Jorge Negrete, for which she was nominated at the ariel awards for Best Picture Actress.
At the young age of 24, the Jalisco native had already achieved the fame she had always dreamed of and could perform as a singer almost anywhere in the world, as she achieved international recognition with her tours. One of her greatest prides, as she commented, was having performed successfully in Israel.
However, it was at the end of the 1960s that her career began to have problems because she tried to do an unprecedented show, accompanied by the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán; however, his spectacle would not have been to the liking of the wife of the then president, Mary Esther Zuno.
And it is that, since Rosa was determined that her career as an actress would be even more relevant, she would have proposed that in her show she would appear with scantily cladpossibly with a Mexican folk skirt and no blousewhich was a great scandal and caused the wife of Luis Echeverria decided to close the place where the singer would perform, arguing that she did not want Mexican clothing to be denigrated in that way.
Despite the fact that María Victoria did everything possible so that this did not affect her career, it led to several doors being closed to her, both in music and in the cinema. From then on, her presentations and participation in films decreased.
During the interview presented by the Channel 4the interpreter of The Blacksmith revealed that another of the reasons that kept her away from the stage was that he didn’t want to disrespect his audience for not looking young.
“The public likes more to see a young girl, teaching what God gave hershowing her curves and not an old lady like me, singing, that’s why I do not want to sing. It makes me sad to see my companions already old, poor things, some even bring a cane to get on stage and start singing, I couldn’t do it, why? Because I believe that the public deserves a lot of respect”
On Monday, August 1, it was announced that Rosa passed away at The Actor’s House at 90 years. The causes were not reported.
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