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Rosa de Castilla, the Golden Cinema actress who cut short her career for an ‘immoral’ show

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Maria Victoria Ledesma Cuevasremembered by her stage name ‘Rose of Castile‘, was an actress and singer from the Cine de Oro era who He passed away this Monday, August 1 at the age of 90.

throughout his career had several successes in film, theater and music, working alongside artists such as Jorge Negrete and Germán Valdés ‘Tin Tan’; nevertheless, her career was cut short when she was censored by the first lady of Mexico María Esther Zunowife of Luis Echeverria.

Who was Rose of Castile?

Rose of Castile He was born on May 30, 1932 in the state of Jalisco. She was the daughter of Salvador Ledesma Márquez and María de la Luz Cuevas Cuéllar, a couple who had a total of eight children, of whom four survived: Luis, Javier, Liduvina and María Victoria.

He debuted at the ‘Río Rosa’ nightclub located in the state of Aguascalientes at the age of 14. Behind this she and her family moved to Mexico City where she tried her luck at the radio station ‘XEX La Voz de México’. His peculiar style of singing when interpreting rancheras songs impressed the directors and assistants.

In the 50’s he achieved great success, even achieving the Ariel Award nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in 1954.

Rosa de Castilla and the ‘immoral’ show that led to the end of her career

Seeing his participation in cinema somewhat limited, and noting the success he had in theater, Rosa decided to create her own show for the scenarios. in the show she sang ranchera music accompanied of the ‘Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán’.

What is different is that she was also accompanied by topless dancers belonging to the Lido Paris and she herself came out on stage half-naked.

The show was well received but caused a scandal in societyso the first lady of Mexico, María Esther Zuno, ordered the closure of Tenampa, the place where the show was presented, so the show was censored.

Rumors assure that Luis Echeverría’s wife said: “If you are going to have sex, do it, but without your Mexican clothing.”

Behind this Rosa retired from the stagereturning to the medium until the 90’s with the film ‘La Paloma de Marsella’.


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Reference from www.milenio.com

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