Monday, September 7, 2009

RIP Yolanda Varela

The funeral for Mexican actress Yolanda Varela, who died on August 29th at the age of 79 and who was a star in the 'Golden Age of Mexican Cinema', was held today at the Church of Covadonag.

The actress was born Carmen Yolanda Sainz Reyes on March 30, 1930 and she participated in innumerable films, including some co-productions with Spain, from an early age she began working in films which combined her interest in dance classes at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.

She worked alongside the likes of such actors as Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete, Daniel Gelin, Arturo de Cordova, Jorge Mistral, Adalberto Martinez, "Resortes", Antonio Espino, "Clavillazo", Germain Valdes, "Tin Tan", Manolo Fabregas, Ernesto Alonso, Pedro Vargas, Mauricio Garces, Miguel Aceves Mejia and Joaquin Corodero among others.

Among her works are films like "Dos tipos de cuidado", "La Hermana Blanca",
"Escuela de Rateros", "El niƱo y el muro", "Isla para dos", "La heida luminosa".

Yolanda Varela is survived by her four children Yolanda, Gabriela, Fernanda and Fernando, the result of her marriage to film producer Fernande de Fuentes, whom she met while filming the movie "Lo que la paso Sanson".

VARELA, Yolanda (Carmen Yolanda Sainz Reyes)
Born: 8/30/1930, Mexico City, Federal Distirct, Mexico
Died: 8/29/2009, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Yolanda Varela's westerns - actress:
El 7 leguas - 1955 (Adelita)
Al diablo las mujeres - 1955

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