Monday, February 28, 2011

RIP Amparo Muñoz

The actress and former Miss Universe Amparo Muñoz has died

The actress and former Miss Universe, Amparo Muñoz, has died at the age of 56 after a long illness. Her brother, Pedro Muñoz, announced that she died at her home in Málaga on Sunday night and asked on behalf of the family for ‘absolute privacy’ at his sister’s funeral.

Amparo Muñoz Quesada was awarded the title of Miss Costa del Sol and then Miss Spain in 1973. She was crowned as Miss Universe in July 1974, the first Spaniard to ever win the award, but renounced the title six months later over discrepancies with the organisers.

She began her career in cinema in that same decade and, after a number of roles on the silver screen, met her first husband, Patxi Andion, while filming ‘La otra alcoba’ in 1976. Her success continued in the 1980s with roles in films such as Pilar Miró’s ‘Hablamos esta noche’, and Carlos Saura’s ‘Mama Cumple Cien Años’.

She also had a role in the 1984 film, ‘El Balcón Abierto’, a homage to the poet Federico García Lorca.

MUNOZ, Amparo (Amparo Muñoz Quesada)
Born: 6/21/1954, Velez Malaga Andalucia Spain
Died: 2/27/2011, Velez Malaga Andalucia Spain

Amparo Muñoz's western - actress:
A Real Man - 1983 (Laua Monteros)

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