She was habitually cast in comedies in the 60s and worked in such series as 'Farmacia de guardia' or 'Ay, señor, señor!'.
Veteran actress Paloma Cela, a constant presence in Spanish comic fiction since her debut in the 1960s under Mariano Ozores, died Saturday at 76 years of age, according to sources close to the family.
Although the cause of the death has not been communicated, the newspaper El Español revealed a few weeks ago that she had entered the Hospital La Paz in Madrid, after a "vascular problem".
Retired for over a decade, Cela (Madrid, 1943) began her career as a model of leading figures such as Balenciaga or Asunción Bastida, before making the leap to film with Ozores in films such as “Operación Secretaria” (1966) and “Operación cabaretera” (1967) ), both with José Luis López Vázquez and Gracita Morales.
Her relationship with the Madrid director would be extensive and would lead her to participate in other titles such as “Operation Mata Hari” (1968) or “Objective: bi-ki-ni” (1969).
Cela filmed, in addition, with other directors like Giulio Petroni “Terepa ... Viva la revolución”, (1969), Basilio Martín Patino “Del amor y otros soledades”, (1969), Robert Parrish “A Town Called Hell, (1971) and more recently, Santiago Segura “Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella”, (2001).
From the 90s her career focused on the theater, where she took part in works such as “La venganza de la Petra” (2002), by Carlos Arniches, and especially on television, which gave her a closer look for the general public thanks to her appearances in series such as ‘Farmacia de guardia’ , ‘Ay, señor, señor!’ and ‘Cruz y raya.com’.
CELA, Paloma (María Luisa Cela Molinero)
Born: 3/4/1946, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 3/30/2019, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Paloma Cela’s westerns – actress:
Blood and Guns – 1968 (Marieta)
A Town Called Hell - 1971 (Paloma)