A day like today, but in 1955 the renowned actress and singer was born Lucia Mendez, who to this day remains valid before the public thanks to the multiple television projects in which he has participated. For this reason, We share with you a review of her life and artistic career that will show why she is considered ‘La Diva de México’.
The first time that the histrionica originally from Guanajuato appeared in front of the cameras was in 1972 alongside Angélica María in the popular melodrama “Italian girl comes to marry”; However, her first important role came three years later in “Paloma” alongside Andrés García and Ofelia Medina.
This project would give rise to other stories knocking on her door that ended up catapulting her internationally. Such was the case of the telenovela “Colorina” (1980), which caused an impact not only within Mexican society, since People en Español magazine included it in the ranking of the ’10 best soap operas in history’.
It should be noted that Lucía Méndez did not limit herself to showing her acting talent only in melodramas, she also explored the cinematographic field together with great exponents of the seventh art in Mexico. We are talking about personalities such as Rodolfo de Anda and Valentín Trujillo, Vicente Fernández and Sara García in “El hijo del pueblo”, as well as Claudia Islas, Susana Dosamantes, Helena Rojo, Anthony Quinn, Dolores del Río and Katy Jurado.
Thanks to his success, It wasn’t long before the Hollywood Wax Museum granted her in 1984 the privilege of being the first Hispanic artist to have her statue in that venue.. In turn, the Hispanic community of Miami awarded him his “Star” on the “Walk of Fame on Calle 8, demonstrating that his work was increasingly seen in different parts of the world.
It would be in 1988 when Lucía Méndez became the winner of the “ACE” award for best actress of 1989 for the soap opera “El extraño retorno de Diana Salazar”.
Of course, the star not only graced the story with her participation in front of the cameras, but also in the music scene, because her promotional theme, “Un alma en pena,” was written by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel for her to sing.
Along these same lines, the so-called ‘Diva de México’ was in charge of starring and interpreting the musical themes of several of her projects, including one of the best known, the telenovela “Señora Tentación” on the Telemundo network.
Since then, Méndez has participated in dozens of film and television projects, the most recent being “Siempre Reinas”, where she shared the screen with Sylvia Pasquel, Lorena Herrera and Laura Zapata. And, although at first everything was hunky-dory, the first four actresses ended up embroiled in a lawsuit that escalated to international media.
As a result of the media dispute, he shared a statement in which he reported his decision to leave the popular Netflix production.
“By means of this I officially inform you that I have decided not to participate in the second season of Siempre Reinas. (…) It is public knowledge that there is currently a legal remedy derived from the numerous disrespect and attacks against me in the media and social networks by two of my colleagues in the project, which is still in the hands of my team. legal”, reads the message spread on social networks.
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