Carmen Romano

Carmen Romano de López Portillo (born Carmen Romano Nolk, February 10, 1926 – May 9, 2000) was the First Lady of Mexico from 1976 to 1982. She was the first wife of Mexican president José López Portillo.

Carmen Romano de López Portillo
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First Lady of Mexico
In role
December 1, 1976 – November 30, 1982
PresidentJosé López Portillo
Preceded byMaría Esther Zuno
Succeeded byPaloma Cordero
Personal details
Carmen Romano Nolk

(1926-02-10)February 10, 1926
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedMay 9, 2000(2000-05-09) (aged 74)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyNational Action Party
(m. 1951; div. 1991)

Personal life and deathEdit

In the 1970s, actress Sasha Montenegro maintained a relationship with José López Portillo, who was still married to Carmen Romano, with whom he had three children. López Portillo obtained a divorce from Carmen Romano and then married Montenegro in 1995.[citation needed]


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
María Esther Zuno de Echeverría
First Lady of Mexico
Succeeded by
Paloma Cordero de De la Madrid
Preceded by
Organism created in 1977
President of the Consultative Council
of Integral Family Development

Succeeded by
Paloma Cordero de De la Madrid