Elsa Cárdenas

Elsa Cárdenas Rentería (born 3 August 1932)[1] is a Mexican actress. Since 1954 she has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows. She starred in the film Happiness, which was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] She acted alongside many stars, including Elvis Presley in Fun in Acapulco and James Dean in Giant.[3] She claimed to have had a love affair with Elvis Presley during the filming of Fun in Acapulco (1963).[3] She later married Guy Patton.[4]

Elsa Cárdenas
Ursula Andress (left), Elvis Presley (centre) and Elsa Cardenas (right)
Elsa Cárdenas Renteria

(1932-08-03) 3 August 1932 (age 88)[1]
Tijuana, Mexico
Other namesElsa Cardenas, Elsie Cardenas
Years active1954–present

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  1. ^ a b "The Private Life and Times of Elsa Cardenas". www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com.
  2. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Happiness". imdb.com. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b Valdez, Maria G. "Elsa Cardenas, Elvis Presley Romance: Mexican Actress Reveals Past Love Affair While Shooting 'Fun In Acapulco'". Latin Times. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Guy Preston Patton & Elsa Cardenas". Retrieved 17 April 2014.

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