Gina Cabrera

Luisa Georgina Cabrera Parada (28 May 1928 – 3 January 2022), better known as Gina Cabrera, was a Cuban film, television, stage and voice actress.

Gina Cabrera
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Born(1928-05-28)28 May 1928
Died3 January 2022(2022-01-03) (aged 93)
Havana, Cuba


Cabrera began her career as a child actress at 8 years old, working on radio dramas and on stage with the Roberto Rodríguez' Compañía Infantil (Children's Company).[1] She made her film debut in 1945, in François Betancourt's Sed de amor, and in the 1950s she appeared in a number of popular Cuban and Mexican films, notably the controversial The White Rose directed by Emilio Fernández.[1] She was a top star of Cuban state television from its foundation until the 1990s.[1] In 1961 she headed the CMQ television and radio department of the Cuban literacy campaign.[2][3] In 2003 she was awarded a lifetime Premio Nacional de Televisión [es] for her career.[1][2]

Her final years were difficult, with Cabrera infirm, largely forgotten by the public and receiving poor "food aid" from the state.[4][5] She died on 3 January 2022, at the age of 93.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Mario Naito. "Gina Cabrera". Enciclopedia Digital del Audiovisual Cubano (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b Madeleine Sautié (3 January 2022). "Gina Cabrera, un boleto a la eternidad". Granma (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Falleció la gran actriz cubana Gina Cabrera". Televisión Cubana (in European Spanish). 3 January 2022. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Hijo de la actriz Gina Cabrera protesta por miserable ayuda que recibe su madre". CiberCuba (in Spanish). 4 December 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  5. ^ bio (3 January 2022). "Muere histórica actriz cubana Gina Cabrera: la Reina del Drama". ADN Cuba (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 January 2022.

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