Isabela Corona

Isabela Corona[1][2] (July 2, 1913 – July 8, 1993) was a Mexican actress. She debuted during the first decade of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

Isabela Corona
Refugio Pérez Frías

(1913-07-02)July 2, 1913
DiedJuly 8, 1993(1993-07-08) (aged 80)
OccupationActress (theater, film, TV)
Years active1930s – 1990s


Isabela Corona was born as Refugio Pérez Frías in El Chante, a municipio of Autlán, Jalisco. In her early years she moved to Mexico City, where she started her career on stage of the teatro Ideal as a teenager in 1926.[1] Afterwards she participated in the Teatro Ulises and the Teatro Orientación[3] movement of the Los Contemporáneos group, and made afterwards a career in the theater, movie and television businesses.[4] She became better known in the end of the 1930s, when she played in La noche de los mayas.

She was considered, along with Esther Fernández, Andrea Palma and Lupe Vélez, a great Mexican cinema diva of the 1930s.[5] Corona died six days after her 80th birthday from a heart attack.



TV seriesEdit

  • "Lo blanco y lo negro" ("Black and White") as Citlalli, 1992
  • "Yo compro esa mujer" as Soledad, 1990
  • "Victoria", 1987
  • "Los años pasan" ("Years Passed") as Apolonia, 1985
  • "Bianca Vidal" as Nana Maria, 1985
  • "La fiera", 1983 Dona Heloisa
  • "Vanessa" as Grandmother Cècile de Saint-Germain, 1982
  • "Caminemos", 1980
  • "Una mujer marcada" as Sofia, 1979
  • "Donde termina el camino" ("Where the Road Ends"), 1978
  • "Viviana" as Consuelo", 1978 (unknown episodes)
  • "Pobre Clara" as Nieves, 1975
  • "Muchacha italiana viene a casarse" as Mercedes de Castro, 1971
  • "Risas amargas", 1961

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b Cronología de Teatro en México - 1926/10 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Autlán de Navarro official website (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Bracho Gavilán, Julio (Spanish)
  4. ^ Gabriel Careaga: La cara amena de las divas: Rostros e imágenes, de Luis Moreno. (Spanish), May 11, 2003.
  5. ^ Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8.