Laura Zapata

Laura Guadalupe Zapata Miranda (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlawɾa ɣwaðaˈlupe saˈpata miˈɾanda] born July 31, 1952) is a Mexican support telenovela actress, singer and dancer. She has acted in Televisa productions.

Laura Zapata
Laura Guadalupe Zapata Miranda

(1956-08-05) August 5, 1956 (age 64)[a]
Mexico City, Mexico
Other namesLaura Zapata de Sodi
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active1974-present
Spouse(s)Juan Eduardo Sodi de la Tijera (divorced)
Parent(s)Yolanda Miranda Mange[1]
Guillermo Zapata Pérez de Utrera
RelativesThalía (maternal half-sister)
Camila Sodi (Half-niece)


Born in Mexico City, Zapata is the daughter of Guillermo Zapata Pérez de Utrera (a Mexican boxer, model and businessman) and Yolanda Miranda Mange (from her first marriage), and part of the Sodi family. She married Juan Eduardo Sodi de la Tijera. Zapata is the half-sister of music superstar Thalía, Federica, Gabriela and Ernestina Sodi, a well-known writer, and biographer. She has two sons, Claudio Sodi and Patricio Sodi. Zapata is also a singer and dancer. Laura and Thalía were the first ones of the family to gain international fame by acting and singing. In Maria Mercedes, one of Thalía’s first soap operas, Laura played a villain opposite her sister. In the world of telenovelas, she is as well known for her protagonist roles as she is for her antagonist roles.


In September 2002, Laura and her sister Ernestina were supposedly kidnapped and taken to an unspecified location. The news of their kidnapping made headlines across Latin America and among the Spanish-speaking television channels of the United States.

Thalía, her half-sister, is married to multi-millionaire Tommy Mottola, so it was speculated that their captors would ask for a large sum of money. Instead, Laura was released 18 days after her kidnapping, and her sister Ernestina was released on the 34th day.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1976 Alas doradas Unknown role Debut film
1978 El patrullero 777 Señorita en delegación
1979 La guerra de los pasteles Azucena
1980 Nuestro juramento Nancy
1981 La cosecha de mujeres Unknown role
2002 Cuatro piernas Sole
2012 Marcelo Señora Martha
2019 La peor de mis bodas 2 Señora suegra


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Mundo de juguete Unknown role
1977 La venganza Violeta
1977 Acompáñame Karla
1978 Mamá campanita Irene
1980 Juventud Modesta
1984 Los años felices Flora
1987–88 Rosa salvaje Dulcina Linares Main Antagonist
1992 María Mercedes Malvina del Olmo Main Antagonist
1995 Pobre niña rica Teresa Main Antagonist
1997 Esmeralda Fátima Linares de Peñarreal Antagonist
1998 La usurpadora Zoraida Zapata Special appearance
1999 Rosalinda Verónica del Castillo Recurring role
2001 Mujer bonita Celia 10 episodes
2001 La intrusa Maximiliana Limantur de Roldán Antagonist
2005 Soñar no Cuesta Nada Roberta Pérez de Lizalde Antagonist
2008–09 Cuidado con el ángel Onelia Montenegro Vda. de Mayer Antagonist
2010 Zacatillo, un lugar en tu corazón Doña Miriam Solórzano de Gálvez Main Antagonist
2013 Todo incluido Luz María González
2014 The Stray Cat Lorenza Negrete de Martínez Main Antagonist
2017 El Bienamado Bruna Mendoza

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1988 TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Antagonist Rosa Salvaje Won
1993 María Mercedes
2011 Best First Actress Zacatillo, un lugar en tu corazón Nominated
2009 Premios People en Español Best Female Antagonist Cuidado con el ángel
2010 Premios de la Agrupación de Periodistas Teatrales (APT)[3] Silvia Pinal Awards for Best Actress 12 Mujeres en Pugna Won
Premios de la Asociación de Cronistas y Periodistas Teatrales (ACPT)[4] Best Actress in Monologue No seré feliz, pero tengo marido


  1. ^ In most of the verifiable sources appears 1954 as year of her birth, however this is very disputed,[original research?] since between her and her sister, the famous singer and actress Thalía, there are 19 years of difference, and the Thalía's year of birth is 1971, according to most sources.


  1. ^ Laura and Thalia on their mother's funeral
  2. ^ "The Americas: Mexico: Kidnapped Writer Freed". The New York Times. 29 October 2002. Retrieved 15 November 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ VIP Latino "Silvia Navarro nominada los Premios APT"
  4. ^ Premios ACPT a lo mejor de 2010 Archived 2014-03-18 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit