Lupita Ferrer (born December 6, 1947) is a Venezuelan theater, film and television actress. She is known as a "Queen" of telenovelas and one of the most famous Spanish speaking telenovela actresses of all time.
Yolanda Guadalupe Ferrer
December 6, 1947
(m. 1978; div. 1978)
Ferrer was born as Yolanda Guadalupe Ferrer in Maracaibo to Spanish immigrant parents. She became known for her beauty (especially her large and expressive eyes) and her strong theatrical presence.
Ferrer has a theatrical background. She started at the age of 15 performing in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as Ofelia. At the age of 18, then Venezuelan President Raul Leoni saw her performing in the piece "Dona Rosita La Soltera" ("Dona Rosita, the single one"), and was greatly impressed by her talent.
In the 1960s Ferrer worked in many Mexican and Venezuelan-Mexican film co-productions next to actors like Mario Moreno "Cantinflas", and during the 1970s worked in Hollywood movies sharing the screen with actors like Tony Curtis.
Her first telenovelas were Esmeralda, about a blind young woman, Mariana de la Noche (1975), about the forbidden love of Mariana Montenegro and Ignacio Lugo Navarro (José Bardina), María Teresa, a woman who goes insane after the loss of her little daughter, La Zulianita, Pecados Ajenos, and Cristal.
She lives in Miami.
She was married to the American film director Hall Bartlett for four years, who cast her alongside Anthony Quinn and the legendary Dolores del Río in his film The Children of Sanchez (1978), better known for its Grammy award winning musical score by Chuck Mangione.
In 1985 she starred in a hugely successful telenovela produced in Venezuela by Radio Caracas Television named "Cristal" where she impersonates Victoria Ascanio, a very humble girl who after a brief forced encounter with a priest-to-be young man gets pregnant and is forced to leave her baby girl away after delivering her. Years after she comes back as the owner of a high couture clothes designing company which she rules with an iron fist. She hires a very beautiful girl who, after many plot devices applied, she discovers is her long lost daughter, whose estrangement make Victoria feel guilty and bittered. Cristal was a big success in South America, the U.S., Europe and Asia and was dubbed in many languages.
In 2006, Ferrer made a comeback in the American drama series Ugly Betty, in which she played an actress in a telenovela who gets into a fight with a nurse on the show played by (Ugly Betty series creator) Salma Hayek. In 2007, Ferrer participated in Telemundo's Pecados Ajenos, which has since become a cult classic, as the main villain, the evil Agata Mercenario. In 2010, Ferrer participated in Univision Studios - Eva Luna as Justa Valdéz. In 2012, Ferrer also acted a telenovela by the name "Rosa Diamante" (Precious Rose), playing the character Rosaura Sotomayor. In this telenovela, she played alongside Carla Hernandez who was her long lost daughter after she had abandoned her at a boarding school.
|1965||Me ha gustado un hombre||Gloria||Film debut|
|1969||Lío de faldas||Luisa|
|1969||Duelo en El Dorado|
|1969||Un Quijote sin mancha||Angélica|
|1970||El manantial del amor|
|1970||El oficio más antiguo del mundo||Estela|
|1970||Las chicas malas del padre Méndez|
|1970||El cinico||Roberta Uribe|
|1970||La vida inútil de Pito Pérez|
|1972||Una mujer honesta|
|1978||Los hijos de Sánchez||Consuelo Sánchez|
|1996||Tú asesina, que nosotras limpiamos la sangre||Marie Clement|
|2015||Ana Maria in Novela Land||Sra. De La Roca|
|2017||Donaire y Esplendor||Massiel|
|1967||Donde no llega el sol||Television debut|
|1969||Tú eres mi destino|
|1969||La frontera de cristal|
|1970||Esmeralda||Esmeralda Rivera||Lead role|
|1972||María Teresa||Maria Teresa / Muñeca Montiel||Lead role|
|1973||María Soledad||María Soledad||Lead role|
|1974||De la misma sangre||Lead role|
|1974||La Guaricha||Palmira||Lead role|
|1974||Mi hermana gemela||Marta / Mara||Lead role|
|1975||Mariana de la noche||Mariana||Lead role|
|1976||La zulianita||Martha María Dominguez||Lead role|
|1981||Ligia Sandoval||Ligia Sandoval||Lead role|
|1984||Los años felices||Marcela|
|1985||Cristal||Victoria Ascanio||Lead role|
|1985||Doña Perfecta||Perfecta||Lead role|
|1988||Amándote||Lisette Mistral||Series regular|
|1990||Amándote II||Lisette||Series regular|
|1992||Las dos Dianas||Catalina||Lead role|
|1993||Rosangelica||Cecilia Gel de la Rosa||Series regular|
|1993||Truhanes||"Dos mujeres ofendidas" (Season 1, Episode 6)|
|1995||Morelia||Ofelia Santibáñez Campos Miranda||Series regular|
|1996||Nada personal||María Dolores de los Reyes||Recurring role|
|1997||Destino de mujer||Aurora||Co-lead role|
|1999||Rosalinda||Valeria Del Castillo||Series regular|
|2001||Soledad||Victoria Álvarez Calderón||Series regular|
|2003||Amor descarado||Morgana Atal|
|2004||Inocente de ti||Gabriela Smith|
|2006||Ugly Betty||Rich Latina||"Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)|
|2007||Pecados ajenos||Ágata Mercenario||Series regular|
|2010||Eva Luna||Justa Valdéz||Recurring role|
|2012||Rosa diamante||Rosaura Sotomayor||Lead role|
|2015||Voltea pa' que te enamores||Doña Elena Salas||Recurring role|
|2017||La Fan||Silvia||Special Appearance|
|2017||Milagros de Navidad||María Collins|
|2022||Amores que engañan||Mamá Diana||Episode: "Derecho a ser feliz"|
- Journal, Chinedum Emelumba/The Jersey (2013-11-15). "Venezuelan actress Lupita Ferrer has show in Union City". nj. Retrieved 2021-05-25.