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.

Lupita Ferrer
Yolanda Guadalupe Ferrer

(1947-12-06) December 6, 1947 (age 76)
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Years active1965-present
(m. 1978; div. 1982)

Biography edit

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,[1] 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.

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Me ha gustado un hombre Gloria Film debut
1968 La cama
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
1971 Los corrompidos
1971 OK Cleopatra
1972 Una mujer honesta
1978 Los hijos de Sánchez Consuelo Sánchez
1983 Balboa Rita Carlo
1996 Tú asesina, que nosotras limpiamos la sangre Marie Clement
2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land Sra. De La Roca
2015 Medardo Doña Rosa
2017 Donaire y Esplendor Massiel

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1967 Donde no llega el sol Television debut
1967 Rebelde Lead role
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 Enamorada Lead role
1973 María Soledad María Soledad Lead role
1974 Gabriela Gabriela 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
1979 Julia Julia 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 (film) [es] Lisette Mistral Series regular
1990 Amándote II [es] 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 [es] 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"
TBD Dramáticas TBA [2]

Theater edit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Divinas

Discography edit

References edit

  1. ^ Journal, Chinedum Emelumba/The Jersey (2013-11-15). "Venezuelan actress Lupita Ferrer has show in Union City". nj. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  2. ^ "Lupita Ferrer regresa a los dramáticos como villana – Hispanomedios". Retrieved 2023-10-15.

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