Marga López

Catalina Margarita López Ramos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾɣa ˈlopes]; June 21, 1924 – July 4, 2005), known professionally as Marga López, was an Argentine-born Mexican actress.[1][2]

Marga López
Marga López in El hombre de la isla (1960).jpg
López in El hombre de la isla (1960)
Catalina Margarita López Ramos

(1924-06-21)June 21, 1924
DiedJuly 4, 2005(2005-07-04) (aged 81)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1945-2005
Carlos Amador
(m. 1941; div. 1961)

(m. 1964; died 1973)
AwardsAriel Award for Best Actress
1955 La entrega
Ariel Award for Best Actress
1950 Salón México
Ariel Award for Best Actress
1948 Soledad


Born Catalina Margarita López Ramos in June 21st, 1924 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. Even though she was born in Argentina, she later acquired Mexican citizenship. Her parents were Pedro López Sánchez and Dolores Ramos Nava. She had six siblings: Juan, Miguel, Dolores, Pedro, María and Manuel. She debuted in show business in her home country as a child, with her siblings, in the group known as Los Hermanitos López.

In 1936, the group journeyed through Latin America including Mexico. There she met her future husband Carlos Amador, a cinema producer, whom she married twice, in 1941 and in 1961. They had two children, Carlos and Manuel. In 1964, she married actor Arturo de Córdova, who died in 1973. They acted together in Sinful. She was the sister of the outstanding guitarist, concert guitarist and teacher Manuel López Ramos, founder of Estudio de Arte Guitarrístico and considered a pioneer in the teaching of classical guitar in Mexico.

Her debut in Mexican cinema was in the role of a waitress in the film El hijo desobediente, directed by Humberto Gómez Landero, in 1945. Later in 1959, she shared the big screen with Rita Macedo in Nazarín a film by Luis Buñuel. She appeared in more than 80 movies in the Golden Age of the Cinema of Mexico, sharing credits with Pedro Infante, Luis Aguilar, Ernesto Alonso, Tin Tan and Amparo Rivelles. She also appeared in many telenovelas, her last one being Bajo la misma piel.

In 2004 she was present at The Chamizal Independent Film Festival (Fourth Chamizal Independent Film Festival), in El Paso, Texas and in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. A lifetime of hard work, international recognition and many acting achievements, her most notably are Salón México and Nazarín (1958), co-starring with Ignacio López Tarso.


López in 2002

By 2005, she was an emphysema patient and had acute episodes of bronchitis. Reportedly, she was a chain smoker and did not give up tobacco until 2004. On Tuesday, 19 April 2005, she suffered a heart attack while undergoing a health check-up test at a hospital in Mexico City. She died on July 4, 2005, from cardiac arrhythmia.[3]


Selected filmographyEdit

López with Alberto Closas in Navidades en junio (1960)


  1. ^ Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8.
  2. ^ Charlotte Arnaud, Philippe Courtemanche, Carla Fernandes, Eva Morsch Kihn (1999). Cinémas d'Amérique latine N° 7/1999.
  3. ^ Galán, Diego (6 July 2005). "NECROLÓGICA: Marga López, estrella del cine de oro mexicano". El Pais (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  4. ^ "El Universal - Espectáculos - "Mujer casos de la vida real" celebra 18 años". El Universal (in Spanish). 11 September 2019.

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