Queta Carrasco

Queta Carrasco (July 4, 1913 — August 8, 1996) was a Mexican character actress.

Early lifeEdit

Enriqueta Carrasco Navarrete was born in Mexico City, the daughter of Honorato Carrasco and Ada Navarrete. Her father was an engineer and her mother was an opera singer. Her older sister Ada Carrasco also became an actress, as did Ada's daughter Malena Doria.


Carrasco's first role in a film came in 1962, in Ruletera a toda marcha, directed by Rafael Baledón; her sister Ada was also in that film. She was in more than forty Mexican films, mostly genre films, including La Venganza de Huracán Ramirez (1967, a "masked wrestler" film)[1] Los Asesinos (1968),[2] Un Quijote sin Mancha (1969),[3] Elena y Raquel (1970), Pubertinaje (1971),[4] El Águila Descalza (1971),[5] Fé, Esperanza y Caridad (1973), La presidenta municipal (1975), Coyote and Bronca (1980), She also appeared in telenovelas including Gabriel y Gabriela (1982), Tú eres mi destino (1984), La indomable (1987), Ángeles blancos (1990), Vida robada (1991), Corazon salvaje (1993), and Dos mujeres, un camino (1993-1994), often playing grandmothers. She was acting to the very end of her life, with her last role in 1995 in the telenovela Alondra.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Queta Carrasco died in 1996, in Mexico City, aged 83 years.


  1. ^ Robert Michael Bobb Cotter, The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography (McFarland 2005): 155-156. ISBN 9780786441044
  2. ^ Michael R. Pitts, Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films (McFarland 2013): 168-169. ISBN 9781476600901
  3. ^ Rafael de España, De la Mancha a la pantalla: aventuras cinematográficas del ingenioso hidalgo (Edicions Universitat Barcelona 2007): 101-102. ISBN 9788447532032
  4. ^ Jesús Ibarra, Los Bracho: tres generaciones de cine mexicano (UNAM 2006): 91. ISBN 9789703230747
  5. ^ John Edgar Browning, Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart, Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010 (McFarland 2011): 20-21. ISBN 9780786462018
  6. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Mexican Film Performers (EdwART 2012).

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