Rosita Quintana

Rosita Quintana (born July 16, 1925)[1] is an Argentine-Mexican actress, singer, and songwriter. She was one of the top leading ladies of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She starred in Luis Buñuel's Susana (1951) and musical films such as Serenata en México (1956) and Cuando México canta (1958). Her performances earned her acting awards from Mexico, Argentina, Russia, and Spain.[2] In 2016, she received the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences' Golden Ariel Award for her career.[3]

Rosita Quintana
Doña Rosita Quintana Show en New York 2007.jpg
Trinidad Rosa Quintana Muñoz

(1925-07-16) July 16, 1925 (age 95)
Years active1948–present
Spouse(s)Sergio Kogan

Life and careerEdit

Quintana was born Trinidad Rosa Quintana Muñoz in the Saavedra neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1] Her parents enrolled her in the conservatory of brothers Emilio and José De Caro, where she studied singing and acting.[1]

In 1942, she debuted as a tango vocalist at the Café Nacional in Buenos Aires.[4] She performed in a revue by Carlos A. Petit and Rodolfo Sciammarella at the Teatro Casino, and in 1946, she began a tour of Chile and Bolivia.[4] In Mexico, she signed a contract to perform for a month at El Patio, Mexico City's top nightclub.[4] She made her first record, "Bonita", in 1949.[5]

Quintana is remembered for her participation in numerous Mexican films between 1948-1960. She starred in movies like Calabacitas Tiernas (1949); Susana (1951); El Mil Amores (1954), and many others. In 2005, she returned to films with Club Eutanasia. As a singer, she is remembered in notable tangos and boleros, such as "Bendita mentira".

Personal lifeEdit

Quintana married Mexican film director and producer Sergio Kogan.[2] They had a son, Nicolás, and an adopted daughter, Paloma.[2] In 2016, she described Kogan as "a great man".[2]

In 2001, Quintana announced her intention to write her autobiography, La otra verdad.[5] She said: "I am surprised by the number of people I met, like Libertad Lamarque or Jorge Negrete, and I want all that to be in a book that I am trying to piece together little by little".[5] However, in 2016, she wrote a newspaper article that says: "I once thought about writing my memoirs, but I never did. You know my life as an actress. My personal life is mine".[2]

Filmography (partial)Edit



Studio albumsEdit

  • Música de la película Cuando México canta (Musart)
  • Canciones festivas con Rosita Quintana (Musart)
  • Rosita y Rosita (RCA Victor)
  • Siempre se vuelve al primer amor... (Odeon)


  1. ^ a b c Palermo, Abel. "Biografía de Rosita Quintana". (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Quintana, Rosita (28 May 2016). "'Gracias, mi México lindo y querido'". Reforma (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Rinden homenaje a Rosita Quintana en Premios Ariel 2016". Sispe. Milenio Digital. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Gallina, Mario (1999). De Gardel a Norma Aleandro: diccionario sobre figuras del cine argentino en el exterior. Ediciones Corregidor. p. 369. ISBN 9789500512503.
  5. ^ a b c Franco Reyes, Salvador (18 July 2001). "Vuelve Rosita Quintana a cantar, en una telenovela". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2018.


  • Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8.

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