Tina Romero

Tina Romero (born Tina Romero Alcazár, August 14, 1949) is a Mexican-American actress. A native of New York City, Romero moved to Mexico in her youth, and later established a career there as an actress. Her early film roles included The Divine Caste (1973) and the title character in the horror film Alucarda (1977). She has also appeared in American films, including Missing (1982), opposite Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon.

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Tina Romero Alcazár

(1949-08-14) August 14, 1949 (age 72)
  • American
  • Mexican
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Gabriel Retes (divorced)

Romero has also appeared in numerous Mexican television series, including numerous telenovelas, such as Rosalinda (1999), Mi pecado (2009), Quiero amarte (2014),

Early lifeEdit

Romero was born on August 14, 1949,[1] in New York City, the daughter of Mexican parents. She and her family relocated to Mexico in 1958 where she developed her skills in acting school. In 1976, at the age of 27, she made her debut as a protagonist in the movie Lo Mejor de Teresa. The same year she participated in the films Chin Chin el Teporocho and Las Poquianchis, directed by Felipe Cazals.


In 1977, she starred in her first Mexican telenovela Santa, and starred in the film Alucarda, directed by Juan Lopez Moctezuma with Claudio Brook, David Silva, considered a classic horror film. In 1979 she filmed Cuatro mujeres y un Hombre, Bandera Rota and My Horse Cantador, and also appeared in the telenovela Angel Guerra alongside Andrea Palma and Diana Bracho.

Romero married in the 1980s to the Mexican film director Gabriel Retes, with whom she had two children.

In the 1980s she filmed Estampas de Sor Juana and in 1982 makes her Hollywood debut in the film Missing starring Sissy Spacek. In 1983 Romero returned to Mexico and made film and television appearances as The Castaways of Liguria directed by her then husband Retes. In 1986 she starred in the film Miracles, and in 1988 returned to Hollywood to take part in Clif Ossmond's movie The Penitent. In México, she starred in the telenovelas La Casa al Final de la Calle and Simplemente María.

In the 1990s and 2000s she participated in such notable telenovelas as; Cadenas de Amargura (1991), Muchachitas (1991), Alondra (1995), Rosalinda (1999, with Thalía), Abrázame muy fuerte (2000), and most recently Pasión (2007), Mi pecado (2009) and Una Maid en Manhattan (2011), among others.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1973 The Divine Caste Elide
1976 Lo Mejor de Teresa Teresa
1976 Las Poquianchis María Rosa
1977 Paper Flowers Toletole
1977 Alucarda Alucarda / Lucy Westenra
1979 Broken Flag Ana
1980 Estampas de Sor Juan Short film
1980 Las grandes aguas Mara
1982 Missing María
1983 Las Apariencias Engañan
1984 Noche de Carnaval Irma
1984 Mujeres Salvajes Gaviota
1985 Los Naufragos de Liguria Costanza
1986 De Puro Relajo
1986 Los Piratas Costanza
1986 Miracles Juanita
1988 The Penitent Sandra
1989 Violencia a sange fría Television film
1991 Silencio de Muerte
1993 Kino Cortesana
1994 La Señorita
1994 Una Luz en la Escalera Teresa Guzman
1995 Magnicídio
1998 Crisis Sandra
1999 Un Dulce Olor a Muerte La Chata
2004 Las Lloronas Esther
2006 Sea of Dreams Raquel
2015 The Pleasure Is Mine Mama
2017 The Kids Are Back Lulú
2018 Más sabe el Diablo por viejo Nelly Durán
2018 Silencio Nurse



  1. ^ "Tina Romero". AllMovie. Retrieved January 22, 2020.

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