Photo: Amparo Rivelles
Spanish actress Amparo Rivelles died in Madrid. She was 88.
A funeral chapel is being installed Saturday in Madrid’s Alcazar Theater at the express wish of the grande dame of Spanish stage and screen who lived 20 years of her long and respected professional career in Mexico.
Born in Madrid in February 1925, Amparo Rivelles was one of the most important actresses of Spanish films and won Spain’s National Theater Prize and the Goya Award for Best Actress.
She also worked with Orson Welles and lived in Mexico in voluntary exile between 1957 and 1979, while among her most celebrated roles were in “Eloisa Esta Debajo del Almendro,” “Anillos para una Dama” by Antonio Gala, and “El Caso de la Mujer Asesinadita” by Miguel Mihura.
Besides being the granddaughter of actors Jose Rivelles and Amparo Guillen, and the daughter of actors Rafael Rivelles and Maria Fernanda Ladron de Guevara, she was the sister of Carlos Larrañaga and the aunt of actors Amparo Larrañaga and Luis Merlo.