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Lupita Ferrer

Born: December 6, 1947, Maracaibo - Venezuela

Lupita Ferrer is a Venezuelan theater, film and television actress.

Ferrer has a theatrical background. She started at the age of 15 performing in Shakespeare's Hamlet as Ofelia. At the age of 18, then Venezuelan President Raul Leoni saw her performing in the piece Dona Rosita La Soltera (“Dona Rosita, the single one”), and was greatly impressed by her talent.

In the 1960s, Ferrer worked in many Mexican and Venezuelan-Mexican film co-productions next to actors like Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”, and during the 1970s worked in Hollywood movies sharing the screen with actors like Tony Curtis.

Her first telenovelas were “Esmeralda”, about a blind young woman, “Mariana de la Noche” (1975), about the forbidden love of Mariana Montenegro and Ignacio Lugo Navarro (José Bardina), “María Teresa”, a woman who goes insane after the loss of her little daughter, “La Zulianita”, and “Cristal”.

She was married to the American film director Hall Bartlett for 4 years, who cast her alongside Anthony Quinn and the legendary Dolores del Río in his film “The Children of Sanchez” (1978), better known for its Grammy award-winning musical score by Chuck Mangione.

In 1985, she starred in a hugely successful telenovela produced in Venezuela by Radio Caracas Television named “Cristal” where she impersonates Victoria Ascanio, a very humble girl who after a brief forced encounter with a priest-to-be young man gets pregnant and is forced to leave her baby girl away after delivering her. Years after she comes back as the owner of a high couture clothes designing company which she rules with an iron fist. She hires a very beautiful girl who, after many plot devices applied, she discovers is her long lost daughter, whose estrangement make Victoria feel guilty and bittered. “Cristal” was a big success in South America, the U.S., Europe, and Asia and was dubbed in many languages.

In 2006, Ferrer made a comeback in the American drama series “Ugly Betty”, in which she played an actress in a telenovela who gets into a fight with a nurse on the show played by (“Ugly Betty” series creator) Salma Hayek.

In 2007, Ferrer participated in Telemundo's “Pecados Ajenos” as Mrs. Agata Mercenario. In 2010, Ferrer participated in Univision Studios - Eva Luna as Justa Valdéz.

In 2012, Ferrer also acted a Telenovela by the name “Rosa Diamente” (Precious Rose), playing the character Rosara Sotomayo. In this telenovela, she played alongside Carla Hernandez who was her long-lost daughter after she had abandoned her at a boarding school.

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