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Sevilla, Ninón Biography




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Emelia Pérez Castellanos
10 November 1921, Havana, Cuba
Born in Cuba and raised by an aunt in the populous Centro Habana sector, 'Ninón Sevilla' (qv) was graced with feline features, wonderful legs and exceptional vitality. She successfully danced her way through Havana night clubs and cabarets, and arrived in Mexico in 1946, where she made her film debut. Although she had already imposed her eccentric attires and hairdos, it was her association with filmmaker Alberto Gout that determined the creation of her erotic film persona. She rapidly became the icon of the rumbera, an archetype of the Mexican film musicals, a "bad girl" who is dignified by dancing. Ninón became an erotic myth and a superstar, working with the best talent in the film industry (Emilio Fernández, Pedro Armendáriz, Gabriel Figueroa, Agustín Lara, José Revuelta), in the biggest sound stages at Churubusco, choreographing her own complicated numbers, and her fame reached non-Spanish speaking markets, as Brazil and France. She was also among the first to introduce traces of the santería rites in her dances, and to acknowledge the presence of African elements in the Caribbean cultures in her films' stories. With the decline of Mexican cinema in the 50s, Ninón Sevilla retired, but she made a successful comeback in 1980, with "Noche de carnaval", winning the top Mexican award for an actress for the first time in her career.
Edgar Soberón Torchia



-   'José Gil' (? - ?) (his death)


-   For decades she reigned supreme as the Queen of the Rumberas (rumba dancers), the blonde High Priestess of the Cabarets, in Mexican melodramas.

-   In 1955 'François Truffaut' (qv) said: "Is Ninón dancing for glory? No way, never. It is quite clear Ninón is dancing for pleasure!"

-   She found the body of fellow actress 'Miroslava (I)' (qv) after she committed suicide at her home in Mexico City.

-   Has one son, Genaro Rodríguez.

-   Director 'Joe Menendez' (qv) is her great nephew.

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Acting in movies

  1. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Ahogando las penas (#1.84)}
  2. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Cerca de la muerte (#1.67)}
  3. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {El sufrimiento de María (#1.66)}
  4. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Gloria conoce a Daniela Romo (#1.59)}
  5. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Gloria está grave (#1.58)}
  6. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Justo y Santos se reencuentran (#1.70)}
  7. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {La policía llega al bar (#1.61)}
  8. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Llorando por amor (#1.85)}
  9. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Mancia se opone (#1.54)}
  10. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Padre sustituto (#1.60)}
  11. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Paga la deuda de María (#1.73)}
  12. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Prueba de ADN (#1.63)}
  13. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Regresa a su lado (#1.68)}
  14. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Rodrigo rechaza a Coloso de nuevo (#1.75)}
  15. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Santos secuestrado (#1.64)}
  16. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Santos y Giuliano se enfrentan (#1.74)}
  17. "Como dice el dicho" (2011) {Quien no oye consejo... (#2.39)}
  18. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Bruno confiesa (#1.44)}
  19. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Elvira en la regadera (#1.50)}
  20. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Irazema busca la felicidad (#1.49)}
  21. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Justo contra Giuliano (#1.42)}
  22. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {María sufre por amor (#1.13)}
  23. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Rubén desconfía de Jorge Alfredo (#1.46)}
  24. "Qué bonito amor" (2012) {Una oportunidad (#1.41)}
  25. Perdida (2009)
  26. "Central de abasto" (2008) {Gran amor (#1.1)}
  27. "50 Años de la telenovela: Mentiras y verdades" (2007)
  28. "Historias engarzadas" (2004) {Rumberas}
  29. "Amarte es mi pecado" (2004) {Amarte es mi pecado (#1.1)}
  30. "Entre el amor y el odio" (2002) {Entre el amor y el odio (#1.1)}
  31. Con todo mi amor, Rita (2000)
  32. "El precio de tu amor" (2000) {(#1.1)}
  33. "Rosalinda" (1999) {(#1.2)}
  34. "Rosalinda" (1999) {(#1.3)}
  35. "Rosalinda" (1999) {(#1.4)}
  36. "Rosalinda" (1999) {(#1.5)}
  37. "Rosalinda" (1999) {(#1.64)}
  38. "Rosalinda" (1999) {(#1.65)}
  39. "Rosalinda" (1999) {Rosalinda (#1.1)}
  40. "Tres mujeres" (1999) {(#1.1)}
  41. Más allá de la usurpadora (1998) (TV)
  42. "La usurpadora" (1998) {La usurpadora (#1.1)}
  43. "La usurpadora" (1998) {Paulina y Carlos Daniel se casan! (#1.102)}
  44. "María la del Barrio" (1995) {María la del Barrio (#1.1)}
  45. "Las secretas intenciones" (1993)
  46. Memoria del cine mexicano (1993)
  47. Jóvenes delincuentes (1991)
  48. "Yo no creo en los hombres" (1988) {(#1.1)}
  49. "Cuando llega el amor" (1990)
  50. Rumbera, caliente (1989)
  51. El cabaretero y sus golfas (1988)
  52. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.87)}
  53. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.88)}
  54. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.89)}
  55. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.90)}
  56. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.91)}
  57. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.92)}
  58. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.93)}
  59. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.94)}
  60. Hoy como ayer (1987)
  61. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.33)}
  62. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.48)}
  63. "Rosa salvaje" (1987) {(#1.54)}
  64. "Étoiles et toiles" (1982) {(1985-03-25)}
  65. "Tú eres mi destino" (1984)
  66. El mexicano feo (1984)
  67. Noche de carnaval (1984)
  68. Viva el chubasco (1983)
  69. Las noches del Blanquita (1981)
  70. México de mis amores (1979)
  71. "Juicio de almas" (1964)
  72. Mujeres de fuego (1959)
  73. Música de ayer (1959)
  74. Maratón de baile (1958)
  75. Yambaó (1957)
  76. Amor y pecado (1956)
  77. Club de señoritas (1956)
  78. Llévame en tus brazos (1954)
  79. Mulata (1954)
  80. Aventura en Río (1953)
  81. Mujeres sacrificadas (1952)
  82. No niego mi pasado (1952)
  83. Sensualidad (1951)
  84. Víctimas del pecado (1951)
  85. Aventurera (1950)
  86. Perdida (1950)
  87. Coqueta (1949)
  88. La feria de Jalisco (1948)
  89. Revancha (1948)
  90. Señora Tentación (1948)
  91. Carita de cielo (1947)
  92. Pecadora (1947)

Movies Produced

  1. Club de señoritas (1956) (producer)

Misc

  1. Amor y pecado (1956) (choreographer)
  2. Club de señoritas (1956) (choreographer)
  3. Llévame en tus brazos (1954) (choreographer)
  4. Aventura en Río (1953) (choreographer)
  5. Mujeres sacrificadas (1952) (choreographer)
  6. Sensualidad (1951) (dancer)
  7. Víctimas del pecado (1951) (choreographer)
  8. Aventurera (1950) (choreographer)
  9. Perdida (1950) (choreographer)
  10. Perdida (1950) (dancer)
  11. Coqueta (1949) (choreographer)
  12. Coqueta (1949) (dancer)
  13. Revancha (1948) (dancer)