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Known Credits: 16

Birthday: 1922-03-14

Day of Death: 2014-09-17

Place of Birth: Montevideo - Uruguay

Adult Actor: False

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China Zorrilla


China Zorrilla (born Concepción Matilde Zorrilla de San Martín Muñoz; Montevideo, 14 March 1922 –Montevideo, 17 September 2014) was an emblematic Uruguayan theater, film, and television actress, also director, producer and writer. An immensely popular star in the Rioplatense area is often regarded as a Grand Dame of the South American theater stage. After a long career in the Uruguayan theater, Zorrilla made over 50 appearances in Argentina's film, theater and TV. Her distinguished career took off in Uruguay in the 50-60s, later she settled in Argentina where she lived for over 35 years and was popular on TV, theater, and cinema. At 90, she retired and went back to Uruguay where she died in 2014. In 2008, Zorrilla was invested Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and in 2011, the Correo Uruguayo (the national postal service in Uruguay) released a print run of 500 commemorative postage stamps dedicated to her.

2010 Mercedes as Mercedes
2009 Blood Pacific as Carmen
2007 Touch the Sky as Imperio
2007 Tres de corazones
2005 Elsa & Fred as Elsa
2004 Conversations with Mother as Mamá
1996 Besos en la frente as Mercedes
1995 Ship of fools as Dra. Marta Caminos
1991 Dios los cría (Un ámbito familiar)
1991 Summer of the Colt as Ana
1989 Nunca estuve en Viena
1985 Waiting for the Hearse as Elvira
1984 Darse cuenta as Ágada
1982 Últimos días de la víctima as Beba (Landlady)
1973 Las Venganzas de Beto Sánchez as Maestra de primaria
1972 The Mafia