Remembering Mexican Actress, Singer, and Politician, Irma Serrano “La Tigresa”
Irma Serrano, also known as “La Tigresa,” passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89. The news of her death was reported by Mexico’s National Association of Interpreters (ANDI), of which she was a member. According to ANDI representatives, Serrano passed away at 1:00 a.m., although the cause of death was not specified.
Serrano began her career as a dancer before moving on to become a famous performer of ranchera music in the early 1960s. She starred in several films, including “Naná” (1979), “La Martina” (1972), and “La Tigresa” (1973), which earned her the nickname by which she was known throughout her life.
From 1994 to 2000, Serrano ventured into politics and was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, serving as a senator of the Party of the Democratic Revolution.
Born on December 9, 1933, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, Serrano was the daughter of a poet and journalist father and a landowner mother. Her cousin was the famous Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos.
As a teenager, Serrano was played by Diego Rivera, and over the years, she became the owner of the Fru Fru Theater in Mexico City, where she produced and performed in various plays.
In addition to her impressive career in the entertainment industry and politics, Serrano was known for her ornate makeup and extravagant outfits. She was romantically linked to politician Fernando Casas Alemán, businessman Alejo Peralta, and then-Mexico President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, who was married.
Serrano wrote several books, including “A calzón amarrado,” “Without mincing words,” and “A mad woman in Polish.” On television, she starred in the productions “La madrastra,” “Yara,” and “What is happening to us?” Her other notable films include “Santo contra los zombies,” “Sharks,” “Gabino Barrera,” and “Los amores de Juan Charrasqueado.”
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