Helena Rojo
Rojo in 2020
Born (1944-08-18) August 18, 1944 (age 77)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1968–present
Spouse(s)Juan Ferrara (divorce)
Benjamín Fernández (?–present)
ChildrenElena, Patricia and Leo. Stepson: Khotan Fernandez

Helena Rojo (born August 18, 1944 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress[1] and model.

Biography

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, she began her career as a model in the early 1960s. Toward the end of the decade, she studied drama with renowned Mexican directors Carlos Ancira and José Luis Ibáñez, making her film debut in 1968 in the film El club de los suicidas. That same year, Rojo also appeared in her second film, Los amigos. She continued working as a model and appearing in small film roles in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

In 1969, she signed an exclusivity contract with Productora Cinematográfica Marte. Later, she began expanding her acting career into television and theater. In 1974, her first television role was the lead in the telenovela Extraño en su pueblo.

Rojo's cinematic career lad her to work with the most important Mexican film directors of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Felipe Cazals, Arturo Ripstein, Rafael Corkidi, Alberto Bojórquez, Marcela Fernández Violante and Jorge Fons.

She has worked with international talent, such as German director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski with a role in the film Aguirre, the Wrath of God. She also appeared in the film Foxtrot (1976), directed by Arturo Ripstein, and alongside actors Charlotte Rampling, Peter O'Toole and Max von Sydow.

In 2006, she appeared on the American dramedy series Ugly Betty, playing a mother who tries to steer her son away from the stepmother who has eyes for him on a "faux" telenovela that is watched on TV by the main character's family.

Personal life

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Rojo was married to actor Juan Ferrara for many years. Currently, she is married to Benjamín Fernández, who is not in the entertainment industry. She is the mother of three children: Leo, Patricia and Elena, all from her first marriage.

Filmography

Helena Rojo
Helena Rojo

Movies

Year Title Character Note
1968 Los amigos Film
1970 Las bestias jóvenes Film
1970 El club de los suicidas Film
1970 Cruz de amor Vicky Film
1971 Siempre hay una primera vez Isabel Film
1971 Eye for an Eye Rina Pittman Film
1971 Una vez, un hombre... Susana Film
1972 End of the Party Elena Film
1972 Victoria Film
1972 Queen Doll Carmen Film
1972 Indio Film
1972 Mirage Film
1972 Angels and Cherubs Angela Film
1972 El payo - un hombre contra el mundo! Lupe Film
1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God Inez Film
1973 The Cubs Tere Film
1973 Aquellos años Carlota Film
1973 Los Perros de Dios Laura Film
1975 Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary Greta Film
1975 The House in the South Elena Film
1975 Darker Than Night Pilar Film
1976 The Great Adventure of Zorro[1] Helena Film
1976 The Far Side of Paradise Alexandra Film
1978 The Children of Sanchez Film
1979 Crónica íntima Film
1980 La Sucesion Mariana Film
1980 Misterio Silvia Film
1981 Noche de juerga Dolores Film
1982 En el país de los pies ligeros Film
1983 Pajaros de ciudad Film
1988 Don't Panic/Dimensiones ocultas Mrs. Smith Film
1988 Reto a la vida Elena Film
1988 Lovers, partners & Spies Duchess Film
1990 El motel de la muerte Film
1992 Muerte ciega Alisa Film
1992 Una Luz en la escalera Adriana Bernal Film
1992 Los Años de Greta Nora Film
1992 Mas alla del deseo Josefa Film
1993 Guerrero negro Eva Film
1994 Una luz en la escalera Adriana Film
1994 Luces de la noche Tina Film
2008 Amor letra por letra Fabiola Film
2009 Borderline Shanti Film
2010 Catarsis La madre Film

Telenovelas

Year Title Character Note
1974 Extraño en su pueblo Isaura Protagonist
1976 Mañana será otro dia Paola Supporting role
1977 La venganza[2] María Olivares/Alejandra Balmaseda Protagonist
1978 La hora del silencio Bárbara Protagonist
1979-80 La mentira
1981-82 Extraños caminos del amor Isabela Protagonist
1984-85 La traición Antonia Guerra Protagonist
1992 Las secretas intenciones Antonieta Alcantara Main antagonist
1995-96 Retrato de familia Cecilia Mariscal Protagonist
1997 Gente bien Rebeca Balmori Co-protagonist
1998-99 El privilegio de amar Luciana Duval Protagonist
2000 Ramona Doña Ramona Gonzaga Viuda de Moreno Main antagonist
2000 Embrace Me Tightly Damiana / Juliana Guillen Antagonist
2003 Amor real Doña Augusta Curiel de Penalver y Beristain Antagonist
2004-05 Inocente de ti Rebeca/Raquel Linares Robles Main antagonist
2005-06 Peregrina Sabina Supporting role
2006-07 Mundo de Fieras Miriam de Rivas del Castillo Antagonist
2007 Amor sin Maquillaje Inés Rivera Supporting role
2008-09 Cuidado con el Ángel Cecilia de Velarde Co-protagonist
2009-10 Corazón salvaje Leonarda Montes de Oca de Vidal Main antagonist
2010-11 Triunfo del amor Herself Special Appearance
2010 Locas de amor Norma
2012 Por Ella Soy Eva Eugenia Mistral de Caballero Co-protagonista
2014 The Color of Passion Milagros Fuentes de Escalante Antagonist
2016 Lying Heart Sara Sáenz Vda. de Castellanos Co-protagonist
2016-17 La candidata Natalia de San Román Co-protagonist
2017 El vuelo de la Victoria Maria Isabel Vda. de la Peña Antagonist
2019 Por amar sin ley Lucia Carvajal Special Appearance (season 2)
2019 El corazón nunca se equivoca Dora Ortega Fabela Co-protagonist
2021 Te acuerdas de mí Alicia Limantour Special Appearance

Dubbing

Year Title Character
1979 Unico: Black Cloud and White Feather Unico


Theater performances

Ariel Awards

TVyNovelas Awards

References

  1. ^ a b Jr, Raúl de Anda (1976-02-12), La gran aventura del Zorro (Adventure, Drama), Rodolfo de Anda, Helena Rojo, Pedro Armendáriz Jr, Ricardo Carrión, Cine Visión, Estudios América, Radeant Films, retrieved 2021-06-07
  2. ^ Telenovela La Venganza - 1977, archived from the original on 2021-12-17, retrieved 2021-06-07