María Elena Velasco
|María Elena Velasco|
|Birth name||María Elena Velasco Fragoso|
|Born||December 17, 1940|
|Died||May 1, 2015 (aged 74)|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Medium||Film, television, music, Comedian|
|Genres||Character comedy, slapstick|
|Subject(s)||Indigenous Mexican women|
|Spouse||Julián de Meriche|
María Elena Velasco Fragoso (December 17, 1940 - May 1, 2015) was a Mexican actress, comedienne, singer-songwriter, dancer, screenwriter, movie producer, and one of Mexico's few major female movie directors. She was best known for creating and portraying La India María, a comical character based on indigenous Mexican women.
References[change | change source]
- Biographical Dictionary of Mexican Film Performers: "U-Z". umd.edu
- Google books, Women filmmakers in Mexico: the country of which we dream, Elissa Rashkin, 2001, Page 76
- "Fallece María Elena Velasco, 'La India María'". Excelsior. Retrieved 1 May 2015.