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Actress Silvia Tortosa dies at 77 | Culture

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Actress Silvia Tortosa, known for her extensive career between theater, television and cinema, with films such as Pending subject o Panic on the Trans-Siberian, died this Saturday at the age of 77, according to the Union of Actors and Actresses on X, the social network formerly called Twitter. The performer, whose full name was Silvia Eulalia Tortosa López, also participated in successful series such as Curro Jiménez, Arde Madrid, Pharmacy on duty o The trace of crime, in addition to presenting the musical program Applause. She was also a singer and film director, and was often defined as the “muse of uncovering” of the 1970s.

The specialized website IMDB (Internet Movie Database) estimates that Tortosa participated as an actress in 105 projects over almost six decades. She debuted in the theater at the age of 15, with The Wizard of Oz, where she played Dorita. Four years later, she also had her first big screen role, in last saturday, by Pedro Balañá. His last appearance that IMDB includes is as the protagonist of the short film Purgatoryfrom 2021, by David Baquero.

Born in Barcelona in 1947, the actress studied acting at the Theater Institute in the same city and, from there, expanded her career in almost all artistic fields. In My hidden life: a total interior nude, her memoirs published in 2007 by Planeta – now out of print and available only in second-hand editions – the interpreter also reviewed her sentimental and passionate journey.

“Silvia Tortosa reveals to us in this book, as no other famous woman in our country has done before, the intimacies of her relationships with the men who have passed through her life, without leaving aside the sexual aspect,” read a promotional message. of the work. “Erotic myth of an entire generation, with this first book we discover much more about the relationships between the sexes than through scholarly treatises on sexology or sociology, and Silvia Tortosa does not care how famous or important her partners are, but the stories themselves: stories full of love, humor and tenderness, which manage to portray, in the author’s own words, ‘a complete interior nude’ of herself. A work that will give a lot to talk about,” the same text continued.

His controversial series also had something to talk about The Baroness, from 2011, in which Tortosa played one of the incarnations of Carmen Rivera. That same year she began appearing on the channel At Home With You, from the YouTube video platform, where “beauty, cooking or craft tricks” are shared to do at home.

Silvia Tortosa, in Madrid, in 1965. Gianni Ferrari (Getty Images)

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