One of the biggest television stars in the 1970s and 1980s was undoubtedly Lucía Méndez. Her career in film, television, theater and music have made her one of the best-known divas and also the most controversial, as could be seen in her more participation in the reality show “Siempre Reinas”.
However, his career includes successful works that marked an era. His career began in 1972 when he became the face of “El Heraldo de México”. Her beauty and sympathy were enough for television and film producers to notice her and she began her career in the artistic medium. In the same year he participated in the soap opera “Italian girl comes to marry”, starring Angélica María and Ricardo Blume; later came more work for television.
There are two great telenovelas with which we remember Lucía Méndez: “Colorina” from 1980 and “El extraño retorno de Diana Salazar” (1988). Both are disruptive because of the theme they address; of the first, the protagonist is a prostitute who finds herself involved in the intrigues of a woman who lives obsessed with perpetrating her last name at any cost.
“Fernanda Robles” was the name of the protagonist of “Colorina” and her influence on society was so great that many women born in the early eighties are called Fernanda, in homage to the protagonist of this soap opera. The other case was “The strange return of Diana Salazar”, a woman who reincarnates to make up for the injustices she experienced three centuries before, when she was accused of heresy and burned alive at the stake.
Perhaps that was the peak of Lucía Méndez as queen of soap operas, a title she shared with Verónica Castro, who was always said to have a rivalry.. Music was the other great gold mine for the native of León, Guanajuato. Songs like “Corazón de piedra”, “Mi amor, amor”, “Enamorada”, “Don corazón” and “A soul in pain” (from Diana Salazar’s telenovela) reached the first places of popularity and thus became one of the female singers who achieved success on the radio.
Although the cinema was not explored as much by “La Méndez”, she is remembered for her roles in the films “Los renglones torcidos de Dios” (1983), “Los hijos de Sánchez” (1979), along with Anthony Queen, and “Blacker than the night” (1975), together with Claudia Islas, Susana Dosamantes and Helena Rojo.
Born on January 26, 1955, Lucía Méndez is a reference in the television and musical culture of the last decades of the last century, and she is still working to remain in force in the public’s taste, who will always remember her for her music and her soap operas.
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