Elsa Aguirre

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Elsa Aguirre
BornElsa Irma Aguirre Juárez.
(1930-09-25) September 25, 1930 (age 82).
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Elsa Aguirre
BornElsa Irma Aguirre Juárez.
(1930-09-25) September 25, 1930 (age 82).
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

Elsa Irma Aguirre Juárez (born September 25, 1930) is a Mexican actress of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She is considered as one of the belle divas of the Cinema of Mexico. The actress Alma Rosa Aguirre is her sister.


Early life

Elsa Aguirre was born in Chihuahua City, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico in 1930. Her family was characterized by its discipline, due to the fact that her father was in the military. Elsa was a very shy girl but nobody imagined that this timid girl would become one of the most sensual actresses of the Mexican cinema. Her siblings are: Hilda, Mario, Alma Rosa and Jesus.


The beginning of Aguirre's career was fortuitous. She was discovered when she was teenager, in a beauty contest held by a cinematographic production company called CLASA Films Mundiales, which was looking for new talent. Thus, she and her sister Alma Rosa were chosen to appear in their first film called El sexo fuerte in 1945, directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel. Since then, Elsa Aguirre has starred in many types of films such as drama, romance, action, fiction, etc. throughout her career. Elsa Aguirre appeared with her sister Alma Rosa in some of her films.

One of her most unforgettable films is Algo flota sobre el agua (1947) directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna, in which she starred with Arturo de Córdova. Elsa’s beauty inspired a song called Flor de azalea, composed by Zacarías Gómez Urquiza and Manuel Esperón exclusively for her. This song was the soundtrack of this film.

Other films considered among her best are:

Elsa Aguirre also has appeared in theatre, television series and singing in live shows.

Personal life

Elsa Aguirre briefly dated some actors such as Jorge Negrete and Eulalio González “Piporro”.

Elsa married three times. The first time was to Armando Rodríguez Morado. They had one son named Hugo, who died in a car accident when he was thirty years old. Elsa and Armando divorced. Her second marriage was to the filmmaker José Bolaños, who was famous in Mexico because he was Marilyn Monroe's Mexican lover.

After the failure of her second marriage, Elsa married yoga instructor José Rafael Estrada Valero. Some journalists confused him with another yoga instructor named José Manuel Estrada Vázquez, mainly because of their similar names and because the latter was her teacher of yoga. Her third marriage ended in divorce.

Elsa Aguirre practices yoga and vegetarianism since the beginning of the 1970s. Over the years, she credits these disciplines in helping her to keep her health and youthful beauty and mind. She conducts conferences about yoga and her beauty secrets.

Elsa has been interested in Oriental philosophies, mainly by her father's influence, who practiced freemasonry.


Elsa Aguirre has won many awards and recognitions throughout her career. She has won the Ariel de Oro (Mexican Academy of Film, 2003, Mexico) for her lifetime achievement in the film industry. Shared award with the Film Library of the UNAM.


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1946El sexo fuerte
El pasajero diez mil
Don Simón de LiraBlanquita Alas de Cuervo
1947El ladrónRosita
1948Algo flota sobre el aguaSomething Floats on the Water (International English title)
Los viejos somos asíDalia
Ojos de juventud
1949MedianocheMidnight (International English title)
1950La mujer que yo amé
La liga de las muchachasAdorables rebeldes (alternate title)
Lluvia roja
Una mujer decente
1951Amar fue su pecado
La estatua de carne
Cuatro noches contigoElsa Peralta
1954La perversa
Cantando nace el amor
Cuidado con el amorAna María
1955Estafa de amor
1956La doncella de piedra
Orgullo de mujer
GiantuncreditedHollywood production
1957La mujer de dos caras
Vainilla, bronce y morir (Una mujer más)
1958Ama a tu prójimo
1960Pancho Villa y la ValentinaLa Valentina
1966La vida de Pedro Infantearchive footage
Sólo de noche vienes
Casa de Mujeres
1967El pistolero desconocido (El comandante Tijerina)
El hijo de todasThe Son of All - International English title
La vuelta del mexicano
1968El día de la boda
1969El matrimonio es como el demonioHilda Cervantes
1970Cómo enfriar a mi marido
El cuerpazo del delitoMaria de Jesus 'Chuchet'segment La seductora
Las figuras de arena
Los años vacíos
1977La muerte de un gallero
1980Albur de amor
1992El prófugo
1994Acapulco, cuerpo y almaTelenovela
1999Mujeres EngañadasTelenovela
2001Lo que es el amorTelenovela


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