Actress, Dancer. Otilia Beatriz Larrañaga y Villarreal was a Mexican dancer and actress who participated in classic Mexican films during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and also on stage and television. Larrañaga studied dance with her uncle Ignacio Larrañaga and later ballet with Lettie H. Carroll. From 1947 to 1950, she was a member of Carroll's dance group and participated in the seasons of the Palacio de Bellas Artes' National Opera in Mexico City. A notable dancer by the time she was 15, she began her film career in the early 1950s with small roles in "Secretaria particular" (1952) and "No te ofendas, Beatriz" (1953). One of her first successes was her performance in the play "Ángeles y payasos" (1952), directed by Luz Alba at the Teatro Esperanza Iris. She met her first husband, singer and actor Antonio Aguilar, at the XEW-TV station in 1952. Larrañaga and Aguilar performed together in the films "Mi papá tuvo la culpa" (1953) and "Reventa de esclavas" (1954). She obtained her first starring role in the film "La flecha envenenada" (1957) with Gastón Santos. In 1957, she received a nomination for the Ariel Award for Best Youth Performance for the film "Caras nuevas" (1956).
Bio by: Ola K Ase
1919–2007 (m. 1958)