Veteran Spanish film and theater actress

Marisa de Leza

, awarded the

San Sebastián Silver Shell

in 1954

, has died in Madrid at the age of 87 due to "a long degenerative disease," as reported to Efe. artist's family.

María Luisa González Benés

(Madrid, 1933), who died on Tuesday, had a long professional career that began in the cinema at the age of 14 with the film 'La manigua sin Dios' (1949), directed by Arturo Ruiz Castillo.

He obtained some of his best reviews in 1951 with his starring role in 'Surcos', a film by

José Antonio Nieves Conde

that earned him the highest recognition as a performer at the second edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival, the aforementioned Silver Shell.

De Leza shot under the orders of the most important directors of the time and with actors like

Anthony Quinn

in '1919, Crónica del Alba' (1983);

Alberto Sordi

, in 'Me permette Babbo!'

(1956) or

Richard Burton

, in 'Alexander the Great' (1956).

Especially long and fruitful was her career as a theater actress, a field in which she performed librettos by classical authors such as


('Julio César' and 'Enrique IV'),

Calderón de la Barca

('King Baltasar's dinner', 'El doctor of his honor ') or

Lope de Vega

(' Los locos de Valencia ') and others more current, such as

Henrik Ibsen


Miguel de Unamuno

(' Fedra ') or

Bueno Vallejo

(' The words in the sand ',' The double story of Dr. Valmy ').

Married in 1957 to soccer player

Mario Durán

and mother of three children, she also participated on television, specifically in several installments of 'Estudio Uno' and had a prominent role in the series 'La barraca', along with

Victoria Abril


Álvaro de Luna

, also in the public chain.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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