The actress passed away at the age of 88. She is remembered for successful telenovelas such as ‘The strange return of Diana Salazar’, ‘Lie to live’ and ‘Rubí’, among others.
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Adriana Roel, a Mexican actress famous for her participation in successful soap operas, died at the age of 88, as reported by the National Association of Actors of Mexico (ANDA) on August 4.
“The National Association of Actors deeply regrets the death of our colleague Rosa María Gordeas ‘Adriana Roel’, a member of our union. Our condolences to her family & friends. Rest in Peace,” reads the message posted on her social networks.
So far, the cause of her death has not been released.
Who was Adriana Roel?
Her real name was Rosa María Gordeas, she was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, on July 5, 1934.
In addition to having graduated from the National Theater School of the National Institute of Fine Arts, she studied at the French Conservatory of Dramatic Art.
Her career began in theater, in 1957 she participated in ‘The Fallen Fruits’, to which she added 40 more productions throughout her career.
In 1960 she made her debut on television in the telenovela ‘Espejo de sombras’ and was part of successful Mexican soap operas, some of which became classics of the genre, including: ‘Viviana’, ‘The strange return of Diana Salazar’, ‘If God removes me la vida’, ‘Huracán’ and ‘Loving you is my sin’, ‘Rubí’, among others.
Her last melodrama was in 2013, ‘Lie to live’, a production by Rosy Ocampo that starred David Zepeda and Mayrín Villanueva.
Throughout her career as an actress, she participated in more than 50 films, the last being ‘No quiero dormir sola’ in 2013.
She was the winner of three Ariel awards for her work in Mexican cinema, two in the category of Best Actress, one for the movie ‘Anacrusa’ in 1979 and the other in 2014 thanks to ‘No quiero dormir sola’. Adriana Roel obtained the first one in 1977 for Best Female Co-acting in the film Renunciation for Health Reasons’.
She also won awards in theater and recognition for her vast career and for being one of the forerunners of soap operas.