This Friday, October 29, the dearest Hilda Bernard is turning 101 years old. With an extensive career spanning more than seventy years in radio, theater, film, and television, she is currently the oldest living actress in Argentine entertainment.
Hilda Sarah Bernard was born in Puerto Deseado, province of Santa Cruz, in 1920 . She dropped out of high school to study at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art and in 1941 she made her debut at the Cervantes National Theater in the play “Martín Fierro”.
The cause of death of the famous actor was not disclosed. Bernard contracted the coronavirus in 2020 and was living in a nursing home.
She dedicated no less than 16 years of her career to radio drama, and later became the most beloved villain of Argentine soap operas. “She did very beautiful work in theater and cinema, but the massive affection of the public was thanks to the characters on radio and television “, she assured the América channel in one of her last public appearances.
Her film debut was with “Bad People”, and she starred in other titles such as “Come with me”, “Days of illusion” and “Diapasión”. “I really like movies, maybe I didn’t do everything I wanted because radio and television are very absorbing media,” she explained in a 2015 radio interview.
Today, on social networks, many honor her as “the bad one” from “Chiquititas”, a children’s strip by Cris Morena in which she participated between 1995 and 1997. “What happened to me was very rare, the boys hated my character, some even They started crying when they saw Carmen on TV, although if they passed me in the street they adored me”, she acknowledged proudly. But those were not her only works with Romina Yan’s mother: she was also in “Rebelde Way” and “Floricienta”.
Hilda retired in 2013 after being part of the cast of “Póstumos”, by Jose María Muscari. In 2014, the Buenos Aires Legislature named her an Illustrious Citizen, and a year later she received a Martín Fierro for her career.
In 2014 she overcame a stroke and in October of last year, she beat the coronavirus, which was spread inside the nursing home where she resides. Today, Hilda Bernard turns 101 years old and there is no stopping her.