(Celebrating Women's History Month)
The first woman of honor this month is the late, great Katy Jurado.
Maria Christina Jurado Garcia--better known as Katy Jurado was born into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She would go on to become one of the most iconic actresses and timeless beauties of Mexican and American Cinema.
Check out this clip from the Mexican film El bruto (1953) with Andrés Soler and Pedro Armendáriz:
What a commanding screen presence she had!
Señora Jurado was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Señora Devereaux in Broken Lace. This nomination made her the first Latina actress to be nominated for an Academy Award, also the first Mexican actress. Only two other Mexican women have been nominated since (Selma Hayek for Best Actress in 2002, Adriana Barraza for Best Supporting Actress in 2006).
Katy Jurado passed on July 5, 2002.