Venezuelan movie stars died in 2012

Here are 2 famous actresses from Venezuela died in 2012:

Yolanda Ríos

Yolanda Ríos (December 12, 1951 Caracas-April 26, 2012 Madrid) also known as Yolanda Ciscar Mateu or Yolanda Rios was a Venezuelan actor. She had two children, Alicia Calot and Edgar Calot.

Yolanda began her career in the 1970s with small roles in Venezuelan telenovelas before starring in the popular series "La Pantera" in 1976. She later moved to Mexico where she appeared in several telenovelas before settling in Spain in the 1980s. In Spain, she became a well-known face on TV, appearing in popular series such as "Farmacia de Guardia" and "Periodistas". She also acted in films such as "Requiem por un Campesino Español" (1985) and "Entre las Piernas" (1999). Yolanda was highly regarded for her versatility as an actress, portraying both comedic and dramatic roles throughout her career. She passed away in Madrid in 2012 at the age of 60.

Yolanda Ríos was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in a family of artists. Her mother was a painter and her father was a sculptor. Yolanda studied acting at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Escénico in Caracas before starting her career in the entertainment industry.

Apart from her successful acting career, Yolanda was also a respected theater director and producer. She founded the theater company Teatro Delicatesen in Madrid and directed several plays throughout her career. She was also a translator, translating plays from English to Spanish for her theater company.

Yolanda Ríos was known for her social activism and political beliefs. She was a vocal supporter of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and campaigned for women's rights and LGBTQ+ rights. She was awarded the Medal of Merit for Fine Arts in Spain in 2008 for her contribution to the arts industry.

Yolanda's legacy continues to inspire actors around the world, and her work as an actor, director, and producer continues to be celebrated by fans and critics.

Lourdes Valera

Lourdes Valera (June 15, 1963 Caracas-May 2, 2012 Caracas) also known as Lourdes del Valle Valera Galvis was a Venezuelan actor.

She began her acting career in the early 90s with a role in the telenovela "Hasta que el dinero nos separe". Valera quickly gained popularity in the industry and went on to appear in numerous telenovelas such as "A todo corazón", "Aguamarina" and "Llovizna". She also had major roles in films such as "Epiphany" and "My Brother's Shadow". Valera was known for her versatility as an actress, and was able to convincingly portray a wide range of characters throughout her career. She was honored with several awards for her work in film and television, including the Best Leading Actress award at the 2003 Boston Latino International Film Festival for her role in "Epiphany". Despite her untimely death at the age of 48, Lourdes Valera's legacy as a talented and beloved actress lives on.

Valera's talent was not limited to acting. She was also a trained ballet dancer and had studied at the world-renowned Venezuelan dance school Escuela Nacional de Ballet. Along with her passion for acting, Valera was also deeply involved in community work and social causes. She often used her platform to advocate for marginalized communities and was known for her philanthropy work, especially for children's charities. Valera's sudden passing in 2012 shocked and saddened the entertainment industry in Venezuela and beyond. Many of her colleagues and fans mourned her loss, praising her as not only a great actress but also a kind and compassionate person.

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