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Berta Riaza
Born
Berta Riaza Gómez

27 July 1927 (1927-07-27) (age 94)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1947–2003

Berta Riaza Gómez (born 27 July 1927) is a Spanish actress. She starred in over 100 movies and 60 stage productions during her near-60 year career.

Life

Born in Madrid, she began her career in 1947 on a stage play titled Historia de una casa.

In 1959, she made her movie debut with Diez fusiles esperan. Her best known movie roles include: Entre tinieblas (1983), Luces de bohemia (1985), El placer de matar (1988) and El Puzzle (2000).

Her career mainly was focused on movies and stage roles. However, she appeared in a few television shows with Televisión Española. In 1980, she starred as Doña Guillermina in the miniseries Fortunata y Jacinta.

In 2003, Riaza retired saying that the only roles she was getting were in unpopular stage plays.

Awards

  • National Theater Award (1992)
  • Union of Actors Award for Best Secondary Theater Performance (1995)
  • Union of Actors Lifetime Award (1997)
  • Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts (2007)
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