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Adela Christian Bach Bottino

(1959-05-09)May 9, 1959
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died February 26, 2019(2019-02-26) (aged 59)
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1976–2014
Humberto Zurita
(m. 1986)
  • Sebastián Zurita
  • Emiliano Zurita

Adela Christian Bach Bottino (May 9, 1959 – February 26, 2019), known as Christian Bach, was an Argentine-born Mexican actress and producer of telenovelas produced by companies such as Televisa, TV Azteca and Telemundo.

Her most famous works in telenovelas with Televisa included Los ricos también lloran (1979), Soledad (1980), Bodas de odio (1983), De pura sangre (1985) and Encadenados (1988). With TV Azteca her most relevant works included Agua y aceite (2002), which she also produced along with her husband Humberto Zurita, and Vidas robadas (2010). With Telemundo her works included La Patrona (2013) and La Impostora (2014).


Bach was born in Buenos Aires to Roberto Bach Meizegeier and Adela Bottino Adamowa (better known as Adela Adamowa). After graduating with a degree in law Christian Bach moved to Mexico to become an actress. She started working in plays and in films, where her voice was often dubbed to conceal her Argentine accent. She obtained a small role in the worldwide hit telenovela Los ricos también lloran in 1979 and four years later a starring role in the successful Bodas de odio.

In 1986 she co-starred with Zurita in De pura sangre and in the same year they got married. Ten years later and after a string of successful productions with Televisa the Zurita-Bach couple decided to form their own production company, ZUBA Producciones, and to move to nascent network TV Azteca. Two years later they produced two telenovelas for the station, La chacala and Azul Tequila, a successful production that launched the career of Bárbara Mori and Mauricio Ochmann. In the 1980s she recorded an album as a solo singer, but the album lacked success and interest from the public.

In 1984 and 1989, Bach won the Best Actress award at the TVyNovelas. She also won the Best Actress TuMundo from Telemundo in 2013.

Bach died on February 26, 2019, due to respiratory failure. Her death was announced March 1 due to the actress' desire to keep personal matters private.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Brigada en acción
1980 La venganza del lobo negro
1981 Duelo a muerte
1985 Secuestro sangriento
1985 Gavilán o paloma Anel
1989 Los placeres ocultos
1992 Soy libre
1993 Yo, tú, el, y el otro
1994 El hombre de Blanco Erika
2008 Trancoso, retazos de vidas Rafaella Short film
2010 El secreto Claudine
2013 Deseo Señora


Year Title Role Notes
1978 La mujer frente al amor 3 episodes
1978 Te sigo queriendo Ana
1979 Verónica María Teresa 3 episodes
1979 Propiedad horizontal Vicky 19 episodes
1979 Los ricos también lloran Joanna Smith
1980-1981 Soledad Chelo Sánchez Fuentes 284 episodes
1980 Colorina (Mexican TV series) Peggy 3 episodes
1982 El amor nunca muere Cecilia 194 episodes
1983 Bodas de odio Magdalena 151 episodes
1985 De pura sangre Florencia 55 episodes
1988-1989 Encadenados Catalina 179 episodes
1991 Atrapada Camila Montero 95 episodes
1993 Videoteatros: Véngan corriendo que les tengo un muerto
1995 Bajo un mismo rostro Irene Saldívar Teodorakis 100 episodes
1996 La antorcha encendida María Ignacia "Güera" Rodríguez 138 episodes
1997 La chacala Gilda Almada / Liliana Almada / Delia de Almada / La chacala 180 episodes
2002 Agua y aceite Julieta 68 episodes
2010 Vidas robadas María Julia Echeverría de Fernández Vidal / Maria Emilia Echeverria Ruiz 141 episodes
2013 La Patrona Antonia Guerra "La Patrona" 127 episodes
2014 La impostora Raquel Altamira 120 episodes

TV shows

  • Videoteatros: Véngan corriendo que les tengo un muerto (1993; producer)

See also

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  • Foreign-born artists in Mexico
  • List of Argentines
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