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María Rojo
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Senator of the Republic
In office
September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2012
Member of the
Legislative Assembly
of the Federal District
In office
September 15, 2003 – September 14, 2006
Borough Chief of
Coyoacán, Mexico City
In office
October 1, 2000 – April 4, 2003
Preceded by Laura Itzel Castillo
Succeeded by Raul Flores Garcia
Member of the
Chamber of Deputies
In office
September 1, 1997 – August 31, 2000
Personal details
Born 15 August 1943 (1943-08-15) (age 77)
Mexico City
Nationality Flag of Mexico.svg Mexican
Political party Party of the Democratic Revolution PRD logo without border (Mexico).svg
Occupation Actress

María de Lourdes Rojo e Incháustegui, commonly known as María Rojo ( born August 15, 1943 in Mexico City), is a Mexican actress and politician. She was Senator of the Republic in the upper house of Mexican Congress.

She has participated in successful Mexican films such as: Rojo amanecer, El callejón de los milagros and El Infierno; and telenovelas such as: Alborada, Mañana es para siempre, Corazón Salvaje, and Hasta el fin del mundo.

Early life and career

María Rojo was born on August 15, 1943 in Mexico City. She began her artistic career at eight years in the program Teatro Fantástico with Enrique Alonso "Cachirulo". After acting in several plays as La Mala Semilla and Examen de Muertos in 1955, she began her film career at age 13 in the film Besos Prohibidos in 1956.

She has an outstanding career as film actress and has also starred in many successful telenovelas and theater productions. Her first starring role was in 1975 with the movie El Apando. From there, she has worked in over 70 productions and has become one of the most important actresses of Mexican cinema. Her most recognized performances were in the films Rojo amanecer, Danzón, La tarea, El callejón de los milagros, Salón México, Confidencias, De noche vienes Esmeralda, Crónica de un desayuno and El Infierno.

She also participated in the successful telenovelas Cuando llega el amor, in 1990; La antorcha encendida, in 1996 (in which she played the role of Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez; Te Sigo Amando, in 1996; Alborada, in 2005–2006; Mañana es para siempre, in 2008–2009; and recently Corazón Salvaje, in 2009–2010 and returns to the telenovela in 2014, Hasta el fin del mundo. Rojo also participated in Mexican TV Series such as: Mujeres Asesinas, in 2008-today; and Gritos de Muerte y Libertad, in 2010, as well as in many theatre plays.

Political career

Maria Rojo was federal deputy in the LVII Legislature of the Congress of the Union in the lower house from 1997 – 2000.

On October 1, 2000, she began her mandate as Borough Chief of Coyoacán in Mexico City, she leave office April 4, 2003 to compete for a position in the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District (legislature in Mexico City).

On September 1, 2006, she took office as Senator of the Republic in the upper house of Mexican Congress for the period 2006 – 2012. She served as chair of the committee on culture.

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