Mexican Film Legend Columba Dominguez Dies at 85
She worked under surrealist great Luis Bunuel
MEXICO CITY — Mexican actress Columba Dominguez, who worked with director Luis Bunuel during Mexico's golden age of cinema, died at 85 on Wednesday of unknown causes.
Dominguez, recipient of a lifetime achievement award at Mexico's Ariel Awards ceremony last year, appeared in more than 60 films and TV series throughout a career that spanned six decades. She is best known for the lead role in the Bunuel drama The River and Death and for Pueblerina, a romantic drama from renowned writer-director Emilio Fernandez.
Dominguez's nephew Giuliano Molina, who made the announcement of the death via Twitter, posted a picture Wednesday of his aunt and Fernandez having drinks with Marilyn Monroe.
Dominguez was a second cousin of Babel screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.
The film academy here said in a statement that Mexican cinema has lost one of its great icons.