Argentina’s Lucy Gallardo dies at 82

The screen star passed away on Saturday (11Aug12) at her home in Los Angeles after experiencing complications from lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Born Elida Lucia Cardarelli in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she found fame after moving to Mexico to pursue her acting career. She performed in various theatre productions and became a movie star in films such as My Wife Understands Me, The Adolescents, and 1962’s The Exterminating Angel, in which she appeared alongside her then-husband Enrique Rambal.

She also appeared in a number of telenovelas, most notably El amor tiene cara de mujer (Love Has a Female Face). Her last acting gig came in 2005 when she featured in How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer opposite Ugly Betty star America Ferrera.

She is survived by her actress daughter Rebeca Rambal – her only child from her marriage to Enrique Rambal, who died in 1971.