Florinda Chico

Florinda Chico Martín Mora MML (24 April 1926[1] – 19 February 2011) was a Spanish actress of film, theater and television.

Florinda Chico

Florinda Chico Martín Mora

(1926-04-24)24 April 1926
Died19 February 2011(2011-02-19) (aged 84)
Madrid, Spain
Years active1947–2002


Florinda Chico Martín Mora was born in 1926 in Don Benito (Badajoz) in Extremadura, Spain. She studied singing and then started her artistic career on the stage acting in musical revues. Her first successes were El huevo and the revue La blanca doble (1947) with the comedian trio Zori, Santos y Codeso. Although she made her debut on cimena in 1953 with the movie Pasaporte para un ángel it wasn't until the late 1960s that she became famous in Spain.

She often played the roles of feisty, fleshy housewife or grumpy maid. She worked with director Mariano Ozores in almost two dozen films. She also appeared in such dramas as Cría cuervos (1976) and La casa de Bernarda Alba (1987).

She was also a regular on such television series as La tía de Ambrosio (1971), Los maniáticos (1974), Este señor de negro (1975–76), de Antonio Mercero, Taller mecánico (1991), El sexólogo (1994), Makinavaja (1995–96) and La casa de los líos (1996–2000). In the 1980s she appeared in the theater play Mi tía y sus cosas.

Florinda died on 19 February 2011 in Madrid at age 84 of a strong respiratory disease.

Selected filmography



  • Gold Medal of Merit in Labour (Kingdom of Spain, 19 December 1997).[2]


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