Florinda Serafina Meza García (born 8 February 1949) is a Mexican actress, television producer, and screenwriter. She is best known as Doña Florinda in El Chavo del Ocho, La Chimoltrufia in Chespirito, and other various roles in El Chapulín Colorado.
Florinda Serafina Meza García
8 February 1949
|Occupation||Actress, television producer, screenwriter|
Roberto Gómez Bolaños
(m. 2004; died 2014)
Early life and career
Meza was born in Juchipila, Zacatecas, the daughter of Emilia García and Hector Meza. She was cast by Roberto Gómez Bolaños to play "Doña Florinda" (and later "La Popis") in the Televisa sitcom El Chavo del Ocho, which became a major international hit. The show lasted from 1972 to 1980 (although the sketch would continue until 1992), during which she and Gómez Bolaños began a lifelong romance that never produced any children. During her tenure on the Chespirito television series, she was also known to have played Édgar Vivar's character "Botija"'s wife "María Expropiación Petronila Lascuráin y Torquemada", famously known as "La Chimoltrufia" Meza also participated prominently in Chespirito's other main sitcom, El Chapulín Colorado.
After production of Chespirito ended in 1995, she and Gómez Bolaños began touring extensively. They married in a civil ceremony on 19 November 2004 after a 27-year relationship.
Meza also participated in several movies, and produced telenovelas such as La Dueña, Alguna Vez Tendremos Alas, and Milagro y Magia, in which she also acted.
|1979||El chanfle||Tere||Debut film|
|1982||El chanfle II||Tere|
|1983||Don ratón y don ratero||Aftadolfa|
|1984||Charrito||Hija del Sheriff|
|1988||Música de viento||Valentina|
|1970||Chespirito||Doña Florinda||Lead role|
|1972-1980||El Chavo del Ocho||Doña Florinda / La Popis||Lead role|
|1973-1979||El Chapulín Colorado||Novia / Esposa / La Popis|
|1979||La chicharra||Cándida||Episode: "Llegó el play boy Narciso Fajardo"|
|1980-1995||Chespirito||Doña Florinda / Cándida / Enfermera||Lead role|
|1991||Milagro y magia||Elisa||Lead role|
- (in Spanish) Esmas - Biografia de Florinda Meza Archived 2010-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
- "Florinda Meza-garcia United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States". FamilySearch. Retrieved 19 October 2014.