Florinda Meza

Florinda Serafina Meza García (born 8 February 1949) is a Mexican actress, television producer, and screenwriter.[1] 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 Meza
Born
Florinda Serafina Meza García

(1949-02-08) 8 February 1949
Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico
OccupationActress, television producer, screenwriter
Spouse(s)
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.[2] 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.

Filmography

As actress

Films
YearTitleRoleNotes
1979El chanfleTereDebut film
1982El chanfle IITere
1983Don ratón y don rateroAftadolfa
1984CharritoHija del Sheriff
1988Música de vientoValentina
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1970ChespiritoDoña FlorindaLead role
1972-1980El Chavo del OchoDoña Florinda / La PopisLead role
1973-1979El Chapulín ColoradoNovia / Esposa / La Popis
1979La chicharraCándidaEpisode: "Llegó el play boy Narciso Fajardo"
1980-1995ChespiritoDoña Florinda / Cándida / EnfermeraLead role
1991Milagro y magiaElisaLead role

As a producer

YearTitleNotes
1985María de nadie
1995La dueñaExecutive producer
1997Alguna vez tendremos alasExecutive producer

References

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