Golden age: the tragic end of Kitty de Hoyos

Kitty de Hoyos died after 45 years of artistic career, working in dance, singing, acting and modeling (Photo: Facebook/Filmoteca UNAM)
Kitty de Hoyos died after 45 years of artistic career, working in dance, singing, acting and modeling (Photo: Facebook/Filmoteca UNAM)

Kitty from Holes She became a star of Mexican cinema when she was only 18 years old and managed to position herself as one of the most important actresses of the time, until she began to present strong symptoms of the illness that led to her death.

María Cristina Guadalupe Vega Hoyos, better known as Kitty de Hoyos, took her first steps in show business from the acting academy of Andres Solerfrom where he managed to participate in his first major film, although uncredited, How brave are the coast women.

Despite the fact that from a very young age he acted in several films, it was not until 1955 that he began to obtain recognition thanks to said film, because that same year he was offered his first star role on cheating wives.

Kitty’s name was soon present in all the newspapers after the release of this film, as her performance caused great controversy. And it is that the young histrionics completely undressed during one of the scenes, an act that was very frowned upon during the Golden era.

Kitty began her career studying at the Andrés Soler school (Photo: INAH)
Kitty began her career studying at the Andrés Soler school (Photo: INAH)

Kitty is considered one of the forerunners of this type of scene and although part of the public did not approve of nudity, other people applauded it, even creating a wax statue with his figure, but disappeared with a fire.

The artistic career of the actress includes more than 30 movies, several fotonovelas, soap operas and plays, in many of them she was the protagonist. She got the award silver goddess by The ravens are in mourning and other awards El Heraldo.

Thanks to her beauty and talent she was considered the Mexican Marilyn Monroe. In addition, he shared credits with great artists such as Silvia Pinal, Arturo de Córdoba, Cantinflas, Resortes and Javier Solís, but his career stopped when he began to feel discomfort.

De Hoyos had already had a successful artistic career for 40 years when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was reported that the actress had this disease in 1995, but she never delved into details about her health, it is only known that she did her best to deal with it.

Kitty was a sex symbol of the Golden Age and was also characterized by playing femme fatales (Photo: INAH)
Kitty was a sex symbol of the Golden Age and was also characterized by playing femme fatales (Photo: INAH)

Kitty, known for her energetic nature, never gave up her fight against cancer. Her daughters and her husband supported her throughout this journey.

Despite having the diagnosis, the actress decided to continue her career by accepting some roles in plays such as Who me?where he played a man, and in the soap opera Health money and love in 1997. After that he no longer accepted any more projects.

In May 1999, Kitty decided reappear in public and visited her with her best clothes, as well as making sure that the best beauty team arranged her to visit the Cineteca Nacional, since a special event was held to honor her for her 45 years of artistic career.

During this celebration, the actress asked for a few minutes to give one of the most difficult news of her life behind the spotlight.

Kitty rarely spoke about her colon cancer (Photo: Twitter/@FilmotecaUNAM)
Kitty rarely spoke about her colon cancer (Photo: Twitter/@FilmotecaUNAM)

“For three years I don’t know if what I’m living is a nightmare of horror or a night of love, but the last 10 months have truly been a nightmare of horror”, he said, announcing that the symptoms were becoming stronger.

He also confessed that one of his dreams was to be able to reach the year 2000. However, died December 28, 1999at 63 years old, a few days away from being able to achieve his goal and after four years of fighting colon cancer.

At her funeral she was fired with a shower of white roses and her husband, Juan Francisco Torres Landa, took her last serenade with a trio; she sang to him Eternal love.

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Golden age: the tragic end of Kitty de Hoyos