Spanish actress Margarita Lozano, who labored with high European administrators corresponding to Pier Paolo Pasolini and Sergio Leone, died Monday aged 90, native officers mentioned.
The southeastern metropolis of Lorca, the place Lozano spent her childhood, declared three days of mourning, referring to her as an “adoptive daughter.”
“Margarita Lozano left a deep mark on both the cinema and theatre and acted under the orders of the best directors of the time,” Lorca mayor Diego Jose Mateos mentioned in an announcement.
Born in 1931 in Tetuan in northern Morocco which was then a Spanish protectorate to a father who was a soldier stationed there, Lozano initially studied design and trend.
But she deserted her research to pursue appearing, her true ardour, in Madrid, initially within the theatre.
She starred in acclaimed Spanish director Luis Bunuel’s 1961 drama “Viridiana” a few younger nun about to take her remaining vows.
The film received the highest Palme d’Or prize on the Cannes Film Festival that 12 months.
In the late Nineteen Sixties she went to Italy, showing in Pasolini’s 1969 drama “Pigsty” in addition to Sergio Leone’s 1964 western “A Fistful of Dollars” alongside Clint Eastwood.
She retired for a decade to boost her household however returned to Italian cinema within the 80s, showing in a number of movies by Paolo Taviani and his brother Vittorio Taviani.
Her buddy, Spanish architect Simon Angel Ros who designed her house within the coastal city of Puntas de Calnegre close to Lorca the place she was dwelling, mentioned Lozano handed away “peaceful”.
“Her heart has been weakening slowly, she did not suffer,” he advised native media.
Lozano’s solely son Paco flew from Italy the place he lives on Saturday to be by her aspect in her remaining hours, he added.