Where is Angélica Aragón Today? Her Age, Appearance, Family, Bio

Who is Angelica Aragon?

Mexican actress Angelica Espinoza Stransky, probably known better as Angelica Aragon was born under the zodiac sign Cancer on 11 July 1953 in Mexico City. She has more than 110 acting credits and is perhaps still known best for portraying Augustina Sanjuanera in the 2002 romantic movie “The Crime of Padre Amaro”, directed by Carlos Carrera, and which starred Gael Garcia Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancon and Sancho Gracia. It follows the life of a young and newly-ordained priest, and the film won 21 of its 36 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Angelica’s still today highly active in the film industry and is currently shooting for the upcoming movies “El Precio de Educarlos” and “Hotel Manana”, as well as for the series “Blowers”.

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Education and early life

Angelica was raised alongside her younger sister Vindia (died in 2008) in Mexico City, by their mother Sonia Stransky and father Jose Angel Espinoza; Jose was a famous Mexican singer-songwriter and actor, and Angelica became passionate about acting partly because she looked up to him. She was three when her parents divorced – today she also has two maternal half-siblings.

Angelica grew up wanting to become a doctor, however, the plans that she had for her future changed while she was attending Liceo Franco Mexicano A. C. and met Spanish actor Juan Ribo; having been secretly in love with Juan, Angelica joined the theatrical company which was led by him.

She matriculated from a local high school in 1971, and then enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in England, graduating with a Master’s degree in 1978. Angelica also studied at the University of London.

Roles in TV series

Angelica’s debut TV series role was playing a supporting character in a 1971 episode of the romantic drama “El Amor Tiene Cara de Mujer”, and her following role came in 1981, when cast to star as Genoveva Velarde-Aguirre in 105 episodes of the action family adventure “El Hogar que yo Robe”, which also starred Angelica Maria and Juan Ferrara, and follows the lives of members of a middle-class Mexican family.

Some of Angelica’s other notable performances in the ‘80s were in the drama “Vanessa”, the family drama “Chispita” and the romantic drama “La Fiera”, all lead roles.

In 1990 and 1991, she starred as Magdalena Ovalle de Muriel in all 185 episodes of the romantic mystery drama “En Carne Propia”, which also starred Gonzalo Vega, Eduardo Yanez and Edith Gonzalez, and follows the life of a mafia member. In 1992, Angelica starred as Chole in all 98 episodes of the romantic drama “De Frente al Sol”, and the following year saw her play the lead character in all 100 episodes of the romantic drama “Mas alla del Puente”. Some of her other notable performances in the ‘90s were in the drama “Agujetas de Color de Rosa”, the romantic drama “Canaveral de Pasiones” and the crime thriller “Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real”.

In 2000 and 2001, she starred as Carmen Davila in all 260 episodes of the drama “Todo por Amor”, which also starred Fernando Lujan and Cecilia Suarez, and follows two elderly people who are in love. She could’ve been seen playing lead characters in a couple of other popular TV series in the 2000s, including the drama “Por Ti” and the romantic drama “Mirada de Mujer: El Regreso”.

Angelica’s since appeared in only a couple of series, with her three most recent roles having been in the 2022 animated short adventure “The Casagrandes” (voice role), the 2022 biographical musical “El Ultimo Rey” and the 2023 horror “La Hora Marcada”.

Roles in movies

Angelica’s debut film role was playing Maria in the popular 1984 action thriller “The Evil That Men Do”, directed by J. Lee Thompson, and which starred Joseph Maher, Theresa Saldana and Charles Bronson; it follows a professional killer as he’s investigating the murder of his old friend. A couple of Angelica’s other film roles in the ‘80s were in the action adventure fantasy “Samson and Delilah” and the action “Toy Soldiers” both in 1984, and the 1989 biographical drama “Goitia, Un Dios Para si Mismo”.

In 1992, she played the lead character Pilar Molina in the historical war drama “Gertrudis”, directed by Ernesto Medina, and which also starred Ofelia Medina and Fernando Balzaretti; it follows the life and eventual execution of Gertrudis Bocanegra, following the Mexican War of Independence. Angelica could then have been seen appearing in the 1993 crime thriller “The Harvest”, the 1994 adventure mystery “Ambar” and the 1999 comedy “Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas”.

Some of the most popular movies in which she appeared in the 2000s were perhaps the 2005 drama “My Brother’s Wife”, the 2006 fantasy mystery “El Lugar de las Cosas Perdidas” and the 2008 fantasy comedy “La Virgen Negra”.

In 2014, Angelica starred as Mama de Elvira in the comedy “Elvira I Will Give You My Life But I’m Using It”, written and directed by Manolo Caro, and which also starred Luis Gerardo Mendez, Vanessa Bauche and Cecilia Suarez. It follows 40 years old Elvira who has two children, and whose husband’s now disappeared; the film was nominated for five awards.

A couple of Angelica’s most recent film roles have been in the comedy “Infelices Para Siempre”, the horror thriller “Los Habitantes” and the comedy “El Aguila y el Gusano”, all released in 2023.

Other credits

Angelica sang the song “La Llorona” in the 1970 adventure movie “The Bridge in the Jungle”.

A couple of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “T. A. P. Taller de Actores Profesionales”, “Noches con Platanito” and “10 Mujeres”.

Awards and nominations

Angelica’s won three of her 12 award nominations: a 1994 Silver Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in “Novia que te Vea”, a 1997 Silver Ariel Award for Best Actress in a Minor Role, for “Cilantro y Perejil” and a 2003 Silver Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress, for “The Crime of Padre Amaro”.

Love life and relationships

Angelica was only 19 when she married Indian musician Shajid, who’s originally from Calcutta and whom she had met at a music festival in Mexico a year earlier; they spent a year living together in India but then divorced.

Angelica was 46 when she began dating Mexican historian Rodrigo Martinez in 1989, having been friends since childhood, and she gave birth to their daughter Maria.

We don’t know about other men whom Angelica’s perhaps been with; she seems to be unattached as of February 2024, was once married to Shajid and has a daughter with former boyfriend Rodrigo Martinez.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Angelica enjoys being active on Instagram, and has shared more than 1,600 pictures and videos on the network, while nearly 25,000 people are following her today; most of her content features her acting, spending time with friends and travelling around the world.

She loves learning languages and can speak seven, including Portuguese, Japanese and Bengali.

Angelica once studied dance at the prestigious Indian school Kerala Kalamandalam; she was accepted even though the institution allowed only male students, but had to attend lessons outside the classrooms.

Angelica’s a philanthropist and has worked with numerous charity organizations since the launch of her acting career, while she mostly enjoys helping underprivileged children.

One of her favorite actresses is Dolores del Rio, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Bird of Paradise”, “Flying Down to Rio” and “Maria Candelaria”.

Net worth, height and age

Angelica’s age is 70. Her hair is black and eyes are green, she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

Angelica’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $1.5 million, as of February 2024.

Martha Clifford

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