Who is Florinda Meza?
Florinda is a Mexican actress, producer and writer, best known for her work in the popular Mexican television series’ “El Chavo del Ocho”, “El Chapulín Colorado” and “Chesperito” among many other productions on which she’s worked in her career.
Where is Florinda Meza Today?
Following the end of “Chespirito” in the mid-‘90s,, Florinda wasn’t very active in on-screen productions, but she toured with Roberto Bolaños extensively winning the public for years to come. After his death, she withdrew from public life, making her only goal to preserve his legacy. Currently, she tends to share all her recent efforts on her Instagram account. However, there have been a few ups and downs she faced following his death.
Florinda Meza Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Florinda Meza García was born on 8 February 1949 in Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico. The daughter of Hector Meza and Emilia Garcia, she became interested in acting and performing arts overall at an early age. She would watch films and plays which further increased her interest in acting. Unfortunately, she never revealed her educational background, but she is now a member of the National Association of Actors, or Associacion de Actores, ANDA, which is a Mexican actors guild.
Career Beginnings and Immediate Success
Florinda Meza kickstarted her acting journey in 1970, landing her debut role in the television series “Chespirito“, created by the renowned comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños. The show featured a series of comical episodes filled with mischief and adventures. The role of Doña Florinda marked the beginning of her collaboration with Gómez Bolaños, who played the iconic character El Chavo del Ocho.
The series, known for its humor and charm, starred key figures such as Ramón Valdés, and María Antonieta de las Nieves.
Another iteration of “Chespirito” ran from 1980 until 1995 and Meza continued her collaboration with Roberto Gómez Bolaños. This one-hour show, spanning 700 episodes, delved into the humorous antics of various characters created by Bolaños.
Foto: Chespirito e Florinda Meza, em viagem a Punta Cana, em 1981. pic.twitter.com/dx1CevO7vK
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She had many other roles during her tenure in “Chespirito”, demonstrating her talents by portraying María Expropiación Petronila Lascuráin y Torquemada, affectionately known as La Chimoltrufia. This iconic character, the wife of Édgar Vivar’s Botija, played a central role in the sketch “Los Caquitos”, alongside Gómez Bolaños, who portrayed Chómpiras. The comedic duo created a long-lasting chemistry that strongly contributed to the overall success of “Los Caquitos”, and solidified her reputation as a versatile and accomplished actress within the Chespirito universe.
The collaboration between Meza and Gómez Bolaños continued to flourish when they both became integral parts of the Televisa sitcom “El Chavo del Ocho”. This immensely popular show ran from 26 February 1973 to 7 January 1980, and the sketch continued until 1992. Meza’s long-lasting role as Doña Florinda left an indelible mark.
Following her success in “El Chavo del Ocho”, Florinda Meza continued her career in the hit series “El Chapulín Colorado” from 1973 to 1979. Created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the show featured Meza as Minina. In this superhero comedy, she worked alongside key figures such as Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Ramón Valdés, and Carlos Villagrán. With 137 episodes and high praise from critics and fans alike, the series solidified Meza’s status as a beloved actress in Mexican television.
After “El Chapulín Colorado”, Florinda Meza joined the cast of “La Chicharra” from 1979 to 1980, playing the role of Cándida in this 13-episode series. Alongside Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who portrayed Vicente Chambón, a journalist for ‘La Chicharra’ newspaper, Meza further displayed her comedic talent, earning praise from both critics and fans.
In addition to her work on TV, Florinda has had a few film roles, making her film debut in the 1979 movie “El Chanfle“, written by Roberto Gómez Bolaños and directed by Enrique Segoviano. In this cinematic journey, Meza portrayed the character Tere in the story of an untalented but kind waterboy for a Mexican soccer team, whose life takes an unexpected turn when his wife becomes pregnant.
Florinda reprised her role as Tere in the 1982 sequel, “El Chanfle II”, which continued the comedic journey of the untalented yet kind waterboy for a Mexican soccer team.
Florinda Meza took on the role of Aftadolfa in the 1983 film “Don ratón y don ratero”. Written and directed by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the movie explores the story of two rival gangs of robbers in Mexico City. Meza was a part of the ensemble that included Roberto Gómez Bolaños and Edgar Vivar.
Florinda next played the role of “Hija del Sheriff” in the 1984 film “Charrito”. Written and directed by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the movie revolves around the challenges faced by a filmmaker during the production of his new motion picture, particularly in dealing with the actor playing the clumsy villain, ‘Charrito’.
After an hiatus from Mexican film and television, Florinda Meza made a return in 2019 with the role of Verónica in the film “Dulce Familia”. Directed by Nicolás López, the movie features Meza alongside Paz Bascuñán, Regina Blandón, and Fernanda Castillo. Iin this comedy, a successful pastry chef’s engagement sets off a chain of humorous situations within her family. The film explores themes of societal pressure regarding body image and challenges the new taboo surrounding the perception of beauty.
Florinda expanded her role in the entertainment industry by taking on writing projects in addition to her acting career. In 1991, she created the TV series “Milagro y Magia”, spanning 89 episodes, featuring, Meza herself, along with Miguel Palmer and Ofelia Guilmáin.
Furthermore, Meza contributed as an adapter for the TV series “Alguna vez tendremos alas” in 1997. The show, running for 107 episodes, revolved around the story of a young girl in a Catholic church choir who falls for a man twice her age. The cast included Kate del Castillo, Humberto Zurita, and Cynthia Klitbo.
According to authoritative sources, Florinda Meza’s net worth is estimated at $20 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children
Florinda and Roberto Gómez Bolaños began dating in 1977. However, they married only 27 years later, in a civil ceremony on 19 November 2004. They didn’t have children, but she is the stepmother to Roberto Gómez and Graciela Gómez.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Florinda Meza has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while she weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs). Her vital statistics are unavailable, but she has a slim figure.