Rosario Zúñiga, esteemed actress of Perfume de Violetas, passes away at 59

A beacon of Mexican arts, Zúñiga's diverse roles across TV, film, and theatre shaped a career spanning over three decades.

Actress Rosario Zúñiga, who had a career of more than 30 years of work in the artistic field, died this Sunday at the age of 59. Her face is remembered in productions such as “Perfume de Violetas” and “Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres,” in addition to numerous telenovelas, series, films, and plays.

The National Actors Association (ANDA) announced her death through Twitter, where it lamented the departure of its partner.

Likewise, shortly after, the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (Inbal) wrote on its social network a brief message of condolences:

“We regret the sensitive demise of actress Rosario Zúñiga, whose artistic career of more than 30 years is a reference in Mexican theater, film, and television.”

The National Theater Company also dedicated a message to her: “The members of the CNT celebrate the life of our beloved Rosario Zúñiga. Actress of theater, film, and television, who was a member of the stable cast of the CNT”.

What happened to Rosario Zúñiga?

The actress has been active in recent years. Among her last works are some 2022 episodes of programs such as “Lo Que La Gente Cuenta,” “Lotería Del Crimen,” and “Rutas De La Vida.”

However, Rosario was away from social networks and had no knowledge of health problems. So far, no details have been revealed about the cause of her death.

Who was Rosario Zúñiga?

Rosario Zúñiga was born in Mexico in 1964 and studied for a degree at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, as well as film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos de la UNAM and was a scholarship holder of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes to develop the project Sor Juana y la Perversa Trinidad.

Rosario produced over 30 plays, 15 soap operas, and numerous television series and programs. In the ’70s and ’80s, she had her first roles. At that time, she worked in theater in plays such as Fuenteovejuna and as part of the main cast of Cómo quieres que sea (1981), an Ariel-winning medium-length film.

She acted with theater directors such as Julio Castillo, Luis de Tavira, Ludwik Margules, and Georges Lavaudant and participated in cultural programs.