Kate Del Castillo

January 11, 2012 by staff 

Kate Del CastilloKate Del Castillo, Kate Del Castillo is the daughter of Kate Trillo and Eric del Castillo, a legend of the Mexican cinema’s golden era and a former soap opera actor himself. Del Castillo also has two other siblings; a sister, Ver?nica, and a half-brother, Ponciano, from her father’s side.
Del Castillo made her acting debut in 1980 when she took part in a film called The Last Escape. She became well known in 1991 when she starred as Leticia in Muchachitas, a telenovela that was very popular all over Latin America. Muchachitas reached the top audience spots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, and among Hispanic audiences in the United States. She also participated in other very successful telenovelas as a leading actress.

In 2002 and 2003, she embarked on an international tour alongside Argentinian actor Saul Lisazo, another well known figure in Mexico, with their play Cartas de Amor (Love Letters). On August 22, 2005, it was reported by the LAPD that del Castillo’s new house, in Los Angeles, had been broken into by thieves, who took some jewelry from the actress. Del Castillo was in Los Angeles filming Bordertown, a film about the deaths in Ciudad Ju?rez, alongside Jennifer Lopez, when the robbery occurred.

In 2009, del Castillo was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights and the following year she helped launch the Blue Heart Campaign in order to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.

In November 2007, she was named one of the “Stars of the Year” and in 2011 one of the “25 most influential women” and “50 most beautiful” by People en Espa?ol magazine.

Recently starred in the highly successful series La Reina del Sur for Telemundo network.

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