|Aliases||Guadalupe Tovar; Lupita Tovar Kohner|
|Place of birth||Oaxaca, Mexico|
|Date of birth||July 27th, 1910|
|Date of death||November 12th, 2016|
|First appearance||La voluntad del muerto (1930)|
Lupita Tovar, born María de Guadalupe Tovar, was a Mexican actress born in Oaxaca on July 27th, 1910. She began her career during the silent film era and was active from the late 1920s to 1945. Lupita's first horror work was the 1930 film La voluntad del muerto, a remake of The Cat Creeps, where she played a character named Anita. Lupita received second billing for this film.
Lupita Tovar is best known however for playing the role of Eva Seward in the 1931 Spanish version of Universal's Drácula, directed by George Melford. Her character was the counterpart to Mina Seward played by Helen Chandler in the American version of the film.
In 1932, Tovar became engaged to Universal Pictures executive Paul Kohner. In July of 1932, she met Kohner in Paris where she was to star in a French movie. In 1940, she starred in the adventure film Green Hell, which was directed by Frankenstein director James Whale.
Body of work Edit
|La voluntad del muerto||1930||Anita|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Stills of Lupita Tovar were featured in the 1998 television documentary Universal Horror.
- Lupita Tovar appeared in an introductory segment for the film Drácula on the bonus disc of the Dracula: The Legacy Collection DVD, which was released in 2004.
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