Katy Jurado


By Promotional picture of the film (Republic Pictures) ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

STAR. Jurado was born in Mexico. She was discovered at the early age of 16. In addition to acting, she was also a movie columnist and reporter.

Katy Jurado was a Mexican actress. Her full name is María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García, but she is better known as Katy.
Jurado is known for her roles in films such as “The Bullfighter and the Lady,” “High Noon,” “Arrowhead,” “Broken Lance,” “One-eyed Jacks,” “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” and “The Racers.”
Throughout her career, Jurado won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, several Silver Ariel Awards, and even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jurado aimed to portray her characters as complex women. She denied roles for characters she did not wish to portray, and accepted roles of strong, female characters. Jurado paved the way for Mexican and Latina actresses.
Perhaps Jurado is best described by her quote, “I didn’t take all the films that were offered — just those with dignity.” She aimed to maintain dignity in all aspects of her career.
During her life, Jurado had two husbands and multiple other relationships, oftentimes with people she worked with. In fact, in 1998, Mexican composer Juan Gabriel wrote and dedicated a song to Jurado.
Jurado both experienced immense success during her career and created a lasting legacy in the film industry.