Legendary “La Tigresa” Irma Serrano Passes Away at 89!
Irma Serrano, a famous Mexican actress, singer, and politician, died at the age of 89. She passed the morning of March 1, 2023, in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, after having a huge heart attack.
Serrano was a pioneer in the ranchera and corrido music styles. Her seductive voice earned her the nickname “La Tigresa.” She also acted in more than a dozen movies, and she was one of the last actresses from Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema who was still alive. Learn more about her life and work by reading on.
What is Irma Serrano's Death Cause?
The news was sent out by the Mexican media in a tweet on Wednesday. “@ANDIMexico announces the sad death of interpreter partner Irma Serrano,” the National Association of Interpreters of Mexico wrote on Twitter. We are very sorry for his family and friends' loss.”
Serrano was born in Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico, on December 9, 1933. Her father was a writer, poet, and politician, and her mother was a member of a wealthy family. She started her music career with Columbia Records in 1962. The next year, she won the Folklore Revelation Trophy, the Macuilxóchitl as the Revelation Songwriter, and the Musa Trophy of Radioland.
In the 1960s, the singer's songs La Nueva Intérprete de la Canción Ranchera (1964), Lloren Organillos (1965), Mexican Fire (1966), Mi Noche de Ayer (1968), and Irma Serrano con Los Alegres de Terán (1969) made her one of the most popular Mexican folk music artists.
How Did Irma Serrano Rise to Fame?
Serrano's first movie was Samson vs. the Zombies, which she starred in with Mexican wrestler El Santo in 1962. She then starred in over a dozen movies, including La Conquista de El Dorado, Los Gavilanes negros, La venganza de Gabino Barrera, Santo y el Aguila real, The Monastery of the Vultures, Carnival Nights, and The Lovers of the Lord of the Night.
In the 1960s, the actress was in the news because she was having an affair with the president of Mexico, Gustavo Daz Ordaz. At the time, both of them denied that they were dating, but Serrano later wrote in her book A calzón amarrado that they were.
Serrano also had a successful political career as a federal deputy and senator for the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party and then for the opposition Democratic Revolution Party in the 1990s. She also said she wanted to run for President of Mexico later in 2003.
Irma Serrano's Fan Pay Tribute to the Singer
A lot of people have taken to social media to talk about how sad they are about Serrano's death. “Doa Irma Serrano left a great legacy and suitable life lessons. I just heard that she died, and my condolences go out to her family and friends. “Thank you for teaching me so much. RIP, LA TIGRESA,” wrote TV host Poncho De Nigris on Twitter.
Actress Lucía Méndez wrote, “#irmaserrano My deepest condolences. We are praying for you and your family during this hard time so that the Lord will give you comfort and strength. Pita Ojeda also wrote on Twitter, “Without a doubt, she was very beautiful at one time. She was an actress, a singer, and the lover of the president and other millionaires. “Farewell, Tigress.”
Our condolences to Irma Serrano's family. May her soul rest in peace!