Mexican Actress From Oaxaca Who Became A Star In Hollywood’s Golden Era Dies At 106

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Lupita Tovar, star of the 1931 Spanish language “Dracula,” died on Friday, November 11. She was 106 years of age.

RIP Lupita Tovar? #dracula #carlosvillarias #lupitatovar #marihuana #elmonstroverde ?

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Born in 1910, the oldest of nine children, Tovar spent her early years in her native Matías Romero, Oaxaca.

After a short stint in Mexico City, Tovar made the move to Los Angeles, where she would begin carving out a long and illustrious career.

In 1929, Hollywood opened its arms to Guadalupe Natalia “Lupita” Tovar.

Barely a year after moving to Hollywood, in 1930, Tovar scored one of her most well-known roles, playing opposite Carlos Villarias in the Spanish language version of “Drácula.”

Of the experience, Tovar said:

“It was a complete change because I had to sleep in the day time.  I was actually frightened by the sets.  I would go to work about an hour early and sit there and try to concentrate. It was very dark and scary. We had our dinner at midnight. We left in the morning before the English cast came in.”

Even with success in Hollywood, Tovar never strayed too far from her roots in Mexico.

In 1933, Lupita starred in “Santa,” Mexico’s first film to feature talking. The film was so well-received that a postage stamp featuring Tovar as “Santa” was released by the Mexican government. The stamp is available for viewing here. In all, Tovar appeared in over 30 films, and if the world is a little darker today, it’s because we lost one of our finest stars.

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We Hated It Growing Up, Now We Can’t Stop Craving It

Yeah, we have a lot of amazing Latino dishes, but nothing ranks higher in comfort than sopa de fideo.

The recipe most of us know is simple.

And takes about 5 mins to make.

But there’s also something a little more elaborate for the fancy.

For when you’re feeling a little extra.

Your mom swears it’s full of vitaminas.

That theory hasn’t been medically proven, but it definitely makes you feel better.

You know it’s good enough on its own, but it also plays well with others.


Pair it with fresh avocado.

Or cold queso fresco.

But a fan favorite is when it’s extra tomato-ey.

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You can eat it with a spoon like a normal adult or take it to the next level and just soak it up with a tortilla de maiz.

Extra crispy please.

Go the extra mile and throw in a side of quesadilla if you’re feeling wild.

There’s a shape for everyone.


But in your heart, you love them all the same.

Sopa de fideo is like a hug from the carb Gods and there’s nothing it can’t fix.

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