Latinos are mourning the death of actress, comedian, and film director María Elena Velasco, better known as La India María. Velasco died Friday in Mexico City. She was 74.
A comedic interpretation of Mexican indigenous women, La India María became so beloved that she starred in 21 spin-off movies, two TV series and made special appearances on TV for five decades. Velasco, who was born in Puebla, lived to make people laugh. In that spirit, we leave you with some of La India María’s most laugh-out-loud moments:
She Learns How to Drive
Credit: Vicente Ardito / YouTube
She Gets Jiggy Wit It at a Nightclub
Credit: juan del rio / YouTube
Her First Airplane Ride
Credit: Leito Piloto / YouTube
She Fights With Mean Girls
Credit: ALEJANDROMARRONH2490 / YouTube
She Hosts a Lavish Dinner Party That Turns Into Chaos
She Sings “La Muerte”
Credit: Alan Roux / YouTube
¡Jalale pa alla, jalale pa aca!
Rest in peace, María Elena Velasco.