China Zorrilla (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
China Zorrilla

China Zorrilla was an Uruguayan theater, film, and television actress, also director, producer and writer. An immensely popular star in the Rioplatense area, she is often regarded as a “Grand Dame” of the South American theater stage. After a long career in the Uruguayan theater, Zorrilla made over 50 appearances in Argentina’s film, theater and TV. Her distinguished career took off in Uruguay in the 1950 and 1960s, later she settled in Argentina, where she lived for over 35 years and was popular on TV, theater, and cinema. At 90, she retired and went back to Uruguay, where she died in 2014. In 2008, Zorrilla was invested Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and in 2011, the Correo Uruguayo released a print run of 500 commemorative postage stamps dedicated to her.

Born: Concepción Zorrilla de San Martín Muñoz, Mar 14, 1922, Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: Sept 17, 2014, Montevideo, Uruguay
Occupation: Actress, director, producer
Years active: 1948–2010
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About China Zorrilla

Film, stage and television actress, most known for her several-decade long career in the business.

Before Fame

She earned a prestigious scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1948.


She received the Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur in 2008, one of France’s highest honors.

Family Life

She grew up with four sisters in Montevideo, Uruguay.


She has often been labeled the Uruguayan Meryl Streep.

Information related to China Zorrilla

  • Uruguayan expatriate actresses in Argentina
  • Uruguayan television actresses
  • Uruguayan film actresses
  • 21st-century Uruguayan actresses
  • 20th-century Uruguayan actresses
  • Actresses from Montevideo
  • Uruguayan stage actresses
  • Burials at the Central Cemetery of Montevideo
  • Illustrious Citizens of Buenos Aires
  • Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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Latest information about China Zorrilla updated on September 16, 2020.

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