Helena Rojo

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Enríquez and the second or maternal family name is Ruiz.
Helena Rojo
Born María Elena Enríquez Ruiz
(1944-08-18) August 18, 1944
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1968-present
Spouse(s) Juan Ferrara (divorce)
Benjamín Fernández (?-present)
Children Leo, Patricia & Elena

Helena Rojo (born María Elena Enríquez Ruiz on August 18, 1944 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress and model.


Born Mexico City, Mexico, she began her career as a model in the early-1960s. Toward the end of the decade, she studied drama with renowned Mexican directors Carlos Ancira and José Luis Ibáñez, making her film debut in 1968 in the film El club de los suicidas. That same year, Helena also appeared in her second film, Los amigos. She continued working as a model and appearing in small film roles in the late 60's and early 70's.

In 1969, she signed an exclusivity contract with Productora Cinematográfica Marte. Later, she began expanding her acting career into television and theater. In 1974, her first television role was the lead in the telenovela Extraño en su pueblo. She was married to actor Juan Ferrara for many years. Currently, she is married to Benjamín Fernández, who is not in the entertainment industry. She is the mother of three children: Leo, Patricia and Elena, all from her first marriage.

Helena's cinematic career lead her to work with the most important Mexican film directors of the 1970s and 80's, such as Felipe Cazals, Arturo Ripstein, Rafael Corkidi, Alberto Bojórquez, Marcela Fernández Violante and Jorge Fons, among others.

She has worked with international talent, such as German director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski with a role in the film Aguirre, the Wrath of God. She also appeared in the film Fox Trot (1976), directed by Arturo Ripstein and alongside actors Charlotte Rampling, Peter O'Toole and Max von Sydow.

In 2006 she appeared on the American dramedy series Ugly Betty, where she plays a mother who tries to steer her son away from the stepmother who has eyes for him on a 'faux' telenovela that is watched on TV by the main character's family



Year Title Character Note
2010 Catarsis La madre Film
2008 Amor letra por letra Fabiola Film
1994 Luces de la noche Tina Film
1993Guerrero negro Eva Film
1992Los Años de Greta Nora Film
1992Una Luz en la escalera Adriana Bernal Film
1991Muerte ciega Alisa Film
1990Reto a la vida Elena Film
1988Don't Panic/Dimensiones ocultas Mrs. Smith Film
1983En el país de los pies ligeros Film
1980Misterio Silvia Film
1978The Children of Sanchez Film
1978La Sucesion Film
1976La Gran Aventura Del Zorro Elena Film
1976Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary Greta Film
1976La Casa del Sur Elena Film
1975Foxtrot Alexandra Film
1975Más negro que la noche Pilar Film
1974Payo - un hombre contra el mundo Lupe Film
1973Los Perros de Dios Laura Film
1972Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes Inez Film
1972Aquellos años Carlota Film
1972Espejismo Film
1972Ángeles y querubines' Angela Film
1972Victoria Film
1971Los Cachorros Tere Film
1971Una vez un hombre Film
1971Fin de fiesta Elena Film
1971Muñeca reina Laura Film
1971El Sabor de la venganza Rina Pittman Film
1969Siempre hay una primera vez Isabel Film
1968Los Amigos Film
1968El Club de los suicidas Film


Year Title Character Note
2016-17 La candidata Natalia Suarez Supporting Role
2016 Corazón que miente Sara Sáenz Vda. de Castellanos Supporting Role
2014 El Color de la Pasión Milagros Fuentes Antagonist
2012 Por Ella Soy Eva Eugenia Mistral Supporting Role
2009-10 Corazón salvaje Leonarda Montes de Oca de Vidal Main Antagonist
2008-09 Cuidado con el Angel Cecilia de Velarde Co-Protagonist
2007 Amor sin Maquillaje Inés Supporting Role
2006-07 Mundo de Fieras Miriam de Rivas del Castillo Antagonist
2005-06 Peregrina Sabina Special Appearance
2003 Amor real Doña Augusta Curiel de Penalver y Beristain Antagonist
2000-01 Abrázame muy fuerte Damiana / Juliana Guillen Antagonist
2000 Ramona Doña Ramona Gonzaga Viuda de Moreno Main Antagonist
1998-99 El privilegio de amar Luciana Duval Protagonist
1997 Gente bien Rebeca Balmori Co-Protagonist
1995-96 Retrato de familia Cecilia Mariscal Protagonist
1992 Las secretas intenciones Antonieta Alcantara Main Antagonist
1984-85 La traición Antonia Guerra Protagonist
1981-82 Extraños caminos del amor Isabela Protagonist
1978 La hora del silencio Bárbara Protagonist
1977 La venganza María Olivares/Alejandra Balmaseda Protagonist
1976 Mañana será otro dia Paola Supporting Role
1974 Extraño en su pueblo Isaura Protagonist

Theater performances


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