Isabel Torres, Spanish Actor in ‘Veneno,’ Dies at 52

Isabel Torres, well known for her role in the biographical drama series Veneno, has died aged 52 years old.

Torres’ death was announced on Friday via her official Instagram account. Torres had shared her fight with lung cancer on Instagram in recent years, but no cause of death was given. The actor released a video titled “My Last Video” in November, yet she continued to publish images.

Torres made her cinematic debut in the 1996 crime thriller Fotos, followed by roles in the short films Victima del miedo and Los brazos de Venus.

Torres earned Spain’s Ondas Award in 2020 for her depiction of Cristina “La Veneno” Ortiz, the late transgender icon and TV personality, in HBO’s Veneno. Daniela Santiago and Marcos Sotkovszki played younger versions.

In 2021, the GLAAD Media Awards awarded the series for finest Spanish-language scripted series. GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics also nominated Veneno for best LGBTQ program.

Fellow co-creator Javier Ambrossi shared in his own Instagram post: “I can only thank you, Elizabeth. I still see you in every memory, In every complicit look on the set, in every dance when we could, in every rehearsal. You are effort, talent, courage, beauty. Can. Forever I carry you inside. Rest my love.”


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