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Paloma Cela


Born - 4 March 1943, Madrid, Spain
Died - 30 March 2019

Spanish actress of flowing black hair and unflinching gaze, mainly in comedy and a hard worker over several decades, if never quite a star name. Born Maria Cela Molinero, she was in films almost straight from drama school: Operation Secretary (1965), Witch Without a Broom (1966), 40 Degrees in the Shade (1967), Operation Mata Hari (1968), Tepepa (1969), Viva America!/Mafia Mob (1969), A Town Called Bastard/A Town Called Hell (1971), Dick Turpin (1974), Manuela (1976), Shadow of Memory (1978), Bad Medicine (1985), Crystalstone (1987), Night of the Executioner (1992), El Baile de las Animas (1994), Maestros (2000), Mission in Marbella (2001) and Casi Inocentes (2013), her last. A formidable presence in the theatre in the latter stages of her career, she died from vascular dementia.