Mexican actress Ana Ofelia Murguía dies, sparking interest in her children
The Mexican actress, Ana Ofelia Murguía, who made her mark in both the world of film and television, has passed away, generating much interest in her personal life, notably her children, or Ana Ofelia Murguía Hijos as they are referred to in Spanish. Murguía’s education under Seki Sano, widely regarded as the “father of Mexican theatre,” at the Drama School of the National Institute of Fine Arts, was instrumental in shaping her successful acting career.
Although she was not often seen in leading roles, her distinctive simplicity and the quality of her performances made her one of Mexico’s most recognisable actors. She played a part in some of Mexico’s most critical cinematic productions during the last three decades of the 20th century, working with top-tier directors like Felipe Cazals in El Apando, and Jaime Hermosillo Humberto in The Poquianchis and The Innocents and The Motives of Luz.
Since Murguía’s passing, information about her family and three children has been scant as they have chosen to keep a low public profile. Her youngest son, Pablo Fernández Murguía, has carved a different path from his mother’s artistic journey, focusing on sound design for films. His mother’s death undoubtedly left him and his siblings devastated.
In a TV Azteca interview, Murguía disclosed that she had to leave her children with their grandparents when they were young due to her work commitments and passion for film. The celebrated actress was married to actor Carlos Fernández, with whom she raised a family. Their three children have carried on their mother’s artistic legacy in their own way.
Details about Murguía’s eldest daughter are minimal. She is speculated to be a government official in Mexico City, as suggested by her name appearing in the Secretariat of Administration and Finance, but this remains unverified due to the lack of a personal photograph. Marina, the second daughter, has also maintained a low profile, with her current occupation unknown. Her only public appearance was when she shared stories and memories of her mother’s artistic career on the show Historias Engarzadas.
Ana Ofelia Murguía passed away at the age of 90 on December 31, as confirmed by the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INAB). Despite having acted in 70 plays and 90 films, she is best remembered for her role as Mama Coco in a Disney production.
Regrettably, details about Murguía’s daughters and son are not widely available online. However, her indelible legacy in the entertainment industry has sparked increased interest in her personal life, with many now keen to learn more about her family and children.