Ana Bertha Lepe, a longtime Mexican actress and a Miss Universe contestant, died on Thursday, Spanish media reported. She was 80.
El Universal reported that she died at a hospital in southern Mexico City.
In 1953, she was awarded the title “Miss Mexico” and was a runner-up in the Miss Universe contest before appearing in many films and telenovelas.
According to local reports, her health went downward amid struggles with depression and alcoholism.
Lepe was born on Sept. 12, 1933, in Tecolotlán, Jalisco state.
She first appeared in 1952’s “La Justicia Del Lobo.”
LEPE, Ana Bertha
Born: 9/12/1934, Tecolotlan, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: 10/24/2013, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Ana Bertha Lepe’s westerns – actress:
Los gavilanes – 1956 (Rosa Maria)
Gritenme piedras del campo – 1957
The Hooded Men from Hell – 1962
Cazadores de asesinos – 1962 (Paloma)
The Brave Don’t Die – 1962
El lobo blanco – 1962
La barranca sangrienta – 1962
Soy chicano y mexicano - 1975