Concha Velasco dies at 84: latest news and reactions

One of the most beloved artists

The eternal ‘ye ye girl’ has been one of the most popular and beloved artists in Spain, with a career that began very young, at a time when she was known as Conchita, marked by films such as “Lovers’ Day” (1958), “Television Stories” (1965) or “Those Who Have to Serve” (1967).

Velasco dedicated a lot of time to theater, with works such as “Filomena Marturano” (1979), “I’ll get off next time, what about you?” (1981) “Mom I want to be an artist” (1986), “Carmen, Carmen” (1988), “La truhana” (1992), “The Friday apples (1999), “Hello, Dolly!” (2001), ” Inés unbuttoned” (2003) or “Hécuba” (2013).

And among her dramatic roles, those of “Teresa de Jesús” in the 1983 series stood out, or those of “Tormento” (1974), “Pim, pam, pum… fire!” (1975), “Esquilache” (1989), “Beyond the Garden” (1996).

She was awarded the Goya Honor Award in 2012, the Max Honor Award in 2019, the Valle Inclán Award for Best Actress for “Hécuba” in 2015, the Ondas Award for Best Actress for “Gran Hotel” in 2012, and the Golden Spike of the Seminci for “The Witching Hour” in 1985.