Lyn May is a Mexican cinema icon and one of the most recognizable faces in Latin American cinema. Born in Mexico City, May has been a fixture of Mexican film for over fifty years. She rose to fame in the late 1960s with her first lead roles in blockbuster films like “La Valentina” and “Los Olvidados”. Since then, she has been one of the most respected actresses in Mexico and internationally.
Lyn May Early Life: Mexico to Montreal
Lyn May was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised by her grandparents in Monterrey, Mexico. At an early age, she moved to Montreal, Canada, where she soon developed an interest in acting and dancing. Her first experience on stage came at eleven when she performed a Mexican folkloric dance from Veracruz.
She then studied theatre at McGill University and the National Theatre School of Canada. May’s career began with roles in various theatre productions across Quebec, including plays such as “L’Aigle à Deux Têtes”, “Femmes de Chez Nous”, and “Les Femmes Savantes”.
Lyn May Career Beginnings: Cabarets and Film
Born in Mexico City, she began her career at 17 when she joined a cabaret as a dancer. Since then, she has made numerous appearances in film and television in Mexico and abroad. Her unique style of flamboyant costumes and boisterous humor have won her legions of fans worldwide.
May first gain recognition for her performances in Mexican cabarets such as El Lago de los Cisnes and La Cueva del Pirata. She quickly became known for her outrageous costumes, which featured feathers, sequins, glittering headdresses and bold makeup.
Lyn May Major Success: La Vampira
Lyn May, also known by her stage name “La Vampira,” is a Mexican actress and singer who has made a major mark in the entertainment industry. She is best known for her work in films, television series, and music albums. Born in 1968 in Mexico City to a middle-class family, she started as a model before pursuing acting and singing. Her first notable role was in the soap opera ‘La Hora de Corazón’ which aired from 1986–1987 on the Televisa network.
May rose to fame with her portrayal of vampy characters in several films, such as La Infiltrada (1996), El Más Buscado (1995), La Reina del Sur (2005), and Las Leyendas (2007), among others.
Lyn May Later Roles and Music
May also love music, which she expressed through her various albums and public appearances. In later years, May branched into different genres with her music releases. Her most popular album was Siempre Tuya desde la Raíz – an album of romantic ballads released in 1996. The record shot to the top of the Latin American charts, making it one of the biggest hits of that year. May continued to be active in show business until her death in 2018 at age 86; however, her memory lives on through her timeless music and wonderful film performances.
Lyn may Personal Life
Her personal life has been as colorful and vibrant as her on-screen characters. Lyn May was passionate about exploring her artistic side from an early age. She studied ballet and flamenco at a young age before she began to focus on acting. During this period, she met director Sergio Véjar who cast her in several of his films, such as Las Vírgenes Suicidas (The Suicidal Virgins).
May married four times, but none lasted more than three years. After divorcing each husband, she continued to pursue her career with vigor.
Lyn May: Notable Film Roles
From starring in some of Mexico’s top box office hits to appearing in critically acclaimed international films, she has established herself as one of the biggest names in Mexican cinema. Her notable film roles have spanned many genres and styles, showcasing her versatility as an actress.
May began her career with a role in the 1982 drama “Rosario y el Misterio de la Muerte,” which earned her critical acclaim and helped launch her into stardom. She went on to appear in several other Mexican films, such as “Esmeralda,” “La Guerra de los Pasteles,” and “La Leyenda del Charro Negro.
Lyn May: Awards and Accolades
Lyn May has been recognized worldwide as one of Mexico’s most successful actresses. May has received numerous accolades and awards throughout her career, including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Ariel Awards (the Mexican equivalent of the Academy Awards).
May was honored with three Premios TVyNovelas, the highest award bestowed by Mexico’s leading Spanish-language television network. In addition to those accomplishments, she was awarded two Ondas Awards from Spain’s Radio Television Espanola network for Best Actress in a Television Series. In 2016, May was inducted into the Latin American Cinema Hall of Fame at the Havana International Film Festival for her exceptional contribution to Latin American cinema.
FAQs about Lyn May
Who is Lyn May?
She is a Mexican actress, model and showgirl. Throughout her career, she has starred in several movies and television shows. From comedies to dramas, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this Mexican superstar!
What are some of her notable roles?
Lyn May has appeared in dozens of films throughout her career. Some of her most famous roles include La vedette de los tiempos, El lado malo del deseo and Las mujeres de mi vida. She also had a recurring role in the popular telenovela Triunfo del amor, where she played the character María José “La Chiva”. In addition to acting, Lyn May starred in various shows such as Súper Sabado Sensacional and Siempre en Domingo.