- Was charismatic actor Mauricio Garcés gay?
- The rumors about his sexual orientation.
- He was a heartthrob in his heyday.
Mauricio Feres Yazbek was one of the most beloved actors in the history of Mexican film.
Better known as Mauricio Garcés, this comedian is remembered for playing charming heartthrobs in several of his films.
However, in real life, he was quite different to the characters he portrayed on screen. It was even rumored that he was gay, as he never married.
On February 27, 1989, he passed away at the age of 62, due to a heart attack caused by pulmonary emphysema.
Was Mauricio Garcés gay?
Of course, the fact that Mauricio Garcés never married does not necessarily mean he was gay.
However, it is said that off camera, he was a very shy and somewhat introverted person.
One rumor about the actor was that he had a relationship with former Mexican President Manuel Ávila Camacho, but it was never confirmed.
On the other hand, it was also said that his true love was actress Silvia Pinal, his co-star in 24 Horas de Placer.
He lived with his mother until his death
In reality, actor Mauricio Garcés’ great love is said to have been his mother, with whom he lived until the day he died.
On one occasion, he commented that he never wanted to get married because no woman had inspired him enough.
Today, it’s not unusual for men to be particular about their personal appearance, but back then it was less accepted.
His well-groomed appearance contributed to the rumors that Mauricio Garcés was gay. He also played a character who was pretending to be gay in Modisto de Señoras.
Was Mauricio Garcés gay?
As mentioned earlier, there was a rumor that Mauricio Garcés had a romantic relationship with a former Mexican president, but he was also linked to someone else.
It was also said that the El Cuerpazo del Delito star had a romance with Mexican-Spanish actor Enrique Rambal.
In 1971, Rambal died of a heart attack and it was claimed that he passed away in the bed where Mauricio used to sleep.
Furthermore, Enrique’s wife, Lucy Gallardo, was present at this moment. Garcés’ brother Edmundo, denied the romance.
Isela Vega is asked about the actor’s sexuality
Renowned actress Isela Vega, who passed away on March 9, 2021, gave a revealing interview to Juan José Origel.
On that occasion, the journalist asked her about her experience with Garcés. They did two films together — one was Don Juan 67.
«Mauricio was adorable. ‘Mivi,’ Mauricio. He called us all ‘Mivi.’ He was adored,» the actress said, acknowledging that he «didn’t pay attention to me.»
Finally, she was asked if she knew whether Mauricio Garcés was gay or not. She responded, «I have no idea… All the signs, but I’m not sure.»
The impact of Modisto de Señoras
According to México es Cultura, the film Modisto de Señoras centers on aspects of the main character, Maurice’s, life.
Portrayed by Mauricio Garcés, this successful fashion designer seduces married women while pretending to be gay to avoid raising their husband’s suspicions.
It’s worth noting that the actor was one of the first to play a gay (ish) character in Mexican movies.
Despite some initial fears, the public loved the movie and its main character.