- Was legendary Mexican actress Maricruz Olivier a lesbian?
- There were always rumors about her sexual orientation.
- She was arrested for attending a ‘lesbian party.’
It is said that the Mexican actress María de la Cruz Olivier Obergh, known for her role in the film Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo, led a double life.
Many believed that Maricruz Olivier (her stage name) was a lesbian.
Born in Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico, the actress allegedly landed in prison for attending a ‘lesbian party.’
To prevent the public from finding out, her secret girlfriend had to do something unimaginable.
Maricruz Olivier played Teresa
Was Maricruz Olivier a lesbian? She was jailed after a party
It is said that Maricruz Olivier didn’t just play a lesbian in the movie. At that time, homosexuality was not accepted by society.
After attending a clandestine ‘lesbian party,’ which was something she frequently did, the actress was arrested and jailed.
After the arrest, her photos were in a local newspaper, but no one expected what happened next.
Her secret girlfriend bought up every single copy of the paper so that Olivier wouldn’t be exposed.
Who was Maricruz Olivier’s secret girlfriend?
According to El Heraldo de México, one of Maricruz Olivier’s secret girlfriends was Beatriz Sheridan.
She reportedly had a long romantic relationship with the actress. While Maricruz died in 1984, Beatriz passed away in 2006.
Another rumor suggests that an influential woman in Mexican politics was the one who acquired the photos of Olivier’s arrest.
She was described as an ambitious woman who didn’t mind using men to secure significant roles.
How did she die?
Maricruz Olivier died on October 10, 1984, in Mexico City, from a non-traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest.
She was 50 years old at the time of her death. Previously, she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, leading to a deep depression.
In addition to being ill, she was unemployed, extremely depressed and lonely. It was said that she became bitter over time.
Her cancer was so aggressive that she weighed only 88 pounds and suffered from severe pain. Other rumors suggest she killed herself.
Maricruz Olivier remained in the closet
According to Yahoo!, Maricruz Olivier was so ashamed of being a lesbian that she hid it from the public.
In the 50s and 60s, it was not accepted in Mexico for an elegant and glamorous woman like her to be gay.
Moreover, she feared what would happen if her family found out. She never married or had children.
Years after acting in Tres Mujeres en la Hoguera, she declared that she hated the film and regretted appearing in it.