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Was iconic Mexican actress Sara García a lesbian?

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  • Was Mexican actress Sara García a lesbian?
  • It was rumored she had 14 teeth removed.
  • Her secret relationship and fight for women’s rights.

Sara García Hidalgo, born on September 8, 1895, in Orizaba, Veracruz, is one of the most beloved actresses of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

Known as the ‘Grandmother of Mexico’, her face is even featured on a popular chocolate brand.

Throughout her impressive career, she worked alongside greats like Pedro Infante and Mario ‘Cantinflas’ Moreno.

Yet, it was an open secret in the industry that she led a double life and was a lesbian.

Did she remove her teeth to play a grandmother?

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When thinking of Sara García, a bizarre rumor often comes to mind.

It was said that she had 14 teeth removed so she could play a grandmother in a film.

In reality, she had an infection as a young girl that caused her to lose her teeth.

Later, at 45, she did undergo a procedure for a similar role, and continued to do so frequently.

How did Sara García die?

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Sara García died on November 21, 1980, at the age of 85, due to cardiopulmonary arrest.

She also suffered from pneumonia and respiratory failure, worsening her health. Her daughter had died 40 years earlier.

‘Sarita’ was not just a film star, she also had television roles and appeared on shows like Media Hora Con la Abuelita.

In the 1970s, she made her film comeback, appearing in several movies alongside Vicente Fernández.

Was Sara García a lesbian?

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According to Homosensual, various sources confirm that Sara García was a lesbian.

Moreover, she was a staunch defender of women’s rights. She was also briefly married in her youth.

During that time in Mexico, discussing LGBTQ issues was not widely accepted.

This forced Sarita to keep her sexual orientation and her partner secret.

Her secret comes out

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In 2015, actor Manuel ‘Flaco’ Ibáñez confirmed that Sara García was a lesbian, and shared more.

He revealed that Sarita had a partner named Rosario González Cuenca. They joked that she «was going to say a rosary.»

It’s said that they knew each other for almost their entire lives. The two met in school as children and reunited 29 years later.

After separating from her husband, Sara and her Rosario became inseparable, and were together for nearly 60 years. She was the love of her life.

Until death… did they part

Mario Moreno, Cantinflas, Rosario González Cuenca, couple, MundoNOW
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Finally, it’s noteworthy that Rosario was with Sara García until her last day, taking care of her medications.

She was also an excellent hostess, entertaining many famous friends at the actress’s Mexico City home.

According to Homosensual, Rosario helped Sara choose which roles she took and also picked out her clothes.

In conclusion, Rosario was not just a romantic partner but a dear friend and a professional support. Sarita left everything she owned to her.

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