30 years after the death of Bárbara Mujica, the memory of her colleagues and friends Credit: Facebook

She was a delightful actress, with an extraordinary career and unusual beauty. He was part of the generation of actresses of the new Argentine cinema, and on television he integrated the mythical "clan Stivel". Barbara Mujica died August 1, 1990, at 46, but left an indelible mark on his peers and the public.

Daughter of the also actress Alba Mujica and niece of director René Mujica, her destiny seemed marked. He was born on March 13, 1944 and, with just three years old, he participated in the short film The wall. At 14 he starred Difficult age and later Too young, both directed by Leopoldo Torres Ríos; the protagonist of those movies was Oscar Rovito, who shortly afterwards became her husband and father of her children Gabriel and Pablo.


Mujica began acting as a child and starred in her first feature film, Difficult Age, at age 16. Credit: Facebook

Made 16 movies, including Those who will see God and Qfifth national year, both by Rodolfo Blasco, The rats, by Luis Saslavsky, The guerrillas, from Luca Demare, The boys from before didn't use arsenic, José Martínez Suárez, Thanks for the fire, Sergio Renán, and Malayunta, by José Santiso. "We made an excellent film in Czechoslovakia called Under the world, and narrated the life of a Jewish family that endured the advance of the Nazis living in a well and eating beets, directed by Beda Docampo Feijóo and Juan Bautista Stagnaro. An amazing experience with very nice people. I remember it was very cold but we had such a good time … We also filmed together Thanks for the fire"recalls Victor Laplaceexcited in dialogue with THE NATION.

"Barbara was a person with whom I worked a lot and who I loved very much. Well, we all loved her very well because she was extraordinary. She was an enormous actress, and a person with an exceptional ability to reason, in addition to having great joy, a big smile and a big laugh. When her mother died, she became very depressed, saddened and from there she had difficult moments, before reaching her death. I do not want to dwell on that, but to lean on everything she did for the people and friends, "emphasizes the actor.


Mujica with the cast of the soap opera Love has a woman's face
Mujica with the cast of the soap opera Love has a woman's face Credit: Facebook

"She was of a very particular beauty. She never dyed her hair, nor did she have surgeries, and she was such a beautiful person, such a beautiful person who gave pleasure to be with her. She has two extraordinary children and an impeccable life. We would be doing things. Sure. On television we did The Lady of the Camellias, on Channel 9, directed by David Stivel, who was also her husband. I remember that they discussed a lot. These were times when we discussed everything with great fervor. But above all I remember the joy and passion that was making that series. I was very happy doing that job, "says Laplace.

The legendary Clan Stivel


The group Gente de Teatro: David Stivel, Carlos Carella, Emilio Alfaro, Juan Carlos Gené, Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Bárbara Mujica and Marilina Ross
The group Gente de Teatro: David Stivel, Carlos Carella, Emilio Alfaro, Juan Carlos Gené, Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Bárbara Mujica and Marilina Ross Credit: Facebook

In addition to The Lady of the Camellias, Mujica made the novel Love has a woman's face, highly successful, and the miniseries Los gringos, Ruggero, Fictions and the cycle Dare, by Alejandro Doria. In the novel Hard as rock, fragile as glass shared scenes with Pablo Alarcón. "She was a wonderful actress and beautiful. A strong, angular face. We also did High comedy. And I also met her socially, because we shared several dinners. I remember one at Duilio Marzio's house, where I cooked. Barbara was very intelligent, a good reader: I always remember her with a book. I was also lucky to work with his mother. They were of that type of actresses that appear every now and then, significant. Faces not to forget and people to have in the heart, "says the actor.


The "Clan Stivel" in the recordings of his television hit, Cosa Juzgada
The "Clan Stivel" in the recordings of his television hit, Cosa Juzgada Credit: Facebook

In 1965, he made Hamlet on television, together with Alfredo Alcón, directed by David Stivel, with whom he fell in love and with whom he was in a relationship until 1976. From then on, Mujica joined the prestigious group Gente de Teatro, made up of Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Marilina Ross, Carlos Carella, Emilio Alfaro and Juan Carlos Gené. In theater, "the Stivel Clan" did plays like The hostage and Everything in the garden, but it was on television where he gave a lot to talk to Juged thing, a prestigious cycle that had a high rating, received many awards and had authors such as Griselda Gambaro, Roberto Cossa, Carlos Gorostiza. Like her colleagues, Barbara was threatened by Triple A and was prevented from working on television until the return of democracy.

He died of a heart attack at age 46, when he was still impacting for his talent, his beauty and his serious tone of voice. His last job was in Loraldía, the time of flowers, a film directed by Oskar Aizpeolea, which won the Silver Condor for the best actress.

Mom and roommate


Mujica with Linda Peretz and Thelma Biral
Mujica with Linda Peretz and Thelma Biral Credit: Facebook

Your son Pablo Rovito was one of the producers of the film Loraldia: "Working with her was a gift of life, an extraordinary experience. We had a good working relationship and the result was excellent. What she could say about my mom is that, thirty years after her death, she left the doors open for me : Everywhere I go, someone who greets me with a smile. I hope I can leave that to my children. "

Gabriel Rovito, her other son, shared scenarios with theater, film and television with Barbara. "In cinema we did Under the world; in theater I did Domesticated, by Aida Bortnik, in the Astral; and on television we did The gringos, in ATC, a miniseries that Stivel did when he returned to the country, that tells the story of three generations of gringos, "he says." What I remember most about my mom are the long talks we had until late at night, in a bar, having a coffee, or in some folk rock. Our relationship was very loving. She was just 17 when I was born and we practically grew up together. Sometimes we seemed more like brothers than mother and son. "


Gabriel Gibot, Oscar Ferrigno, Gabriel Rovito, Bruno Stagnaro, Sergio Renán and Bárbara Mujica, on the set of Debajo del mundo
Gabriel Gibot, Oscar Ferrigno, Gabriel Rovito, Bruno Stagnaro, Sergio Renán and Bárbara Mujica, on the set of Debajo del mundo Credit: Facebook

"Once I was having a bad time and she was worried, she asked me what I wanted to do. And I answered that I wanted to go to Mar del Plata," says Gabriel. "We took the car, we went a few days, we cleared, we came back and we took life from another place. That was the type of relationship we had. We were very confident and I saw her until the day before her death."

"We were friends since we were very young. I don't remember the day I met her well, but I think we were the same age. She was a beautiful and wonderful person and an actress of a level that they have few that I have known. She was sensitive, thoughtful, creative ", he assures Graciela Borges. "She was going to star Chronicle of a lady and couldn't because the Stivel group was doing Juged thing, which was wonderful but they rehearsed a lot and recorded many hours. Then Raúl de la Torre called me to do it. My son Juan Cruz had just been born, and when I finished filming her I told her she would have done wonderfully well. I don't know if better than me, that will never be known, "he points out.

Borges describes Mujica as "a stunning actress and a good person". "When I broke the bag I was in a barbecue at her house and I started to feel bad, I went to my house and she worried all the time about knowing how she was. Through the years I saw her acting growth. It was a gift for me that sometimes she would call me and say: "I saw myself on a magazine cover and when I got close it was you." Because the same thing happened to me with her. We had a certain similarity, which honors me. She is a very important person in my life, "he says.


The protagonists of the first episode of Atreverse, "High in the Sky": Mujica, Daría Grandinetti, Alicia Bruzzo and Emilia Mazer
The protagonists of the first episode of Atreverse, "High in the Sky": Mujica, Daría Grandinetti, Alicia Bruzzo and Emilia Mazer Credit: Facebook

"I met her at a meeting at Gabriel Rovito's house, who worked with me in The boys of war"he tells her Emilia Mazer to THE NATION. "Then I had to share the first episode of Dare, 'High en el cielo ', by Nelly Fernández Tiscornia, directed by Alejandro Doria. In that chapter I played the daughter of the character of Alicia Bruzzo, who had a great scene with Barbara in the center of the play. It was a wonderful scene, a beautiful job. We also shared a dinner, because after recording with Doria we always went to dinner. We have spoken and I remember a talk in particular in which I thought 'what a sensitive woman'. She was a woman of extreme sensitivity, and beautiful like few others. It was my first working days and I saw her as an established actress, which I always admired and from there I shared work with her. "

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