Lorena Rojas (born Seydi Lorena Rojas Gonzalez; 10 February 1971 – 16 February 2015) was a Mexican actress and singer, best known for her leading roles in popular telenovelas.

Biography

Seydi Lorena Rojas Gonzalez was born in Mexico City, Mexico and began her artistic career in 1990 when she participated in the telenovela Alcanzar Una Estrella produced by Televisa. This telenovela was so successful that she went on to record a sequel Alcanzar Una Estrella II the following year. Between 1992 and 1997 she starred in several Televisa productions including Buscando El Paraiso, Bajo Un Mismo Rostro and El Alma No Tiene Color until she signed to TV Azteca in 1998.

This same year she starred in the period drama Azul Tequila, sharing credits with Mauricio Ochmann with whom she would later star in 2001's Como En El Cine. 2001 also saw the release of Rojas's debut album as a singer Como Yo No Hay Ninguna, recording songs by legendary songwriter/producer Richard Daniel Roman. In 2003 Rojas signed to Telemundo, later taping in that same year the telenovela Ladrón De Corazones besides Manolo Cardona. In 2005, she starred in her most acclaimed telenovela El cuerpo del deseo, beside Andrés García, Mario Cimarro, Erick Elías, & Sonia Noemí, among others, which proved to be an international success, broadcast by Telemundo. In 2006 she released her second album, Deseo.

Death

On 16 February 2015, Rojas died of breast cancer, aged 44, in Miami, Florida. She had been battling the disease since 2008, and it had spread to other organs, including her liver.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
1990Alcanzar una estrellaSara del RíoAntagonist
1991Alcanzar una estrella IISara del RíoAntagonist
1992Baila conmigoRosarioSupporting Role
1993-1994Buscando el paraísoLolitaSupporting Role
1995Bajo un mismo rostroCarolinaSupporting Role
1996Canción de amorAnaProtagonist
1997El alma no tiene colorAna Luisa RoldánAntagonist
1998TentacionesJulia MuñózProtagonist
1998Azul tequilaCatalinaSpecial Appearance
1999-2000El candidatoBeatriz ManriqueProtagonist
2001-2002Como en el cineIsabel "Chabela" MonteroProtagonist
2003Ladrón de corazonesVerónica VegaProtagonist
2004Zapata: Amor en rebeldíaRosa EscandónTV-Series
2005-2006El cuerpo del deseoIsabel ArroyoProtagonist / Antagonist
2007DecisionesLorenaEpisode: "Bloque de hielo"
2007-2008Pecados AjenosNatalia RuizProtagonist
2010-2011Entre el amor y el deseoClaudia Fontana MartínezProtagonist
2013RosarioPriscila PavónAntagonist
2015Demente criminalVerónica GarcíaTV-Series

Discography

  • "Como Yo No Hay Ninguna" (Azteca Music) (2001)
  • "Deseo" (Big Moon Records) (2006)
  • "Hijos del sol" (2014)