Evita Muñoz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Chachita)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Evita Muñoz
Eva María Muñoz Ruíz

(1936-11-26)November 26, 1936
Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
DiedAugust 23, 2016(2016-08-23) (aged 79)
OccupationActress, comedian
Known forChachita, in Nosotros los pobres
Hermana Carmela, in Mundo de juguete
Hermelinda Linda, in Hermelinda Linda
Hugo Macías (m. 1958)

Eva María "Chachita" Muñoz Ruíz (November 26, 1936 – August 23, 2016), known professionally as Evita Muñoz, was a Mexican actress, comedian, singer, and dancer. Her professional career began at the age of four, and she began performing during the golden age of Mexican cinema. She achieved major stardom in her fourth film, at age 6. For more than 75 years, 'Chachita' was recognized as a successful artist in cinema, television, theater, radio, nightclub, and circus shows.


At a little under four years old, she shot her first motion picture, starting a career of starring roles as a child talent; beginning with a minor role in El secreto del sacerdote in 1941. After her second movie, ¡Ay Jalisco, no te rajes! (1941), she received the nickname "Chachita".

Around 1944, her popularity in starring in her movies led to her starting a radio career in the radio show La legión de madrugadores on the XEQ radio station. In 1947, she signed a contract with CBS in New York to star in the radio serial: Aventuras de una niña, which was broadcast in all Central and South America, and produced by Carlos Montalbán. During the mid-fifties, she played all the female roles in Panzón Panseco's radio sketches, along with Pedro Vargas, and Juan García Esquivel's orquesta (1957): "Ahora es la hora". And in the late fifties, she starred in the show El Risámetro.

To promote her movie La Hija del Payaso (1946), in which she performed along with trained elephants and dogs. She learned to play the marimba and the xylophone. She made personal appearances with the Atayde Circus when she was only eight years old. During her teenage years, she costarred with Pedro Infante in the trilogy: Nosotros los pobres (1948), Ustedes los ricos (1948) and Pepe el Toro (1952), which jumpstarted a new cycle for Mexican cinema.

She was invited by Pérez Prado as a mambo dancer for a tour all over the Philippine islands and Japan where she became a sensation. During that tour they also performed in USO shows during the Korean War for the Hispanic-American troops of soldiers.

In the 1970s she played the role of "Sister Carmela", a novice nun in the Mexican versión of the soap opera Mundo de Juguete. In 1975, she starred in the varieties show Un hombre y una mujer with Fernando Allende. She appeared as a guest star in TV series such as: Columbo and I Spy. During the 1980s, she played the role of the witch Hermelinda Linda in several films. On television, she co-starred with Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo in the sitcom Dos mujeres en mi casa. In 1986, she co-starred in the sitcom Nosotros los Gómez.

In the 1990s, she continued working in a series of soap operas for Televisa up to nowadays, as well as making films such as De lengua me como un plato. She played a nun from northern Mexico in Cambiando el destino with the band Magneto. In the 2000s, she has starred in several episodes of Mujer: Casos de la vida real produced and presented by Silvia Pinal and lent her voice to CGI animated characters.


In 2008, she played a role in Televisa's soap opera Cuidado con el ángel that was broadcast all around the globe and she wrapped-up the 2011 season of Sesame Street - Mexico. In 2016, "Chachita" is celebrating 75 years of an uninterrupted artistic career.

For her countless contributions to the: Television, Theater and Motion Picture industries: "Chachita"'s handprints have been embedded onto the Paseo de las Luminarias in Mexico City.

Personal life[edit]

Chachita married Hugo Macías when she was 22, and they had three children.[1]

Chachita died in Mexico City, Mexico on August 23, 2016 due to complications from pneumonia. She was 79.[2][3]




Soap operas[edit]

Situation comedies[edit]

  • Nosotros los Gómez
  • Dos Mujeres en mi Casa

Video theatre[edit]



  1. ^ Valdez, Maria G. (August 24, 2016). "Mexican Actress Chachita Dead From Pneumonia Complications". Latin Times. Retrieved 2016-08-24.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Murió la actriz Evita Muñoz 'Chachita'". www.peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). August 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  3. ^ Evita Muñoz Death: Mexican Actress ‘Chachita’ Dead At 79 After Complications With Pneumonia[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]