Irma Dorantes

Irma Dorantes
Born Irma Aguirre Martínez
(1934-12-21) 21 December 1934
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Occupation Actress, singer, equestrian
Known for 1948present
Spouse(s) Pedro Infante
(m. 1953; d. 1957)
Children 1

Irma Aguirre Martínez (born 21 December 1934), commonly known as Irma Dorantes, is a Mexican actress, singer, and equestrian.


Her first film, Los tres huastecos, was released in 1948. Dorantes participated in many Mexican films of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1963, she was nominated for a Silver Goddess Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Sol en llamas (1962). Aside from acting, she is also a successful singer, obtaining gold and platinum records for her versions of the songs "Cuando no sé de ti", "Pequeña", "Ansiedad", "Recuerdos de Ipacarai", and "La flor de la canela".[1] She was also known for her equestrian shows.[2] In 1964, Dorantes and her horses Gatillo de Oro and Justiciero headed a touring company at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles, California.[3] Later in her career, she played supporting roles in telenovelas such as Cuando me enamoro (2010).

Personal life

She was married to actor Pedro Infante until his death in 1957. They had one child, actress and singer Irma Infante.

Selected filmography


  1. Dorantes, Irma (2007). Así fue nuestro amor. Editorial Planeta Mexicana. ISBN 9703701396.
  2. Liner notes for the studio album Irma Dorantes con el Mariachi México (Musart D-951): "La bella actriz cinematográfica IRMA DORANTES, quien triunfa actualmente con su espectáculo ecuestre en las principales ciudades de México y el extranjero, conquistó desde hace mucho tiempo al discófilo con sus magníficas interpretaciones de la canción folklórica mexicana..."
  3. Agrasánchez, Rogelio (2006). Mexican Movies in the United States: A History of the Films, Theaters, and Audiences, 1920-1960. McFarland & Company. p. 67. ISBN 0786425458. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

External links

Irma Dorantes at the Internet Movie Database

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