Lucha Villa

Lucha Villa
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Background information
Birth name Luz Elena Ruiz Bejarano
Also known as "La Grandota de Camargo"
"La Grandota de Chihuahua"
Born (1936-11-30) November 30, 1936 (age 80)
Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1960–1997
Labels Musart
Associated acts

Luz Elena Ruiz Bejarano (born November 30, 1936), [1] more commonly known by her stage name Lucha Villa, is a Mexican singer and actress.

Early life

Born in Camargo, Chihuahua, Luz Elena Ruiz Bejarano was given her pseudonym "Lucha Villa" by television producer Luis G. Dillon [2] ("Lucha" being a hypocorism for Luz Elena, and "Villa" in honor of Pancho Villa). She has been a constant presence in popular music and film since the early 1960s. Villa's early hits included "Media vuelta", by José Alfredo Jiménez, as well as "La cruz del cielo" and "Viva quien sabe querer" [1]

In 1996, Villa, along with Lola Beltrán and Amalia Mendoza, recorded the studio album, Disco del Siglo: Las Tres Señoras, produced by Juan Gabriel, [1] acknowledging their lasting contributions to music fanatics throughout Mexico and Latin America.

Other Languages
español: Lucha Villa