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Lila Morillo , is a Venezuelan actress and singer.
Morillo was born in Maracaibo. She moved to Caracas, to pursue her career in acting. At a young age, she met Jose Luis Rodriguez "El Puma", who became a famous singer and actor himself. In 1964, Morillo made her television acting debut, in a soap opera named "Isla de Sal" ("Salt Island"). She had a minor role in that soap opera, however, and it wasn't until her marriage to Rodriguez that she became well known. Towards the end of the 1960s, Morillo and Rodriguez were featured in a detergent commercial that became a popular ad among television viewers in Venezuela. In 1968, Morillo got her second telenovela role, when she acted in "El Reportero" ("The Reporter"). In 1969, she participated in a television mini-series, "Pablo y Alicia". Morillo began the 1970s by acting in 1972's "La Dona" ("Ms."). She played "Domenica" in that soap opera, giving her her first major role in a soap opera. In 1974, she acted in "El Poder Negro" ("Black Power"), she and her husband became paparazzi fodder during the late 1970s and through the 1980s, appearing on the covers of multiple gossip magazines in Latin America. Morillo and Rodriguez became born-again Christians during that decade, they also had a well publicized divorce in the mid-1980s. Lila Morillo by then was popular in other Latin American countries, especially in Puerto Rico, where her husband had starred in a telenovela named "El Idolo' ("The Idol") alongside Marylin Pupo. Morillo and Rodriguez had two daughters, Liliana and Lilibeth Rodriguez. Both girls remained with their mother upon her divorce from Rodriguez, with Liliana becoming a staunch supporter of Morillo. In 2001, Morillo returned to screen acting, playing "Mari Chuvha" in "Viva la Pepa" ("Long Live Pepa"). Later on that decade, she declared that her daughter Lilibeth was allegedly raped by a homeworker as a six year old, apparently while her parents were away from home.
Lila Morillo retired from acting after "Viva la Pepa". Nevertheless, she remains active in Venezuela's social scene.
Interview and biography of Lila Morillo
Morillo's imdb.com's page
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