Katy Jurado was born Maria Cristina Estella Marcella Jurado de Garcia on January 16, 1924 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She died of a heart attack on July 5, 2002 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She was nominated for an Academy Award, the first Mexican actress to be honored in this way. She married the actor Victor Vel√Åzquez at age 16 to get around her grandmother's disapproval for her being in the movies. Some of the roles she has been in since include the 1953 movie The Brute, High Noon in 1952, and the 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. After her first marriage, she married Ernest Borgnine who was her co-star in the 1958 film The Badlanders. He referred to her after the divorce as "beautiful, but a tiger." She won three Ariel awards for The Brute, Fe esperanza y caridad, and El evangelio de las Maravillas. She also won the Golden Boot Award and a Special Golden Ariel for Lifetime Achievement.
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