Who is Florinda Meza?

Florinda Meza García is a Mexican actress, comedian, television producer, and screenwriter. Her name is Spanish, her first/parental surname is Meza, and her second/maternal name is Garcia.

Florinda Meza is known for her iconic role Doña Florinda in the Mexican comedy series El Chavo del Ocho, La Chimoltrufia in Chespirito, and her other roles in El Chapulin Colorado.  

Meza has appeared in many television series and movies ever since she started working in the film industry in Mexico.

Florinda Meza Biography
Florinda Meza Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameFlorinda Meza García Gómez Bolaños
NicknameFlorinda Meza
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1949
Age 73 years old
Sun signAquarius
TraitsPositive: Open-minded, Humanitarian, Creative, and Free-spirited
Negative: Impulsive, Unpredictable, Inconsistent, and Stubborn
BirthplaceJuchipila, Mexico
Currently residingJuchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico
NationalityMexican
ParentsHéctor Meza Solano (Father)
Emilia García (Mother)
Marital statusMarried
Spouse Roberto Gómez Bolaños
ChildrenNone
Profession Mexican Actress
Net WorthUSD 20 million
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter
YouTube

Early Life and Childhood

Florinda Meza was born on Februray 8, 1949 in Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico. She is the daughter of Emilia Gracia and Hector Meza. Her parents, Hector Meza and Emilia García, separated at a young age.

After that, Florinda moved to live with their grandparents and her brothers. She and her brothers did not have a smooth and luxurious childhood. The hardship made her determined to build a good life for herself at an early age.

Childhood Picture of Florinda Meza
Childhood Picture of Florinda Meza

Florinda Meza was passionate about art from a young age. She soon realized her love and passion for creativity and expression.

Many of her early life and childhood are not publicly known yet, so it is hard to say exactly when she completed her education and started her struggles.

Florinda Meza Husband

Roberto Gómez Bolaños AKA Chespirito

Florinda Meza was married to her long-time lover and partner, Roberto Gómez Bolaños.

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, aka Chespirito, or “Little Shakespeare,” was a Mexican actor, comedian, screenwriter, humorist, director, producer, and author. He was born on February 21, 1929, in Mexico City. He was the second child of his parents.

Before stepping into acting, Gómez was an amateur boxer. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mechanical Engineering but never pursued his career in the field. 

Meza and Bolaños first began their relationship romantically back in 1977. This was when the two of them were the main actors in the TV series El Chavo del Ocho. However, before being in a relationship, Gomez chased Meza for five years. 

At first, they received negative criticism for their relationship, but Meza came forward and defended herself. She said boldly that she was not a husband snatcher and that Bolaños had his own problems.

Roberto Gómez Bolaños with his wife
Florinda Meza with her husband, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

After the production of Chespirito ended, Meza and Gómez Bolaños began touring intensively in 1995. After Touring for a long time together, they finally decided to get married.

On November 19, 2004, they tied the knot in a civil ceremony. Even though they were together for a long time, they never had a child.

Chespirito’s death

Unfortunately, On November 28, 2014, Chespirito died from heart failure as a complication of Parkinson’s disease in his home in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico, at age 85.

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, aka Chespirito, is greatly counted as one of the most renowned Spanish-language comedians of the 20th century.

Roberto Gómez Bolaños's Tomb
Roberto Gómez Bolaños’s Tomb

He was buried at the Panteón Francés in Mexico City on December 1, 2014. It was a private funeral on Saturday, and a public one was held on Sunday at Estadio Azteca. About 40,000 fans attended it.

Meza does not permit fans to visit his tomb. Instead, it is guarded by security, along with security cameras.

Career

Her husband, Chespirito, cast Florinda, to play the role of “Doña Florinda,” which later became very famous in the TV sitcom El Chavo del Ocho. The sitcom later became a major international hit. The show lasted from February 26, 1973, to January 7, 1980, but the sketch was there till 1992.

Doña Florinda in El Chavo del Ocho
Meza as Doña Florinda in El Chavo del Ocho

The duration of this sitcom was when Florinda Meza and Roberto Gómez Bolaños began a lifelong romance. During her time on the television series Chespirito, she was also known to have played Édgar Vivar’s character, Botija’s wife “María Expropiación Petronila Lascuráin y Torquemada”.

Meza was famously known as “La Chimoltrufia” in the sketch “Los Caquitos”. This was alongside Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who played the role of Chómpiras.

Filmography

Florinda Meza Movies

YearTitleRole
1979El chanfleTere
1982El chanfle IITere
1983Don ratón y don rateroAftadolfa
1984CharritoHija del Sheriff
1988Música de vientoValentina
2019Dulce familiaVerónica

Florinda Meza TV Series

YearTitleRole
1970ChespiritoDoña Florinda
1972-1980El Chavo del OchoDoña Florinda / La Popis
1973-1979El Chapulín Colorado Novia / Esposa / La Popis
1973La tierra  
1974Mundo de juguete 
1979La chicharraCándida
1980-1995Chespirito Doña Florinda / Cándida / Enfermera
1991Milagro y magiaElisa Carmichael

Meza as Producer

YearTitleNotes
1985María de nadieProducer
1995La dueñaExecutive producer
1997Alguna vez tendremos alasExecutive producer
1991Milagro y magiaExecutive producer

Awards and recognition

YearAwards
199010th TVyNovelas Awards for Milagro y magia.

Social Media

Florinda Meza Instagram

Florinda Meza’s Instagram handle is @florindamezach1. She has over 240k followers on Instagram and shares a lot about remembering her late husband.

Florinda Meza Twitter

Florinda Meza is also on Twitter, and her handle is @FlorindaMezaCH. She has over 132.9k followers on her Twitter.

YouTube

Florinda also has a YouTube channel with over 105k subscribers. She has been posting videos on her YouTube channel for the last 5 years.

Florinda Meza Net Worth

Florinda Meza prefers to live a modest lifestyle. Meza has assembled her wealth from her career as an actress, screenwriter, and television producer.

Florinda Meza with her dogs, Maja and Bruno
Florinda Meza with her dogs, Maja and Bruno

She has worked for most of her life. As of 2022, Florinda Meza’s net worth is USD 20 million.

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