Bélgica Castro is confirmed dead at the age of 99.
Bélgica was best known as a Chilean actress (Little White Dove).
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Chilean actress Bélgica Castro dies at 99 (on her birthday and one day after the passing of her husband and collabo…
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Bélgica Castro
Belgica Castro.jpg
November 2009
Born
Bélgica Castro Sierra

(1921-03-06) 6 March 1921 (age 99)
Died6 March 2020
Santiago, Chile
NationalityChilean
OccupationActress
Years active1941 – present
Spouse(s)
ChildrenLeonardo Mihovilovic
Awards
Bélgica Castro Sierra (Concepción, March 6, 1921-Santiago, March 6, 2020) was a prominent Chilean actress who participated in more than 100 plays. At the time of her death, she was the country's longest-living actress. She won numerous awards, including the 1995 National Prize for Performing and Audiovisual Arts.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Filmography
2.1 Film
2.2 Television
3 Awards
3.1 APES Awards
3.2 Altazor Awards
3.3 Other awards
4 References
5 External links
Biography
Bélgica Castro, the daughter of Spanish anarchist parents, was born in Concepción and studied in Temuco. In 1940, she traveled to Santiago to study Spanish at the Pedagogical Institute  of the University of Chile, where she joined the theater group Cadip. Then, along with other young artists led by Pedro de la Barra , she founded the Experimental Theater of the University of Chile  in 1941. Hired by the BBC, she spent 1949 in London.
Having retired from the Theater of the University of Chile, she and Alejandro Sieveking formed their own company, El Teatro del Ángel. Subsequently, from 1974 until the end of 1984, they settled in Costa Rica, where she also achieved notable successes with the same company.
She was a professor of the history of theater at the University of Chile's Theater School for 14 years, and of acting at the Theater School of the Catholic University of Chile and at the University of Costa Rica.
In 1995, she was awarded the National Prize for Performing and Audiovisual Arts. In 2001, she received the APES Award granted by the Association of Entertainment Journalists  for her career. In 2007 she was nominated for the Altazor Award for Best Actress in Theater for her role in the play Cabeza de ovni, and won it in 2013 for Todo pasajero debe descender.
She has acted in numerous Chilean films, most notably Hollywood es así  (1944) by Jorge Délano; El final del juego (1970) by Luis Cornejo; Little White Dove (1973), Days in the Country (2004) and the miniseries La Recta Provincia (2007) by Raúl Ruiz; and El desquite  (1999) and The Good Life (2008) by Andrés Wood. Under the direction of Ricardo Larraín she participated in Chile puede (2008), where she played a Russian scientist, a role for which she received the Paoa Award of the Viña del Mar International Film Festival for Best National Lead Actress and the APES Award for Best Supporting Actress.
For her role in the film La vida me mata , the debut of director Sebastián Silva, she won the 2008 Altazor Award for National Arts in the category Best Film Actress. In 2009, she received the same award for her role in Andrés Wood's The Good Life. In 2010, she returned to the big screen in the Sebastián Silva film Old Cats, along with her husband Alejandro Sieveking, Claudia Celedón, and Catalina Saavedra. Her lead role earned her the Best Actress award at the 16th Festivalisimo, the Ibero-Latin American Film Festival of Montreal, and a third Altazor for film acting.
Castro died on 6 March 2020, her 99th birthday, as well as a day after her husband Alejandro Sieveking.
Filmography
Film
Hollywood es así  (1944)
El final del juego (1970)
Little White Dove (1973) – Abuela
El lanza (1997)
Sin ceder (1998)
El hombre que imaginaba  (1998) – Gracia
El desquite  (1999) – Margarita
Days in the Country (2004) – Paulita
La vida me mata  (2007)
Chile puede (2008) – Iván Kurnikov
The Good Life (2008)
Freezer (2008)
Old Cats (2010) – Isidora
Viejos amores (2016) – Herself
Television
El guaripola
Juani en Sociedad 
La sal del desierto  (1972) – Eduviges
La Recta Provincia (2007) – Rosalba
Litoral (2008) – Señora
Awards
APES Awards
Year
Category
Production
Result
Ref.
2001
Career
Winner
2008
Best Supporting Actress
Chile puede
Winner
Altazor Awards
Year
Category
Production
Result
Ref.
2007
Best Theater Actress
Cabeza de Ovni
Nominated
2008
Best Film Actress
La vida me mata 
Winner
2009
Best Film Actress
The Good Life
Winner
2013
Best Theater Actress
Todo pasajero debe descender
Winner
Best Film Actress
Old Cats
Winner
Other awards
1995, National Prize for Performing and Audiovisual Arts
1999, Rectoral Distinction Medal of the University of Chile
2002, Professor Pedro de la Barra Distinction Medal of Cultural Merit
2008, Viña del Mar International Film Festival Paoa Award
2010, Pedro Sienna Award for Best Lead Actress in Old Cats
2015, UMCE Armando Rubio Culture Prize
2016, La Serena Film Festival  Award for Best National Career
2016, Pablo Neruda Order of Artistic and Cultural Merit
2017, Distinguished Public Person Medal from the Municipality of Providencia
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