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Margarita Cordova is a Mexican actress best known for her role as Rosa Andrade in the romantic soap opera series Santa Barbara.

Biography[]

Cordova was born on February 26, 1939, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Little else is known about Cordova's past, including the names of her parents, where Cordova went to school, and why she wanted to be an actress. Cordova got her first on-screen role in 1958, when she was cast in Mrs. Avilar for one episode of the action adventure series Sea Hunt. Cordova got her first major role in 1984, when she was first cast as Rosa Andrade, a maid to the wealthy Capwell family and love interest for Rafael Castillo, for 229 episodes of the romantic soap opera series Santa Barbara. Cordova has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as The Twilight Zone, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Chevy Mystery Show, Mission: Impossible, Branded, Guns of Diablo, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, One-Eyed Jacks, Pay or Die!, Marcus Welby, M.D., Cold Heaven, Strong Medicine, Sunset Beach, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Cordova portrayed Nina Villanueva, the mother of Milagros Villanueva and attempted murder victim of serial killer Pablo Vargas in the Season One episode "Machismo".

Filmography[]

  • Criminal Minds - "Machismo" (2006) TV episode - Nina Villanueva
  • Strong Medicine (2003) - Olivia
  • Sunset Beach - 184 episodes (1997-1999) - Madame Carmen Torres
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy (1998) - Delores Sanchez
  • Santa Barbara - 229 episodes (1984-1993) - Rosa Andrade
  • Cold Heaven (1991) - Registrar
  • Dangerous Women (1991) - Mrs. Flores
  • Dallas (1988) - Maria
  • T.J. Hooker (1984) - Teresa Dominguez
  • Archie Bunker's Place (1980) - Nurse Morales
  • Bender (1979) - Unknown Character
  • Doctors' Private Lives (1978) - Lady Reporter
  • Police Story (1978) - Eva
  • Chico and the Man (1977) - Rosa Gomez
  • Lou Grant (1977) - Erlinda Ramirez
  • Bridger (1976) - Shoshone Woman
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) - Desk Clerk
  • The Brady Bunch (1973) - 1st P.T.A. Lady
  • The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972) - Woman
  • The Man and the City (1971) - Francisca
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. (1971) - Socorro Ledesma
  • Room 222 (1971) - Mrs. Santos
  • Mod Squad (1970) - Gloria
  • The High Chaparral (1970) - Constanza
  • The Virginian (1970) - Tia Marguerita
  • Cutter's Trail (1970) - Dancer
  • Mission: Impossible (1970) - Zorka
  • Family Affair (1970) - Mrs. Cadero
  • Gunsmoke - 2 episodes (1969-1970) - Bar Girl/Saloon Girl
  • Adam-12 (1969) - Mrs. Sanchez
  • The Big Valley - 2 episodes (1967-1969) - Rosa/Elena Santos
  • The F.B.I. - 2 episodes (1967-1969) - Mrs. Gomez/Maria Perez
  • Run for Your Life - 2 episodes (1965-1967) - Travel Bureau Lady/Dancer
  • Cimarron Strip (1967) - Mexican Saloon Girl
  • The Flying Nun (1967) - Consuela
  • Branded - 2 episodes (1966) - Socorro Cueverra
  • Laredo (1965) - The Woman Vendor
  • Guns of Diablo (1964) - Bit Part (uncredited)
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) - Latin Woman
  • The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1964) - Florrie
  • The Farmer's Daughter (1963) - Fatima
  • Arrest and Trial (1963) - Maria Marinas
  • Hazel (1963) - Senora Villanova
  • The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962) - Dolores Valdez
  • Frontier Circus (1962) - Maria Durando
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) - Anita (uncredited)
  • Cheyenne (1962) - Alita Rodriguez
  • Tales of Wells Fargo (1961) - Serafina
  • 87th Precinct (1961) - Angelica Galindo
  • The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1961) - Unknown Character
  • Michael Shayne (1961) - Flamenco Dancer
  • Outlaws (1961) - Marisa
  • One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - Nika Flamenco Dancer
  • Peter Gunn - 2 episodes (1960-1961) - Maria Galvin/Elena
  • Shotgun Slade (1960) - Senorita Moralez
  • O'Conner's Ocean (1960) - Unknown Character
  • The Twilight Zone (1960) - Girl on TV
  • The Chevy Mystery Show (1960) - Esperanza
  • Pay or Die! (1960) - Lupo's Girl (uncredited)
  • Zane Grey Theater (1959) - Serafina
  • Black Saddle (1959) - Teresa (credited as Marguerita Cordova)
  • Sea Hunt (1958) - Mrs. Avilar (credited as Margarita)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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