On Thursday, March 1, the legendary María Rubio died. She was 83. The Mexican actor’s storied career spanned five decades. And though she’s starred in many novelas, it’s her turn as the villainous Catalina Creel in the 1986 Cuna de Lobos that’s her most iconic role. Catalina – a mother willing to do anything (including murder) for her son – remains the gold standard of novela villains. There’s nothing sacred or a line that’s too far for this morally corrupt character. For example, Catalina wears an eyepatch over her right eye to deceive her family into believing her story of a fake accident that cost her an eye.
As social media remembers Rubio, people have shared Catalina Creel fan art to pay tribute to this important character and the woman who brought her to life. Check out a few pieces below.