Between the sensuality and eroticism of Ana Luisa Peluffo: the story of the first nude that scandalized Mexican cinema

Between the sensuality and eroticism of Ana Luisa Peluffo: the story of the first nude that scandalized Mexican cinema

Ana Luisa Peluffo began her artistic career in 1948 and her last film dates from 2010 Photo: @ TiagoJose89

Ana Luisa Peluffo She is considered the first Mexican actress to undress in front of the cameras during the film The force of desire.

It was in 1955 when the film hit theaters in Mexico City telling the story of a woman who was torn between money and love. Directed by Miguel Melitón Delgado and starring Abel Salazar, Armando Calvo, Rosario Granados, Prudencia Grifell and Ana Luisa Peluffo, the film caused a stir among Mexican families.

He drew special attention from the Mexican public for a couple of explicit scenes for that time, images in which “Silvia”, a character played by Ana Luisa, uncovered her body from the waist up and showed her breasts. For this action, the native of Querétaro is considered by the Government of Mexico as the first actress to do a nude in Mexico for the seventh art.

Ana Luisa’s painting set a precedent for treating female sensuality within national cinema (Capture: JesusDomínguez / YouTube)

This scene did not show the body of the actress in the natural, because actually the controversial images are from a painting, part of the story, where the actress posed without any garment on her torso and with a blanket that covered an arm and the lower part of her body, highlighting her curves.

Before Ana Luisa, in 1932 the director Antonio Moreno began to highlight the female figure with Santa, character played by Lupita Tovar and in 1934 Andrea Palma caused controversy by exalting his sensuality in the film The woman of the port directed by russian Arcady Boytler.

But with her scandalous scenes, Ana Luisa Peluffo set a precedent both for her career and for future Mexican cinema films. From that 1955 on, Peluffo caught the attention of directors who offered her similar roles that made reference to the sexuality of women.

The film scandalized Mexican families because a woman’s breasts had never been seen on the big screen before Photo: @ UniRadio997FM

The national cinema adopted the theme of sensuality and eroticism as a fundamental factor during the productions that took place in the 40s and 50s.

As the years progressed, the directors raised the tone of the films with performances by Rossana Podestá in Network and Silvia Pinal in A stranger on the stairs.

When Peluffo did The force of desire She was 26 years old, she was a young actress who shone for her talent and for having an enviable figure. Until that moment, the Queretaro had little presence within the Mexican Gold Cinema, because according to the Cultural Information System, had only participated in Tarzan and the Sirens Y Orchids for my wife.

The force of desire catapulted the career of Ana Luisa Peluffo, who captivated the Mexican public with more tapes in which she used her bare shoulders to give erotic images of their roles on tapes such as The seducer, the illegitimate, forbidden kisses Y The adulteress.

As a result of this film, the rumor spread that Ana Luisa Peluffo was the model for the sculpture Photo: @iguanomayor

On The blowout, film released in 1977 and directed by Archibaldo Burns, Ana Luisa Peluffo starred in yet another scandal, because in a sequence became a woman who had an apparently sexual encounter with more than one man, besides that through the window of the room some others saw the act.

Peluffo was the protagonist in Diana the Huntress, a film by Tito Davison that also featured Roberto Cañedo, Armando Calvo and Rosario Gálvez as its main cast. Ana Luisa’s resemblance to Diana caused the rumor to spread that she was the model for the sculpture.

During her career, the Queretaro participated in more than 100 films since her debut in 1948 with Tarzan and the mermaids until 2010 with Letters to Elena.


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