Mostly Credited As: Consuelo Luzardo
Date Of Birth: 1945
Country Of Birth: Colombia
Birth Place: Bogotá
Consuelo Luzardo belongs to that exclusive list of artists who are always active. Her talent and versatility have allowed her to have a permanent job.
34 years ago, after separating for the second time, Consuelo Luzardo decided to move to Bosque Izquierdo, a neighborhood that his father, architect Julius Cesar Luzardo, built by the forties, in Bogota downtown. Of this place she keeps fond memories of childhood, as when she played with María, her mother, in the Independence Park.
"I live alone all the time, that was something that occurred. Perhaps you become a little selfish because I do not have to worry about the time of arrival or calling to say you'll be late, in addition, our work is extremely absorbent." Lucero believes that workloads might have affected her marriages, leading her to devote her entire life to acting.
The loves that have left more memories are those she lived onscreen. "My marriages with Pepe Sanchez and Carlos Muñoz in soap operas have added more years than my bonds in real life," said this Bogotanian actress with a smile.
Since she first set foot on the National School of Drama, at age fourteen, she knew her fate was linked to stage. She confesses that she is very shy. She admits she has trouble starting a conversation with people she doesn't know. Therefore, the interpretation of a character onstage and before a full audience becomes a possibility of getaway.
There are few times when Consuelo is not working. After a 52-year career, the producers are still looking for her, and the public remembers fondly her roles in soap operas and sitcoms, like her role as Aunt Cena in "Caballo Viejo", as Cuqui of "Yo y Tú" and recently as Alfonsina Pumarejo, her character in "Chepe Fortuna."
A special chapter in her life is played by her sister actress Celmira and her niece Laura. Referring to them, her expression shows the love that she holds for them. "When Celmira was born, my mother, to avoid jealousy, persuaded me that I would be her second mother. Today I am convinced about the same." She says excitedly.
Consuelo Luzardo continues to enjoy waking up early to rehearse her characters, and does not see any problem to stay up late at night learning the lines for the next day. This shows that the passion for her art is still intact since day one. "While I can walk and have memory, I will continue my dream of acting" she says.
Written by Ernesto Zota Correa