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PROFILE

Name:
Francisca Marqués López

Date and place of birth:
March 9,1888. Tarazona, Aragón, Spain

Date and place of death:
July 26, 1962. Barcelona, Spain

Profession:
Singer / Actress

Basic songs:
La modistilla (1912), Ven y ven (1912), El Liberal (1916)
 Mala entraña (1917),  Flor de té (1917), El relicario (1918)
La violetera (1918); Acuérdate de mí (1919), Flor del mal (1922)
Mariana (1922), La tarde del Corpus (1925), Valencia, la bien amada (1925)
Nena (1928), Rafaeliyo (1929), Diguili que vingui (1932),
Doña Mariquita (1933), Bajo los puentes del Sena (1936), etc.

Basic films:
Violettes Impériales (Henry Roussel,1924)
Carmen (Jacques Feyder,1926)

Stage:
"Une Jeune Fille Espagnole"  (Play by Maurice Rostand)
(Sarah Bernhardt Theater, Paris, 1932)

Selected musical revues:
Revue díété...Tango (1919)
Revue des souhaits (1920)
Je t'aime (1924)
Vive la femme (1925)
La luxe de Paris (1928)
Paris-Madrid (1929)
¡Olé, señorita! (1930)
Paris en joie (1937)
¡Alló Hollywood! (1940)
La violetera (1941)
Melodías del Danubio (1946)
Campanas de Viena (1956)
Cuando salió el blanco y negro (1958)

Marriages:
1919-1922  Enrique Gómez Carrillo, writer
1940-? Edmond Sayac, businessman

Children  (adopted):
Elena Gómez Marqués
Jordi Enric Sayac Marqués

Selected awards:
Order of Alfonso XII (Spain)
Gold Medal from Circuit of Fine Arts in Madrid (Spain)
Legion of Honor (France)
Officer of Public Instruction (France)

Legacy:
Raquel Meller Museum at Tarazona's City Hall Theater of Fine Arts
Raquel Meller monument in Barcelona's theater district (Paralelo)
Calle Raquel Meller, a street in Tarazona, Aragón, Spain
Calle Raquel Meller, a street in Madrid, Spain
Calle Raquel Meller, a street in Zaragoza, Spain
<Rue Raquel Meller> a street in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Raquel's perfect profile.

Raquel Meller in her classic mantilla


LA VIOLETERA
(Padilla-Montesinos)
Made famous by Raquel Meller
Instrumental by orchestra directed by
F. Moreno Torroba
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