26 Women Behind The Making of Coco


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Oscar-winning cultural phenomenon Coco is heading to Netflix today, May 29 (get the box of tissues ready!). In celebration of this, and of the film’s massive success ($805,839,032 gross worldwide), we wanted to highlight some of the amazing women who played a part in Coco‘s creation.

Alanna Ubach – US cast

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You may recognize Puerto Rican and Mexican actress Alanna Ubach from television shows and films, including WaitingLegally Blonde, and Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, but she is also the voice of Mamá Imelda Rivera in Coco and provides an incredible performance of the Mexican folksong, “La Llorina” in the film. Ubach’s credits include work in over 100 theater, film, and television projects.

Ana Ofelia Murgía – US cast

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The voice of Mamá Coco is provided by the legendary Mexican actress Ana Ofelia Murguía. Her acting career spans over 50 years in Mexico and Hollywood and most recently, she played Abuela Carmelita in the telenovela José José: El Principe de la Canción.

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