- Issue date: 24/10/2016
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Engomado
- Size of stamp: 28.8 x 40.9 mm cada motivo
- Sheet effects: 60 (30 de cada motivo)
- Postal value of the stamps: 1.30 € ambos motivos
- Print run: 220.000 cada motivo
- Theme: Cine Español
As part of the series that Correos has been dedicating to Spanish film for years, two stamps are presented that pay tribute to two great artists from the seventh art, Amparo Rivelles and Luis Mariano.
As has been done previously with other actors including José Luis López Vázquez, directors such as Luis García Berlanga and actresses such as Sara Montiel, this series aims to highlight the careers of two people who have left a permanent mark on the history of film.
Amparo Rivelles was born in Madrid into a very traditional family in Las Tablas. She is daughter of Rafael Rivelles and María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara, and also sister and aunt of other big screen names such as Carlos Larrañaga and his sons Amparo and Luis. Being an actor is in her blood, and that is why, from the early age of 14, she joined her mother's theatre company. During her career she has recorded pieces under the guidance of great international directors such as Orson Welles and Tulio Demicheli.
She decided to cross the pond to work in Cuban television, but it was in Mexico where she found success and she ended up living in the Aztec country for more than twenty years.
She had the honour of being the first Spanish actress to be awarded a Goya prize for best actress in 1986 for the film Hay que deshacer la casa. On 7 November 2013 she passed away in a clinic in Madrid.
Mariano Eusebio González García, better known by his artistic name Luis Mariano, was born in Irún in 1914. He fled, along with his family, to France following the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. He was always more interested in music than studying and decided to join the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. He soon travelled to Paris, where little by little, he earned himself a place in the world of music and theatre.
In 1946 he shot his first film, Carga clandestina. But if there is one film that you'll remember this actor for, it is Violetas Imperiales, which he shot with the phenomenal Carmen Sevilla. When television became widespread, he became very famous on the small screen too. At the end of the sixties he fell ill and passed away in Paris in July 1970.