The success of the Colombian telenovela ‘Yo soy Betty, la fea’ has transcended from generation to generation, has been broadcast several times by the RCN channel and is part of the catalog of productions offered by Netflix.

Its iconic characters managed to stand out thanks to its funny characteristics and are still remembered by many people, despite the fact that it premiered for the first time on Colombian television more than 20 years ago.

Dora Cadavid is one of the most remembered and beloved actresses after she gave life to ‘Inesita’; who was the seamstress in the workshop of ‘Hugo Lombardi’ in the telenovela by Fernando Gaitán.

After the success of ‘Yo soy Betty, la fea’, Cadavid had several roles in different Colombian television productions, such as ‘No one lives here’ or ‘I’m going to teach you to love’.

Photo: RCN Television.

Dora Cadavid walked away from the screen in 2017

Her acting career lasted until 2017 and since then viewers have not heard from her; until her family confirmed her death on January 31, 2022.

The news generated great sadness in the artistic world, since Dora Cadavid had become an icon of national television for the remembered roles she played throughout her life.

Cadavid’s career began in the middle of the 20th century where she stood out as an announcer on a station in Antioquia. After a few years, she arrived in Bogotá where she began her career in the acting world, playing her first roles in plays.

In 1954 he appeared in his first novel called ‘Espectros’ and since then he has participated in more than 40 productions such as ‘Rasputin’, ‘Señora Bonita’, ‘Romeo y buseta’, ‘Café con aroma de mujer’ and ‘Yo soy Betty, la ugly’; where she made her most beloved and remembered character by viewers.

Dora Cadavid went to live in a nursing home after the death of her son

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Dora Cadavid with Estefanía Gómez, Luces Velásquez and Marcela Posada. Photo: Instagram/ marcelaposada10

After the death of her son, also an actor Moisés Cadavid, Dora was under the care of her nieces and daughter-in-law; however, she felt that she would eventually become a burden to them.

“We were living in La Calera and then we began to travel throughout Colombia and when we reached a final destination, I think it was Cúcuta, I told them that I no longer wanted to continue traveling. My nieces were very worried that I lived alone. You know that one with age should not be alone anywhere and I do not want to be a burden to anyone “; she told the actress a while ago during an interview with Channel 1.

“Then they, very intelligently, looked for a place where I would be comfortable and here they found me. I cannot sacrifice her life to a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter with me”, added Dora.

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Since then, the emblematic Colombian actress spent her days in a nursing home where she assured that she felt happy and cared for.

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Dora Cadavid with the Colombian presenter Iván Lalinde. Photo: Instagram/ marcelaposada10

Cadavid, in said interview, affirmed that he has a lot of respect for death and asks God to “reach him” when she is asleep.

“It’s not that I don’t fear him, I have a lot of respect for him. And I ask God that when he gives it to me, he gives it to me asleep and I don’t realize it, because maybe I’ll give him half back”; Dora Cadavid told at that time.

Precisely, Dora Cadavid died at the age of 84 and, despite the fact that she was away from the small screen, viewers will always remember her for her roles in productions that entertained and marked several generations in the country.

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