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Alejandra Bogue

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Alejandra Bogue
Alejandra Bogue 1.jpg
Bogue in 2020
Born (1965-05-16) May 16, 1965 (age 56)
Other namesLa Bogue
  • Actress
  • vedette
  • TV Host
  • Model
Years active1984–present

Alejandra Bogue Gómez (born May 16, 1965 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actress, comedian, television host, and vedette.[1]


Early life

She was born on May 16, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico. From her childhood, Bogue claims to have defined her feminine identity. She was raised by her mother and her grandmother and she attended Colegio del Tepeyac, a boys' school in Mexico City. It was precisely during the performance of a school play that Bogue was able to interpret a female character for the first time, which affirmed her artistic vocation and her gender identity.[2] Later, she studied at the Liceo de México and at Colegio Decroly.

In the early 1980s, Bogue began to participate in shows where she performed impersonations of figures such as Annie Lennox, Nina Hagen, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna. At that time, Bogue meets Mónica Alejandra Naná, a transgender woman, who serves as her mentor. In 1984 she began working in transvestite shows at the Le Baron nightclub, in the south of Mexico City. In 1985, Bogue participated in the contest Valores Juveniles del Travestismo, obtaining first place. In that same year, Bogue moved to Acapulco where she was part of the transvestite show that was represented at the Gallery nightclub. It was around this time that she began her transition to become Alejandra. In 1988, she returned to Mexico City, joining the Kitsch Company, a theatrical company that presented cabaret shows in the famous nightclub known as 9, located in the Zona Rosa of Mexico City.[3]

Bogue continued with her facet as a model and came to pose for the lens of photographers such as Adolfo Pérez Butrón and Armando Cristeto. In that facet of her career, Bogue appeared in the Mexican versions of magazines such as Vogue and Elle.


In 1990, while Bogue was working as a host at the Bugambilia nightclub in Mexico City, photographer Adolfo Pérez Butrón recommended her to American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin. Bogue is invited to pose for Witkin's lens. The photograph was titled Man with a Dog.[4] In 1992, Bogue posed for the second time for Witkin's lens in the Three Kinds of Woman photograph.

In 1991, Bogue made her debut as actress in the play Baal by Bertolt Brecht. Bogue immersed herself in the theater for the rest of the 1990s. In 1993, she participated in Mishima, directed by Abraham Oceransky. In 1994, Bogue joined La Fábrica, a theater group founded by Rosario Armenta. Bogue also entered the ballet school of the dancer Mercedes Limón.

In 1998 she acted in the play The Maids, by Jean Genet, under the direction of Adriana Roel, together with Patricia Reyes Spíndola and Pilar Pellicer. Thanks to her participation in this montage, Bogue won the prize as Female Revelation from the AMCT (Mexican Association of Theater Critics).[5] In 1999 she starred in the play Dos Gardenias, where she was directed by Reyes Spíndola.

In the 1990s, Bogue also entered the world of performance accompanying the musician DJ. Chrysler. She participated with Chrysler in several performances, including the opening act of a David Bowie concert in Mexico City in 1997.[6]

Between 2000 and 2002, Bogue participated in the cabaret drag queen show El show de las Hermanas Vampiro. In 2001, Bogue began to collaborate with the television host Horacio Villalobos on the TV Show Válvula de escape, on the Telehit music channel, owned by the Televisa Network. In that same year, Bogue performed a small role in the film Frida, a Hollywood production, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Salma Hayek.

In 2002, Bogue joined Desde Gayola, a comedy TV show created by Villalobos. In this television show, Bogue gained great popularity by playing the characters of La Tesorito (a parody of the Mexican actress and singer Laura León), Tearruina Fernández (parody of the Mexican television host Talina Fernández), and Sonia Infame (parody of the Mexican actress Sonia Infante), among others. At the same time, Bogue held the position of Costume Coordinator for Telehit. Desde Gayola also toured the country with cabaret shows. Bogue participated in Desde Gayola: El Show, between 2003 and 2004, and Había una Vez...Desde Gayola, between 2005 and 2006.

Bogue also acted in two chapters of the antology television show Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real produced by Silvia Pinal for Televisa (2002 and 2004). Parallel to her work on television, in 2003 Bogue starred in the comic film Sin ton ni Sonia, by Carlos Sama.

At the beginning of 2006, Bogue left Desde Gayola. At the end of the same year, Bogue joined Guau!, a television show broadcast by Telehit and focused on issues of the LGBT community.In that same year, Bogue returned to the theater with the show of cabaret No soy Madonna, pero soy La Bogue, a kind of biographical monologue to the rhythm of Madonna's greatest musical hits.

In 2008, Bogue got the opportunity to present her first television show: Que show con Alejandra Bogue, through the Telehit signal. Bogue served as the show's producer and creative. The show was a comedy show in which Bogue sang, danced, did impersonations, conducted interviews, and performed comedy skits. Among the characters that Bogue created for her sketches are Betty BO5 (representation of an actress in decline, with alcoholism and drug addiction problems); Wendy Citlally (makeup artist whose Bible are the gossip magazines), Matalina Vil (parody of the character Catalina Creel from the Mexican telenovela Cuna de lobos), and La Madrota (portrait of an alcoholic and decadent sex worker). El The show ran for four seasons, spanning six years. The show is the first television program to be fully starred by a transgender woman in Latin America.[7]

In 2010, Bogue was selected to be part of the Mexican theatrical version of the film Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar, with the character of La Agrado (played in the film by the Spanish actress Antonia San Juan). The play premiered with great box office success at the Teatro de los Insurgentes in Mexico City on March 27, 2010. Thanks to her performance, Bogue won the award for best female co-performance by the APT (Association of Theater Journalists).[8]

In 2012, Bogue was invited to be part of the transgender panel at the Global Cross Atlantic Summit, organized by Equality Milan and The Harvey Milk Foundation in Italy.[9]

In 2013 Bogue makes a special appearance in the films Tercera Llamada, by Francisco Franco and Instructions Not Included, directed by and starring Eugenio Derbez. In 2014, the actress joined various theatrical productions of the projects Microteatros and Teatro en Corto in Mexico City. In that year, she also acted in some chapters of the webnovela Ana la chica bolera, by Eduardo Solo. In 2015, the actress participated in the Mexican telenovela Amor de barrio, produced by Televisa.

In 2016, Bogue posed for the third time for photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, twenty-five years after he posed for his lens for the first time. The photograph was titled The Soul Has No Gender.[10] In 2017, Bogue's photographs for Witkin were part of Trisha Ziff's book and documentary Witkin & Witkin.[11]

In 2017, Bogue starring the play Zuleyka Montes, directed by Gustavo Sanders. In that same year, she became the host of the online LGBT content and comedy show Diva divergente. In 2018, Bogue entered the world of television dubbing by giving voice to a character in the Latin American version of the American television series Pose, broadcast on Fox Premium. In 2019, Bogue participates in the film El viaje de Keta, directed by Julio Bekhor.

In early 2020, Bogue releases a series of capsules and content through her official YouTube account. The content is divided into two spaces: Confesiones de Madame, where Bogue and her characters talk about the experiences lived by Bogue throughout her life and career, and La Bogue en Vivo, a real-time broadcast where Bogue talks to the audience, introduces her characters, and introduces occasional guests. The content is produced by the plastic and visual artist Manu Mojito and Bogue herself.[12] In May 2020, Bogue, in collaboration with Manu Mojito, launched the website[13]

In 2021, Bogue participates in the telenovela ¿Te acuerdas de mí?, produced by Televisa. In the same year, Bogue is one of the LGBT personalities honored with a cover in the mexican edition of the Elle magazine.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Money Shot Hot Line girl Short film
1996 El Amor de tu vida S.A.
2001 Seres humanos Rony
2002 Frida Party guest
2003 Casting...busco fama Herself Short film
2004 Popis Friend Short film
2004 Sin ton ni Sonia Cuerva
2005 Acapulco Golden Rosalinda Mami Lu
2008 Nesio Trans woman
2009 La despedida de Eugenio Camila
2013 Tercera llamada Actress
2013 Instructions Not Included Casting model
2017 Witkin & Witkin Herself Documentary film
2019 El viaje de Keta La Pecadora



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Amigas y rivales Party guest 1 episode
2002-2006 Desde Gayola La Tesorito / Tearruina Fernández / Sonia Infame Main role
2002-2004 Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real Fatima / Miranda Episodes: "Fatima" / "Año Nuevo, Vida nueva"
2008-2014 Que show con Alejandra Bogue Betty Bo5 / Wendy Citlali / Matalina Vil / La Madrota / Marie Anette du LaColette Main role
2012 Hoy soy nadie Becca Lima Main role
2013 Todo incluido Trans woman 1 episode
2015 Amor de barrio Kitzia Ariana Main role
2018 Alaska y Mario Herself Episode: "Huracán final"
2018 Amar a muerte Sex worker 1 episode
2018-2019 Pose Ms. Orlando 2 episodes (Voice in Latin American dubbing)
2019 Lorenza Ale 1 episode
2019 Se rentan cuartos Cruela Glamour Episode: "Cruela Glamour"
2021 ¿Te acuerdas de mí? Gladys Main role
2021 Mi querida herencia Extravaganza 1 episode
2021 Esta historia me suena Chave 1 episode


Year Title Role Notes
2001-2006 Válvula de escape Herself / María de las Bogues del Perpetuo Burdel
2006-2008 Guau! Host
2009 There's Something About Miriam Host Latin America

Stage credits

  • Muxe (2020)
  • Disco 54 (2019)
  • Mala Burlesque Show (2019)
  • Grinder: El Show (2018)
  • Zuleyka Montes (2017)
  • Conejo blanco, conejo rojo (2016)
  • Legalmente perra (2016)
  • El viaje de una estrella (2016)
  • Quiero ser una chica Almodóvar (2015)
  • AmorAtados (2015)
  • Por un shampoo (2014)
  • Sinfonía de un recuerdo en el ropero (2014)
  • En vivo, en puntas con la Bogue (2011)
  • Todo sobre mi madre (2010)
  • Pachecas a Belén (2007)
  • No soy Madonna, pero soy la Bogue (2006-2008)
  • Había una vez: Desde Gayola. Foro Living / Mascabrothers show center (2005 - 2006)
  • Desde Gayola, El show. Foro Living (2003 - 2004)
  • Yo fui una chica Almodóvar (2003)
  • Cinderella (2002)
  • El show de las hermanas Vampiro (2000-2002)
  • Dos Gardenias (1999)
  • The Maids (1998)
  • Cuando la higuera reverdezca (1997)
  • Danzas Efímeras (1997)
  • Proyecto Cancún (1997)
  • Elegía para las almas ausentes (1996)
  • Nocturno grito (1996)
  • Bajo el sigilo de la Luna (1996)
  • Divertidus Generación 2000 (1996)
  • Ocurrencias de hoy (1995)
  • Actos de fé para los mirones (1995)
  • Un viaje para Nítida (1995)
  • Ángeles de hoy (1994)
  • La Fábrica (1994)
  • Cuaderno de amor y desamor (1993)
  • Mishima (1993)
  • Las Ruinas de Bernarda Alba (1992)
  • 15 000 Voltas, versión pantimedia (1991)
  • Baal (1991)


  • Ana la chica bolera (2014) - Beba Urdapilleta
  • Diva Divergente (2017) - Herself / Betty BO5 / Wendy Citlali / La Madrota / Beverly Owen
  • Confesiones de Madame / Viva La Bogue en Vivo (2020) - Herself / Betty BO5 / Wendy Citlali / La Madrota / Beverly Owen / Talina Preciosa / La Treshur
  • NosoTrans (2020)


  • Alaska (2003) Transgresoras, Spain, Ediciones Martínez Roca, S.A., ISBN 84-270-2977-2
  • Osorno, Guillermo (2014) Tengo que morir todas las noches, México, Ed. Debate, ISBN 9786073122689
  • Ziff, Trisha (2016) Witkin & Witkin, , México, Ed. Trilce Ediciones, ISBN 978-6078460052
  • Donnadieu, Henry (2019) La noche soy yo, México, Ed. Planeta, ISBN 9786070758386


  1. ^ "Estrellas que cambiaron de género y triunfan en una segunda piel". June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Merino, Javier (June 30, 2018). "Mexican actress Alejandra Bogue talk about her transsexuality". CNN En Español. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  3. ^ Osorno, Guillermo (2014). Tengo que morir todas las noches: Crónica de los ochenta, el underground y la cultura gay. Penguin Random House. ISBN 9786073123006.
  4. ^ Romero, Luis Miguel. "Alejandra Bogue: Life and Career of the Transgeneder star most celebrated in Mexico". Salvador Nuñez. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "Unseen Showgirl Icons: Alejandra Bogue". Girls Are Awesome. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Aramburo, Alejandro. "The Day that DJ Chrysler opens for David Bowie". Vice. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
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  8. ^ Tomek, Mariano. "APT Awards Winners of the 2010". Teatro Mexicano y Universal. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
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  10. ^ Esquivel, Beatriz. "La Bogue: Seven pictures of the before and the after of a transgender woman in Mexico". Cultura Colectiva. Archived from the original on June 19, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
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