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Jorge Rivero
Jorge Rivero in 1973
Jorge Pous Rosas

(1938-06-15) June 15, 1938 (age 86)
Alma materColegio Universitario Mexicano
Years active1965-present

Jorge Rivero (born Jorge Pous Rosas; June 15, 1938) is a Mexican actor,[1] with a career spanning two continents (America and Europe), primarily in Spanish-language media.[2] He has been also credited as George Rivers and George Rivero.

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Early life

Rivero was raised in Mexico City and proved to be an excellent athlete, excelling in track, jai alai and water polo. At an early age, he became a bodybuilder and has used weightlifting to maintain his physique throughout his life. Graduating from Colegio Universitario Mexicano in 1960 with a degree in chemical engineering, Rivero then became an actor.

Acting roles

Rivero in 1975

For Rivero's first film, he was cast in René Cardona's movie The Invisible Assassin (1965)[3] where he wears a mask throughout the film. His breakthrough role came in El Mexicano (1966; directed by René Cardona), making him a star overnight in Mexico. This movie was followed by Pistoleros de la frontera (1967). He appeared in wrestling films with Santo in Operación 67 (1967) and El Tesoro de Moctezuma (1968).

Rivero's most notorious role came in The Sin of Adam and Eve (El pecado de Adán y Eva) (1969),[4] in which Rivero and American costar Candy Wilson appear nude throughout most of the film.[5] By 1970, Rivero had offers from Hollywood and acted in the big-budget films Soldier Blue (1970; with Candice Bergen and Donald Pleasence),[6] Rio Lobo (1970; with John Wayne and Jennifer O'Neill) and The Last Hard Men (1976; with Charlton Heston and James Coburn). Afterward, Rivero continued to act in Mexican, Italian and U.S. productions, including appearances in Lucio Fulci's 1983 fantasy film Conquest and the all-star action film Counterforce in 1988.

In 1996, Rivero acted in the film Werewolf with Richard Lynch and Joe Estevez.[7]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Jorge Rivero's Split-Level Career : Across the Mexican border, he can pick and choose his roles, but in the U.S., Rivero is just another actor". Los Angeles Times. 1989-05-14. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. ^ "El Tesoro de Moctezuma". Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  3. ^ "Body of Work – Jorge Rivero, king of the real Mexican cinema –". Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  4. ^ The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969), retrieved 2019-10-06
  5. ^ Young, R. G. (2000). The encyclopedia of fantastic film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Applause. p. 915. ISBN 978-1-55783-269-6.
  6. ^ Aleiss, Angela (2005). Making the White Man's Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies. Praeger. pp. 127. ISBN 978-0-275-98396-3. Soldier Blue Rivero Bergen.
  7. ^ Werewolf, retrieved 2019-10-06

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