María del Rosario Mendoza (stage name, Rossy Mendoza; June 6, 1950) is a Mexican vedette, actress, dancer and singer. During the 1970s–1980s, she was one of the highest grossing artists in the Mexican sex comedies film genre.
Rossy Mendoza was born in Vícam, one of eight Yaqui villages in southern Sonora, Mexico. She began her career in the mid-1960s. She began her artistic activity when she was still a teenager, and little by little she became a place in the entertainment world acting in the main cabarets of the Mexican province. She also appeared in famous Mexican magazines such as Cinelandia, Cine mundial and Siempre, among others. In the late 1960s her body became athletic and voluptuous, contrasting with the thinness it was in her early years, and undergoes an aesthetic operation of her nose that greatly increased her beauty.
In 1968 she entered the cast of the famous cabaret El Capri, where she worked alongside figures such as Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes and Argentine vedette Zulma Faiad. The television called her and participates in several programs like Sabadito Alegre, with Paco Malgesto, in which she remained by several months. In 1970 she worked with the comedian Adalberto Martínez "Resortes" the Tenorio Comico in the Blanquita Theater. From there followed many seasons in the mentioned enclosure, accompanied by great orchestras besides a ballet of 18 dancers. Alternated with singers like Celia Cruz, Enrique Guzmán, Mike Laure, Sonia Lopez and Dámaso Pérez Prado, among others. At that time, she was hired by the Vallejo Family to perform in La Caravan Corona, where she acted from 1971 to 1982. The Caravana Corona of the Vallejo Family consisted of groups of stars of the show that traveled throughout Mexico and in which she acted with Great figures like Los Polivoces (Eduardo Manzano and Enrique Cuenca), Juan Gabriel, Amalia Mendoza, Los Rebeldes del Rock and others. In 1971 she began a successful season at the "El Clóset" Night Center, where she shared credits with the First vedette Olga Breeskin. She also ventured into the fotonovelas of the time and recorded some records.
By the end of the 1970s she was already a big star of cabarets and nightclubs, becoming Supervedette or Primera Vedette. She heads the show Cabaret Terraza Casino, accompanied by the orchestra of Hector Halal. Other places where he worked were El Cadillac, El Rondinella, El Clóset, Las Galaxias, El Can Can and El Quid, among others
Represented by her artistic agent, Mrs. Lonka Becker, made her film debut in 1970 with the actor Gaspar Henaine "Capulina" in the film Capulina contra los vampiros. In 1971 she participated in the film El siverguenza along with Mauricio Garcés. In her cinematographic career she participates in more than 52 films with stars such as Vicente Fernández, Andrés García, Jorge Rivero, Julio Alemán, Mario Almada, Ana Luisa Peluffo and Isela Vega, among others.
In the theater of comedy she acts in several theatrical plays, in which she was directed by Óscar Ortiz de Pinedo, Rafael Banquells, Jose Diaz Morales and others. Her first stage play was with the comedians Emilio Brillas and Polo Ortín. She makes a tour in Mexico with the play Elena para los miercoles, with Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo. Another of her more outstanding stage plays was La locura del sexo with Andrés García.
In the television, she incursed in the telenovelas in 1979, in Yara, with Angélica María. She also participated in the celebrated TV show Variedades de medianoche, with Manuel Valdés.
In the decade of the 1990s, her appearances are sporadic. In 1993 she returns to the Blanquita Theater, to alternate with the Sonora Matancera. At the end of the decade she was diagnosed with cancer. In 1999, Mendoza participated in the theater show Las inolvidables de la noche, with also vedettes Amira Cruzat, Wanda Seux, Grace Renat and Malú Reyes.
She was also a model of renowned photographers like Nadine Markova and Paulina Lavista and the famous painter José Luis Cuevas. In addition to Cuevas, other painters have shaped their beauty Ricardo Garcia Mora, Juan Buitimea (painter belonging to the Yaqui tribe), among others.
Master Dámaso Pérez Prado composed the Mambo "The Waist of Rossy" in honor of her slim figure.