The transformation of Rosita Pelayo: an actress who lets us overcome by arthritis (Photos)

Rosita Pelayo found success and fame at a very young age in “Cachún Cachún Ra Ra”, the television program that at the beginning of the eighties became a phenomenon that also generated a film and a tour with a live show.

“That idea came from Luis de Llano and it was genius because at that time there were no programs for young people, I remember that they wanted to do something like Vaselina,” recalls Pelayo in an interview published by Gustavo Adolfo Infante.

Pelayo is the daughter of Luis Manuel Pelayo, a legendary driver and actor who is remembered above all for the television program “Sube Pelayo, Sube”.

After Cachún Cachún, Rosita Pelayo made a career above all in musical theater, in which she demonstrated an enormous talent for dancing and singing with productions such as “A chorus line”.

Little by little, her career turned towards soap operas, where her personal charm led her to add endearing characters, as it was in Oyuki’s sin (1988), Serafin (1999), Hold me very tight (2000), Salomé (2002) , The most beautiful ugly (2006), among others.

The Pelayo girl At the time of Cachún Cachún With her father, Luis Manuel Pelayo In her first play In the play “Pájaro azul”, at the Insurgentes theater In the telenovela “Sortilegio” Photo: José Luis Ramos

At the time of Cachún Cachún With his father, Luis Manuel Pelayo In his first play In the play “Pájaro azul”, at the Insurgentes theater In the telenovela “Sortilegio” Photo: José Luis Ramos

With his father, Luis Manuel Pelayo In his first play In the play “Pájaro azul”, at the Insurgentes theater In the telenovela “Sortilegio” Photo: José Luis Ramos

In his first play In the play “Pájaro azul”, in the Insurgentes theater In the telenovela “Sortilegio” Photo: José Luis Ramos

In the play “Pájaro azul”, in the Insurgentes theater In the telenovela “Sortilegio” Photo: José Luis Ramos

In the telenovela “Sortilegio” Photo: José Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

But it was precisely towards the end of the first decade of this century that Rosita began to feel the symptoms of a disease that has kept her in constant struggle: rheumatoid arthritis.

By 2019, the diagnosis seemed devastating since it was learned that her illness, moreover, since it is degenerative, could condemn her to live in confinement and tied to a wheelchair.

But Rosita Pelayo refused: “I said, I’m going to get up and walk.”

And he did. In 2021 she publicly reappeared to present a testimonial conference.

Since then he has had ups and downs in his health caused by arthritis but he has always overcome it, like now, when he premieres a new show called “How to give meaning to your life? It hurts because I laugh.”

It is, obviously, his life testimony and here we present a photo gallery of the premiere that took place at the Enrique Lizalde Theater.

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos

Photo: Jose Luis Ramos