Imperio Argentina

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Imperio Argentina
Born Magdalena Nile del Río
(1906-12-26)26 December 1906 (some sources cite 1910)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 22 August 2003
Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Occupation Actress, singer

Magdalena Nile del Río (26 December 1906[1] – 22 August 2003) was an Argentine professional singer and movie actress, better known as Imperio Argentina; she became a citizen of Spain in 1999.

Del Río performed in Argentina's theaters, where she had a long and successful career. At that time, her stage name was Pettit Imperio. But her most successful moments came after she moved to Spain. It was there that she changed her name to Imperio Argentina, as a way to honor her "other country". While in Spain, del Río participated in many movies, and she participated frequently on television and radio. She obtained Spanish citizenship in 1999.[citation needed]


She died in Benalmádena, Málaga in 2003. She had been married three times but had no children.

Selected filmography

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  1. Some sources cite 1910 as her year of birth.
    Imperio Argentina at