Zoyla Gloria Ruiz Moscoso
(born December 23, 1926), better known by her stage name Leticia Palma
, is a former actress
who worked in Mexican cinema
. She was most famous for her role in Roberto Gavaldón
's En la palma de tu mano
, which ranked 70th on Somos
magazine's 1994 list of the 100 best Mexican films
Born in Paraíso
, Palma starred in a dozen films before a dispute with Jorge Negrete
, then-president of the National Association of Actors
(ANDA), led to her being banned from the Mexican film industry.
According to Palma, she and Negrete were nearly involved in a traffic accident on the Paseo de la Reforma
in the summer of 1952. Negrete claimed that he was not involved, and that he just happened to be nearby at the time. When Palma talked to the press afterwards, not only did she comment on Negrete's driving, but she also took advantage of the opportunity to accuse Negrete of using his influence in the union
to attempt to sabotage her career.
Negrete argued that union sanctions were placed due to her violations of production
contracts and her "lack of camaraderie" at the studios. He also pointed out that Palma was married to a wealthy American
Palma became involved in the struggle between Mario Moreno "Cantinflas
" and Negrete over leadership of the union, campaigning actively for Moreno.
On January 2, 1953, Palma was "rescued" by Major Manuel González, who helped her get a taxi to safety while she was being pursued by an angry mob
. The... Read More