Yalitza Aparicio’s performance in Roma, by filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, made her a star almost overnight and earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Photo: AP

Who is Yalitza Aparicio? The Roma star and Oscar nominee’s unlikely road from mountains of Mexico to Hollywood

  • Aparicio didn’t see a film on the big screen until she was 15 and went on a school trip – now she is in line for an Oscar for best actress
  • Her unlikely success has come at a cost, with the indigenous actress enduring racist barbs since her starring role in Alfonso Cuaron’s film
Topic |   Academy Awards

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Yalitza Aparicio’s performance in Roma, by filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, made her a star almost overnight and earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Photo: AP
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