“Tiples” (high-pitched singers) in the collections of Carlos Monsiváis
These eyes, arms, and lips led the government to close down the theaters for being immoral, only for their admirers to club together to pay the fine so that the theatrical performances could continue. Some women were famed for their beauty, some for their ability to reduce an audience to tears with their dramatic art, and others for the style in which they sang “cuplés” (short theatre songs).
La tigresa was directed by her, along with Enrique Rosas, with whom he had a film production company that had to close in 1919.
In the classic Mexican movie "El baisano Jalil" (Jalil the Peasant), Mimí Derba plays Carmen Rivera de Veradada.
She even starred alongside Laurel and Hardy.