Mexican Sex Symbol: Glamorous Photos of Lyn May From the 1970s and ’80s

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Born 1952 as Liliana Mendiola Mayanes in Acapulco, Mexican vedette, Exotic dancer and actress Lyn May began to work in the cabaret “El Zorro”, as a dancer. Eventually she worked at the Tropicana cabaret in Acapulco, where she alternated with the popular Mexican comedian Germán Valdés “Tin Tan”.

After her successful season with Tin Tan, May traveled to Mexico City, where television presenter Raul Velasco hired her as a dancer in the program Siempre en Domingo.

In 1970, May performed her first nude, causing a furor among the male audience. Lombardini bestowed on her the pseudonym “Lyn May: The Goddess of Love.” As a vedette, May included singing in her shows in nightclubs and cabarets.

In 1975, filmmaker Alberto Isaac chose May as one of the main protagonists of the famous film Tívoli. With the success of the film, May became fully incorporated into Mexican Cinema, particularly the genre known as Ficheras film of the 1970s and 1980s. But in the late 1980s, this film genre declined in popularity, forcing May to retire from the stage.

In 1998, May’s career resurfaced after participating in the music video of the song Mr. P. Mosh by Mexican rock band Plastilina Mosh. She also began to appear frequently as a guest on the Univision television show El Gordo y La Flaca.

May currently works as a Tahitian dance instructor at the Plaza Caribe Hotel in Cancun, Mexico and gives performances on weekends in the bar of the same establishment.

These glamorous photos captured portrait of Lyn May, one of the most popular Mexican vedettes during the 1970s and 1980s, a popular sex symbol, and one of the main stars of Ficheras cinema.

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