Zulma Aurora Faiad (born February 21, 1944 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine vedette and actress.
Zulma Faiad grew up with her sister Virginia Faiad in the bosom of an Argentine middle-class family. Her father was Jacinto Faiad, of Lebanese descent. Her parents separated when she was still very young. Her father was an accountant and worked several hours a day, so her mother, Aurora de Faiad, was in charge of giving her artistic training. At age seven, she entered the school of the Teatro Colón, where she studied choreography and perfected her acting vocation with the theatre.
At the beginning of the decade 1960, she began as an advertising model, and her protagonist’s participation in a television advertisement for an oil brand gave birth to the affectionate popular nickname of “La Lechuguita” alluding to the characterization that she made. From the Teatro Maipo, where she worked, she moved to the Teatro Nacional Cervantes.
She worked with comedians Juan Carlos Mesa and Adolfo Stray. She was one of the three famous “Singles” on Channel 13.
In cinema, she had a prolific career, acting in 17 films.
In Mexico, she participated in several films, of which the most remembered are those in which she acted next to Mauricio Garcés. She travelled to Mexico for forty days and stayed for seven years. She also worked as an exclusive figure on commercials for PEMEX.
During the ’70s and early ’80s, she ventured with great success as a vedette in theatre shows alongside stars such as Nélida Lobato, Dario Vittori, Silvia Legrand, Osvaldo Martínez, Carmen Barbieri and Moria Casán. In Mexico, she made her debut on the theatrical stages in 1969 in a play with Maria Victoria and Marco Antonio Muñiz.
In 1990, she participated as an actress in some television shows. Already withdrawn from the theatre and the television screen since 2000, she hosted her own radio program at dawn, where she stood out for her Christian spiritual messages. She was also called by Marcelo Tinelli to be a juror at Bailando por un Sueño.
Since 2015, she has performed in the Aldo Funes play Mujeres de Ceniza.
She entered without success in politics. She was a candidate for first national deputy by the City of Buenos Aires, as a member of the Partido de la Esperanza Porteña political party, in the legislative elections of October 23, 2005.