Born Thelma Delia Suklenik Snopik 1944 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 15 January 2019 (aged 75) in Mexico City, Mexico
Other names La Muchacha del Cuerpo de Oro (The Girl of the Golden Body)
Occupations: Vedette, actress, dancer
Years active 1965–2019
Thelma Delia Suklenik Snopik (1944 – 15 January 2019), better known by her stage name Thelma Tixou, was a Mexican vedette and actress of Argentine origin. She was among the most popular Mexican vedettes in the 1970s and 1980s.
Of Lithuanian origin on her mother’s side, Tixou studied for six years at the Teatro Labardén in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an excellent jazz dancer. At age 13, she started her career as a vedette. Eventually, Tixou is presented in a contest at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes of Buenos Aires and was chosen among 10 dancers to fill the role of vedette.
She was the star of such Argentine Magazines as Radiolandia, Antena and Ellas. She also had the opportunity to share the stage with the great vedette Tita Merello. She was the First Vedette of the Teatro Maipo, the Teatro Nacional and the Teatro Astral, where she alternated with other vedettes, including Zulma Faiad and Nélida Roca. Tixou debuted in 1965 in the popular TV show La Matraca. In 1967, she appeared on film as the star of the comedy La Muchacha del cuerpo de oro, a nickname by which she became known through her glory years.
Tixou arrived in Mexico contracted by artistic agent Angel Shuger for only 45 days because she also received an offer to work at the famous cabaret Le Lido in Paris. She debuted with great success in the famous Teatro Blanquita of Mexico City. Thelma was the main star of famous Mexican cabarets such as El Capri or El Clóset for several years. Tixou decided to settle in Mexico. During her most successful years, Tixou managed to earn 15,000 dollars a month.
Along with her work in nightclubs and cabarets, Tixou also participated in a large number of plays and theatre performances with actors and comedians such as Chabelo, Gustavo Rojo, Alberto “El Caballo” Rojas, Lalo “el Mimo”, Jaime Fernández and others. She was also part of the cast of the famous program Siempre en Domingo with Raúl Velasco on television.
In 1984, Tixou starred in the movie La superdotada with the singer King Clave. In 1989, Tixou achieved international fame thanks to her participation in the film Santa Sangre by the filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. 2001 the actress debuted in the Mexican telenovelas in the melodrama Salomé. Since then, Tixou has appeared in several Mexican TV series.
Thelma Tixou married her manager and agent, an ex-boxer with whom she suffered various physical and verbal cases of abuse. Her husband abandoned her, leaving her in economic ruin. Tixou subsequently endured but emerged from severe depression. She died on 15 January 2019 at 75 in Mexico City from a brain tumour.
La muchacha del cuerpo de oro (1967)
La superdotada (1984)
Santa Sangre (1989)
Cándido Pérez, especialista en señoras (1991)
La matraca (1965)
Variedades de medianoche (1977)
Siempre en Domingo (1977)
Hasta que la muerte los separe (1994)
Las Vías del Amor (2002)
Pablo y Andrea (2005)
Central de Abasto (2009)
Porque el amor manda (2012)