Edda Bustamante (San Juan, May 1, 1945) is a renowned Argentine film, theatre and television actress. The country’s sex symbol (particularly during the 1980s), she appeared on numerous national magazine covers, including famously Playboy magazine. She was featured in erotic comedy (or “picaresque”) films. She gained even more tremendous popularity on television during the ’90s. In theatre, she is considered one of the most representative interpreters of Under Porteño, as in the Argentine cinema of the ’80s.
Edda Bustamante studied ballet, jazz and other dances at the Nebita Alladio de González Maceyra dance academy in San Juan, where she graduated in 1967. She also graduated as a music teacher.
She lived for a few years in Mendoza, where she founded a dance and gymnastics academy with María Cristina Hidalgo.2
She was hired by the Buenos Aires director Éber Lobato, who took her to live in Buenos Aires.
From her television debut to the present, she is considered one of the most representative Argentine interpreters, standing out in works such as Derechas, Flores de Tajy. She stands out for being a person of great character and a very open and spiritual way of being, leading her to succeed and stay in the public eye.
In 1989 Ataque 77 released a song entitled Caminando por el Microcentro (EDDA) that has become a national rock classic and alludes to a crush on the actress. This song has helped the actress’s validity.
From the 2000s to now, she has turned primarily to the Theater, where she has reaped notable success. However, her regular appearances on TV have generated significant controversy and popularity.