Griselda Blanco, known as 'the black widow' or 'the queen of cocaine', once again captured the public's attention thanks to a new Netflix series starring Sofía Vergara.
The series portrays the life of this infamous drug trafficker, who was born in Cartagena on February 15, 1943 and moved to Medellín as a child with her mother, facing a difficult childhood marked by violence and poverty.
This is what Griselda Blanco was like in real life (Photo: DR)
From an early age, Blanco became involved in the world of organized crime, standing out for his cunning and skill in the drug trafficking business, both in Colombia and the United States. The series, directed by Colombian filmmaker Andrés Baíz, also features the participation of Carolina Giraldo Navarro, better known as Karol G.
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Griselda Blanco married Carlos Trujillo at the age of 14, with whom she had three children. Later, she emigrated to the United States where she continued her rise in the world of drug trafficking. After Trujillo's death, she married Alberto Bravo, who introduced her to the cocaine business.
Griselda Blanco with her first husband and three children. (Photo: narcosfamosos.com)
Blanco, known for her innovation in drug trafficking, including camouflaging cocaine in women's lingerie, later married Darío Sepúlveda, with whom she had Michael Corleone Blanco, named after the “Godfather” character.
Griselda Blanco's life ended on September 3, 2012, when she was murdered in Medellín by a hitman on a motorcycle. Her story, marked by violence and power, continues to generate fascination and horror in equal parts.
In 1970 'the Queen of Cocaine' traveled to the United States, where she opened the way for the entry of cocaine and unleashed a war in Miami against her competitors. She was deported in 2004 and murdered in Medellín in September 2012. (Photo: Semana)
Cast of “Griselda”
Sofia Vergara as Griselda BlancoAlberto Guerra as DarioVanessa Ferlito as IsabelAlberto Ammann as Alberto BravoKarol G as CarlaChristian Tappan as ArturoDiego Trujillo as Germán PanessoPaulina Dávila as CarmenGabriel Sloyer as DiazJuliana Aidén Martinez as JuneMartin Rodríguez as RiviJose Zuñiga as Amilcar