Another good one is gone. Elizabeth Peña, best known for her work in La Bamba, Jacob’s Ladder, Lone Star and most recently Modern Family has passed away at the young age of 55. What a total fucking bummer. She had an incredible presence onscreen and her loss to the film and TV community will be great. Her 30+ years in the business is testament to her abilities and her craft.
Her performances in Jacob’s Ladder as Jezzie and Lone Star as Pilar have remained with me since the first time I saw the films and I would rank them both among the best of 1990s. For these, I can’t thank her enough.
My thoughts are with Ms. Peña‘s husband, children and family. May you rest in peace, Elizabeth.
Since Halloween is upon us and Jacob’s Ladder is one the scariest movies I’ve ever seen, here is the famous party scene clip, one that is testament to Elizabeth Peña‘s allure and ability: