Return to the stage
Vargas returned to the stage in 1991 performing at the venue "El Hábito" in Coyoacán Mexico City. Her first album Noche de Bohemia (Bohemian Night) was released in 1961 with the professional support of José Alfredo Jiménez one of the foremost singer/songwriters of Mexican ranchera music. Vargas appeared in the 2002 Julie Taymor film Frida singing "La Llorona" (The Weeping Woman).
The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences presented her with a Latin GRAMMY Statuette in 2007 after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of that organization. She has been an influential interpreter in the Americas and Europe muse to figures such as Pedro Almodóvar hailed for her haunting performances and called "la voz áspera de la ternura" the rough voice of tenderness. Isabel Vargas Lizano (April 17 1919 – August 5 2012) better known as Chavela Vargas was a Costa Rican-born Mexican singer.