She also began to appear frequently as a guest on the Univision television show El Gordo y La Flaca. May had to go through multiple surgeries to remove the foreign material. The couple opened a Chinese restaurant on Avenida Bucareli in Mexico City. With the success of the film, Lyn became fully incorporated into Mexican Cinema, particularly the genre known as Ficheras film of the 1970s and 1980s. Shortly after ending things with Calderón, May married businessman Antonio Chi Su. Lombardini bestowed on her the pseudonym "Lyn May: The Goddess of Love." Born in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, she is the granddaughter of a Chinese immigrant. After battling for a week at the Teatro Iris, Liliana performed her first nude, causing a furor among the male audience. However, the young dancer was not prepared for the kind of burlesque shows that were taking place in the city theater. There, she met her first husband, a Mexican sailor, with whom she settled in Mexico City. She currently works as a Tahitian dance instructor at the Plaza Caribe Hotel in Cancun, Mexico and gives performances on weekends in the bar of the same establishment. May had a ten-year relationship with film producer Guillermo Calderón. May has said she had an affair with a former President of Mexico, but did not name him. According to Lyn May, the first day she stepped on the stage of the Teatro Iris, she was heavily booed by attendees, who, accustomed to the artistic nudes of vedettes like Gloriella and Cleopatra, protested the musical number of the young aspirant to vedette. She had a long stay at the Teatro Blanquita in Mexico City. In 2016 also appeared in a music video of the song Si tu me quisieras, of the Chilean singer Mon Laferte. Chi Su was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004 and died in 2008. There, she joined the program's ballet, headed by the popular vedette Olga Breeskin. Liliana Mendiola Mayares (born December 12, 1952), better known by her stage name Lyn May, is a Mexican vedette, exotic dancer and actress. In 1970, Liliana was hired by the businessman Enrique Lombardini, who at that time managed the Teatro Esperanza Iris. Eventually she worked at the Tropicana cabaret in Acapulco, where she alternated with the popular Mexican comedian Germán Valdés "Tin Tan". Eventually she worked as a waitress in a restaurant. During her childhood, Liliana helped with household expenses by selling souvenirs to tourists. After five years of marriage and the birth of their two daughters, Liliana separated from her husband alleging physical violence and sexual abuse.. She was one of the most popular Mexican vedettes during the 1970s and 1980s, a popular sex symbol, and one of the main stars of Ficheras cinema. As a vedette, Lyn May included singing in her shows in nightclubs and cabarets. But in the late 1980s, this film genre declined in popularity, forcing May to retire from the stage. During the peak of her career, she was involved with important politicians and business leaders. After her successful season with Tin Tan, Liliana traveled to Mexico City, where television presenter Raul Velasco hired her as a dancer in the program Siempre en Domingo. In 1991, she participated in the telenovela Yo no creo en los hombres, produced by Televisa. "Lyn May revela ser amante de un presidente", Spanish-language interview with biographical information, Spanish-language interview where she describes being abused as a child, and being a prostitute, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lyn_May&oldid=983380215, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 22:39.  The President is speculated to be José López Portillo, who also had an affair with, and later married actress Sasha Montenegro. After battling for a week at the Teatro Iris, Liliana performed her first nude, causing a furor among the male audience. Back in Acapulco, Liliana began to work in the cabaret "El Zorro", as a dancer. On the TV show, Liliana learned, with a professional instructor, to dance tribal, Hawaiian, and Tahitian dances. No negative side effects were felt in the short term, but the procedure eventually resulted in serious abscess in her face. At one point, she contemplated suicide as a result of the physical pain and what she felt were excessive tabloids on her condition. In 1975, filmmaker Alberto Isaac chose Lyn as one of the main protagonists of the famous film Tívoli, which portrays with nostalgia the nocturnal atmosphere of Mexico City in the 1940s and 1950s. According to Lyn May, the first day she stepped on the stage of the Teatro Iris, she was heavily booed by attendees, who, accustomed to the artistic nudes of vedettes like Gloriella and Cleopatra, protested the musical number of the young aspirant to vedette. May has said that she received shots of what she later learned was baby oil from a woman who claimed it would help her keep a youthful appearance. In 2016, Lyn was featured in the documentary film Beauties of the Night, by the filmmaker María José Cuevas, along with other vedettes like Olga Breeskin, Rossy Mendoza, Wanda Seux and Princesa Yamal.. Various media outlets made a point of the significant changes May's facial features underwent through her career. In 1998, May's career resurfaced after participating in the music video of the song Mr. P. Mosh by Mexican rock band Plastilina Mosh.