Nadia Boudesoque

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbertina Charlotte "Nadia"•Boudesoque Noblecourt de Haro Oliva
Used nameNadia•Boudesoque
Other namesNadia Haro Oliva
Born11 April 1918 in Montcornet, Aisne (FRA)
Died17 January 2014 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Ciudad de México (MEX)
NOC Mexico


As a teenager Nadia Boudesoque became a model for a fashion house in Paris. She later met Mexican colonel Antonio Haro (Oliva), who was stationed in Paris, and they married, with Boudesoque returning to Mexico. She continued to fence for sport, but after the 1948 London Olympics, where she represented Mexico, Boudesoque became an actress. She acted under the name Nadia Haro Oliva, appearing in multiple films in Mexico in the 1950s and 60s, notably Misterios de la magia negra (1957) and El ángel exterminador (1962). In the 1970s and 80s she turned more to acting on stage and television. She and her husband also owned and operated the Teatro Arlequín. Nadia Haro Oliva retired from acting after suffering a fall in 2004.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing MEX Nadia Boudesoque
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 6 p2 r1/4

Olympic family relations


Year of birth listed variably as 1917, 1918, and 1922. Place of birth also listed variably as Mon(t)cornet or Paris. There are also multiple variant name spellings found.