Lumi Cavazos is a Mexican actress who won the Best Actress awards at the Tokyo Film Festival, and Brazil’s Festival de Gramado for her portrayal of "Tita" in the 1993 adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s Mexican novel, Like Water for Chocolate. The film grabbed the attention of US film critics and moviegoers, and facilitated her entry into the American film industry. She subsequently relocated to Los Angeles.
Born in Monterrey, Cavazos began her acting career at the age of 15, and made her film debut in Busi Cortes’ 1988 El Secreto de Romalia. She has acted in numerous Mexican films and television series since then, and has also done a fair amount of work in the U.S., appearing in television dramas as well as a singing role in the film Sugar Town. Cavazos is sometimes credited as "Rosita Lumi Cavazos".
She had a featured role in Bottle Rocket, the first film of director Wes Anderson.