Rosaura Revueltas is best-remembered for her powerful performance as an illegal Mexican immigrant who helped support striking salt miners in Salt of the Earth (1954). The movie caused quite a bit of controversy, not only for its socialist undertones, but for the fact that most of those involved with making the film had been blacklisted. During production, Revueltas was labeled a Communist and deported. Prior to this, Revueltas had appeared in Isla Marias (Marias Island) and Muchachas de Uniforme (Girls in Uniform) (both 1950). Upon her return to Mexico, Revueltas took drama classes and wrote plays. Between 1957 and 1960, she lived in Germany and worked alongside noted playwright Bertolt Brecht. Later in life, she became a yoga and dance teacher. She also wrote a book, The Revueltas.