Carmen Osbahr


Carmen Osbahr, originally from Mexico City, performs RositaOvejita, and other characters on Sesame Street. She began her relationship with the iconic program in 1987 when she met Jim Henson. She appeared on various television shows for Televisa (Mexico City), including The Treasure of KnowledgeXe-Tu, and The Songs of Cri-Cri, a special starring Placido Domingo. Osbahr was also part of the Plaza Sésamo team before moving to New York.

In 1988, Osbahr officially became a Jim Henson Muppet™ performer, working for Sesame StreetCity KidsDog CityAliens in the FamilyBetween the Lions, and Bear in the Big Blue House. Osbahr’s other credits include “Kiki” in The Puzzle Place, a role in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, and “Lily” in Disney’s Johnny and the Sprites.  Her other Sesame work includes the Talk, Listen, Connect initiative with military families where she has traveled with the USO to military bases around the world visiting children and families. In 2010, Osbahr became an American citizen, largely because of her relationship with the military families initiative and the respect and love that she has for them and the country.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son.