Violet Perfume (2001) is one of Ximena Ayala’s first performances. It a moving tale about the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. It’s a fictionalized story about two adolescents who are emotionally shattered when one of them is brutalized. Ximena plays the victim and things only spiral from bad to worse, but on the upside we do get to see Ximena in a bubble bath with her friend, and we can see her tits. She’s since gone on to other movies, such as Bad Habits (2007), Desierto adentro (2008) and The Amazing Catfish (2013), but it’s this early, brave performance that is Ximena at her most striking.