María Félix

Apr 8, 1914 - Apr 8, 2002

María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña, known as María Félix, was a Mexican film actress and singer. Along with Pedro Armendáriz and Dolores del Río, she was one of the most successful figures of Latin American cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. Considered one of the most beautiful actresses of Mexican cinema, her taste for the finesse and strong personality garnered her the title of diva early in her career. She was known as La Doña, a name derived from her character in the film Doña Bárbara, and María Bonita, thanks to the anthem composed exclusively for her, as a wedding gift by her second husband, the Mexican composer Agustín Lara. She completed a film career that included 47 films made in Mexico, Spain, France, Italy and Argentina.
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“In life, I consider success inferior to celebrity. Success can be attained by many people; celebrity touches you, and supports you through life.”

María Félix
Apr 8, 1914 - Apr 8, 2002
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