Maria Félix

Maria Félix

Original Name Maria de los Ángeles Félix Güereña
Birth
Alamos, Álamos Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Death 8 Apr 2002 (aged 88)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Miguel Hidalgo, Miguel Hidalgo Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Memorial ID 6333847 · View Source
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Actress. She received notoriety as a Mexican film star during the 20 th century, being remembered for her renowned Latin beauty and glamorous style. She was the inspiration to many poets, writers, fashion houses, and painters such as painter, Diego Rivera and Russian painter, Antoine Tzapoff, with whom she had a romantic affair with each. Each painted portraits of her but Rivera painted a nude portrait of her. Born Maria de los Angeles Felix, s he was the daughter in a military family with fifteen children. She was crowned the Beauty Queen at the University of Guadalajara. She married four times. She made 47 films in countries such as Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, and Argentina, yet refused all Hollywood roles offered to her. Her residence was divided with six months in Mexico City and the other half in Paris, France. In 1996 France awarded her the nation's highest distinction, the National Order of Arts and Letters. She was the recipients of four “Ariels,” the Mexican equivalent of the Oscars. Some of her most famous movies are "Tizoc," "Enamorada," "Dona Barbara," and her last film in 1970 being "La Generala.” She often was called "La Dona" or the Dame, which she earned when she starred in her 1943 film, "Dona Barbara." With her first husband, she had her only child, a son, Enrique Alvarez Felix who suddenly died in 1996. She died in her sleep of a heart attack. Recognizing her fashion sense, she was honored in 2006 when Cartier Jewelers debuted its “La Doña de Cartier Collection,” featuring pieces worth thousands of dollars in gold such as crocodile bracelets or watches with reptile-looking metal bands.

Bio by: Rodolfo Martinez


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  • Originally Created by: Rodolfo Martinez
  • Added: 9 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6333847
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Félix (8 Apr 1914–8 Apr 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6333847, citing Panteón Francés de San Joaquín, Miguel Hidalgo, Miguel Hidalgo Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .