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Dolores del Rio (1904–1983)


Dolores del Rio was the first Mexican movie star with international appeal and had a meteoric career in 1920s Hollywood (an extraordinary accomplishment for an Hispanic female on those years). She came from an aristocratic family in Durango. In the Mexican revolution of 1916, however, the family lost everything they had and emigrated to Mexico ... See full bio »

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Known For

Flying Down to Rio
Flying Down to Rio Belinha De Rezende
(1933)
María Candelaria (Xochimilco)
María Candelaria (Xochimilco) María Candelaria
(1944)
The Fugitive
The Fugitive An Indian Woman
(1947)
Doña Perfecta
Doña Perfecta Doña Perfecta
(1951)

Filmography

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 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Carlotta Lopez de Guadalupe
- The Legacy (1970) ... Carlotta Lopez de Guadalupe
 1967 Rio Blanco
A Revolutionary
 1967 C'era una volta
Queen Mother
 1966 Casa de mujeres
Hilda Moreno, la doña
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Antonia Molinera
- The Ghost of Murietta (1966) ... Antonia Molinera
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Cerita Ortiz
- Return to Glory (1966) ... Cerita Ortiz
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Mona
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Spanish Woman (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1962 El pecado de una madre
Gabriela del Valle
 1960 Flaming Star
Neddy Burton (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1960 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
- Mexican Fiesta (1960)
 1958 ¿Adónde van nuestros hijos?
Doña Rosa
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Theresia Tallien
- The Public Prosecutor (1958) ... Theresia Tallien
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Señora ama
Dominica
 1953 El niño y la niebla
Marta
 1953 Reportaje
María Cristina
 1951 Doña Perfecta
Doña Perfecta
 1951 Deseada
Deseada
 1950 La casa chica
Amalia Estrada
 1947 The Fugitive
An Indian Woman (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1946 La otra
Magdalena Montes de Oca / María Méndez
 1945 La selva de fuego
Estrella
 1945 Bugambilia
Amalia de los Robles
 1943 Flor silvestre
Esperanza
 1942 Journey Into Fear
Josette Martel (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1940 The Man from Dakota
Eugenia 'Jenny' Sanford
 1938 International Settlement
Lenore Dixon
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Dolores del Rio - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Lancer Spy
Dolores Daria Sunnel
 1937 Devil's Playground
Carmen (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1936 Accused
Gaby Seymour
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Inez, Duchess of Rye
 1935 I Live for Love
Donna (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1934 Madame Du Barry
Madame Du Barry (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1934 Wonder Bar
Inez (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Belinha De Rezende (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1932 Girl of the Rio
Dolores (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1930 The Bad One
Lita
 1928 Revenge
Rascha
 1928 No Other Woman
Carmelita de Granados
 1928 Ramona
Ramona
 1928 The Trail of '98
Berna (as Dolores Del Rio)
 1928 The Gateway of the Moon
Chela (Toni)
 1927 The Loves of Carmen
Carmen
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 5 (Short)
 1926 The Whole Town's Talking
Rita Renault - Movie Star
 1926 Pals First
Jeanne Lamont
 1926 High Steppers
Evelyn Iffield
 1925 Joanna
Carlotta de Silva
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Guy Bolton's English adaptation of Marcel Maurette's play, "Anastasia," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Lili Darvas in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 13 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dolores Del Rio

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

We have a public, the power to influence, and we have an enormous responsibility to use this influence. We have awakened to this responsibility in Mexico. We even have an actress, María Elena Marqués, who is a congresswoman. She works terribly hard and is up at 6, not to go to a studio, but to work for the people of her district. See more »

Trivia:

She contributed money to a statue likeness of her as the title character in Evangeline (1929). Upon completion in 1930, the statue was placed beside St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville, Louisiana. The statue rests on a spot marking the alleged burial place of Emmeline Labiche, who local lore claims was the inspiration behind Longfellow's tragic heroine. It has become a popular ... See more »

Nickname:

Lolita

Star Sign:

Leo

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