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María Félix (1914–2002)

Doubtlessly the most famous Mexican movie star, María Félix created a larger-than-life character: herself. La Doña, as the star was known after the character of her 1943 movie Doña Bárbara, starred in 47 movies, most of them forgettable except for her presence in them. More a star than an actress, she constructed an image of a tough woman, a sort ... See full bio »

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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Enamorada Beatriz Peñafiel
Tizoc María
Hidden River
Hidden River Rosaura Salazar
The Hidden One
The Hidden One Gabriela


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 1971 La generala
Mariana Sampedro, La Generala
 1970 Cristina (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1970)
- Episode #1.2 (1970)
- Episode #1.1 (1970)
 1970 La constitución (TV Series)
María Guadalupe
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... María Guadalupe
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... María Guadalupe
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... María Guadalupe
 1963 La bandida
María Mendoza 'La Bandida'
 1961 The Guns of Juana Gallo
Ángela Ramos (Juana Gallo)
 1960 La estrella vacía
Olga Lang
 1959 Fever Mounts at El Pao
Inés Rojas (as Maria Felix)
 1959 The Soldiers of Pancho Villa
La cucaracha
 1959 Beyond All Limits
Magdalena Gamboa
 1959 Café Colón
 1958 Ash Wednesday
Victoria Rivas
 1957 Tizoc
 1957 Faustina
 1956 Canasta de cuentos mexicanos
Luisa Bravo (segment "La Tigresa")
 1956 The Hidden One
 1954 La bella Otero
Carolina Otero
 1954 El rapto
Aurora Campos
 1954 Camelia
Camelia Peral
 1953 Reportaje
Movie star
 1953 Naked Passion
Malva Rey
 1951 The Affairs of Messalina
Messalina / Messaline (as Maria Felix)
 1951 Tragic Spell
 1951 Black Crown
Mara Russell
 1950 La noche del sábado
 1950 The Devil Is a Woman
 1949 Una mujer cualquiera
Nieves Blanco
 1948 Mare nostrum
 1948 May God Forgive Me
Sofía / Lena Kovach
 1946 La mujer de todos
María Romano
 1946 Vértigo
Mercedes Mallea
 1945 El monje blanco
Gálata Orsina
 1944 China poblana
Frances Erskine
 1944 Woman Without a Soul
Teresa López
 1943 Doña Bárbara
Doña Bárbara
 1943 María Eugenia
María Eugenia
 1943 The Rock of Souls
María Ángela Valdivia
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"La Movida" as herself (1991) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 30 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maria Felix


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

I cannot complain about men. I have had tons of them and they have treated me fabulously well. But sometimes I had to hurt them to keep them from subjugating me. See more »


One of 16 children (twelve of whom survived), but had only one child herself, a son who predeceased her. See more »


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La Doña See more »

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