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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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Known For

Enamorada Beatriz Peñafiel
(1946)
Hidden River Rosaura Salazar
(1948)
Doña Diabla Angela
(1950)
French Cancan Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Extremadura 'La Belle Abbesse'
(1955)

Filmography

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 1971 La generala
Mariana Sampedro, La Generala
 1970 Cristina (TV Series)
Domenica, La Leona
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Domenica, La Leona
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Domenica, La Leona
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Domenica, La Leona
 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
 1966 La Valentina
Valentina Zúñiga
 1963 La bandida
María Mendoza 'La Bandida'
 1961 The Guns of Juana Gallo
Ángela Ramos (Juana Gallo)
 1960 La estrella vacía
Olga Lang
 1959 La fièvre monte à El Pao
Inés Rojas (as Maria Felix)
 1959 The Soldiers of Pancho Villa
La cucaracha
 1959 Sonatas
La Niña Chole
 1959 Beyond All Limits
Magdalena Gamboa
 1959 Café Colón
Mónica
 1958 Miércoles de ceniza
Victoria Rivas
 1957 Tizoc (Amor indio)
María
 1957 Faustina
Faustina
 1956 Canasta de cuentos mexicanos
Luisa Bravo (segment "La Tigresa")
 1956 La escondida
Gabriela
 1955 Heroes and Sinners
Manuella
 1955 French Cancan
Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Extremadura 'La Belle Abbesse'
 1954 La bella Otero
Caroline Otéro
 1954 El rapto
Aurora Campos
 1954 Camelia
Camelia Peral
 1953 Reportaje
Movie star
 1953 La pasión desnuda
Malva Rey
 1951 The Affairs of Messalina
Messalina / Messaline (as Maria Felix)
 1951 Incantesimo tragico
Oliva
 1951 La corona negra
Mara Russell
 1950 La noche del sábado
Imperia
 1950 Doña Diabla
Angela
 1949 Una mujer cualquiera
Nieves Blanco
 1948 Mare nostrum
Freyra
 1948 Maclovia
Maclovia
 1948 Que Dios me perdone
Sofía / Lena Kovach
 1948 Hidden River
Rosaura Salazar
 1947 La diosa arrodillada
Raquel Serrano
 1946 Enamorada
Beatriz Peñafiel
 1946 La mujer de todos
María Romano
 1946 La devoradora
Diana de Arellano
 1946 Vértigo
Mercedes Mallea
 1945 El monje blanco
Gálata Orsina
 1944 Amok
Madame Travis / Sra. Belmont
 1944 La monja alférez
Catalina Erauso 'La Monja Alférez' / Don Alonso
 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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[when asked about making more films] I don't need the money. My reward now comes in seeing lines at the box office waiting to see a movie of mine. See more »

Trivia:

Retrospective at the Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine. See more »

Trademark:

Arched right eyebrow

Nickname:

María Bonita See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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