María Félix Biography - Mexican Actress and Singer

María Félix Biography - Biografia María de los Ángeles Félix GüereñaMaría de los Ángeles Félix Güereña (Spanish: [maˈɾia ˈfeliks] (8 April 1914 – 8 April 2002) was a Mexican film actress and singer. She is considered one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She was also considered one of the most beautiful film actresses of her time, and one of the greatest erotic myths of the Spanish-language cinema. Along with Pedro Armendáriz and Dolores del Río, she was one of the most successful figures of the Latin American cinema in the 1940s and 1950s.

She was known as La Doña, a name derived from her character in the film Doña Bárbara (1943), 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.

Félix's last years passed between social events, tributes, controversial opinions and a sense of nostalgia. Until the end of her life she maintained that she wanted to return to acting, but nothing ever materialized. María Félix died in her sleep on 8 April 2002 (the day she turned 88 years) on Mexico City. Félix was interred on her family's tomb alongside her son Enrique and her parents at Panteón Francés in Mexico City.
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