María Félix

María Félix
María de los Ángeles Félix Guereña was born in 1915 in Alamos, Mexico, and she became on of the most important actresses of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She was nicknamed La Doña, and made about 47 films in Mexico, France, Spain, Argentina and Italy. She was offered roles in Hollywood, but she didn’t want to learn English and she often didn’t get the type of roles she wanted. “I was not born to carry baskets,” she said. “They offer me native roles and these roles I’ll play for my country. In foreign countries, I’ll only embody queens.” Paulette Goddard acted out a scene for The Torch that was exactly the same as Felix’s in Enamorada.
Notable film: Doña Bárbara

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