Yesterday, one of my very good friends asked me if México had any Divas.
His comment inspired this entry. There are 3 Mexican Divas that come to mind. Women that were strong, independent, talented and overall beautiful in a time where this particular combo was unheard of. These women are now considered legends.
María Félix – La Doña
- Given Name - María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña.
- 1914 – 2002.
- Career – Film Actress (47 movies).
- The Houses of Cartier and Hérmes collaborated with her to design her own jewellery collection.
- Félix was dressed by designers like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Balenciaga.
- Félix was painted by many artists, including Diego Rivera, Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, Bridget Tichenor and Antoine Tzapoff.
- Hobbies – Horse Racing.
- 3 songs where composed to honour her.
Dolores Del Río
- Given Name - María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete.
- 1905 –1983.
- Career – Film Actress (54 movies).
- Most Popular Silent Movie Star in Hollywood.
- Female version of Rudolph Valentino.
- Principal Art Deco symbols of beauty.
- Orson Wells was her partner.
- A strong friendship with Frida Kahlo and was also painted by Diego Rivera.
- Given Name - Miroslava Šternová (1926 – 1955)
- Career – Film Actress (32 movies)
- Miroslava born in Checoeslovakia but move to México as a child with her adopted parents in the late 30’s.
- Stern committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.Her body was found lying outstretched over her bed, she had a portrait of bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín in one hand. Her friends stated her suicide was due to unrequited love for Dominguín, who had recently married Italian actress Lucia Bosé.