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Maria Felix

Maria Felix María Felix was born on April 8, 1914. She was a Mexican actress.

Biography and Career

Maria Felix was born as María de los Angeles Félix Guerena in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Her father, Bernardo Félix, was of Yaqui descent and her mother Josefina Guerena, was of Spanish origin. She received her early education from a convent at Pico Heights, California.

In 1943 she was featured in Dona Barbara, directed by Fernando de Fuentes. Later she worked in several movies by De Fuentes such films as La Mujer sin Alma released in 1944, then La Devoradora in 1946 and the latter making the actress the vamp of Mexican cinema in the 1940s.

Due to work commitments in Europe Maria lost the lead role of Pearl Chavez in the 1945 film Duel in the Sun although it was written with her in mind to Jennifer Jones. As a result, she never achieved the fame in the USA that she achieved in Latin America and Europe.

In 1946, she came under the influence of director Emilio Fernandez, with whom she made the films Enamorada which was released in 1946, then in 1947, Río Escondido and Maclovia in 1948. These films made her famous in throughout Europe.

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