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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.

In 1948, she worked in Spain as well in Mare Nostrum and Sonatas directed by Juan Antonio Bardem. In France, with great like Jean Renoir, French Cancan, in 1954 and in 1960, Luis Buñuel, La fievre monte a El Pao.

She also worked in Italian films like Mesalina in 1951. In 1966, she also co starred with Eulalio Gonzalez in La Valentina. In later years, her films were inspired by the Mexican Revolution as La Escondida in 1955, La Cucaracha in 1959, Juana Gallo in 1961, La Valentina in 1966, and La Generala, which was her last film released in 1970.

Maria had one child, Enrique Alvarez Felix, by her first husband, Enrique Alvarez. Enrique Alvarez Félix was a Mexican television actor.

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Birth Name: María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña
Birth: April 8, 1914

Why do we like María Felix?

We like her because of her acting as a Mexican actress.

Why is María Felix Famous?

She is famous because of her roles that she have played in several popular movies.

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Category: Actresses  - ( Actresses Archive)

Date Added: 26 November '12

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