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Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete de Martínez del Río, called "Dolores del Río", was an mexican actress  of film, television, and theater.

She was born at August 3, 1905 in Durango City, Durango, Mexico and died at April 11, 1983 (aged 77) in Newport Beach, California, U.S

Occupation: Actress, dancer, singer

   

With a career spanning more than 50 years, she is regarded as the first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood, with an outstanding career in American films in the 1920s and 1930s. She was also considered one of the most important female figures in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. del Río is also remembered as one of the most beautiful faces of the cinema in her time.

After being discovered in Mexico, she began her film career in the American cinema in 1925. She had roles in a series of successful silent films and came to be considered a sort of feminine version of Rudolph Valentino, a "female Latin Lover". With the advent of sound, she acted in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas, musical comedies and romantic dramas. In the early 1940s, when her Hollywood career began to decline, del Río returned to Mexico and joined the Mexican film industry, which at that time was at its peak.

When del Río returned to her native country, she became one of the more important promoters and stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. A series of Mexican films starring del Rio, are considered classic masterpieces and helped boost Mexican cinema worldwide. Del Río remained active mainly in Mexican films throughout the 1950s. In 1960 she returned to Hollywood. During the next years she appeared in Mexican and American films. From the late 1950s until the early 1970s she also successfully ventured into theater in Mexico and appeared in some American television series.

Del Río is considered a mythical figure of cinema in Latin America and a quintessential representation of the female face of Mexico in the entire world.

 

Source: Wikipedia (en)

 

 
   

 

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