“An ex is not worth more than a few days of tears.” – María Félix.

María Félix 1947

Some friends told me that pearls make people cry. The only pearls that have made me cry are false pearls.María Félix 

María de Los Ángeles Félix Güereña (Spanish: [maˈɾi.a ˈfeliks]; 8 April 1914 – 8 April 2002) 

María Félix was a Mexican actress and singer who, along with Pedro Armendáriz and Dolores del Río, became one of the most successful figures in the 1940s and 1950s Latin American cinema. Considered one of the most beautiful Golden Age actresses of Mexican cinema, her refined taste and strong personality garnered her the title of diva early in her career. [3] She was known as La Doña, a name derived from her character in Doña Bárbara (1943), and reaffirmed thanks to the anthem María Bonita, composed for her as a wedding gift by Félix’s second husband, Agustín Lara in 1945. Her acting career comprises 47 films made in Mexico, SpainFranceItaly, and Argentina. [4]. [4]

María Félix (1914-2002)

María Félix is one of the most emblematic figures for her controversial romantic life. She was even involved with the famous muralist Diego Rivera.

In 1931, Maria Felix married Enrique Álvarez Alatorre, a cosmetics salesperson with whom she had a son. The marriage ended two years later, and subsequently, in 1945, the actress married “El Flaco de Oro,” Agustín Lara, a Mexican singer-songwriter from Veracruz.

La Doña married again to Jorge Negrete in 1952, but a year later, he died due to liver cirrhosis caused by Hepatitis C he had suffered in his youth, which left the actress a widow. Meanwhile, Mrs. Félix developed an intimate friendship with Frida Kahlo, making her friends with Diego Rivera.

Frequently, the muralist confessed his love to the actress, but she rejected each one. On one occasion, he proposed to her, and even Frida Kahlo asked her to accept the proposal, but she did not desire Diego.

For the fourth and last time, she married Roman banker Alexander Berger in 1956, with whom she spent 18 years. In this relationship, the actress wanted to have another child but unfortunately lost the baby during the filming of Flor de MayoThe union ended when Berger died of lung cancer in 1974. After Berger’s death, Maria Felix suffered from terrible depression, which induced her to become addicted to antidepressants, cocaine, and alcohol, admitting herself to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This she revealed in her autobiography.

During the government of Miguel Alemán Valdés (1946 to 1952), gossip linked La Doña to the president because of rumors he was her lover. However, she denied it in her autobiography, María Félix: All my wars, where she mentioned: “I felt tied to him as a mistress throughout his government, and the truth is that I didn’t even get to see him up close. Among many other lies, the rumor mill said there was an underground tunnel between my house in Polanco and Los Pinos, where the president would enter to come and see me.”

Appearing as a guest on the popular 1960s Mexican TV show La hora del Orange Crush, María Félix was asked if, as rumored, she believed she was “La Divina Garza” (Divine Beauty). “I don’t ‘believe’ that,” she adamantly replied, “I AM La Divina Garza!”.

María Félix died in her sleep on 8 April 2002, her 88th birthday in Mexico City[4], and was buried in her family’s mausoleum alongside her son Enrique and parents at the Panteón Francés in Mexico City. In 2018, Google celebrated Felix’s 104th birthday with a Google Doodle. [45]. A skeletal version of Felix appears briefly in the 2017 Pixar film Coco, as a guest at a party in the Land of the Dead, with luchador El Santo as her date.

On 21 July 2022, the TelevisaUnivision produced biopic María Félix: La Doña, starring Sandra Echeverría, released on streaming service Vix.

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