Maria Félix Güereña: Face of Mexican Cinema
Right from the beginning, she gathered praises for her beauty and strong mind. She was crowned Beauty Queen during her college days at the University of Guadalajara.
Considered as one of the most beautiful film actress, Maria de Los Ángeles Félix Güereña was the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.
She became the icon of Mexican film industry known for her strong and independent persona. Right from the beginning, she gathered praises for her beauty and strong mind. She was crowned Beauty Queen during her college days at the University of Guadalajara.
#María Félix’s 104th Birthday #— Goggle Doddle (@GoggleDoddle) April 7, 2018
Date: April 8, 2018
When an important Mexican filmmaker first approached Maria Félix about an acting career, she responded: “When I want to, it will be through the big door.” Félix would launch a film career on her terms, even turning down H… pic.twitter.com/FDsp9cIRyA
Born in 1914, her first movie was El Peñón de las Ánimas for Mexican Cinema. She became the muse for many famous writers and artists and inspired them to do wonders in their field. José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera, novelists and playwrights like Jean Cocteau, Renato Leduc, and Carlos Fuentes, and musicians like Juan Gabriel and Francis Cabrel; all were in awe of her.
She not only impacted Mexican Cinema but also enchanted people with her talent in the field of art, music, and fashion. She wore jewellery and clothing designed by none other but Christian Dior and came as a strong force representing female sexuality.
Her extraordinary looks and fierce personality set her apart from others. It was after her film Doña Bárbara when she became a common name. The success of her film gave her the name of La Doña. Her stardom was not only restricted to Mexico but went beyond to Latin America, Spain, France and Italy
On once being asked by a Mexican filmmaker for appearing in the film, her response left him astonished. She said,” When I want to, it will be through the big door.” She went on to write an autobiography by the title Todas mis guerras, which was published in 1993.
On her 104 birthday, Google's doodle pays regards and tribute to one of the most important female icon of the Mexican cinema.