Maria Felix By: Maria Moreno Professor Arguello History 33
Blibiography MaríaFélix (April 8, 1914 – April 8, 2002) was a Mexicanfilmactress, and one of the icons of the golden era of the Cinema of Mexico. She was more commonly known, particularly in her later years, by the honorific La Doña.
Cinema MaríaFélix was discovered by businessman Fernando Palacios in Mexico City. Palacios presented with the filmmaker Miguel Zacarías, who would give him the opportunity of starring El Peñon de las Animas alongside Jorge Negrete. In 1943 she starred Doña Bárbara, directed by Fernando de Fuentes and inspired in the novel of the Venezuelan writer Romulo Gallegos). She worked in Spain in Mare Nostrum in 1948 and Sonatas directed by Juan Antonio Bardem
Family Her last husband was a French banker, Alex Berger, whom she married in 1956. Berger's company Monclova raced thoroughbred horses, achieving notable success with the colt Nonoalco who won four Group One races including the 1974 British Classic, the 2,000 Guineas. When Berger died in 1974, Félix inherited his multi-million dollar thoroughbred horse racing stable. Her father, Bernardo Félix, was of Yaqui Indian descent and her mother, Josefina Güereña, was of Spanish descent and was educated in a convent at Pico Heights, California. She had one child, Enrique ÁlvarezFélix, by her first husband, Enrique Álvarez. Enrique ÁlvarezFélix was a Mexican telenovela actor. He predeceased his mother, dying in 1996.
Music Industry Agustín Lara wrote many songs for her, among them the famous María Bonita. It has been recorded by many singers including Plácido Domingo. Other song writers also composed songs for her, like María de TodaslasMarías by Juan Gabriel.