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Flying Down to Rio, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926
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Del Rio`s wealthy family lost all their assets during the Mexican Revolution, and a desire to restore her comfortable lifestyle inspired her to follow a career as an actress.
In 1921 at the age of 16, she married Jaime Martinez del Rio, and through a Hollywood friend the couple emigrated to the USA with the plan of establishing show business careers for themselves: as screenwriter and actress, respectively. The marriage ended in divorce, but del Río retained her married name, continued to pursue a career as an actress, and made her first film appearance in Joanna (1925) in which Hollywood first noticed her appeal as a sex siren, but struggled against the "Mexicali Rose" image initially pitched to her by Hollywood executives.
She was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926 (along with fellow newcomers Joan Crawford, Fay Wray, Janet Gaynor, and Mary Astor), but initially overcame prejudice that same year in one of that year`s biggest screen successes, What Price Glory. She came to be admired as one of the most beautiful women on screen, and her career flourished until the end of the silent era with successful films such as Resurrection, Ramona, and Evangeline (1929).
She returned to Mexico in 1942. She was soon approached by director Emilio Fernández, and she began making Spanish-language films that brought her great success in Mexico and Hispanic America over the next twenty years. Among her most successful films were Flor Silvestre (1943) Maria Candelaria (1943), Bugambilia, Las Abandonadas (1944), The Fugitive (1947, directed by John Ford), La Otra, La Malquerida (1949), El Niño y la Niebla (1953), La Cucaracha (1958). She was nominated for Mexico`s Silver Ariel Award many times, winning four awards for her performances.
Dolores del Río has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1620 Vine Street, in recognition of her contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Dolores del Río (born María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983), was a Mexican and American film, television and stage actress. She was a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s, and one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Dolores del Rio passed away on 11th Apr 1983 aged 77. Her last relationship was when Lew Riley was married to Dolores del Rio from 1959 to 1983.
Dolores del Rio was previously married to Cedric Gibbons (1930 - 1941).
She was also in relationships with Baby Pignatari (1950), Marlene Dietrich (1943), Orson Welles (1941 - 1943), Frida Kahlo, Jaime Del Rio, Gilbert Roland, Humphrey Bogart, Aristotle Onassis, Joel McCrea, Charles Chaplin, Porfirio Rubirosa, Rudy Vallee, George Sanders, Bruce Cabot, Diego Rivera, Erich Maria Remarque, Don Alvarado and Errol Flynn.
Dolores del Rio is a 77 year old Mexican Actress. Born on 3rd August, 1905 in Durango, Mexico, she is famous for Flying Down to Rio, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926 in a career that spans 1925–1978. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
Dolores del Rio was in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Joel McCrea in Bird of Paradise (1932) and Pat O'Brien in In Caliente (1935).
Dolores del Rio is a member of the following lists:
People from Durango City,
Actresses from Durango and
American actresses of Mexican descent.
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