Dolores del Rio Google doodle is attracting eyeballs across the world. One of the finest Mexican actresses, who is considered by many Mexicans as the most beautiful woman to live, went on to make it big in Hollywood. Apparently, she was the first major female actresses from across the border to land meaningful roles in Hollywood in thirties and forties.
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Born in the year 1904, Dolores del Río was the first major female Latin cross-over star in Hollywood, with a great career in American films in the 1920s and 1930s. She was also considered one of the more important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s.
Besides her acting prowess, Del Río is remembered as one of the most beautiful faces of the cinema in her time. Rio began her acting career in 1925. She had roles in a series of successful silent films like What Price Glory? (1926), Resurrection (1927) and Ramona (1928).
When the film industry majored to sound, she appeared in memorable films like Bird of Paradise (1932), Flying Down to Rio (1933), Madame Du Barry (1934) and Journey into Fear (1943). 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.
A face that The Times called “elegant and expressive” soon made her “one of Hollywood’s important actresses and one of its first Latin stars.” Some believe she influenced the style of Joan Crawford. A New York Times report says, “The director Edwin Carewe, who discovered her, said that he wanted to avoid her being typecast. But ultimately, her career in the United States suffered because producers invariably cast her in ethnic and exotic roles”.
There is no denying that the actress’ personal life was very colorful. At the time of her death in 1983, del Rio had been married to producer-director Lewis A. Riley for 23 years. He was at her side when she died, according to The Los Angeles Times. Previously she had been married to MGM chief art director Cedric Gibbons. Gibbons is credited to have “designed the Oscar itself, winning it 11 of the 37 times he was nominated for it. Some of his designs influenced American interiors, and it has been argued that he was the most important art director in the history of American cinema.”