Sunday, April 8, 2018

GOOGLE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MEXICAN DIVA MARIA FELIX

By José Alberto Hermosillo
Maria Felix Doodle Google. Festival in LA
Many don't know who Maria Felix was, but Google does. This year, the searchable internet-site celebrates the life of the legendary Mexican Diva with an iconic doodle. 

Maria Felix is considered the ultimate and the most famous Mexican movie star in history.
During the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1940-1950), she worked in 47 films including those made in Argentina, Spain, Panama, Italy, and France. 

Among her most famous works are "French Cancan" (made in Frace), and "The Affairs of Messalina" (shot in Italy).

"Enamorada" and "Hidden River" are two landmarks of the well known of the Golde Age of Cine Mexicano. 

She also worked on, "Naked Passion," "May God Forgive Me," "The Kneeling Goddess," "The Devil is a Woman," "Reportaje," "Heroes and Sinners," "Tizoc," and "La Generala."

She proudly rejected Hollywood for offering her the roles of an Indian woman when she was portraying a Queen elsewhere. The rest of the world knew how big the Mexican diva was. 
She spent many years of her life living in Paris, where thanks to her connections, the Mexican government, and engineers worked together with their French counterparts building the subway in Mexico City.
Oil painting of Maria Felix by Diego Rivera
Maria Felix was born on April the 8th, 1914, in the Northern border state of Sonora. Coincidentally, she died on April the 8th of 2002, in Mexico City. There, thousands and thousands of faithful fans said the last goodbye and paid their respects, in one of the most tumultuous and queenly funerals the city can record. 

The people lined up for miles, from the Palace of the Fine Arts to the French cemetery. The funeral was shown live in the USA, from coast to coast, on the Spanish speaking networks.

Many still remember her beauty contrasting with her dominant personality, empowering women in their fight against sexism. 

Her filmography speaks volumes and is there to let everybody know that Maria Felix was only one, la devoradora.
Maria Felix bio

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