María Félix Poster

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She had a son, Enrique Álvarez Félix, with her first husband, Enrique.

After her third marriage, she bred race horses in Paris.

Since the mid-80s she lived with French painter Antoine Tzapoff.

Festival tribute at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival, France. [1996]

Taught herself French to be able to act in French movies.

One of 16 children (twelve of whom survived), but had only one child herself, a son who predeceased her.

Appearing as a guest on the popular l960s Mexican TV show "La Hora del Orange Crush," Maria Felix was asked if, as rumored, she believed she was "La Divina Garza" (Divine Beauty). "I don't 'believe' that," she adamantly replied, "I AM La Divina Garza!"

Retrospective at the Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine. [2002]

She has an entry in Jean Tulard's Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs published in Paris in 2007 (pages 416, 417).

Her legacy extends to 21th-century artists, as she has been cited as an inspirational figure by actress Eva Mendes and musician Zayra among many others.

First actress to win three Ariel Awards for Best Actress (1947, 1949, 1951). She also received nominations for Best Actress on two other occasions (1946, 1955), making her a five-time nominee. In 1986, she won an Golden Ariel Award for lifetime achievement.

Is considered Mexico's greatest screen diva for three reasons: she never played supporting roles, she preferred film to television, and she always took great care of her beauty.

She died on her 88th birthday, 8th April 2002.

Great-aunt of actor Kuno Becker. Becker is the grandson of María Félix's younger sister, María Eugenia Félix Guereña (1916-2017).

In 1949, she told a reporter that she would like to play La Malinche on film.