Mexican painter associated with Surrealism and Magic Realism and best known for her self-portraits.
She suffered from polio as a child and developed a slight physical deformity. In her teens, her health was further compromised by severe injuries sustained during a bus accident.
Her childhood home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a Mexico City museum and tourist attraction after her death.
She and fellow painter, Diego Rivera, had a turbulent marriage that involved a divorce and re-marriage. Both artists also had numerous extramarital affairs.
She was played by actress Salma Hayek in the 2002 award-winning film, "Frida."
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