Dolores del Río

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Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Apr 11, 1983 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Apr 11, 1983 (78)

About

Known for her starring roles in such early Hollywood films as Flying Down to Rio and Bird of Paradise, she also appeared in such Mexican cinematic classics as María Candelaria and Flor Silvestre.

Before Fame

She was born in Durango, Mexico to an upper-class family. Her birth name was María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete.

Trivia

Like many artists of her time, she was blacklisted from Hollywood during the McCarthy era for her alleged communist sympathies.

Family Life

Her three marriages included a decade-long union with film production designer Cedric Gibbons. In the last years of her marriage to Gibbons, she had an affair with renowned director Orson Welles.

Associated With

She and fellow Mexican actress Lupe Velez, born just three years apart, both had successful careers in Hollywood.