Iconic Mexican star María Félix has inspired legions of women with her spunk, her talent, and her timeless beauty. We wanted to celebrate her legacy by sharing some facts everyone should know about the legendary Mexicana. Like other classic Latinx stars of the past, many of us instantly recognize María Félix’s face and name but don’t necessarily know her legacy.
It’s important to fully learn and understand the major achievements of notable Latinxs, so we can continue to share their achievements and accomplishments while remaining inspired. The more people know about the star, the more her artistic legacy can live on.
Let’s start with the basics. María Félix was born Marí de Los Angeles Félix Güereña, on April 8, 1914, in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Her immense beauty led to Félix becoming a university beauty queen before she was discovered on the streets of Mexico. The rest, as they say, is history. Here are 23 facts you should know about her.