Dolores del Río & her Brussels Griffon.
(August 3, 1905 – April 11,1983)
Dolores del Río was a Mexican film actress. She was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden age of Hollywood. She later became a prominent actress in Mexican films. She was considered one of the most beautiful actresses of her time and was the first Latin American movie star to have international success.
In the silent film era, del Río was considered a female counterpart to Rudolph Valentino. FIERCE on oh so many levels!!!
Her career flourished until the end of the silent era, with successful films such as Resurrection (1927), Ramona (1928) and Evangeline (1929). With the arrival of the talkies in the early thirties, Del Río’s exotic image was radically changed. She scored successes with Bird of Paradise (1932), Flying Down to Rio (1933), Madame Du Barry, Wonder Bar(1934) and Journey into Fear (1942).
Del Río then returned to Mexico. Under the guidance of Emilio Fernández, at the age of 37, Del Río became the most important star of the Golden age of Mexican cinema. Her masterpiece is the legendary film Maria Candelaria (1943).