The monarchs of Spain, Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenie, thanked her deeply and the queen gave her a photograph. Jaime thought that this proposal was a response to their economic needs. This same year, she married Lewis Riley in New York after ten years of relationship. [117] She served as the president from its founding until 1981. Del Río starred in Doña Perfecta (1951), based on the novel by Benito Perez Galdos. Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg 1978, Band 4, Personen A-G, S. 915,ío&oldid=207977016, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“, Asúnsolo y López Negrete de Martínez del Río, Dolores; Martínez Asúnsolo López Negrette, Lolita Dolores. In 2005, on what was believed to be the centenary of her birth (she was actually born in 1904), her remains were moved to the. In spite of this settlement, Carewe started a campaign against her. August 1905 zu Durango a gestuerwen den 11. Narcissistic? From the late 1950s until the early 1970s she also successfully ventured into theater in Mexico and appeared in some American TV series. After her death, the day nursery adopted the official name of Estancia Infantil Dolores del Río (The Dolores del Río Day Nursery), and today remains in existence. In 1938, she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox to star in two films with George Sanders. Vélez was popular, had many friends and devoted fans, but never attended the social circle in Hollywood, where del Río was accepted without reservations. As del Rio did not correspond to the director's love advances, Bugambilia filming became a torture for both and for the rest of the team, who had to endure the mood swings of the director and the constant threats of del Río leaving the film. Hija del ganadero y banquero Jesús Leonardo Asúnsolo, y de Antonia López Negrete, cuyo linaje descendía de la nobleza virreinal. "[105], In 1952, she was awarded the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award and was called the "best-dressed woman in America". The film, considered a masterpiece today, caused a media scandal by directing open criticism against the media magnate William Randolph Hearst, who began to boycott Welles's projects.[56]. Critics said that del Río could speak and sing in English with a charming accent. [52] She was put on a list entitled "box office poison", (along with stars like Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and others). I'm a woman who only wants to live in peace with God and with men. Carl Laemmle, the head of Universal Studios, interested in casting del Río to act in the comedy The Whole Town's Talking (also 1926). In both films, Lancer Spy (1937) and International Settlement (1938), del Río plays the role of a seductive spy. The film contained dance numbers and Berkeley focused on her glamour with a sophisticated wardrobe. The portrait was made in New York. [27] That same year, thanks to the remarkable progress in her career, she was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926, along with fellow newcomers Joan Crawford, Mary Astor, Janet Gaynor, Fay Wray and others.[28]. Elle est considérée comme l'actrice la plus représentative et la plus renommée au niveau international du cinéma mexicain. Jarlson, Gary; Thackery Jr, Ted Tanzbilder mit splendider Ausstattung (dazu ins Ohr gehende Schlagermelodien) rücken immer aufs neue in den Rahmen der Lichtspielbühne und unterbrechen die nicht sehr kompakte, wenig aufregende aber amüsante Handlung eines Films, [39] The del Rio-Gibbons were one of the most famous couples of Hollywood in the early thirties. Del Río was contracted by Carewe as her agent, manager, producer and director. Dolores del Río ("Red Dance", Raoul Walsh, 1928). I felt the need to return to my country. [109], Her relationship with Orson Welles (1939–1943) ended after four years largely due to his infidelities. The portrait helped her overcome her insecurities.[17]. Amid these personal and professional crises, she decided to return to Mexico, commenting: Divorced again, without the figure of my father. Dolores del Río wurde in eine sehr vornehme und alteingesessene Familie geboren. At the beginning of 1942, she began work on Journey into Fear (1943) with Norman Foster as director and Welles as producer. Both homes became a meeting point for personalities like Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, María Felix, Merle Oberon, John Wayne, Edgar Neville, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, Nelson Rockefeller, the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, Princess Soraya of Iran and more. In 1954, Dolores received her at her home in Acapulco. This is my goal in Hollywood: All my efforts are turned toward filling this gap in the cinema. [60], Her third film with Fernández Las Abandonadas (1944), was a then controversial film where del Río plays a woman who gives up her son and falls into the world of prostitution. That same year, del Río's cousin, activist Maria Asúnsolo, asked her to sign a document for a "conference for the world peace". The film was a commercial success, becoming the second highest-grossing title of the year, grossing nearly $2 million in the United States alone. [53], Amid the decline of her career, in 1940 Dolores met actor and filmmaker Orson Welles at a party organized by Darryl Zanuck. In the 1928 movie Ramona, Del Río played the title character.She also played the title character in Evangeline (1929). Del Río was already thinking that the play Anastacia of Marcelle Maurette, would be a good choice for her debut. [4] She was replaced in the film by Katy Jurado. In 1921, aged 17, Dolores was invited by a group of Mexican women to dance in a party to benefit a local hospital. She wanted no underpinnings to spoil the line. Dolores Del Rio Hollywood film star and wife of MGM's Art Director Cedric Gibbons. In 1924, the couple returned to Mexico. In order to eclipse her, he filmed a new sound version of Resurrection starring Lupe Vélez, another popular Mexican film star and alleged rival of del Río. It is my dearest wish to make fans realize their real beauty, their wonder, their greatness as a people. [101], American photographer Jerome Zerbe: "Dolores del Río and Marlene Dietrich are the most beautiful women I've ever photographed". "[99], Mexican painter Diego Rivera: "The most beautiful, the most gorgeous of the west, east, north and south. In the film del Río plays the role of Carlotta De Silva, a vamp of Spanish-Brazilian origin, but she appeared for only five minutes. del Río said: "He painted his tragedy on my face!" [121], At the age of 76, del Río appeared on the stage of the Palace of Fine Arts theater the evening of October 11, 1981 for a tribute at the 25th San Francisco International Film Festival. In the film Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers first appeared as dance partners. [122] During the ceremony, filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola, Mervyn LeRoy and George Cukor spoke, with Cukor declaring del Rio the "First Lady of American Cinema". From this time the press began speculating a strong rivalry between del Río and Felix. She appeared in John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn released in 1964. Del Rio came from an aristocratic family in Durango. [42] The film was severely mutilated by censorship and was not the success which had been anticipated. In the evening Dolores danced and her husband accompanied her on the piano. Dolores del Rio was the one of the first Mexican movie stars with international appeal and who had meteoric career in the 1920s/1930s Hollywood. Dolores del Río fue una de las fundadoras del Festival Internacional Cervantino de Guanajuato, y fue parte de la mesa directiva de la Sociedad Protectora del Tesoro Artístico de México por varios años. [66] [131], Del Río was the model of the statue of Evangeline, the heroine of Longfellow's romantic poem located in St. Martinville, Louisiana. [103], Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa: "I have had great beauties in front of my camera. The first is a statue located in the second section of. Around the same time, she was hired by United Artists for the third film version of the successful novel Ramona (also 1928), directed by Carewe. In Spain Dolores danced again in a charity show for wounded soldiers in the battle of Melilla. But despite his position at the studio, Gibbons could never help his wife in his place of work, where the leading figures were Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Jean Harlow. The film was accompanied by a theme song written by Al Jolson and Billy Rose and played by del Río. It was the first time that del Río was accused of being a communist in the United States, a circumstance that would eventually have consequences in her career in the American film industry. In 1954, del Río was slated to appear as the wife of Spencer Tracy's character in the 20th Century Fox film Broken Lance. In Durango, Mexico, her hometown, an avenue is named after her, Blvd. August 1905 in Durango; † 11. With the advent of sound, she acted in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to musical comedies and romantic dramas. Einer ihrer Cousins war der Schauspieler Ramón Novarro. La casa donde nacio Dolores del Río Esta excelente actriz ha sido una de las mejores en la historia de nuestro país, y es orgullosamente duranguense. [29] Due to the success of the film, Fox quickly began shooting The Loves of Carmen (also 1927), also directed by Raoul Walsh. and Mexican telenovela Ven Amigo. Welles, involved in filming the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, behaved promiscuously, and the news came soon to the United States. Jaime had been educated in England and had spent some time in Europe. On 29 March, at Mary Pickford's bungalow, United Artists brought together Pickford, del Río, Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Norma Talmadge, Gloria Swanson, John Barrymore, and D. W. Griffith to speak on the radio show The Dodge Brothers Hour to prove they could meet the challenge of talking movies. Her first film with the studio was Girl of the Rio (1931), directed by Herbert Brenon. Del Río was a goddess about being a woman". Probably yes, but she was right. The film was a huge success and brought favorable reviews from critics. In early 1925, Dolores met the American filmmaker Edwin Carewe, an influential director at the First National studio, who was in Mexico for the wedding of actors Bert Lytell and Claire Windsor. God can give us beauty and genes can give us our features, but whether that beauty remains or changes is determined by our thoughts and deeds. [85] Del Río strongly identified with her Mexican heritage despite her growing fame and her transition to "modernity". Página tributo dedicada a Dolores del Río / Tribute page dedicated to Dolores del Río Producer David O. Selznick called the filmmaker King Vidor and said: "I want del Río and Joel McCrea in a love story in the South Seas. [69], In 1956, her political situation in the United States was resolved. In 1968, del Río first performed on Mexican television in an autobiographical documentary narrated by her. They decided to live on Jaime's ranch in Durango, where cotton was the main crop. Dolores del Río, née María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete le 3 août 1905 à Durango ( Mexique) et morte le 11 avril 1983 à Newport Beach ( Californie ), est une actrice mexicaine . According to Rebecca, until the end of his life, Welles felt for del Río a kind of obsession. It inspired the movie Dead Ringer (1964), starring Bette Davis).[63]. Her marriage to Jaime Martínez ended in 1928. Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican movie actress.She was a Hollywood movie star in the 1920s and 1930s. Her last appearance on television was in a 1970 episode of Marcus Welby, M.D..[81]. On April 11, 1983, del Rio passed in California at the age of 78, and she did it in complete style. Advised by United Artists lawyers, Dolores reached an agreement with Carewe out of court. Del Río and Jolson were gradually stealing the show. The script of this film came to her in error, because of a confused messaging. [75] She also suffered from arthritis. Welles left the film four days later and traveled to Rio de Janeiro on his goodwill tour. In the evening Dolores danced and her husband accompanied her on the piano. Durango aristocratic families were threatened by the insurrection that Pancho Villa was leading in the region. In dem Südseeabenteuer Bird of Paradise trat sie im selben Jahr unter der Regie von King Vidor auf. The society was responsible for protecting buildings, paintings and other works of art and culture in México. Dolores del Rio, 1935 Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete de Martínez del Río, genannt Dolores del Río, (* 3. In 1960 she returned to Hollywood. Del Río debuted successfully at the theater on the Falmouth Playhouse in Massachusetts on July 6, 1956 and to continue with a tour of seven other theaters throughout New England. [7] Del Río is also remembered as one of the most beautiful faces on screen of all time.[6]. [40] Shortly after her marriage, del Río fell seriously ill with a severe kidney infection. in the same period, she traveled to Argentina to film Story of a Bad Woman (Historia de una mala mujer, 1948), a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, directed by Luis Saslavsky. [116], On January 8, 1970, she, in collaboration with other renowned Mexican actresses, founded the union group "Rosa Mexicano", which provided a day nursery for the children of the members of the Mexican Actor's Guild. [94], German-American actress and singer Marlene Dietrich: "Dolores del Río was the most beautiful woman who ever set foot in Hollywood". The success of the film was helped by the same name musical theme, written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and recorded by del Río. If I achieve this it will be the height of my artistic ambition and perhaps I'll give a small glory for Mexico. 1975 erhielt sie in Anerkennung ihrer 50-jährigen Filmkarriere den „Premio Especial“, ein Ehrenpreis des mexikanischen Filmpreises Premio Ariel. Weitere Ideen zu filmstars, schöne hintern, vintage hollywood. Since 1983, the society Periodistas Cinematográficos de México (Mexican Film Journalists) (PECIME) has been giving the Diosa de Plata (Dolores del Río) Award for the best dramatic female performance. During the 1920s and 1930s in Hollywood, she was considered one of the most beautiful women of the cinema. When Del Río returned to her native country, she became one of the more important stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. 3 sierpnia 1904 w Durango, zm. [21] As part of an advertising campaign, Carewe made a report dedicated to Dolores in the major magazines in Hollywood: Dolores Del Rio, the heiress and First Lady of the High Mexican Society, has come to Hollywood with a cargo of shawls and combs valued at $ 50,000 (is said to be the richest girl in her country thanks to the fortune of her husband and her parents). Gavaldón directed her again in the film El Niño y la Niebla (1953). She had roles on a string of successful films, including Resurrection (1927), Ramona (1928) and Evangeline (1929). [51], Cedric Gibbons used his influence with MGM and gained for del Río the main female role in the film The Man from Dakota (1940). Sie arbeitete bei ihrem ersten mexikanischen Film Flor Silvestre 1943 mit dem Regisseur Emilio Fernández zusammen, weitere Arbeiten mit ihm folgten. She inspired Jaime Torres Bodet's novel La Estrella de Día (Star of the Day), published in 1933, which chronicles the life of an actress named "Piedad". 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Poet Salvador Novo wrote her a sonnet and translated all her stage plays. It was del Río's favorite portrait and occupied a special place in her home in Mexico. [49], In the same year, del Río, along with Ramón Novarro and Lupe Vélez, attended a special screening of the Mexican film ¡Que Viva México!. Seen in her dining room. Fernández said: "I fell in love with her, but she always ignored me. Furious, Carewe filed criminal charges against Dolores. [62] Del Río plays twin sisters in the film La Otra (1946), under Roberto Gavaldón's direction. Although the portrait was not liked by the actress, it had a very important place in her home. He was anxious because he was in love with del Río and could not afford to buy her a birthday present. In the film The Fugitive (1947), del Río plays an indigenous woman who helps a fugitive priest (Henry Fonda). [114], In the late 1950s, she became a main promoter of the Acapulco International Film Review, serving as host on numerous occasions. She played Madame du Barry in the motion picture of that name. María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López-Negrete. Her deteriorating health led her to cancel two television projects in 1975. [37], Having finally broken off professionally from Carewe, del Río was prepared for the filming of her first talkie: The Bad One, directed by George Fitzmaurice. Dolores trägt ihre südländische Schönheit mit Stolz und Genugtuung und wie eine Kostbarkeit durch den Film und sie tanzt mit königlicher Grazie. At that time Riley was engaged in a torrid affair with Bette Davis. She looked beautiful". [75], According to Austrian-American filmmaker Josef von Sternberg, stars such as Del Río, Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard and Rita Hayworth helped him to define his concept of the glamour in Hollywood. In early 1925, Dolores met the American filmmaker Edwin Carewe, an influential director at the First National studio, who was in Mexico for the wedding of actors Bert Lytell and Claire Windsor. Unfortunately the prevailing censorship in the Spanish cinema caused the film to be seriously truncated during editing. Sonst würde die bezaubernde Mexikanerin Dolores del Rio sich nicht dazu hergeben, in einem Film wie Caliente mitzutun. A very intelligent and very funny woman. The vast majority seem to regard Mexicans as a race of bandits, or laborers, dirty, unkempt, and uneducated. Dolores del Río (Nombre artístico de Dolores Asúnsolo López Negrete; Durango, 1906 - Los Ángeles, 1983) Actriz cinematográfica mexicana. At the same time Dolores discovered she was pregnant. [84], Del Río always projected a special elegance with her beauty, more than just a "Latin bombshell" such as other actresses like Lupe Vélez. I will not marry Mr. [76] and they produced numerous theater projects featuring del Río. Vélez spoke ill of del Río, but she never mentioned her name in an offensive way. In 1916, when del Río was 11 years old, she was first portrayed by Alfredo Ramos Martínez, a very popular artist among Mexican high society. For this work she won her second Silver Ariel Award for Best Actress. [48] But Madame Du Barry was a major cause of dispute between the studio and the Hays Code office, primarily because it presented the court of Louis XV as a sex farce centered around del Rio. The film was directed by Sergei Eisenstein, and was accused of promoting Communism in California with nationalist sentiment and socialist overtones. The "unanimous choice" of these selective arbiters of female beauty was Del Río. Women imitated her style of dress and makeup. Childhood, family and first marriage (1904–24), Transition to sound and second marriage (1930–43), Return to Mexico and continued success (1943–59), Final roles and return to Hollywood (1960–78). After her death, her photo archive was given to the Center for the Study of History of Mexico CARSO by Lewis Riley. [67] Del Rio and Riley started a romance. April 1983 in Newport Beach, Kalifornien), war eine mexikanische Filmschauspielerin. But after the cotton market suffered a precipitous fall, the couple was on the verge of ruin. Sie galt als exotische Schönheit und wurde diesem Bild entsprechend besetzt. [14], Her family lost all its assets during the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). The film is based on the novel of the Spanish writer Jacinto Benavente. [51], With the support of Universal Studios, del Río filmed The Devil's Playground (1937) opposite Chester Morris and Richard Dix. Dolores del Río. Both films were box-office failures. Vicente Leñero was inspired by del Río to write his book, Señora. The film was released in March 1934 and was a success for Warners. August 1905 in Durango – 11. She was hired by Fox to play the role of the mother of Elvis Presley's character in the film Flaming Star (1960), directed by Don Siegel. [15] Dolores attended the Collège Français de Saint-Joseph,[16] a college run by French nuns and located in Mexico City. The book contains an essay by Monsiváis entitled Responsibilities of a face. [101] This was her last known public appearance. "[42] Bird of Paradise (1932) was shot in Hawaii and del Río became a beautiful native. [61], Del Río filmed La selva de fuego (1945) directed by Fernando de Fuentes. [77] Others of her successful theater projects were The Road to Rome (1958), Ghosts (1962), Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters (1963), La Voyante (1964), The Queen and the Rebels (1967)[78] and The Lady of the Camellias (1968).[79]. Del Río is now considered a mythical figure of American and Mexican cinema, and a quintessential representation of the female face of Mexico in the world. [42] It featured del Río opposite Fred Astaire in an intricate dance number called Orchids in the Moonlight. 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