María Felix is one of the most prominent figures of Mexican cinema. She starred in dozens of roles, had songs written about her and was one of the most sought out entertainers across the globe. Learn more about the life and legacy of this icon.
María Felix is not her full name.
The changing of names to sound more ‘artistic’ and appealing to a mass audience dates back to the early 1900s. However, María Felix didn’t change her name too drastically. On April 8th, 1914, she was born María de Los Ángeles Félix Güereña, in Sonora, Mexico.