Dolores Del Río
Print available as:
A6 / 148 x 105mm
A5 / 210 x 148mm
A4 / 297 x 210mm
A3 / 420 x 297mm
Depicting Dolores Del Río (1904 - 1983), Mexican actress.
Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is accompanied by a short bio and posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.
Del Río was the first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood and considered one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. She had a long and varied career, appearing in silent film, talkies, television, on stage, and radio. Del Río starred in Madame Du Barry (1934), Journey Into Fear (1943), Las Abandonadas (1944) and The Unloved Woman (1949), to name but a few.
With the advent of sound, she acted in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas, musical comedies and romantic dramas. In the early 1940s, del Río returned to Mexico and joined the Mexican film industry, which at that time was at its peak. A series of Mexican films starring del Río, are considered classic masterpieces and helped boost Mexican cinema worldwide.
In the late 1950s, she became a main promoter of the Acapulco International Film Review, serving as host on numerous occasions. In 1966, del Río was co-founder of the Society for the Protection of the Artistic Treasures of Mexico with the philanthropist Felipe García Beraza and in 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.
The Mexican American Institute of Cultural Relations and the White House presented de Río with a diploma and a silver plaque in 1978 for her work in cinema as a cultural ambassador of Mexico in the United States.