Dolores Del Rio
Dolores and her dog
With Frida Kahlo and one time love Orson Welles
With her long time friend Marlene Dietrich
One of the most gorgeous and influential women in Mexico. Dolores Del Rio conquer Hollywood before any other latina. In the Silent film era, Del Rio was considered a counterpart to Rudolph Valentino. With the arrival of the talkies, she became one of the principal Art Deco symbols of beauty. Del Río was one of the principal stars of Mexican films during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. She was frequently called the "Princess of México".
She was considered one of the prototypes of the classic woman style of the 1930s: "I think," said Larry Carr (author of More fabulous faces), "that Dolores del Río's appearance at the beginning of the 30's influenced Joan Crawford. In 1930, when Crawford emerged as beauty personified in the entire world, but especially in Hollywood, the women imitated her style of dress and make-up. Gone was the style of heavy pancake and little heart shaped mouths. In its place the angular face, the sculptured look came into vogue. They produced a new type of beauty, of which Dolores del Río was the precursor. She left her 1920s look, loosened her hairdo, enlarged the shape of her lips and altered her eyebrows to underline her exquisite bone structure. She converted hers into one of the truly Great Faces". Glamour at its best!
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