Maria Felix: The Most Famous Film Goddess You Never Heard Of

She didn’t need Hollywood’s help to become a star

María Félix in a scene from the film Enamorada, 1946

It’s a rare occurrence when an actor turns down not just one but three plum roles in major motion pictures and goes on to unparalleled screen stardom, but that is exactly what María Félix, whom the New York Times called “the goddess of Spanish-language cinema,” did.

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