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Dolores del Río

Dolores del Río
Photo: RKO Pictures / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

August 3, 1904


April 11, 1983



Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 3 in | 161 cm tall

Body Measurements

33-25-36 in | 84-63.5-91 cm


52 kg | 1115 lbs

Bra Size

Not available

Shoe size

5.5 US | 36 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Dolores del Río was born in Durango, Mexico, on August 3, 1904, was a Mexican actress.

Young Dolores del Río began her professional acting career in Hollywood in 1925.

She made her big screen debut in silent romantic comedy film Joanna (1925) in role as Carlotta Da Silva.

She got her television debut in CBS anthology series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1957) in episode "An Old Spanish Custom", in role as a Spanish lady.

Her breakthrough performance came as Ramona in silent drama movie Ramona (1928).

Best Movies

She won the Ariel Award (Mexican Academy Award) for Best Actress three times for her performances in films:

The Abandoned (Las Abandonadas) (1945) historical drama in role as Margarita

Doña Perfecta (1951) romantic drama in role as Doña Perfecta

The Boy and the Fog (El niño y la niebla) (1953) drama in role as Martha

She was nominated for two Ariel Awards (Mexican Academy Award) for Best Actress for her roles in movies:

The Other (La otra) (1946) drama in role as María Méndez / Magdalena Méndez

The Little House (La casa chica) (1950) drama in role as Amalia

She portrayed Belinha De Rezende in pre-Code RKO musical film Flying Down to Rio (1933) opposite Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

She played Josette Martel in noir thriller movie Journey Into Fear (1943) with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten.

Cheyenne Autumn (1964) epic Western opposite Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker and Karl Malden

Flaming Star (1960) Western with Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden and Steve Forrest

What Price Glory (1926) silent comedy drama war opposite Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen

Bird of Paradise (1932) pre-Code romantic adventure drama with Joel McCrea and John Halliday

The Loves of Carmen (1927) silent romantic drama opposite Don Alvarado and Victor McLaglen

The Fugitive (1947) drama with Henry Fonda and Pedro Armendáriz

The Trail of '98 (1928) silent drama opposite Ralph Forbes and Karl Dane

Evangeline (1929) silent drama with Louis Payne and Lee Shumway

Best TV Shows

She played Theresia Taillen in anthology drama series The United States Steel Hour (1958) in episode "The Public Prosecutor".

She portrayed Serita in NBC secret-agent adventure television series I Spy (1966) in episode "Return to Glory".


She was discovered in Mexico by Hollywood filmmaker Edwin Carewe.

Had Mexican ancestry.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1630 Vine Street in 1960.

Was close friend with actress Marlene Dietrich and Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

She was co-founder of the Society for the Protection of the Artistic Treasures of Mexico (1966), with philanthropist Felipe García Beraza.

Her parents were members of the Mexican aristocracy.

She won Special Golden Ariel (Ariel Award, Mexico) for her 50 years of working as an actress in 1975.

She won two Special Silver Goddess (Mexican Cinema Journalists) in 1965 and 1975.

Dolores del Río died on April 11, 1983, Newport Beach, California, United States, at age of 78.


She was married to:

Lew Riley (1959-1983)

Cedric Gibbons (1930-1941)

Jaime Del Rio (1921-1925)


She dated Orson Welles (1941-1943), Errol Flynn, John Farrow, Erich Maria Remarque and Tito Junco.

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