On International Women’s Day, María Félix aka La Doña came to mind.
Not only is she the most recognized face from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema but she was also a trailblazer, pursuing her career aspirations despite cultural norms of the times.
She starred in a total of 52 films and only played roles that embodied who she really was – a strong, cut-throat femme fatale. Félix turned down anything that fell short of those standards.
Here is a short clip of Félix as Angela in Doña Diabla, a 1950 Mexican drama.