Collect 'Em All #30


Dolores Del Rio
No. 15 in a series of 50 from Players Navy Cut cigarettes.
A second cousin to Ramon Navarro, Dolores Del Rio was born on August 3rd, 1905 in Durango, Mexico, and christened Lolita Dolores Asunsolo de Martinez. She was sent to a convent when she was seven, and after her education there, left when she was fifteen. A year later she was married to Jaime Del Rio. Edwin Carewe, the director, noticed her, and persuaded her to leave her life in society for the screen. In 1925 she made her first film appearance in Joanna, but What Price Glory brought her fame. Among her latest talkie successes are Flying Down to Rio, Wonder Bar and Madame Du Barry.

1 comment:

Vanwall said...

Probably the greatest Mexican actress - her Cine del Oro years were wonderful. I usually think of that period with her and Armendariz in my head. Hollywood was better for her just being there.