August 3, 1905
April 11, 1983
Orson Welles called her "the most exciting woman I've ever met". Her real name was Lolita Dolores Asunsolo de Martinez. She left convent school at 15, and became a socialite in Mexico City. She was noticed by Edwin Carewe, the film director, who persuaded her to leave her life in society to become a film actress. She made her first appearance in the 1925 silent film "Joanna". Marlene Dietrich said "Dolores del Rio was the most beautiful woman in Hollywood". She reportedly slept for 16 hours a day to maintain her beauty. Dolores died of liver failure April 11, 1983.