Lupita Tovar performed in more than thirty films on four continents and has been honored by the motion picture academies of Mexico and Hollywood.
In 1932, Tovar married Paul Kohner, a Czech emigre had who produced the Spanish Dracula and who later became one of Hollywood's top agents. They were married for 56 years, during which time Tovar continued to make movies for Columbia Pictures.
In 1982, Mexico issued a stamp with Lupita Tovar on it. “Yes, and my family that lives in Mexico didn’t pay attention to it! John Gavin, then Ambassador to Mexico, wrote me a letter, sent me stamps and asked, ‘Isn’t this you?’ And it was! What an honor! I was very proud and pleased!” I’ve had a very long and happy life—it’s wonderful. I did lose my right eye to macular degeneration. I gave up my career in 1945—you simply can’t do two things and do them well, something will suffer, it is not satisfactory. I preferred my family to my career.”