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Dolores del Rio: Portraits

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Uploaded on Jul 6, 2009

"In a magazine interview, I was asked who had the most beautiful face of all time. I unhesitatingly answered, "Dolores Del Rio."
Not Garbo, Dietrich, or Elizabeth Taylor can compare with Dolores Del Rio. Though only five foot three inches in height, Dolores del Rio appeared to be tall on cinema screens all over the world. Sinuous and sensual, she was widely regarded as the female Rudolph Valentino...
Her ageless beauty and famous complexion were the source of envy among female colleagues in Hollywood. Today, we have plastic surgery and Botox, but Dolores Del Rio maintained her looks solely through a self-invented diet and exercise program, diligently followed...
There are many kinds of beauty, I know, but for traditional drop dead gorgeousness, no one has ever come close to Dolores Del Rio."
(Maggie Van Ostrand)

"Aside from counting Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo as friends, she had film-star fans as well; Marlene Dietrich called her "the most beautiful woman in Hollywood." With her big, round eyes, flawless complexion, and perfect curls, it's not hard to see why. Channel the silver-screen senorita with brow pencil, dark lipstick, sooty black liner, and cake mascara. And don't forget the nails — Del Rio always wore an almond-shaped manicure..."

"Elegant and gorgeous, her beauty described as orchidaceous, she was envied by millions around the world for her sense of fashion and her ability to always look perfect and glamorous while wearing some of the most sensational gowns and jewels ever created by the most esteemed designers...
Speaking of beauty, Del Rio once said, "God can give us beauty, and genes can give us our features. But whether that beauty remains or changes is determined by our thoughts and deeds. We have the face we created over the years. For beauty does not come in creams and lotions---it comes with moderation in eating, good digestion, and discipline in life...
Del Rio believed that inner peace was absolutely necessary, for any stress or disharmony would be etched onto the face. Dolores Del Rio must have led a very happy life, for she remained amazingly and breathtakingly beautiful until her death..."

"Un rostro perfecto, deslumbrante, inolvidable, con facciones indígenas bien delineadas: una figura frágil, distinguida, de movimientos corporales elegantes, una personalidad fina, sobria, delicada, de exquisitos modales, así cómo un temperamento y fuerza de voluntad al enfrentar los retos, la convirtieron en una leyenda cuyos rayos resplandecientes llegaron a las cuatro esquinas del planeta..." (Emilio Martinez)

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