Very few women embody the idea, image, and lifestyle of the word Diva as much as Maria Felix. I have never seen one of her films, as few american's did even during her reign because she never quite crossed over to Hollywood stardom due to her poor English and her refusal to take small derogatory roles “I was not born to carry a basket” she laughed at such parts.
Still, I know of her as a bigger than life legend, a woman with too many delicious quotes to note, a woman who owned a pet crocodile that inspired her custom Cartier necklace. She lived a long fulfilled life as one of Mexico's most admired and beloved actresses. She died in 2002 at the age of 88.