On the 112th anniversary of her birth, Google celebrated actress Dolores del Rio on Thursday, calling her a “Trailblazer for women in Hollywood and beyond.”
The advent of talking pictures created further obstacles for career advancement, even if Del Rio continued to star in major movies such as Bird of Paradise.
Dolores Del Rio sits on her sofa in her drawing room, circa 1928.
Google Doodle honored the Hollywood star on her birthday, August 3.
Eventually, Del Rio tired of her “Glamour-girl image” in Hollywood and returned to Mexico in the early 1940s, w she continued her career, winning more diverse and complex roles on screen and stage.
Del Rio’s international success and acclaim broke some barriers for Latino actors in Hollywood almost a century later, many remain.