Who was the highest grossing actress of the Golden Age

The title of the highest grossing would have been disputed between María Félix and María Antonieta Pons (Photos: INAH / Facebook María Antonieta Pons)

Throughout the more than 20 years that the Golden era, hundreds of young people ventured into acting to become stars of national cinema. Some of the most popular to date were Maria Felix, Dolores del Rio either Gloria Marinbut none of them would have been the highest grossing, according to Juan Orol.

The beginning of the golden years of national cinema was with There in the big ranch in 1936, as it was the first internationally famous film. Starring Esther Fernandez Y Tito Guizarit was this tape that for the first time managed to attract the attention of foreign audiences.

It was thus that Esther Fernández became the leading actress of this time to become the highest grossing in Mexico because, at the same time, There in the big ranch it was the best-selling national film until that year.

Esther had to withdraw from the cinema since in Mexico they did not want to hire her after suffering from various illnesses (Photo: INAH)
Esther had to withdraw from the cinema since in Mexico they did not want to hire her after suffering from various illnesses (Photo: INAH)

However, this record did not last long, as she received a job offer in the United States and she accepted it, not knowing that it would be the end of his success in the cinema.

Lorraine Velazquez She was another of the hertrionisas who became one of the highest grossing movies at her best, as she positioned herself as one of the public’s favorites thanks to her sensuality and acting talent.

Velázquez, known for being a fantasy film actress and for having participated in around 100 moviesIt was the highest grossing between the years 1961 and 1968period in which she was, most of the time, co-star of the movies of The Saintof which some were the most popular at the box office.

Lorena was the most important actress in Mexican fantasy films (Photo: Twitter/@LideresMexicano)
Lorena was the most important actress in Mexican fantasy films (Photo: Twitter/@LideresMexicano)

Tape The Saint vs. Vampire Women It was the highest grossing of this short time, making Lorena the most important actress of the moment, however, María Félix would have snatched the title almost immediately after she received it.

the lady was the actress more famous and with biggest hits in the national cinema, because he not only participated in some of the highest-grossing films of the entire Golden Age, such as hidden river, The rock of the souls, Tizoc: Indian love, Miss Barbara Y Cockroachbut she was the most important actress of the Mexican artist system.

Thanks to the 47 films in which he participated around the world, mainly in Mexico, María Félix became the highest grossing of the entire period of the golden years of national cinema, although there were years in which some other actress managed to take away the title, but according to the annual box office sales count.

María Félix would have been the highest grossing of the entire Golden Age (Photo: INAH)
María Félix would have been the highest grossing of the entire Golden Age (Photo: INAH)

However, there was another actress who would have beaten beautiful mary the title of being the highest grossing, according to Juan Orol.

for 1938 Marie Antoinette Pons She arrived in Mexico to begin a career full of successes, since almost from her first film she positioned herself as a striking actress for the public.

Discovered as an actress in Cuba by Juan Orol, Pons made her film debut with Siboneybeing the first rumbera to be successful in the seventh art and, therefore, became the forerunner of the so-called rumberas cinema.

Orol was the one who launched Pons to stardom, which is why she always defended having been the highest grosser of the time (Photo: Facebook/Mexican Cinema Actors)
Orol was the one who launched Pons to stardom, which is why she always defended having been the highest grosser of the time (Photo: Facebook/Mexican Cinema Actors)

It was shortly after that his talent reached all corners of the country with The Caribbean CycloneThe queen of the tropics and The queen of bamboo films that marked her career and made her the most important rumbera.

It was because of these successes that Juan Orol claimed that it was his ex-wife whose fame could not only be compared to that of María, but, in fact, had been More box office than her

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