Goddess in Latin, the most outstanding person in the culture and art of her generation; inspiration, refinement, magnetic personality, great intelligence and a lot of simplicity are characteristics for which Dolores del Río is La Diva de México. The attraction she generated was not exclusively due to her physique, for which she was considered the second most beautiful person in Hollywood just behind Greta Garbo; she was also provoked by her great talent as an actress, her confidence in herself, her dignified bearing and her efforts to help others.
Dolores del Río is the first Hispanic American to excel in Hollywood and also the first woman to be part of a jury at the Cannes Film Festival (in 1957). Her beauty was undeniable, as noted by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw when he stated that "the two most beautiful things in the world were the Taj Mahal and Dolores del Río", while the German singer and actress Marlene Dietrich considered her the woman most beautiful of the Hollywood about the Swedish Garbo, Joan Crawford and herself. From a wealthy family, of ancestry and cultured, María de los Dolores Asúnsolo and López Negrete were born in Durango on August 3, 1904, although the years 1905 and 1906 are also mentioned.