Biography

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María Esther Fernández González, better known as Esther Fernández (August 23, 1917 in Mascota, Jalisco Mexico – October 21, 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico), was a Mexican film and television actress. She was one of the first female major stars of the "Golden Age of Mexican cinema" in the 1930s and 1940s.

Fernández began her career as an extra in the film La Mujer del Puerto (1934). Her beauty and charisma drew the attention of film director Fernando de Fuentes, who gave her the female lead role of Allá en el Rancho Grande (1936), opposite Tito Guizar. The film is regarded as marking the start of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

During the rest of the 1930s, Fernández acted in hit movies including Amapola del Camino (1937), with Andrea Palma and Tito Guizar; Mi Candidato (1938), with Joaquín Pardavé and Pedro Armendàriz; and Los de Abajo, with Isabela Corona and Emilio Fernández. Her popularity caught the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which promoted her films in Latin America and invited her to work in Hollywood.

In 1943 she starred in the second sound version of the classic Mexican film Santa, directed by Norman Foster, opposite Ricardo Montalban. In 1946 she acted in the Hollywood film Two Years Before the Mast, with Brian Donlevy and Alan Ladd.

Her last appearance was in the film Reclusorio II (1997).

From Wikipedia

María Esther Fernández González, better known as Esther Fernández (August 23, 1917 in Mascota, Jalisco Mexico – October 21, 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico), was a Mexican film and television actress. She was one of the first female major stars of the "Golden Age of Mexican cinema" in the 1930s and 1940s.

Fernández began her career as an extra in the film La Mujer del Puerto (1934). Her beauty and charisma drew the attention of film director Fernando de Fuentes, who gave her the female lead role of Allá en el Rancho Grande (1936), opposite Tito Guizar. The film is regarded as marking the start of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

During the rest of the 1930s, Fernández acted in hit movies including Amapola del Camino (1937), with Andrea Palma and Tito Guizar; Mi Candidato (1938), with Joaquín Pardavé and Pedro Armendàriz; and Los de Abajo, with Isabela Corona and Emilio Fernández. Her popularity caught the attention of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which promoted her films in Latin America and invited her to work in Hollywood.

In 1943 she starred in the second sound version of the classic Mexican film Santa, directed by Norman Foster, opposite Ricardo Montalban. In 1946 she acted in the Hollywood film Two Years Before the Mast, with Brian Donlevy and Alan Ladd.

Her last appearance was in the film Reclusorio II (1997).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1917-08-23

Day of Death 1999-10-21

Place of Birth Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 Los años de Greta
1957 Cada hijo una cruz
1956 Encrucijada
1956 Los hijos de Rancho Grande
1954 La calle de los amores
1953 El lunar de la familia
1953 Genio y figura
1953 El billetero
1952 Víctimas del divorcio
1951 Doña Perfecta as Rosario
1950 Pancho Villa Returns as Teresa Mota
1950 Surcos de sangre as Isabel
1950 Pancho Villa vuelve
1949 Cuatro vidas
1948 La santa del barrio
1948 Ahí vienen los Mendoza as Claudia
1948 Las mañanitas
1948 La carne manda
1947 Mujer
1946 Two Years Before the Mast as Maria Dominguez
1946 The Last Adventure as Graciela Hernández
1946 Cantaclaro
1945 Flor de durazno as Rina
1944 La Fuga as Maria Ines Flores
1943 Santa as Santa
1940 Fashion Horizons
1940 The Underdogs as Camila
1938 Hombres del mar as Marina
1938 Tierra brava
1937 La Adelita
1937 Mi candidato
1936 Allá en el Rancho Grande as Cruz
1936 El baúl macabro as Alicia Monroy
1934 The Woman of the Port as Mujer de cabaret

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