Maria Bonita ("Pretty Maria") is considered one of the
most famous Mexican actresses of the golden era of Mexican Cinema. Born Maria
(April 8, 1914), she later became honored with the name La Dona.
She starred in nearly fifty movies over her 30 year career (1940's-1970's) and
has been compared with Marilyn Monroe in the United States because of her
strong, sexy characters and her well-publicized love life.
Felix "La Dona" died April 8, 2002 at the age of 88, but her spirit lives on in the spicy mole sauces of Maria Bonita Restaurant.