"Joe danced with Dolores Del Rio "
Dolores del Río
(1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. She was regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses of her era, and was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. She made her Hollywood debut in the silent movie Joanna
, released in 1925. In 1930, she married Cedric Gibbons, a leading art director and production designer at MGM. Their home was a frequent meeting place of MGM stars. Her first ‘talkie’ was The Bad One
in 1930. However, talkies saw her relegated to minor roles in Hollywood, as a result of her Mexican accent. Her Hollywood career declined in the late 1930s.
In 1940 she met Orson Welles, who fell in love with her. She divorced Gibbons and was Welles’ partner for several years, during the height of his career. In 1942, after ending her relationship with Welles, she returned to Mexico, where she became a principal star of Mexican films during the 1940s and 1950s. She was frequently called the "Princess of México.”