Enrique Álvarez Félix

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Félix.
For the politician, see Enrique Álvarez.
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Born (1935-04-05)5 April 1935
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died 24 May 1996(1996-05-24) (aged 61) (heart attack)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) María Félix[1]
Enrique Álvarez Alatorre

Enrique Álvarez Félix (5 April 1935 – 24 May 1996) was a Mexican actor, known for his roles in telenovelas and films, such as El Monasterio de los Buitres and La Casa del Pelícano.[2][3]

Family and personal life[edit]

Enrique Álvarez Félix was the son of Mexican actress María Félix and her first husband, Enrique Álvarez Alatorre. When his parents divorced in 1938, his mother lived for a time at home with her own parents until 1939, when she traveled with Enrique to Mexico City. Soon after, her ex-husband took Enrique.[4] He never married, but was a stepson of Jorge Negrete and stepbrother of Diana Negrete. According to Mexican novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes, Álvarez Félix was purportedly sexually frustrated and had an Oedipus complex.[5]


Enrique Álvarez Félix died from a heart attack on 24 May 1996, aged 62.[6]


Álvarez's last acting role was "Leonardo" in Marisol. The title character, Leonardo's niece, was played by Erika Buenfil; Leonardo's wife, Ámparo, was played by Claudia Islas.[9] He died two days after the episode in which his character, Leonardo, was killed off.[10]


Family tree[edit]

Josefina Güereña Rosas de Félix
María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña
(1914 – 2002)
Bernardo Félix Flores
Enrique Álvarez Félix
(1935 – 1996)
Don Álvarez
Enrique Álvarez Alatorre
Doña Alatorre

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, Volume 1 by Cordelia Candelaria, Peter J. García and Arturo J. Aldama
  2. ^ Freud's Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis by Rubén Gallo
  3. ^ The Hidden God: Film and Faith by Mary Lea Bandy, Antonio Monda, p. 287. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2004.
  4. ^ Félix (1993), vol. 1, pp. 65-75
  5. ^ Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary by Cynthia Tompkins and David William Foster
  6. ^ Muerte de Enrique Álvarez Félix
  7. ^ Corazón salvaje at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Rina at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ Marisol at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Álvarez profile at IMDb
  11. ^ La Casa del Pelícano at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ Álvarez Félix's role as "Nilo" in La Casa del Pelícano is enduringly controversial. He played a son of raped woman, Margarita Ramírez (played by Jacqueline Andere). At the end of the film, Margarita castrates Nilo.[why?]
    Dictionary of Mexican Literature; edited by Eladio Cortes.
  13. ^ Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas by Susan Dever, pg. 185. "For spectators who followed national news reports about the late Enrique Álvarez Félix's allegedly difficult relationship with (his) real-life mother María Félix, it may be hard to ignore the irony of Álvarez Félix's character suffering castrating stabs."

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