Guadalupe Marín

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Cover of Marín's tell-all book La Única

Guadalupe Marín (October 16, 1895 – 1983), born María Guadalupe Marín Preciado, was a model and novelist, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico. At eight years of age Marín moved with her family to Guadalajara. In 1922 she became the second wife of muralist Diego Rivera. Marín was the mother of Rivera's two youngest daughters, Ruth and Guadalupe Rivera.[1] She was later married to the poet Jorge Cuesta.

Marín was the subject of portrait paintings by Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Juan Soriano. She is featured in the Rivera mural Creation, where she modeled as Strength, Song, and Woman. She also modeled nude as Earth for Rivera's Chapingo chapel mural while several months pregnant. Marín also modeled for photographer Edward Weston.

In 1938, Marín's semi-autobiographical novel La Única (The Unique Woman) was published.[2] In 2003 the novel and Marín were cited by author Salvador A. Oropesa in his book The Contemporáneos Group as being a feminist component of a counterculture writers' movement in post-revolutionary Mexico. She also wrote Un día patrio in 1941. She died in Mexico City.

She was portrayed by Valeria Golino in the 2002 film Frida.[3]


  1. ^ Kettenmann, Andrea (2003). Rivera, p. 24. TASCHEN GmbH.
  2. ^ Oropesa, Salvador A. (2003). The Contemporáneos Group: Rewriting Mexico in the Thirties and Forties, p. 100. University of Texas Press.
  3. ^ "Frida (2002)",, Retrieved 1 September 2015.