Enrique Álvarez Félix

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 (1934-04-05)5 April 1934
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died 24 May 1996(1996-05-24) (aged 62) (heart attack)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) María Félix[1]
Enrique Álvarez Alatorre

Enrique Álvarez Félix (5 April 1934 – 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

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

Josefina Güereña Rosas de Félix
María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña
(1914 – 2002)
Bernardo Félix Flores
Enrique Álvarez Félix
(1934 – 1996)
Don Álvarez
Enrique Álvarez Alatorre
Doña Alatorre

See also

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  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.
    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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