La Doña (aka María Félix) would have turned 104 today, so Google is dedicating today’s doodle to the one and only, the gorgeous Mexican we all wanted to emulate when we grew up. Well that didn’t really happen, but all the same:
Say what you will about Latinos in America, but if someone deserves to be honored on the homepage of the world’s most visited Website is Selena Quintanilla, the singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, who came to be known as The Queen of Tejano Music and was murdered by a [Latina] nutcase.
Here she is at the height of her brief – yet wondrous – career:
If you happen to visit Google.com today (which is, like, super likely) you’ll find a colorful homage to Dolores del Río, the legendary actress who went to become as famous in Hollywood than in her native Mexico.
Calling her a “trailblazer for women in Hollywood and beyond,” Google’s homage is more than welcome, especially these days when immigrants are increasingly being hailed as “personas non gratas.”