Enrique Álvarez Félix

Enrique Álvarez Félix (5 April 1934 – 24 May 1996) was a Mexican actor, known for his roles in telenovelas and in films, such as The Monastery of the Vultures and The House of the Pelican.[2][3]

Enrique Álvarez Félix
Enrique Álvarez Félix in Marisol (1996).
Born(1934-04-05)5 April 1934
Died24 May 1996(1996-05-24) (aged 62)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1955–1996
Parent(s)María Félix[1]
Enrique Álvarez Alatorre

Family and personal lifeEdit

Enrique Álvarez Félix was the son of Mexican actress María Félix and her first husband, Enrique Álvarez Alatorre.[citation needed] 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 Álvarez Félix.[4]

When his mother married Jorge Negrete he became the stepbrother of Diana Negrete.[citation needed]

Álvarez Félix never married, and, according to Mexican novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes, he was sexually frustrated, and had an Oedipus complex.[5]


Enrique Álvarez Félix died from a heart attack in the early morning of Friday, May 24, 1996, aged 62.[6]


A telenovela is a type of long miniseries which tells one self-contained story, typically within the span of a year or less. However, they are usually much longer than the typical miniseries; ranging from 60 to 200 episodes.

Álvarez's last acting role was "Leonardo" in Marisol (1996). 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 treeEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ Cynthia Tompkins and David William Foster, Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Greenwood, ISBN 978-0-3133-1112-3
  6. ^ Muerte de Enrique Álvarez Félix, lasnoticiasmexico.com; accessed 8 May 2018.(in Spanish)
  7. ^ Wild Heart at IMDb
  8. ^ Rina at IMDb
  9. ^ Marisol at IMDb
  10. ^ Álvarez profile at IMDb
  11. ^ La Casa del Pelícano at IMDb
  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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