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Frida Kahlo


Mexican painter connected with Surrealism and Magic Realism and most widely known on her behalf 55 self-portraits. She was motivated with the indigenous Mexican lifestyle and Mexican mythology. She experienced polio as a kid and developed hook physical deformity. In her teenagers, her wellness was further affected by severe accidents sustained throughout a bus incident. She acquired one gallery displaying in america: the Julien Levy Gallery in 1938. Her youth house, Casa Azul, was changed right into a Mexico Town museum and visitor appeal after her loss of life. She and fellow painter Diego Rivera acquired a turbulent relationship that included a divorce and remarriage. Both performers also had many extramarital affairs. She was performed by celebrity Salma Hayek within the award-winning film, “Frida,” from 2002.

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Full Name Frida Kahlo
Date Of Birth July 6, 1907
Died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán, Mexico
Place Of Birth Coyoacan, Mexico
Height 1.6 m
Profession Painter
Education Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt
Nationality Mexican
Spouse Diego Rivera, Diego Rivera
Parents Guillermo Kahlo, Matilde Calderón y Gonzalez
Siblings Cristina Kahlo, Matilde Kahlo Calderón, Wilhelm Kahlo Calderón, Maria Luisa Kahlo Cardena, Margarita Kahlo Cardena, Adriana Kahlo Calderón, Maria Kahlo Cardena
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Makeup & Hair, Satellite Award for Best Original Score, Golden Camera Award for Best International Actress, Satellite Award for Best Costume Design, Imagen Award for Best Actress in a Film
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Lion, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Marcello Mastroianni Award, Volpi Cup for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, Grand Jury Prize, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design, Volpi Cup for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release, Silver Lion for Best Director, Costume Designers Guild Award for Best Costume Design - Period or Fantasy Film, Golden Osella
Star Sign Cancer

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1Her painting "Self Portrait With Monkey" is now owned by Madonna, who is a big fan of her work. In fact Madonnacampaigned for the role of Frida, in Frida (2002) as did Jennifer Lopez, and tried to get a film made for numerous years. The film was eventually made with Salma Hayek in the title role. 'Madonna (I)' loaned the painting for the first time in over a decade to the Tate Modern Exhibition (the biggest exhibition of surreal art shown in the UK for two decades) in September 2001.
2In Mexico, Kahlo is known as "la heroina del dolor" (the heroine of pain).
3The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in June 2001 to honor Kahlo.
4Her father, Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg), was a German who immigrated to Mexico; he was from a Lutheran family. Her mother, Matilde Calderón y González, was a Mexican with Indigenous and Spanish ancestry, and was from a Catholic family.
5Changed her birth year to 1910 in order to affiliate herself further with being a product of the Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910.

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The Suicide of Dorothy Hale2017Documentary filmingHerself
Chez Frida Kahlo2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Un siglo con Frida: Frida Kahlo, Homenaje nacional2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman2007DocumentaryHerself
Frida Maestra, el arte al encuentro de la vida2005Herself
Imagine2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebremos México: Hecho en México2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Maria Felix: La inalcanzable doña2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Viva la Frida!2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Se que es imposible1991Documentary shortHerself
Diego Rivera; vida y obra1986Documentary shortHerself
Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti1984Documentary shortHerself
Frida Kahlo1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
Frida Kahlo1971ShortHerself
Evocación de Frida1960Documentary shortHerself

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