Maria Felix was embroiled in controversy over the death of one of her secretaries due to a photo of her being found in her bag. The rumors surrounding this death were different, but the ones that attracted the most attention were those where she made sure that the lady He would have murdered what was supposed to be his girlfriend.
In order to streamline her commitments as a movie star, María Félix decided to hire a secretary who could help her with different tasks. She tought that Rebecca Uribe She was the right one, because, as she said in her book, she had the necessary culture and intelligence.
Uribe was a renowned poet at the time; In addition to being María’s secretary, she dedicated herself to writing poems, she published up to six of her works. She was also a theater actress, but only experimentally.
the lady He was not interested in knowing the private life of his worker, because she only loved her for what she was capable of doing, however, this would later affect the personal affairs of the actress.
In 1949 the actress had to go to Spain to settle various work issues, Rebeca did not go with her, because they were not together at all times, only when it was necessary. It was back then, in a August morningthat Felix received the news of the death of his secretary.
According to the actress, Rebeca was found in a hotel room, completely naked on the bed and with a syringe next to his body. First impressions were that she had died due to a cocaine overdosebut when the investigations began, they pointed to María as a possible person involved in the death.
And it is that when it was learned that the lifeless body belonged to Uribe, who was the actress’s secretary and that the morning of the day she died they saw a woman in a fur coat leave the hotel where the poetess was, it was intuited that it would have been the lady.
During the investigations of the authorities, it was found that Rebeca she had a picture of Felix in her bagIn addition, it caught the attention of the press that the histrionics had left the country shortly before the death of her secretary, since some media assured that María Bonita had traveled to Spain escaping investigations.
The press began to make the rumor stronger that possibly the protagonist of Cockroach He had a romantic relationship with Rebeca and that she had been the one with the poetess in the hotel the morning she died, which is why a photo of the actress was found among Uribe’s belongings.
Nevertheless, the ladywas annoyed by all the comments that had arisen about her and because Enriquehis son, had been scared due to the scandal that had been made and that his mother was accused of being involved in the death of Rebeca, whom he knew and wanted.
What the then wife of Agustín Lara did to counteract the bad comments to Uribe and her, was to speak before different media about their relationship and the professional achievements that the poet obtained.
As she explained in her book, she always wanted Rebeca to be remembered as a great artist, as well as an excellent secretary, but she saw her as a very good friend and whose departure hurt him.
During the investigations it was determined that the woman who was with Uribe until almost his last moments was a young man with whom it is unknown what kind of relationship he had. She would not have been questioned during the investigations.