Who was the highest paid star of the Golden Age


Pedro Infante, María Félix and Cantinflas were some of the highest paid actors of the Golden Age (Photos: Getty Images/ Instagram @elcronista_totoro)
Pedro Infante, María Félix and Cantinflas were some of the highest paid actors of the Golden Age (Photos: Getty Images/ Instagram @elcronista_totoro)

During the Golden era some artists managed to stand out more than others, so only a few positioned themselves as the best paid and those who left one greatest inheritance.

From the launch of There in the big ranch by Fernando de Fuentes, began the golden age of Mexican cinema thanks to the creation of the Mexican Star Systemsystem with which filmmakers could determine which artists they should hire for their films if they wanted them to have attention only because of the people who were part of the cast.

Thanks to this system, actors such as Pedro Infante, Maria Felix either Cantinflas They were among the most sought after and, therefore, among the best paid.

Maria Felix

María Félix presumed that Ismael Rodríguez mortgaged his house in order to pay her what she asked for to star "Tizoc" (Photo: INAH)
María Félix presumed that Ismael Rodríguez mortgaged her house in order to pay her what she asked to star in “Tizoc” (Photo: INAH)

It is believed that María Félix was the best paid woman during her best time in the cinema, since she not only acted in the most important national films, but also starred in several international films.

Although it is not known how much he earned for each of his films, it is believed that his fortune amounted to more than $50 million on the day of his death.

In several interviews, La Doña declared that she used to put a price on her participation in the movies, such was the case with Tizoc: Indian Lovea tape in which she did not want to participate, but if they “reached the price”, she would accept.

Although she never revealed how much she earned for each of her films, she confessed that for Tizoc made Ismael Rodríguez had to mortgage his house to pay you.

Jorge Negrete

Jorge Negrete would have received proposals from 2 million pesos per film only at the beginning of his career (Photo: Twitter/@tlatoani_cuauhtemoc)
Jorge Negrete would have received proposals from 2 million pesos per film only at the beginning of his career (Photo: Twitter/@tlatoani_cuauhtemoc)

Although it is unknown how much he earned Singing Charro for his acting in films, his daughter Diana Negrete revealed what some people offered him as long as his father was the protagonist.

As Diana revealed, during the first years of Jorge’s career, they came to give him stellar characters by figures from 2 thousand 500 pesos per film, that is, from approximately just over 2 million pesos at the moment.

Tin Tan

"Tin Tan" He was the third highest paid actor of the Golden Age (Photo: Twitter/@cine_mexicano)
“Tin Tan” was the third highest paid actor of the Golden Age (Photo: Twitter/@cine_mexicano)

At the time, German Valdes Tin Tan He was one of the most important comedians of his time, so he was one of the best positioned within the Star System Mexican. As reported by the newspaper world cinema in 1955, he positioned himself as the third highest paid actor of the time.

In that year he had managed to gather 300 thousand pesosthat is, almost 3 million pesos currently. For each film he earned between USD 25,000 and 30,000, but a large part of his earnings were invested in different businesses, such as his own films.

The extra earnings he received, either from royalties or dubbing jobs, could amount to USD 100 thousand.

Pedro Infante

Pedro Infante would have been one of the best paid, but most of his earnings went to his family, motorcycles or cars (Photo: Instagram/@pedroinfanteidolo)
Pedro Infante would have been one of the best paid, but most of his earnings went to his family, motorcycles or cars (Photo: Instagram/@pedroinfanteidolo)

The Idol of Guamuchil He was the most sought-after actor of his time, because it was a reality that any type of movie he was in was going to be a resounding success.

By 1955 he would have earned 400 thousand pesos that year, that is, 3 million 600 pesos current. During his last radio appearances, Pedro Infante charged up to 5 thousand pesos to attend, which would be 45 thousand pesos.

Mario Moreno Cantinflas

Cantinflas was the best paid actor of the Golden Age (Photo: EFE/Jaime Pato/ct/File)
Cantinflas was the best paid actor of the Golden Age (Photo: EFE/Jaime Pato/ct/File)

Cantinflas He would have been the best paid in his time, because he was not only selective with the projects he was offered, but he could afford to reject several offers from Hollywood, which attracted more attention from the producers.

Moreno started winning 15 thousand pesos per film (today, 130 thousand pesos), but he managed to collect up to 600 thousand pesos a yearwhich would currently be more than 5 million pesos.

the son of Mime in the white trench coat He came to ensure that his father left an inheritance of up to $100 million.

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