Her father was a photographer of Hungarian Jewish descent, who had been born in Germany; her mother was Spanish and Native American.
Health problems plagued her most of her life.
Nevertheless, she led a very active life, both artistically and politically.
She was often included in the Surrealist movement; not by herself, however.
In July 1954, Frida Kahlo made her last public appearance, when she participated in a communist demonstration against the overthrow of the left-wing Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz.
Soon afterwards, on 13 July, she died, in the ‘Blue House‘ where she was born.
It is a museum today.