Mexico was the city of her life. She was born and died in her beloved Casa Azul we can see in her paintings. At the age of 8, she contracted poliomyelitis that altered her right leg. At this time, she didn't want to be an artist but a doctor. In 1925, a big bus crash let her with broken legs and spine. She had to stay long months in bed wearing cast corsets that she would never forget about. At this time, to distract her, her parents put mirrors above her bed. This is how she started to paint, portraying her miserable body. Out of the 143 paintings she left, 55 are self-portraits. She met the Mexican painter Diego Riviera in 1928 whom she got married to in 1929. But he was twenty one years older and cheated on her many times. She had many lovers, among who Russian revolutionary Trotsky she even hosted in her Casa Azul in 1937 and French surrealism pope, André Breton. She went through numerous miscarriages and would never succeed in being a mother. Surgery would be her cross till the end of her life, desperately searching for soothing her multiple and lasting injuries. Eventually she might have committed suicide. Kahlo remains a big feminist icon for she consistently advocated free will to create, bold sexual life and wild enjoyment. On her last painting she even wrote a big Viva La Vida. Her lifestyle and her artistic taste for bright colors and folklore still inspire fashion and contemporary creation.