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List of famous Mexicans with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Mexico conjures up a spectacular imagery of colonial grandiose, mind-boggling celebrations, jaw-dropping culture and finger-licking good food. While it is easy to stereotype Mexico with its food, fireworks and fiesta, there are many more fascinating things about the land that will equally make your jaws hang down in awe and admiration. If there is one more thing for which Mexico deserves all kudos, it is its diverse lot of talented men and women who have earned the country a coveted spot under the sun. And by that, we do not mean the ordinary people, but those extraordinary nationals with exemplary deeds and feats whom the country deems as its prized treasure. Anthony Quinn, Frida Kahlo, Lupita Nyong’o, Carlos Santana, Salma Hayek, Octavio Paz, Mario Molina and more — Mexico has been a hotbed of talent for forever. Dig into the lives of famous Mexicans in the biographies below and get ready to blow your minds as you lap up interesting trivia and facts in their timelines here.
Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
(Painter)

06 July 1907

13 July 1954

Coyoacán

Cancer

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
(Actress)

02 September 1966

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Virgo

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
(Entrepreneur)

28 January 1940

Mexico City

Aquarius

Louis CKLouis C.K.
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer)

12 September 1967

Washington, D.C.

Virgo

Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
(President of Mexico)

20 July 1966

Atlacomulco, State of Mexico, Mexico

Cancer

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
(Painter, Muralist)

08 December 1886

24 November 1957

Guanajuato, Mexico

Sagittarius

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
(General)

05 June 1878

20 July 1923

Durango

Gemini

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
(Actor)

21 April 1915

03 June 2001

Chihuahua

Taurus

Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez

12 July 1962

Obregón, Sonora, Mexico

Cancer

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
(Mexican Political figure)

08 August 1879

10 April 1919

Anenecuilco, Mexico

Leo

CantinflasCantinflas
(Comic Film Actor)

12 August 1911

20 April 1993

Cotija de la Paz Michoacan Mexico

Leo

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
(Film actress)

02 February 1978

Montevideo

Aquarius

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo
(Actress)

23 October 1972

Mexico City, Mexico

Libra

Octavio PazOctavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)

31 March 1914

19 April 1998

Mexico City, Mexico

Aries

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico)

27 September 1783

19 July 1824

Morelia

Libra

Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes

11 November 1928

15 May 2012

Panama City, Panama

Scorpio

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter)

06 April 1917

25 May 2011

Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England, UK

Aries

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
(Chemist)

19 March 1943

Mexico City

Pisces

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez

21 March 1806

18 July 1872

San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca

Aries

Alfonso García RoblesAlfonso García Robles
(Diplomat)

20 March 1911

02 September 1991

Zamora

Pisces

Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
(31st President of Mexico)

18 June 1833

10 April 1893

Matamoros

Gemini

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
(Composer, conductor)

13 June 1899

02 August 1978

Mexico City

Gemini

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
(Music composer, violinist and teacher)

31 December 1899

05 October 1940

Santiago Papasquiaro

Capricorn

CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
(Last Aztec Emperor)

1495 AD

28 February 1525

Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
(Vine star, YouTube personality, social media personality and comedian.)

29 March 1996

Mexico

Aries

Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez

12 September 1997

Palmdale, California

Virgo

Dulce MaríaDulce María

06 December 1985

Mexico City

Sagittarius

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
(Television director, Television producer, Novelist)

09 October 1964

Guadalajara

Libra

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio

25 May 1977

San Luis Potosí

Gemini

Alejandro González IñárrituAlejandro González Iñárritu

15 August 1963

Mexico City

Leo

Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna

21 February 1794

21 June 1876

Xalapa

Pisces

Demián BichirDemián Bichir

01 August 1963

Mexico City

Leo

Diego LunaDiego Luna

29 December 1979

Mexico City

Capricorn

Luis BuñuelLuis Buñuel
(Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor)

22 February 1900

29 July 1983

Calanda, Spain

Pisces

Ricardo MontalbánRicardo Montalbán

25 November 1920

14 January 2009

Mexico City

Sagittarius

Gael García BernalGael García Bernal

30 November 1978

Guadalajara

Sagittarius

Ana de la RegueraAna de la Reguera

08 April 1977

Veracruz

Aries

Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla

18 May 1750

30 July 1811

Pénjamo

Taurus

Emmanuel LubezkiEmmanuel Lubezki

1964 AD

Mexico City

Juan Manuel MárquezJuan Manuel Márquez

23 August 1973

Mexico City

Leo

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel

19 April 1970

Santurce

Aries

Marco Antonio BarreraMarco Antonio Barrera

17 January 1974

Mexico City

Capricorn

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi

15 February 1968

Monterrey

Aquarius

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela

01 March 1989

Cancún

Pisces

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni

09 March 1983

Mexico City

Pisces

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz

12 November 1651

17 April 1695

Tepetlixpa

Scorpio

Rafael MárquezRafael Márquez

13 February 1979

Zamora

Aquarius

Antonio MargaritoAntonio Margarito

18 March 1978

Torrance

Pisces

Paulina RubioPaulina Rubio

17 June 1971

Mexico City

Gemini

Belinda PeregrínBelinda Peregrín

15 August 1989

Madrid

Leo

José Guadalupe PosadaJosé Guadalupe Posada

02 February 1852

20 January 1913

Aguascalientes

Aquarius

Fernando ColungaFernando Colunga

03 March 1966

Mexico City

Pisces

Hugo SánchezHugo Sánchez

11 July 1958

Mexico City

Cancer

Guillermo OchoaGuillermo Ochoa

13 July 1985

Guadalajara

Cancer

Angélica RiveraAngélica Rivera

02 August 1969

Mexico City

Leo

Dolores del RíoDolores del Río

03 August 1905

11 April 1983

Durango

Leo

Lupe VélezLupe Vélez

18 July 1908

13 December 1944

San Luis Potosí

Cancer

Roberto OrciRoberto Orci

20 July 1973

Mexico City

Cancer

Julio César Chávez, Jr.Julio César Chávez, Jr.

16 February 1986

Culiacán

Aquarius

Vicente FoxVicente Fox
(Businessperson, Politician)

02 July 1942

Mexico City

Cancer

Lupita TovarLupita Tovar

27 July 1910

Matías Romero, Oaxaca

Leo

Marco Antonio RubioMarco Antonio Rubio

16 June 1980

Torreón

Gemini

ChespiritoChespirito

21 February 1929

28 November 2014

Mexico City

Pisces

Subcomandante MarcosSubcomandante Marcos

19 June 1957

Tampico

Gemini

Andrés GuardadoAndrés Guardado

28 September 1986

Guadalajara

Libra

Alfonso HerreraAlfonso Herrera

28 August 1983

Mexico City

Virgo

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
(Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera)

07 January 1950

Parácuaro

Capricorn

Natalia LafourcadeNatalia Lafourcade

26 February 1984

Coatepec, Veracruz

Pisces

Vicente FernándezVicente Fernández

17 February 1940

Guadalajara

Aquarius

Adan CantoAdan Canto

05 December 1981

Acuña Municipality

Sagittarius

Linda ChristianLinda Christian

13 November 1923

22 July 2011

Tampico

Scorpio

Francisco I. MaderoFrancisco I. Madero

30 October 1873

22 February 1913

Parras

Scorpio

Kitten NatividadKitten Natividad

14 February 1948

Ciudad Juárez

Aquarius

Fernando ValenzuelaFernando Valenzuela

01 November 1960

Etchohuaquila

Scorpio

David Alfaro SiqueirosDavid Alfaro Siqueiros

29 December 1896

06 January 1974

Chihuahua

Capricorn

Venustiano CarranzaVenustiano Carranza

29 December 1859

21 May 1920

Cuatro Ciénegas

Capricorn

Eugenio DerbezEugenio Derbez

02 September 1961

Mexico City

Virgo

Esteban GutiérrezEsteban Gutiérrez

05 August 1991

Monterrey

Leo

Pedro InfantePedro Infante

18 November 1917

15 April 1957

Mazatlán

Scorpio

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian

08 April 1951

Julianta

Aries

Kuno BeckerKuno Becker

14 January 1978

Mexico City

Capricorn

Rafael AmayaRafael Amaya

28 February 1977

Hermosillo

Pisces

Alejandro FernándezAlejandro Fernández

24 April 1971

Mexico City

Taurus

Katy JuradoKaty Jurado

16 January 1924

05 July 2002

Mexico City

Capricorn

Oribe PeraltaOribe Peralta

12 January 1984

Torreón

Capricorn

Marco FabiánMarco Fabián

21 July 1989

Zapopan

Cancer

Eugenio SillerEugenio Siller

05 April 1981

Tampico

Aries

Juventud GuerreraJuventud Guerrera

23 November 1974

Mexico City

Sagittarius

Aracely ArámbulaAracely Arámbula

06 March 1975

Chihuahua

Pisces

Mil MáscarasMil Máscaras

15 July 1942

San Luis Potosí

Cancer

Érik MoralesÉrik Morales

01 September 1976

Tijuana

Virgo

Joaquin MurrietaJoaquin Murrieta

1829 AD

25 July 1853

Sonora

Silvio ZavalaSilvio Zavala

07 February 1909

05 December 2014

Mérida

Aquarius

SantoSanto

23 September 1917

05 February 1984

Tulancingo

Virgo

Elpidia CarrilloElpidia Carrillo

16 August 1961

Parácuaro

Leo

Ernesto ZedilloErnesto Zedillo

27 December 1951

Mexico City

Capricorn

Cuauhtémoc BlancoCuauhtémoc Blanco

17 January 1973

Mexico City

Capricorn

Daniela BobadillaDaniela Bobadilla

04 April 1993

Mexico City

Aries

Adriana BarrazaAdriana Barraza

05 March 1956

Toluca

Pisces

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