Famous Mexican Film & Theater Personalities

Find out more about the greatest Mexican Film & Theater Personalities, including Guillermo del Toro, Salma Hayek, Louis C.K., Alejandro González Iñárritu and Anthony Quinn.

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 1 Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Hailing from Mexico, Salma Hayek moved to Hollywood and attained fame with films like Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Wild Wild West, Dogma, Tale of Tales, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2. Her breakthrough role was the film Frida in 2002 for which she received critical appreciation. She works to raise awareness about violence against women and discrimination against immigrants.

 2 Anahí

Anahí
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Famous As: Singer songwriter, Actress, Record producer dancer
Birthdate: May 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City
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 3 Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro
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Famous As: Filmmaker, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most popular Mexican filmmakers of all time. Along with Alejandro Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, he is known as one of the Three Amigos of Cinema. He also played a major role as a former special effects makeup artist. In 2018, he was named in Time's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 4 Eiza González

Eiza González
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican actor Eiza González, best known for her role as Santanico Pandemonium in From Dusk till Dawn, had dropped out of school to be part of the telenovela Lola, érase una vez. She has released a chart-topping album, Contracorriente, and has spoken about her struggle with depression and compulsive overeating.

 5 Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: June 3, 2001
Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Viva Zapata! and Lust for Life. He also delivered stellar performances in the films Zorba the Greek, Wild Is the Wind, and The Guns of Navarone. He had exhibited his artwork and also written two memoirs.

 6 Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu

Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu, is known internationally for his films about the human condition. Beginning his entertainment career as a radio host, he started composing music and producing films as the years went by. The recipient of many prestigious awards, he is the first Mexican filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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 7 Diego Luna

Diego Luna
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toluca, Mexico
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 8 Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mazatlán, Sinaloa

Mexican American actor, singer, and songwriter Sara Ramirez is the recipient of several awards, including a Tony Award. Born in Mexico, they moved to America as a child. They became interested in acting in their teens and acted in school plays before taking up roles in theater plays. Soon, they ventured into TV and films as well.

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 9 Kate del Castillo

Kate del Castillo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Kate del Castillo is a Mexican-American actress. One of the most popular actresses in the world of telenovela, del Castillo was named in People en Español magazine's Stars of the Year list in 2007. Also a humanitarian, Kate del Castillo helped launch an international anti-trafficking program called the Blue Heart Campaign to fight human trafficking.

 10 Dolores del Río

Dolores del Río
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Famous As: singer, dancer, stage actor, film actor, television actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango
Died: April 11, 1983

 11 Dulce María

Dulce María
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Famous As: Actress, Singer,
Birthdate: December 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City

 12 Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán
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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Character actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: November 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torreón
Died: January 14, 2009

 13 Eugenio Derbez

Eugenio Derbez
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Film actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City

 14 Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

 15 Karla Souza

Karla Souza
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

 16 Demián Bichir

Demián Bichir
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Film actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City

 17 Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: November 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 18 David Casta

David Casta
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States

 19 Guillermo Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

 20 Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico

 21 Ana de la Reguera

Ana de la Reguera
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: April 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Veracruz

 22 Cantinflas

Cantinflas
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Famous As: Comic Film Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cotija de la Paz Michoacan Mexico
Died: April 20, 1993

Cantinflas was a Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Dubbed the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Cantinflas is best remembered for playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Regarded as one of the most popular Mexican comedians of all time, Cantinflas is celebrated as a popular icon throughout Spain and Latin America. 

 23 Vicente Fernández

Vicente Fernández
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara

 24 Jaime Camil

Jaime Camil
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 25 Adan Canto

Adan Canto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico
Adan Canto is best known as Sunspot from the film X-Men: Days of Future Past and as Paul Torres in the series The Following. He played real-life politician Rodrigo Lara Bonilla in the Netflix series Narcos. He also directed the award-winning short film The Shot through his own production house.

 26 Stephanie Sigman

Stephanie Sigman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Apart from making headlines for being the first Mexican-origin Bond girl, in Spectre, Stephanie Sigman also made waves playing Pablo Escobar’s mistress, Valeria, in the Netflix hit Narcos. A former model, she likes to keep in shape through boxing. Fans loved her in Annabelle: Creation and S.W.A.T., too.

 27 Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico
Mexican-born American director and actor Mario Van Peebles gained fame with films such as USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and New Jack City, both of which he directed and appeared in. He is the son of director Melvin Van Peebles and portrayed him in his biopic Baadasssss!

 28 Maite Perroni

Maite Perroni
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: March 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City
Mexican actor Maite Perroni, known as The New Queen of The Telenovelas, soared to fame as Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde and as Alma Solares in the Netflix series Dark Desire. She became an international sensation with the Latin Grammy-nominated pop group RBD and later went solo.

 29 Martha Higareda

Martha Higareda
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villahermosa

 30 Camila Sodi

Camila Sodi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican actor/singer Camila Sodi, niece of entertainer Thalía and part of the famed Sodi family, is best known for series such as Falsa identidad and Rubí. Fans also loved her in the telenovelas Inocente de ti and A que no me dejas, and in films such as Camino a Marte.

 31 Danna Paola

Danna Paola
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City
From beginning her career with the Mexican Sesame Street at 4, to appearing as lphaba in the Spanish-language production of Wicked, Danna Paola has had a versatile career. She has also been the voice of Rapunzel in the Spanish Tangled and has aced the charts with the track Calla Tú.

 32 Laura Harring

Laura Harring
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico

Laura Harring is a Mexican-American actress best known for playing Camilla and Rita Rhodes in the neo-noir mystery film Mulholland Drive, for which she won an ALMA Award. Before establishing herself as an actress, Laura Harring achieved popularity by entering beauty pageants; in 1985, she was crowned Miss USA, becoming the first Hispanic woman to win the title.

 33 Pedro Infante

Pedro Infante
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Film actor, Carpenter
Birthdate: November 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mazatlán
Died: April 15, 1957

 34 Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Mexican actor Barbara Mori, who soared to fame with the telenovela Rubí, was scouted at 14, while working as a waitress. The former model became a grandmother at 38, when her son had a daughter. She became a sensation in India after being part of the Bollywood film Kites.

 35 Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Association football player, Television actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City

Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta rose to prominence starring in the 2012 American jukebox musical comedy film Rock of Ages. Boneta then furthered his acting career featuring in several films and television series, particularly playing the titular character in the Spanish-language American biographical television series Luis Miguel: The Series. Boneta has also released the studio albums Diego and Indigo.

 36 Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer
Birthdate: April 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guerrero
Died: July 13, 2015

 37 Melina Perez

Melina Perez
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Famous As: Models
Birthdate: March 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 38 Ana Brenda Contreras

Ana Brenda Contreras
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Birthdate: December 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 39 Lupe Vélez

Lupe Vélez
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Famous As: Film actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí
Died: December 13, 1944

 40 Belinda Peregrín

Belinda Peregrín
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Pianist, Television actor, Model, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Guayana

Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Belinda Peregrín, tagged as "Princess of Latin Pop" by international press is best known for her commercially hit studio albums like Belinda and Utopía and singles like Vivir, which made her the third best-selling female Mexican act. She also had screen success with films like The Cheetah Girls 2 and Mexican telenovelas like Amigos x siempre.   

 41 Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado
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Famous As: Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5, 2002

 42 Aislinn Derbez

Aislinn Derbez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

 43 María Félix

María Félix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Álamos, Mexico
Died: April 8, 2002

 44 Paulina Gaitán

Paulina Gaitán
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 45 Earl Watson

Earl Watson
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas ,USA

 46 Chespirito

Chespirito
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: November 28, 2014

Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños became a cultural icon with his show Chespirito, which also starred him as the titular character and thus made him adopt Chespirito as his stage name later. He was a boxer before venturing into entertainment and had even dropped out of an engineering course.

 47 Emmanuel Lubezki

Emmanuel Lubezki
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Famous As: Cinematographer
Birthdate: November 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 48 Richard Cabral

Richard Cabral
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Richard Cabral is an American actor, writer, and occasional producer. Cabral is best known for playing Hector Tontz in the anthology crime drama TV series American Crime, for which he received nominations at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards and 19th OFTA Television Awards. He also won an award at the 20th Satellite Awards for his performance in the series.

 49 Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

 50 Aracely Arámbula

Aracely Arámbula
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor, Model
Birthdate: March 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chihuahua