Mexican Women Film & Theater Personalities

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Throughout history, there have been many Mexican women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Mexican female film & theater personalities such as Salma Hayek, Kate del Castillo, Stephanie Sigman, Maite Perroni, Karol Sevilla.
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Salma Hayek
(The First Mexican Actress to be Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress)
Salma Hayek
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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.

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Lupita Nyong'o
(Named One of Africa’s “50 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes in 2020)
Lupita Nyong'o
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Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Lupita Nyong'o is one of the most popular black actresses of all time. The first Kenyan-Mexican actress to receive the prestigious Academy Award, Lupita Nyong'o has often been named in lists, such as the world's most beautiful woman. In 2020, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.

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Anahí
(Mexican Actress, Singer and Former Member of the Popular Group ‘RBD')
Anahí
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Birthdate: May 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican singer-actor Anahi began her entertainment career with the show Chiquilladas as a toddler. She later soared to fame as Mia Colucci from the popular telenovela Rebelde and was also part of the hit pop group RBD. She is best known for her Billboard-topping track Rumba.

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Eiza González
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Birthdate: 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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.
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Sara Ramirez
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Dr. Callie Torres’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Sara Ramirez
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Birthdate: August 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mazatlán, Mexico

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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Thalía
(Famous as 'Queen of Latin Pop')
Thalía
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Birthdate: August 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Four-time Latin Billboard Award-winning artist Thalia, known as the “Queen of Latin Pop,” was part of the band Timbiriche before venturing into a solo career. She has also been a successful telenovela actor, owns a fashion brand, has her own radio show, and has written four books, including a memoir.
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Kate del Castillo
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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.

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Dolores del Río
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Birthdate: August 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: April 11, 1983
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Karla Souza
(Mexican-American Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'How to Get Away With Murder' and 'Home Economics')
Karla Souza
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Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Karla Souza is a Mexican-American actress best known for her portrayal of Laurel Castillo in the popular legal thriller television series, How to Get Away with Murder. An acclaimed and prominent actress in the Mexican film industry, Karla Souza is the recipient of the Premios Luminus, ACE Award, and Pantalla de Cristal Film Festival Award.

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

Starting her entertainment career at age 5, Dulce María was seen in countless commercials before she began performing in music groups and telenovelas. She soared to fame as Roberta Alexandra from the popular series Rebelde. She also released hit singles such as No Sé Llorar and worked with PETA.

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Angelique Boyer
(French-Mexican Actress)
Angelique Boyer
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Birthdate: July 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Claude, France
French-Mexican actor Angelique Boyer is best known for her appearances in telenovelas such as Corazón Salvaje and Rebelde. She was previously part of the band Rabanitos Verdes. She has won awards such as the Premios Juventud and the Premios TVyNovelas. She has also been part of the film J-ok'el.
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Maite Perroni
(Mexican Singer-Songwriter and Actress Known for Her Multiple Roles in TV Series)
Maite Perroni
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Birthdate: March 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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.
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Yalitza Aparicio
(Mexican Actress Best Known for Her Debut 2018 Drama Film 'Roma')
Yalitza Aparicio
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Birthdate: December 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexican actor Yalitza Aparicio is best known for her Academy Award-nominated debut performance as Cleo in the film Roma. Though initially aspiring to be a school teacher, she later switched to acting. She is also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and has graced the cover of Vogue México.

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Stephanie Sigman
(Mexican-American Actress)
Stephanie Sigman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, 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.
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Camila Sodi
(Mexican Singer, Actress and Model)
Camila Sodi
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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.
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Laura Harring
(Mexican-American Actress and the First Hispanic Woman to be Crowned Miss USA in 1985)
Laura Harring
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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.

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

Ana de la Reguera is a Mexican actress best known for her appearance in the comedy film Nacho Libre. The daughter of a famous TV personality, she started taking dance lessons as a young girl and went on to study performance arts. She began her acting career with telenovelas and gradually made her way into films. 

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Martha Higareda
(Silver Goddess "Revelation Actress" and MTV Latino Movie Award winner)
Martha Higareda
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Birthdate: August 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villahermosa, Mexico
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Barbara Mori
(Mexican Actress Best Known for Her Role in One of the Most Successful Telenovelas of All-Time, 'Rubí')
Barbara Mori
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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.
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Danna Paola
(Singer)
Danna Paola
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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.
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Katy Jurado
(Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor)
Katy Jurado
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Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5, 2002
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Belinda Peregrín
(Singer whose debut album Belinda sold more than two and half million copies)
Belinda Peregrín
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Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.   

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Lupe Vélez
(Former actress, dancer, and singer during the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema)
Lupe Vélez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
Died: December 14, 1944
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María Félix
(Film icon throughout the '40s and '50s for her role in movies such as Doña Bárbara and The Devil is a Woman)
María Félix
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Birthdate: April 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Álamos, Mexico
Died: April 8, 2002
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Paulina Gaitán
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Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Aislinn Derbez
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Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Gloria Trevi
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known as 'The Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop' )
Gloria Trevi
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Birthdate: February 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
After leaving home at 12, Gloria Trevi earned money as a street performer in Mexico City. With hits such as Dr. Psiquiatra, she soon became The Mexican Madonna. Her life came crashing down when she and her mentor, Sergio Andrade, were accused of using their back-up singers as sex slaves.
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Aracely Arámbula
(Actress, Singer)
Aracely Arámbula
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Birthdate: March 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
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Esperanza Baur
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Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: March 10, 1961
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Maribel Guardia
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Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Angélica Rivera
(Former First Lady of Mexico, Telenovela actress)
Angélica Rivera
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Birthdate: August 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Victoria Ruffo
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Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City
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Elpidia Carrillo
(Actor, Camera operator, Film actor)
Elpidia Carrillo
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Birthdate: August 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parácuaro
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Silvia Pinal
(Politician, Television actor, Film actor, Stage actor)
Silvia Pinal
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Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heroica Guaymas
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Christian Bach
(Argentine-Mexican Actress Known for Roles in Telenovelas: 'la Patrona' and 'Vidas Robadas')
Christian Bach
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Birthdate: May 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: February 26, 2019

Christian Bach was an Argentine-born Mexican actress best known for her performance in popular telenovelas such as Soledad, El amor nunca muere, Bodas de odio, and Encadenados. She is also known for her work as a producer of several successful telenovelas.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley
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Birthdate: November 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Renata Notni
(Actress)
Renata Notni
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Birthdate: January 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Verónica Castro
(Actor, Singer, Presenter)
Verónica Castro
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Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City
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Adriana Barraza
(Television actor, Actor, Film actor)
Adriana Barraza
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Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toluca
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Ninel Conde
(Actor, Singer, Television actor, Model)
Ninel Conde
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Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toluca Municipality

Best known as Alma Rey from the telenovela Rebelde, Mexican actor-singer Ninel Conde has appeared in numerous other telenovelas such as Mar de amor and En tierras salvajes. She is also known for her hit tracks such as Todo conmigo and has been a judge on the dance reality show Mira Quien Baila.

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Linda Christian
(Actor, Film actor)
Linda Christian
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Birthdate: November 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampico
Died: July 22, 2011
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Ludwika Paleta
(Actress, Famous for her award-winning role as Maria Joaquina Villaseñor in the late 1980s Mexican telenovela Carrusel)
Ludwika Paleta
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Birthdate: November 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
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Lucero
(Mexican Singer, Actress, Songwriter, and Television Host)
Lucero
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Birthdate: August 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican singer, actor, and host Lucero is lovingly referred to as La Novia de América by her fans. Initially a child actor, she later starred in countless telenovelas and films. She also released chartbusting tracks such as La única que te entiende. She was married to singer Manuel Mijares for 14 years.

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Jacqueline Bracamontes
(Popular telenovela actress who won the Nuestra Belleza México 2000.)
Jacqueline Bracamontes
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Birthdate: December 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Silvia Navarro
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Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irapuato, Mexico
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Paulina Goto
(Actress)
Paulina Goto
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Birthdate: July 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monterrey

Mexican actor Paulina Goto soared to fame with the telenovela Niña de mi Corazón and later also performed as part of the pop group Eme 15. She was also in the news for her relationship with her Un camino hacia el destino co-star Horacio Pancheri, though they broke up later.

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Sandra Echeverría
(Actress, Singer)
Sandra Echeverría
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Birthdate: December 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Cecilia Suárez
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Birthdate: November 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
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Ximena Sariñana
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Television actor, Film actor, Songwriter)
Ximena Sariñana
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Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guadalajara

Ximena Sariñana is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter whose debut album Mediocre earned her international recognition and a Grammy nomination in 2009. Ximena Sariñana is also known for her humanitarian efforts; in 2020, she took part in a charity single titled Resistiré México in an attempt to help those in need in Mexico.

Mayrín Villanueva
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