Mexican Women Film & Theater Personalities

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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
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’)
Eiza González
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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.
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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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Kate del Castillo
(Mexican-American Actress)
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
(Mexican Actress Who is Regarded as the First Major Female Latin American Crossover Star in Hollywood)
Dolores del Río
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Birthdate: August 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: April 11, 1983
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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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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Ana de la Reguera
(Mexican Actress)
Ana de la Reguera
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Birthdate: April 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico

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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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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Katy Jurado
(Mexican Actress)
Katy Jurado
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Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: July 5, 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Lupe Vélez
(Mexican Actress 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
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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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
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Aislinn Derbez
(Actress)
Aislinn Derbez
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Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Paulina Gaitán
(Actress)
Paulina Gaitán
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Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Aracely Arámbula
(Actress, Singer)
Aracely Arámbula
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Birthdate: March 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Maribel Guardia
(Actress)
Maribel Guardia
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Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Elpidia Carrillo
(Mexican Actress and Director)
Elpidia Carrillo
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Birthdate: August 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parácuaro, Mexico
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Victoria Ruffo
(Actress)
Victoria Ruffo
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Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City
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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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Esperanza Baur
(Actress)
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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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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Renata Notni
(Actress)
Renata Notni
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Birthdate: January 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Natalia Cordova-Buckley
(Actress)
Natalia Cordova-Buckley
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Birthdate: November 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Silvia Navarro
(Actress)
Silvia Navarro
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Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irapuato, Mexico
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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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.

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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
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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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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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
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Mariana Treviño
(Actress)
Mariana Treviño
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Birthdate: November 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
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Verónica Castro
(Mexican Actress, Singer and Producer)
Verónica Castro
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Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Kitten Natividad
(Mexican-American Film Actress and Exotic Dancer)
Kitten Natividad
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Birthdate: February 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Died: September 24, 2022
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Cecilia Suárez
(Actress)
Cecilia Suárez
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Birthdate: November 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
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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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Itatí Cantoral
(Actress, Singer)
Itatí Cantoral
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Birthdate: May 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Alessandra Rosaldo
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)
Alessandra Rosaldo
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Birthdate: September 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City

Initially part of the Mexican pop band Sentidos Opuestos, Alessandra Rosaldo also won the reality series Bailando por un Sueño. She later soared to fame with her roles in telenovelas such as Amarte es mi Pecado and also starred in films such as Pulling Strings and Instructions Not Included.

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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
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Mayrín Villanueva
Mayrín Villanueva
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Karol Sevilla
(Actress, Singer)
Karol Sevilla
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Birthdate: November 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City

Karol Sevilla is a Mexican actress, singer, songwriter, and YouTuber. She achieved international acclaim for playing Luna Valente in the popular Argentine-Mexican telenovela Soy Luna, for which she was honored on multiple occasions at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. She has also won a couple of Tú Awards over the course of her career.

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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
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Alejandra Guzmán
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)
Alejandra Guzmán
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Birthdate: February 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City

Alejandra Guzmán is a Mexican musician, composer, singer, and actress. She is counted among the most successful and popular Mexican female singers, having sold over 20 million albums over the course of her career. Alejandra Guzmán has also won several prestigious awards, such as a Latin Grammy, ASCAP Latin Award, and Premios Juventud.

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María Elena Velasco
(Actress, Director)
María Elena Velasco
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Birthdate: December 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
Died: May 1, 2015