Mexican Women Film & Theater Personalities

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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 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 Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 3 Anahí

Anahí
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Famous As: TV and movie actress who appeared in Amiga de Emilia on Asu Mare in 2013
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.

 4 Eiza González

Eiza González
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 31, 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.

 5 Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 6 Thalía

Thalía
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 7 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.

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 8 Dolores del Río

Dolores del Río
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: April 11, 1983

 9 Karla Souza

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

 10 Dulce María

Dulce María
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Famous As: Actress, Singer,
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.

 11 Angelique Boyer

Angelique Boyer
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 12 Maite Perroni

Maite Perroni
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 13 Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 14 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.

 15 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.

 16 Martha Higareda

Martha Higareda
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Famous As: Silver Goddess "Revelation Actress" and MTV Latino Movie Award winner
Birthdate: August 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villahermosa, Mexico

 17 Stephanie Sigman

Stephanie Sigman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

 18 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

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. 

 19 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.

 20 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.

 21 Olivia Harrison

Olivia Harrison
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Best known as the widow of iconic musician George Harrison of The Beatles, Olivia Harrison was born to working-class parents and met George during her stint as an A&M Records secretary. She established a charity to help Romanian children after the fall of Communism and also co-produced an Emmy-winning documentary on her husband.

 22 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

 23 Melina Perez

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

Melina Perez is a professional wrestler cum model. She is currently affiliated with Impact Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). She received her training at Jesse Hernandez's School of Hard Knocks before beginning her wrestling career. She is also a model and has won many modeling competitions. She has appeared in five WWE video games.  

 24 Belinda Peregrín

Belinda Peregrín
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Famous As: Singer whose debut album Belinda sold more than two and half million copies
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.   

 25 Lupe Vélez

Lupe Vélez
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Famous As: Former actress, dancer, and singer during the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
Died: December 14, 1944

 26 Aislinn Derbez

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

 27 María Félix

María Félix
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Famous As: Film icon throughout the '40s and '50s for her role in movies such as Doña Bárbara and The Devil is a Woman
Birthdate: April 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Álamos, Mexico
Died: April 8, 2002

 28 Paulina Gaitán

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

 29 Gloria Trevi

Gloria Trevi
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
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.

 30 Aracely Arámbula

Aracely Arámbula
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico

 31 Paulina Rubio

Paulina Rubio
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

The daughter of Mexican actor Susana Dosamantes, Paulina Rubio had decided to become a singer at age 7. She soared to fame with the children’s band Timbiriche and later released chart-topping solo tracks such as Mio. She has appeared in telenovelas and has hosted the show Vive el Verano, too.

 32 Angélica Rivera

Angélica Rivera
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Famous As: Former First Lady of Mexico, Telenovela actress
Birthdate: August 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 33 Esperanza Baur

Esperanza Baur
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: March 10, 1961

 34 Maribel Guardia

Maribel Guardia
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 35 Silvia Pinal

Silvia Pinal
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Famous As: Politician, Television actor, Film actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heroica Guaymas

 36 Natalia Cordova-Buckley

Natalia Cordova-Buckley
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

 37 Christian Bach

Christian Bach
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Famous As: Actress and producer who was known for roles in La Patrona and Vidas Robadas
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.

 38 Lucero

Lucero
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Famous As: Singer, Actress Known in Latin America and Mexico as "La Novia De America,"
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.

 39 Victoria Ruffo

Victoria Ruffo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City

 40 Elpidia Carrillo

Elpidia Carrillo
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Famous As: Actor, Camera operator, Film actor
Birthdate: August 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parácuaro

 41 Verónica Castro

Verónica Castro
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Presenter
Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City

 42 Linda Christian

Linda Christian
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampico
Died: July 22, 2011

 43 Renata Notni

Renata Notni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico

 44 Adriana Barraza

Adriana Barraza
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Famous As: Television actor, Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toluca

 45 Ludwika Paleta

Ludwika Paleta
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Famous As: Actress, Famous for her award-winning role as Maria Joaquina Villaseñor in the late 1980s Mexican telenovela Carrusel
Birthdate: November 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

 46 Ninel Conde

Ninel Conde
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor, Model
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.

 47 Alessandra Rosaldo

Alessandra Rosaldo
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
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.

 48 Jacqueline Bracamontes

Jacqueline Bracamontes
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Famous As: Popular telenovela actress who won the Nuestra Belleza México 2000.
Birthdate: December 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

 49 Cecilia Suárez

Cecilia Suárez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Tamaulipas, México

 50 Silvia Navarro

Silvia Navarro
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irapuato, Mexico