Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.
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.
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.
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.
Ricardo Montalbán was a Mexican actor who achieved immense popularity in Hollywood during his illustrious career that spanned 70 years! He was the recipient of several prestigious awards including an Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricardo Montalbán is credited with establishing the Nosotros Foundation where he served as the first president.
Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican filmmaker who works in a wide range of genres. He has multiple romantic, action, drama, and fantasy movies to his credit. The son of a doctor and a biochemist, he chose an unconventional profession for himself. After completing his studies, he began working as a director. He has received four Academy Awards.
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.
Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Hirving Lozano is a Mexican football player. An important member of the Mexico national team, he represented his nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lozano was adjudged CONCACAF Men's Player of the Year in 2018.
Mario J. Molina was a Mexican chemist who played a key role in understanding and explaining the threat from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases to the Earth's ozone layer, which earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. Molina was the third Mexican-born Nobel laureate and the first Mexican-born person to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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.
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.
Jaime Camil is a Mexican singer, actor, and TV personality best known for his portrayal of Rogelio de la Vega in the popular American romantic comedy-drama telenovela Jane the Virgin. His performance in the telenovela earned him a couple of nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. He also won three successive Teen Choice Awards starting from 2017.
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.
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.
Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer best known for his innovative uses of continuous uninterrupted shots and natural lighting in cinematography. A member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Lubezki has worked with acclaimed American directors like Tim Burton, Mike Nichols, and Michael Mann. Emmanuel Lubezki is the first person to win three consecutive Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.
One of the most influential Hispanic journalists in the US, Jorge Ramos gained the tag of the Walter Cronkite of Latino America. Starting his career with Televisa in Mexico, he later worked for KMEX in the US and soon gained fame as the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision.
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.
Mistico is a Mexican professional wrestler best known for his association with the popular wrestling stable WWE where he was known as Sin Cara. Mistico was one of the most popular wrestlers in Mexico for several years. Over the years, he has won several championships, such as WWA Middleweight Championship, PWR Openweight World Championship, and Promociones El Cholo Cruiserweight Championship.
Mexican actor-singer Alfonso Herrera first gained fame with his leading role of Miguel Arango Cervera in Rebelde, one of the most popular Latin American series. He later also appeared in El Dandy and the blockbuster film The Perfect Dictatorship. International audiences know him best as Javier from Ozark.
Jose Maria Yazpik is a Mexican actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as Nicotina, Crónicas, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Obscure Spring. Yazpik discontinued his education to pursue his true passion, acting. His decision paid off as he went on to establish himself as a successful actor in the Mexican film and TV industry.
Marco Antonio Barrera is a former professional boxer who held several world championships in different weight classes. He finds a place on ESPN's 50 greatest boxers of all-time list. In 2017, Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. After retiring from boxing, Marco Antonio Barrera has been working as a commentator for ESPN Deportes.
Alfonso Arau is a Mexican actor, singer, and filmmaker. A well-known name in both American and Mexican film industries, Arau has directed several successful films like A Walk in the Clouds and Like Water for Chocolate. Alfonso Arau has won five Ariel Awards and a BAFTA nomination so far in his career.