Famous Mexican Women

With all accolades and credits to the Mexican women and their grit to fight for what they deserve, their status and standard have taken a drastic turn for the better. As time passed, the Mexican women proved to be warriors by going the extreme to make things better for them and their future generations. That time during the Mexican Revolution, though the Mexican women faced abuse, they didn’t let that alter their decision of fighting as soldiers, with some women, like Petra Herrera, even disguised to look like men. And now, the Mexican women have made rapid strides towards creating better societal standards and equal legal rights. Also, can the Mexican beauty standards go unnoticed? Hells to the no! Lauded for their flair for all things beauty and fashion, the Mexican women makes a majority in beauty pageants and even Victoria’s Secret Angels.

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 1 Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954

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.

 2 Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, 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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 3 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.

 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.
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 5 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.

 6 Thalía

Thalía.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City
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 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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 8 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.

 9 Emma Coronel Aispuro

Emma Coronel Aispuro.
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Famous As: Mexican Beauty Queen, Wife of Mexican drug baron El Chapo
Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Emma Coronel Aispuro is a former teenage beauty queen who took part in the Coffee and Guava Festival beauty pageant in 2007. She started hogging the limelight when it was reported that she had married Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, popularly known as El Chapo, who was once regarded as one of the world's most powerful drug trafficker.

 10 Dulce María

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

 11 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

 12 Karla Souza

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

 13 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.

 14 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.

 15 Columba Bush

Columba Bush.
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: León

Columba Bush is a Mexican-American philanthropist who started hogging the limelight after marrying American politician Jeb Bush. From 1999 to 2007, she served as First Lady of Florida and used her platform to deal with issues, such as substance abuse and domestic violence. She has also been active in advocating the artworks of artists like Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo.

 16 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

 17 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.

 18 Sandra Ávila Beltrán

Sandra Ávila Beltrán
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Famous As: Drug trafficker
Birthdate: October 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baja California, Mexico

 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 La Malinche

La Malinche.
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Famous As: Mexican Interpreter
Birthdate: 1496 AD
Died: 1529 AD

Reminiscent of the legendary Native American woman Pocahontas, La Malinche was a Mexican woman who helped Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés as an interpreter and advisor, thus aiding the conquest of the Aztec Empire. She bore Cortés a son and is largely remembered as both a victim and a traitor.

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 21 Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori.
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo
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.

 22 Yalitza Aparicio

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

 23 Laura Harring

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

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.

 24 Paulina Gaitán

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

 25 Gloria Trevi

Gloria Trevi.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: February 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León
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.

 26 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.   

 27 Juana Inés de la Cruz

Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Famous As: Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Feminist, Composer
Birthdate: November 12, 1651
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tepetlixpa
Died: April 17, 1695

 28 Nena von Schlebrügge

Nena von Schlebrügge.
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Famous As: Former Model
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Born to a German father and a Swedish mother, in Mexico, Nena von Schlebrügge plunged into modeling after being scouted by a Vogue photographer at 14. She made waves with the film Ciao! Manhattan. She now works as a psychotherapist and is the MD of Tibet House US

 29 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

 30 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

 31 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

 32 Olivia Harrison

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

 33 Sexy Star

Sexy Star.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León

Sexy Star is the ring name of popular Mexican masked female professional wrestler Dulce Maria García Rivas. Apart from being a professional wrestler, García is also a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. García is best known for her association with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where she has won several championship titles, such as AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.

 34 Ana Brenda Contreras

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

 35 Aislinn Derbez

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

 36 Kimberly Loaiza

Kimberly Loaiza.
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Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: December 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Kimberly Loaiza is a Mexican singer, social media influencer, and YouTuber. Her self-titled YouTube channel, where she posts a variety of interesting videos, currently has more than 30 million subscribers. Loaiza, who is also popular on the video-sharing social networking service TikTok, is currently the 16th most-followed TikToker in the world.

 37 Angélica Rivera

Angélica Rivera
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Famous As: Television actor, Politician, Actor, Model
Birthdate: August 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City

 38 Vanessa Ponce

Vanessa Ponce.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guanajuato

Vanessa Ponce is a Mexican beauty queen and model. In 2018, she became the first Mexican to be crowned Miss World and the oldest winner in the history of the competition thus far. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Vanessa Ponce is currently working on a project called Na Vili, which aims at helping the children of Mexican day laborers.

 39 Margo Rey

Margo Rey.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Acapulco

Mexican singer Margo Rey was born to a Flamenco dancer mother. She ventured into music at 11 and never looked back, tasting success with her rare blend of jazz and pop, which she calls “Organica.” She is a breast cancer survivor and is married to comedian Ron White.

 40 Maribel Guardia

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

 41 Natalia Lafourcade

Natalia Lafourcade
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coatepec

 42 Esperanza Baur

Esperanza Baur
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: March 11, 1961

 43 Elpidia Carrillo

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

 44 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

 45 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

 46 Rebecca de Alba

Rebecca de Alba
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zacatecas, Mexico

 47 Silvia Navarro

Silvia Navarro
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irapuato

 48 Ximena Navarrete

Ximena Navarrete.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: February 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Ximena Navarrete is a Mexican actress, model, beauty queen, and TV host. In 2010, she became only the second Mexican to win the Miss Universe title. After starting modeling at the age of 16, Navarrete took part in many beauty pageants in Mexico. After winning the Miss Universe title, Ximena Navarrete started working with humanitarian organizations, such as Children International.

 49 Verónica Castro

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

 50 Lucero

Lucero
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Famous As: actor, singer, composer, presenter
Birthdate: August 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City

Frida Kahlo, Gloria Trevi, Adriana Barraza and several other have proved to be role models to their future generation by proving that nothing can stop them from achieving their wildest dreams! Here’s a list of other Mexican women who are nothing less than amazing.