Famous Mexican Women

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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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Frida Kahlo
(Mexican Painter Known for Her Brilliantly Coloured Self-Portraits)
Frida Kahlo
86
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.

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Salma Hayek
(The First Mexican Actress to be Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress)
Salma Hayek
67
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
33
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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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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Anahí
(Mexican Actress, Singer and Former Member of the Popular Group ‘RBD')
Anahí
20
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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Sara Ramirez
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Dr. Callie Torres’ in the TV Series ‘Grey's Anatomy’)
Sara Ramirez
21
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
12
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.
 8 
Dulce María
(Actress, Singer,)
Dulce María
8
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.

 9 
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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Kat Von D
(Tattoo Artist)
Kat Von D
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Birthdate: March 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montemorelos, Mexico
Tattoo artist Kat Von D gained fame after being featured on the reality shows LA Ink and Miami Ink. She has partnered with Sephora to launch a make-up line and has written a bestselling book. She has launched a tattoo festival and has also headed the brand KVD Vegan Beauty.
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Emma Coronel Aispuro
(Mexican Beauty Queen, Wife of Mexican drug baron El Chapo)
Emma Coronel Aispuro
12
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.

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Dolores del Río
5
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
7
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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Maite Perroni
(Mexican Singer-Songwriter and Actress Known for Her Multiple Roles in TV Series)
Maite Perroni
11
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
4
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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Columba Bush
(Former First Lady of Florida)
Columba Bush
4
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: León

Columba Bush is a Mexican-American philanthropist who came to 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.

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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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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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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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La Malinche
(Mexican Interpreter)
La Malinche
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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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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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Martha Higareda
(Silver Goddess "Revelation Actress" and MTV Latino Movie Award winner)
Martha Higareda
5
Birthdate: August 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villahermosa, Mexico
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Katy Jurado
(Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor)
Katy Jurado
2
Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5, 2002
 25 
Stephanie Sigman
(Mexican-American Actress)
Stephanie Sigman
7
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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Belinda Peregrín
(Singer whose debut album Belinda sold more than two and half million copies)
Belinda Peregrín
5
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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Kimberly Loaiza
(YouTuber)
Kimberly Loaiza
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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.

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Nena von Schlebrügge
(Swedish and American Fashion Model)
Nena von Schlebrügge
1
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
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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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Paulina Gaitán
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Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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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
2
Birthdate: April 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Álamos, Mexico
Died: April 8, 2002
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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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Lupe Vélez
(Former actress, dancer, and singer during the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema)
Lupe Vélez
1
Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
Died: December 14, 1944
 34 
Juana Inés de la Cruz
(Early feminist author and philosopher who studied everything around her and argued forcefully that all women should be allowed to do the same)
Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Birthdate: November 12, 1648
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nepantla de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexico
Died: April 17, 1695

Mexican nun Juana Inés de la Cruz was one of the finest authors of the Latin American colonial era. Initially the lady-in-waiting of Mexico’s viceroy, she later took her vows. She built a huge library and penned masterpieces such as the poem Primero sueño and the religious drama El divino Narciso.

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Andrea Meza
(Model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2020)
Andrea Meza
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chihuahua City, Mexico
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Sexy Star
(Mexican Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist and Professional Boxer)
Sexy Star
9
Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

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.

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Maribel Guardia
5
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
 38 
Margo Rey
(Singer-Songwriter)
Margo Rey
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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.

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Esperanza Baur
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: March 10, 1961
 40 
Victoria Ruffo
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City
 41 
Vanessa Ponce
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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.

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Elpidia Carrillo
(Actor, Camera operator, Film actor)
Elpidia Carrillo
1
Birthdate: August 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parácuaro
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Ximena Navarrete
(Model, Actress)
Ximena Navarrete
5
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.
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Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Surrealist Painter and Novelist)
Leonora Carrington
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Birthdate: April 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England
Died: May 25, 2011

Leonora Carrington was a Mexican artist, novelist, and surrealist painter. During the 1970s, Carrington played an important role in Mexico's women's liberation movement as she was one of the founding members of the movement. Carrington, who was fascinated by symbolism and myth, studied alchemy, Popol Vuh, post-classic Mayan mystical writings, and the kabbalah.

 45 
Thunder Rosa
(Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist)
Thunder Rosa
2
Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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Renata Notni
(Actress)
Renata Notni
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Carlota of Mexico
(Empress Consort of Mexico (1864 - 1867))
Carlota of Mexico
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Birthdate: June 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 19, 1927

Carlota of Mexico served as the Empress consort of Mexico from 10 April 1864 to 15 May 1867. Her husband Maximilian I of Mexico died at the age of 34 and their relationship has inspired many movies, plays, TV series, and novels.

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Angélica Rivera
(Former First Lady of Mexico, Telenovela actress)
Angélica Rivera
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
 49 
Verónica Castro
(Actor, Singer, Presenter)
Verónica Castro
2
Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City
 50 
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.

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.