List of famous Mexicans with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Mexico conjures up a spectacular imagery of colonial grandiose, mind-boggling celebrations, jaw-dropping culture and finger-licking good food. While it is easy to stereotype Mexico with its food, fireworks and fiesta, there are many more fascinating things about the land that will equally make your jaws hang down in awe and admiration. If there is one more thing for which Mexico deserves all kudos, it is its diverse lot of talented men and women who have earned the country a coveted spot under the sun. And by that, we do not mean the ordinary people, but those extraordinary nationals with exemplary deeds and feats whom the country deems as its prized treasure. Anthony Quinn, Frida Kahlo, Lupita Nyong’o, Carlos Santana, Salma Hayek, Octavio Paz, Mario Molina and more — Mexico has been a hotbed of talent for forever. Dig into the lives of famous Mexicans in the biographies below and get ready to blow your minds as you lap up interesting trivia and facts in their timelines here.
Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
(Entrepreneur)

19 March 1982

So Paulo, Brazil

Pisces

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
(Painter)

06 July 1907

13 July 1954

Coyoacán

Cancer

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
(Actress)

02 September 1966

Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Virgo

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
(Mixed Martial Artist)

25 May 1977

San Luis Potosí

Gemini

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
(Entrepreneur)

28 January 1940

Mexico City

Aquarius

Louis CKLouis C.K.
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer)

12 September 1967

Washington, D.C.

Virgo

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
(Actress)

28 February 1987

Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico

Pisces

Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
(President of Mexico)

20 July 1966

Atlacomulco, State of Mexico, Mexico

Cancer

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
(Painter, Muralist)

08 December 1886

24 November 1957

Guanajuato, Mexico

Sagittarius

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
(General)

05 June 1878

20 July 1923

Durango

Gemini

Eiza GonzálezEiza González
(Actress)

30 January 1990

Mexico City, Mexico

Aquarius

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
(Actor)

21 April 1915

03 June 2001

Chihuahua

Taurus

Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
(Vine star, YouTube personality, social media personality and comedian.)

29 March 1996

Mexico

Aries

Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
(Mexican professional boxer)

12 July 1962

Obregón, Sonora, Mexico

Cancer

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
(Mexican Political figure)

08 August 1879

10 April 1919

Anenecuilco, Mexico

Leo

Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
(Model, Actress)

22 February 1988

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Pisces

CantinflasCantinflas
(Comic Film Actor)

12 August 1911

20 April 1993

Cotija de la Paz Michoacan Mexico

Leo

Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
(Former Model)

08 January 1941

Mexico City, Mexico

Capricorn

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
(Film actress)

02 February 1978

Montevideo

Aquarius

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo
(Actress)

23 October 1972

Mexico City, Mexico

Libra

Octavio PazOctavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)

31 March 1914

19 April 1998

Mexico City, Mexico

Aries

Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
(Mexican novelist)

11 November 1928

15 May 2012

Panama City, Panama

Scorpio

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico)

27 September 1783

19 July 1824

Morelia

Libra

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
(Singer)

07 January 1950

28 August 2016

Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico

Capricorn

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
(Chemist)

19 March 1943

Mexico City

Pisces

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter)

06 April 1917

25 May 2011

Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England, UK

Aries

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
(News Anchor)

22 November 1985

Mexico City, Mexico

Scorpio

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
(Mexican lawyer)

21 March 1806

18 July 1872

San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca

Aries

Alfonso García RoblesAlfonso García Robles
(Diplomat)

20 March 1911

02 September 1991

Zamora

Pisces

Chumel TorresChumel Torres
(YouTube Star, Writer)

07 May 1982

Mexico

Taurus

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
(Composer, conductor)

13 June 1899

02 August 1978

Mexico City

Gemini

Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
(31st President of Mexico)

18 June 1833

10 April 1893

Matamoros

Gemini

Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez

12 September 1997

Palmdale, California

Virgo

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
(Music composer, violinist and teacher)

31 December 1899

05 October 1940

Santiago Papasquiaro

Capricorn

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala
(Actress)

12 August 1985

Mexico City, Mexico

Leo

CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
(Last Aztec Emperor)

1495 AD

28 February 1525

MisticoMistico
(Professional Wrestler)

22 December 1982

Mexico City, Mexico

Sagittarius

Alejandro Gonzalez InãrittuAlejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
(Film Director)

15 August 1963

Mexico City, Mexico

Leo

Angela VazquezAngela Vazquez
(Musical Artist)

17 January 2001

Mexicali, Mexico

Capricorn

Paloma JiménezPaloma Jiménez
(Model. Wife of Vin Diesel)

22 August 1983

Acapulco, Mexico

Leo

Dulce MaríaDulce María
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television actor, Songwriter)

06 December 1985

Mexico City

Sagittarius

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
(Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist, Film producer, Actor)

09 October 1964

Guadalajara

Libra

Alejandro González IñárrituAlejandro González Iñárritu
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Composer, Film editor)

15 August 1963

Mexico City

Leo

GeronimoGeronimo
(Warrior, Tribal chief)

16 June 1829

17 February 1909

Gila River

Gemini

Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera
(Reality Television Star, Singer)

1969 AD

2012 AD

Jaime CamilJaime Camil
(Singer, Actor)

22 July 1973

Mexico City, Mexico

Cancer

Ana Brenda ContrerasAna Brenda Contreras

24 December 1986

Capricorn

Diego BonetaDiego Boneta
(Actor, Singer, Association football player, Television actor)

29 November 1990

Mexico City

Sagittarius

Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)

21 February 1794

21 June 1876

Xalapa

Pisces

Demián BichirDemián Bichir
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor)

01 August 1963

Mexico City

Leo

Diego LunaDiego Luna
(Television actor, Film producer, Film actor, Film director)

29 December 1979

Mexico City

Capricorn

Columba BushColumba Bush

17 August 1953

León

Leo

Luis BuñuelLuis Buñuel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer)

22 February 1900

29 July 1983

Calanda

Pisces

Cesar MillanCesar Millan
(Animal trainer, Writer, Cynologist)

27 August 1969

San Salvador

Virgo

Ricardo MontalbánRicardo Montalbán
(Television actor, Film actor, Character actor, Stage actor)

25 November 1920

14 January 2009

Torreón

Sagittarius

Gael García BernalGael García Bernal
(actor, film director, television actor, film actor)

30 November 1978

Guadalajara

Sagittarius

Ana de la RegueraAna de la Reguera
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Model)

08 April 1977

Veracruz

Aries

Rebecca de AlbaRebecca de Alba

Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla
(Priest)

08 May 1753

30 July 1811

Pénjamo

Taurus

Giovani dos SantosGiovani dos Santos
(Association football player)

11 May 1989

Monterrey

Taurus

Emmanuel LubezkiEmmanuel Lubezki
(cinematographer, film director, photographer, film producer, painter, Director of National Intelligence)

1964 AD

Mexico City

Patricia Reyes SpíndolaPatricia Reyes Spíndola

Juan Manuel MárquezJuan Manuel Márquez
(Boxer)

23 August 1973

Mexico City

Leo

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
(Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Record producer, Film actor)

19 April 1970

Veracruz

Aries

Luis CoronelLuis Coronel
(singer)

03 February 1996

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Aquarius

Julieta VenegasJulieta Venegas
(Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer)

24 November 1970

Long Beach, California, U.S.

Sagittarius

María FélixMaría Félix
Marco Antonio BarreraMarco Antonio Barrera
(Boxer)

17 January 1974

Mexico City

Capricorn

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Cartoonist, Television presenter, Entrepreneur, Dancer, Film actor, Fashion designer)

15 February 1968

Monterrey

Aquarius

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
(Association football player)

01 March 1989

Cancún

Pisces

Frankie JFrankie J
(Singer, Songwriter)

07 December 1975

Tijuana, Mexico

Sagittarius

Lorena RojasLorena Rojas

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
(Television actor, Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

09 March 1983

Mexico City

Pisces

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
(Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Feminist, Composer)

12 November 1651

17 April 1695

Tepetlixpa

Scorpio

Rafael MárquezRafael Márquez
(Association football player)

13 February 1979

Zamora

Aquarius

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
(Singer, Songwriter)

08 July 1992

25 February 2015

Guasave, Mexico

Cancer

Antonio MargaritoAntonio Margarito
(Boxer)

18 March 1978

Torrance

Pisces

Paulina RubioPaulina Rubio
(Television actor, Actor, Singer)

17 June 1971

Mexico City

Gemini

Ludwika PaletaLudwika Paleta
Belinda PeregrínBelinda Peregrín
(Actor, Singer, Pianist, Television actor, Model, Songwriter)

15 August 1989

Ciudad Guayana

Leo

José Guadalupe PosadaJosé Guadalupe Posada
(Caricaturist, Illustrator)

02 February 1852

20 January 1913

Aguascalientes

Aquarius

Fernando ColungaFernando Colunga
(Actor, Television actor)

03 March 1966

Mexico City

Pisces

Hugo SánchezHugo Sánchez
(Association football player, Association football manager)

11 July 1958

Mexico City

Cancer

Guillermo OchoaGuillermo Ochoa
(Association football player)

13 July 1985

Guadalajara

Cancer

Angélica RiveraAngélica Rivera
(Television actor, Politician, Actor, Model)

02 August 1969

Mexico City

Leo

Dolores del RíoDolores del Río
(singer, dancer, stage actor, film actor, television actor)

03 August 1905

11 April 1983

Durango

Leo

Lupe VélezLupe Vélez
(Film actor, Stage actor)

18 July 1908

13 December 1944

San Luis Potosí

Cancer

Roberto OrciRoberto Orci
(Screenwriter, Film producer)

20 July 1973

Mexico City

Cancer

Grettell ValdézGrettell Valdéz
Julio César Chávez, Jr.Julio César Chávez, Jr.

16 February 1986

Culiacán

Aquarius

Vicente FoxVicente Fox
(Politician, Economist)

02 July 1942

Mexico City

Cancer

Lupita TovarLupita Tovar
(Actor, Film actor)

27 July 1910

12 November 2016

Oaxaca de Juárez

Leo

Marco Antonio RubioMarco Antonio Rubio
(Boxer)

16 June 1980

Torreón

Gemini

ChespiritoChespirito
(Television actor, Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Composer, Film actor, Writer, Songwriter)

21 February 1929

28 November 2014

Mexico City

Pisces

Pepe AguilarPepe Aguilar
(Singer-songwriter, actor)

07 August 1968

San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

Leo

Zuria VegaZuria Vega

Subcomandante MarcosSubcomandante Marcos
(Politician)

19 June 1957

Tampico

Gemini

Andrés GuardadoAndrés Guardado
(Association football player)

28 September 1986

Guadalajara

Libra

Mayrín VillanuevaMayrín Villanueva

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