Find out more about the greatest Mexicans, including 6ix9ine, Guillermo del Toro, Frida Kahlo, Salma Hayek and Eiza González.

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.

08 May 1996

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo

06 July 1907

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador

13 November 1953

Salma HayekSalma Hayek

02 September 1966

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano

30 July 1995

(Comic Film Actor)

12 August 1911

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela

01 March 1989

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
(Filmmaker, Screenwriter)

09 October 1964

Emma Coronel AispuroEmma Coronel Aispuro
(Mexican Beauty Queen, Wife of Mexican drug baron El Chapo)

03 July 1989

Eiza GonzálezEiza González

30 January 1990

Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
(President of Mexico)

20 July 1966

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim

28 January 1940

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn

21 April 1915


26 August 1971

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
(Painter, Muralist)

08 December 1886

Pancho VillaPancho Villa

05 June 1878

Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita

29 March 1996

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
(Mexican Political figure)

08 August 1879

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo

23 October 1972

Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman

21 September 1987

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
(Mixed Martial Artist)

25 May 1977

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman

28 February 1987

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
(Actress, Singer)

09 March 1983

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel

07 January 1950

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

15 February 1968

Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
(Former Model)

08 January 1941

Sexy StarSexy Star
(Professional Wrestler)

20 September 1982


21 February 1929

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)

08 July 1992

Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
(Model, Actress)

22 February 1988

Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
(Actress, Singer)

09 November 1999

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter)

06 April 1917

Paulina GotoPaulina Goto

29 July 1991

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico)

27 September 1783

(Last Aztec Emperor)

1495 AD

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

31 March 1914

Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
(Actress & TV Producer)
Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
(Mexican novelist)

11 November 1928

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
(News Anchor)

22 November 1985

Daisy MarquezDaisy Marquez
(Beauty Vlogger)

24 September 1997

Paloma JiménezPaloma Jiménez
(Model. Wife of Vin Diesel)

22 August 1983

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina

19 March 1943

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
(Film actress)

02 February 1978

Nora VolkowNora Volkow

27 March 1956

Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
(Mexican professional boxer)

12 July 1962

Yanet GarciaYanet Garcia
(TV Presenter, Model, Actresses)

14 November 1990

Chumel TorresChumel Torres
(YouTube Star, Writer)

07 May 1982

Rey Misterio Sr.Rey Misterio Sr.

08 January 1958

Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
(31st President of Mexico)

18 June 1833

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
(Music composer, violinist and teacher)

31 December 1899

Alfonso García RoblesAlfonso García Robles

20 March 1911

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
(Mexican lawyer)

21 March 1806

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala

12 August 1985

Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez
( Star)

12 September 1997

(Professional Wrestler)

22 December 1982

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
(Composer, conductor)

13 June 1899

Angela VazquezAngela Vazquez
(Musical Artist)

17 January 2001

Alejandro Gonzalez InãrittuAlejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
(Film Director)

15 August 1963

Mario BautistaMario Bautista
(Musical Artist)

05 March 1996

Angelina EsloraAngelina Eslora
(Instagram Star)

08 July 2000

Mafer CantuMafer Cantu

15 August 1988

Sebb ArgoSebb Argo

20 September 1995

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández

01 June 1988

Guillermo OchoaGuillermo Ochoa
(Association football player)

13 July 1985

Rafael MárquezRafael Márquez
(Association football player)

13 February 1979

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

19 April 1970

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

06 December 1985


28 September 1962

Giovani dos SantosGiovani dos Santos
(Association football player)

11 May 1989

Raúl JiménezRaúl Jiménez
(Mexican footballer)

05 May 1991

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

30 November 1978

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

29 December 1979

Eugenio DerbezEugenio Derbez
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor)

02 September 1961

Miguel LayúnMiguel Layún

25 June 1988

Andrés GuardadoAndrés Guardado
(Association football player)

28 September 1986