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.
Salma HayekSalma Hayek

02 September 1966

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo

06 July 1907

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

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim

28 January 1940

Ernesto Fonseca CarrilloErnesto Fonseca Carrillo
(Drug Lord)

01 August 1930

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández

01 June 1988

Eiza GonzálezEiza González

30 January 1990

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn

21 April 1915

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador

13 November 1953

Pancho VillaPancho Villa

05 June 1878

Sara RamirezSara Ramirez

31 August 1975

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Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
(Painter, Muralist)

08 December 1886


26 August 1971

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
(Mexican Political figure)

08 August 1879

Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
(President of Mexico)

20 July 1966

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel

19 April 1970

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo

23 October 1972

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Carlos VelaCarlos Vela

01 March 1989

Cesar MillanCesar Millan
(Dog Behaviourist)

27 August 1969

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
(Mixed Martial Artist)

25 May 1977

Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman

21 September 1987

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano

30 July 1995

La MalincheLa Malinche
(Mexican Interpreter)

1496 AD

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Jonás CuarónJonás Cuarón
(Film Director)

1981 AD

Mario Van PeeblesMario Van Peebles

15 January 1957

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman

28 February 1987

(Comic Film Actor)

12 August 1911

Laura HarringLaura Harring

03 March 1964

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel

07 January 1950

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Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
(Actress, Singer)

09 March 1983

Margo ReyMargo Rey

18 October 1966

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)

08 July 1992

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

15 February 1968

Columba BushColumba Bush

17 August 1953

Danna PaolaDanna Paola

23 June 1995

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Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita

29 March 1996

Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
(Former Model)

08 January 1941

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter)

06 April 1917

Daisy MarquezDaisy Marquez
(Beauty Vlogger)

24 September 1997


21 February 1929

Sexy StarSexy Star
(Professional Wrestler)

20 September 1982

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Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
(Actress, Singer)

09 November 1999

Vanessa PonceVanessa Ponce

07 March 1992

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

Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
(Model, Actress)

22 February 1988

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Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
(Mexican novelist)

11 November 1928

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
(News Anchor)

22 November 1985

Carlos Slim DomitCarlos Slim Domit
(Businessman, Son of Carlos Slim Helu)

28 February 1967

Chumel TorresChumel Torres
(YouTube Star, Writer)

07 May 1982

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
(Film actress)

02 February 1978

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina

19 March 1943

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Paulina GotoPaulina Goto

29 July 1991

Nora VolkowNora Volkow

27 March 1956

Tony PerryTony Perry

25 February 1986

Rey Misterio Sr.Rey Misterio Sr.

08 January 1958

Paloma JiménezPaloma Jiménez
(Model. Wife of Vin Diesel)

22 August 1983

Soumaya Domit GemayelSoumaya Domit Gemayel
(Philanthropist, Carlos Slim’s Wife)

1948 AD

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Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
(Mexican professional boxer)

12 July 1962


28 December 2000

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

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Sebb ArgoSebb Argo

20 September 1995

Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
(Actress & TV Producer)

Jorge BlancoJorge Blanco
(Musician, Actor)

19 December 1991

Oscar MoralesOscar Morales

26 September 1996

Kimberly LoaizaKimberly Loaiza

12 December 1997

Xime PonchXime Ponch
(YouTube Star)

11 December 2002

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Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez
(TikTok ( Star)

12 September 1997

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala

12 August 1985

(Professional Wrestler)

22 December 1982