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.
Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
(Painter)

06 July 1907

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
(Actress)

02 September 1966

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

03 July 1989

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador
(Politician)

13 November 1953

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
(Filmmaker, Screenwriter)

09 October 1964

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
(Entrepreneur)

28 January 1940

Eiza GonzálezEiza González
(Actress)

30 January 1990

Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
(President of Mexico)

20 July 1966

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
(General)

05 June 1878

ThalíaThalía
(Singer-songwriter)

26 August 1971

Vanessa PonceVanessa Ponce
(Model)

07 March 1992

Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
(Actress)

31 August 1975

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
(Painter, Muralist)

08 December 1886

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández
(Footballer)

01 June 1988

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
(Actor)

21 April 1915

Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman
(Actor)

21 September 1987

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
(Singer)

07 January 1950

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo
(Actress)

23 October 1972

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
(Mexican Political figure)

08 August 1879

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
(Mixed Martial Artist)

25 May 1977

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano
(Footballer)

30 July 1995

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
(Actress)

28 February 1987

La MalincheLa Malinche
(Mexican Interpreter)

1496 AD

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

15 February 1968

CantinflasCantinflas
(Comic Film Actor)

12 August 1911

Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
(YouTuber)

29 March 1996

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
(Actress, Singer)

09 March 1983

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
(Footballer)

01 March 1989

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)

08 July 1992

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
(Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter)

06 April 1917

ChespiritoChespirito
(Actor)

21 February 1929

Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
(Model, Actress)

22 February 1988

Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
(Former Model)

08 January 1941

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

31 March 1914

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico)

27 September 1783

Sexy StarSexy Star
(Professional Wrestler)

20 September 1982

Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
(Actress, Singer)

09 November 1999

CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
(Last Aztec Emperor)

1495 AD

Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
(Mexican novelist)

11 November 1928

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

28 February 1967

Daisy MarquezDaisy Marquez
(Beauty Vlogger)

24 September 1997

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
(News Anchor)

22 November 1985

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
(Chemist)

19 March 1943

Paulina GotoPaulina Goto
(Actress)

29 July 1991

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
(Psychiatrist)

27 March 1956

Chumel TorresChumel Torres
(YouTube Star, Writer)

07 May 1982

Rey Misterio Sr.Rey Misterio Sr.
(Wrestler)

08 January 1958

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
(Film actress)

02 February 1978

Paloma JiménezPaloma Jiménez
(Model. Wife of Vin Diesel)

22 August 1983

Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
(Mexican professional boxer)

12 July 1962

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
(Diplomat)

20 March 1911

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
(Mexican lawyer)

21 March 1806

Yanet GarciaYanet Garcia
(TV Presenter, Model, Actresses)

14 November 1990

Kimberly LoaizaKimberly Loaiza
(YouTuber)

12 December 1997

Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
(Actress & TV Producer)

Jorge BlancoJorge Blanco
(Musician, Actor)

19 December 1991

Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star)

12 September 1997

MisticoMistico
(Professional Wrestler)

22 December 1982

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala
(Actress)

12 August 1985

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
(Composer, conductor)

13 June 1899

José BastónJosé Bastón
(Entrepreneur)

13 April 1968

Oscar MoralesOscar Morales
(YouTuber)

26 September 1996

Mario BautistaMario Bautista
(Musical Artist)

05 March 1996

Sebb ArgoSebb Argo
(YouTuber)

20 September 1995

Xime PonchXime Ponch
(YouTube Star)

11 December 2002

Angela VazquezAngela Vazquez
(Musical Artist)

17 January 2001

Alejandro Gonzalez InãrittuAlejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
(Film Director)

15 August 1963

Angelina EsloraAngelina Eslora
(Instagram Star)

08 July 2000

Laura AlvarezLaura Alvarez
(Wife of British politician Jeremy Corbyn)
CaELiKeCaELiKe
(YouTube Star)

02 February 1990

Mafer CantuMafer Cantu
(YouTuber)

15 August 1988

QuackityHQQuackityHQ
(YouTuber)

28 December 2000

Ryan DeBoltRyan DeBolt
(Sara Ramirez’s Husband)

25 September 1980