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
(Actress)

02 September 1966

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
(Painter)

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
(Entrepreneur)

28 January 1940

Ernesto Fonseca CarrilloErnesto Fonseca Carrillo
(Drug Lord)

01 August 1930

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández
(Footballer)

01 June 1988

Eiza GonzálezEiza González
(Actress)

30 January 1990

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
(Actor)

21 April 1915

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador
(Politician)

13 November 1953

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
(General)

05 June 1878

Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
(Actress)

31 August 1975

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Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
(Painter, Muralist)

08 December 1886

ThalíaThalía
(Singer-songwriter)

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
(Singer)

19 April 1970

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo
(Actress)

23 October 1972

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Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
(Footballer)

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
(Actor)

21 September 1987

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano
(Footballer)

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
(Actor)

15 January 1957

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
(Actress)

28 February 1987

CantinflasCantinflas
(Comic Film Actor)

12 August 1911

Laura HarringLaura Harring
(Actress)

03 March 1964

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
(Singer)

07 January 1950

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Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
(Actress, Singer)

09 March 1983

Margo ReyMargo Rey
(Singer-Songwriter)

18 October 1966

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)

08 July 1992

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

15 February 1968

Columba BushColumba Bush
(Philanthropist)

17 August 1953

Danna PaolaDanna Paola
(Singer)

23 June 1995

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Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
(YouTuber)

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

ChespiritoChespirito
(Actor)

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
(Model)

07 March 1992

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
(Emperor of Mexico)

27 September 1783

CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
(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
(Chemist)

19 March 1943

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Paulina GotoPaulina Goto
(Actress)

29 July 1991

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
(Psychiatrist)

27 March 1956

Tony PerryTony Perry
(Musician)

25 February 1986

Rey Misterio Sr.Rey Misterio Sr.
(Wrestler)

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

QuackityHQQuackityHQ
(YouTuber)

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
(Diplomat)

20 March 1911

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
(Mexican lawyer)

21 March 1806

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Sebb ArgoSebb Argo
(YouTuber)

20 September 1995

Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
(Actress & TV Producer)

Jorge BlancoJorge Blanco
(Musician, Actor)

19 December 1991

Oscar MoralesOscar Morales
(YouTuber)

26 September 1996

Kimberly LoaizaKimberly Loaiza
(YouTuber)

12 December 1997

Xime PonchXime Ponch
(YouTube Star)

11 December 2002

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

12 September 1997

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala
(Actress)

12 August 1985

MisticoMistico
(Professional Wrestler)

22 December 1982