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
Actress
Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
06 July 1907
Painter

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983
Actress

Ernesto Fonseca CarrilloErnesto Fonseca Carrillo
01 August 1930
Drug Lord

Canelo ÁlvarezCanelo Álvarez
18 July 1990
Professional Boxer

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo
23 October 1972
Actress
ChespiritoChespirito
21 February 1929
Actor

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
09 October 1964
Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Eiza GonzálezEiza González
30 January 1990
Actress
Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador
13 November 1953
Politician

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
28 January 1940
Entrepreneur
Carlos Salinas de GortariCarlos Salinas de Gortari
03 April 1948
President

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández
01 June 1988
Footballer

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
21 April 1915
Actor

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
19 April 1970
Singer

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
05 June 1878
General
ThalíaThalía
26 August 1971
Singer-songwriter

Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
31 August 1975
Actress

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
08 December 1886
Painter, Muralist

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer
Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
20 July 1966
President of Mexico

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
25 May 1977
Mixed Martial Artist
Emma Coronel AispuroEmma Coronel Aispuro
03 July 1989
Mexican Beauty Queen, Wife of Mexican drug baron

Cesar MillanCesar Millan
27 August 1969
Dog Behaviourist

Danna PaolaDanna Paola
23 June 1995
Singer
Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano
30 July 1995
Footballer

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
08 August 1879
Mexican Political figure
Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman
21 September 1987
Actor

CantinflasCantinflas
12 August 1911
Comic Film Actor

Mario Van PeeblesMario Van Peebles
15 January 1957
Actor
Adan CantoAdan Canto
05 December 1981
Actor

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Porfirio DíazPorfirio Díaz
15 September 1830
Military General, Politician
La MalincheLa Malinche
1496 AD
Mexican Interpreter

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
28 February 1987
Actress

Marco Antonio BarreraMarco Antonio Barrera
17 January 1974
Boxer

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
07 January 1950
Singer
Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
29 March 1996
YouTuber
Laura HarringLaura Harring
03 March 1964
Actress

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
09 March 1983
Actress, Singer

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
08 July 1992
Singer, songwriter

Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
08 January 1941
Former Model
Vanessa PonceVanessa Ponce
07 March 1992
Model

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
15 February 1968
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Daisy MarquezDaisy Marquez
24 September 1997
Beauty Vlogger

Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla
08 May 1753
Priest

Lázaro CárdenasLázaro Cárdenas
21 May 1895
President of Mexico
Sexy StarSexy Star
20 September 1982
Professional Wrestler

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984
Actor
Margo ReyMargo Rey
18 October 1966
Singer-Songwriter

Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
09 November 1999
Actress, Singer

Venustiano CarranzaVenustiano Carranza
29 December 1859
Politician
Octavio PazOctavio Paz
31 March 1914
Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate

CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
1495 AD
Last Aztec Emperor
Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
27 September 1783
Emperor of Mexico

Columba BushColumba Bush
17 August 1953
Philanthropist

Vicente GuerreroVicente Guerrero
10 August 1782
President

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
22 November 1985
News Anchor

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
22 February 1988
Model, Actress

Victoriano HuertaVictoriano Huerta
22 March 1850
Former President of Mexico

Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
11 November 1928
Mexican novelist

Carlos Slim DomitCarlos Slim Domit
28 February 1967
Businessman, Son of Carlos Slim Helu
Ona GrauerOna Grauer
16 November 1975
Actress

Kimberly LoaizaKimberly Loaiza
12 December 1997
YouTuber
Jonás CuarónJonás Cuarón
1981 AD
Film Director

Soumaya Domit GemayelSoumaya Domit Gemayel
1948 AD
Philanthropist, Carlos Slim’s Wife

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
19 March 1943
Chemist
Paulina GotoPaulina Goto
29 July 1991
Actress

Luis CoronelLuis Coronel
03 February 1996
Singer
Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
02 February 1978
Film actress

YuyaYuya
13 March 1993
YouTuber

Paloma JiménezPaloma Jiménez
22 August 1983
Model. Wife of Vin Diesel
QuackityHQQuackityHQ
28 December 2000
YouTuber

Rey Misterio Sr.Rey Misterio Sr.
08 January 1958
Wrestler
Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956
Psychiatrist

Chumel TorresChumel Torres
07 May 1982
YouTube Star, Writer

Tony PerryTony Perry
25 February 1986
Musician

Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
18 June 1833
31st President of Mexico
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899
Music composer, violinist and teacher
Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
12 July 1962
Mexican professional boxer

Alfonso García RoblesAlfonso García Robles
20 March 1911
Diplomat

Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
 
Actress & TV Producer

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
21 March 1806
Mexican lawyer
Ivana SantacruzIvana Santacruz
23 January 1996
Instagram Star

Yanet GarciaYanet Garcia
14 November 1990
TV Presenter, Model, Actresses

Cornelio Vega Jr.Cornelio Vega Jr.
09 April 1999
Multi-instrumentalist

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala
12 August 1985
Actress

MisticoMistico
22 December 1982
Professional Wrestler
Juan de Dios PantojaJuan de Dios Pantoja
16 November 1995
Social Media Star & Musical Artist

Jose Maria YazpikJose Maria Yazpik
13 November 1970
Actor
Yasmi MendeguiaYasmi Mendeguia
28 December 1996
Model

Jorge BlancoJorge Blanco
19 December 1991
Musician, Actor
José BastónJosé Bastón
13 April 1968
Entrepreneur
Angela VazquezAngela Vazquez
17 January 2001
Musical Artist