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
Canelo ÁlvarezCanelo Álvarez
18 July 1990
Professional Boxer

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
06 July 1907
Painter

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
09 October 1964
Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
28 January 1940
Entrepreneur

Eiza GonzálezEiza González
30 January 1990
Actress
Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
21 April 1915
Actor

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández
01 June 1988
Footballer

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
05 June 1878
General

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador
13 November 1953
Politician
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
31 August 1975
Actress

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
08 December 1886
Painter, Muralist
ThalíaThalía
26 August 1971
Singer-songwriter

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer

Kate del CastilloKate del Castillo
23 October 1972
Actress
Ernesto Fonseca CarrilloErnesto Fonseca Carrillo
01 August 1930
Drug Lord

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
19 April 1970
Singer
Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
08 August 1879
Mexican Political figure

Cesar MillanCesar Millan
27 August 1969
Dog Behaviourist

Emma Coronel AispuroEmma Coronel Aispuro
03 July 1989
Mexican Beauty Queen, Wife of Mexican drug baron
Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman
21 September 1987
Actor

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano
30 July 1995
Footballer
Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
25 May 1977
Mixed Martial Artist

Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
20 July 1966
President of Mexico

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
09 March 1983
Actress, Singer

Mario Van PeeblesMario Van Peebles
15 January 1957
Actor
Laura HarringLaura Harring
03 March 1964
Actress
La MalincheLa Malinche
1496 AD
Mexican Interpreter

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
28 February 1987
Actress

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
07 January 1950
Singer

CantinflasCantinflas
12 August 1911
Comic Film Actor
Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
15 February 1968
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Danna PaolaDanna Paola
23 June 1995
Singer

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
08 July 1992
Singer, songwriter

Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
08 January 1941
Former Model

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Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
29 March 1996
YouTuber
Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter

Daisy MarquezDaisy Marquez
24 September 1997
Beauty Vlogger
ChespiritoChespirito
21 February 1929
Actor

Sexy StarSexy Star
20 September 1982
Professional Wrestler

Margo ReyMargo Rey
18 October 1966
Singer-Songwriter
Vanessa PonceVanessa Ponce
07 March 1992
Model

Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
09 November 1999
Actress, Singer
Columba BushColumba Bush
17 August 1953
Philanthropist

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
22 November 1985
News Anchor

Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
22 February 1988
Model, Actress

Octavio PazOctavio Paz
31 March 1914
Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate

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

Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
11 November 1928
Mexican novelist

Carlos Slim DomitCarlos Slim Domit
28 February 1967
Businessman, Son of Carlos Slim Helu

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
02 February 1978
Film actress
Ona GrauerOna Grauer
16 November 1975
Actress

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

Jonás CuarónJonás Cuarón
1981 AD
Film Director

Luis CoronelLuis Coronel
03 February 1996
Singer
Tony PerryTony Perry
25 February 1986
Musician

Paloma JiménezPaloma Jiménez
22 August 1983
Model. Wife of Vin Diesel
Soumaya Domit GemayelSoumaya Domit Gemayel
1948 AD
Philanthropist, Carlos Slim’s Wife

Rey Misterio Sr.Rey Misterio Sr.
08 January 1958
Wrestler

Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
12 July 1962
Mexican professional boxer
Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956
Psychiatrist

Chumel TorresChumel Torres
07 May 1982
YouTube Star, Writer
YuyaYuya
13 March 1993
YouTuber

QuackityHQQuackityHQ
28 December 2000
YouTuber

Manuel GonzalezManuel González Flores
18 June 1833
31st President of Mexico

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899
Music composer, violinist and teacher
Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983
Actress
Alfonso García RoblesAlfonso García Robles
20 March 1911
Diplomat

Sebb ArgoSebb Argo
20 September 1995
YouTuber

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
21 March 1806
Mexican lawyer

Jorge BlancoJorge Blanco
19 December 1991
Musician, Actor
Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
 
Actress & TV Producer

Oscar MoralesOscar Morales
26 September 1996
YouTuber

Kimberly LoaizaKimberly Loaiza
12 December 1997
YouTuber

Xime PonchXime Ponch
11 December 2002
YouTube Star

Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez
12 September 1997
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star
Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala
12 August 1985
Actress

MisticoMistico
22 December 1982
Professional Wrestler
CaELiKeCaELiKe
02 February 1990
YouTube Star

Laura AlvarezLaura Alvarez
 
Wife of British politician Jeremy Corbyn

Angela VazquezAngela Vazquez
17 January 2001
Musical Artist
Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
13 June 1899
Composer, conductor

Mario BautistaMario Bautista
05 March 1996
Musical Artist
José BastónJosé Bastón
13 April 1968
Entrepreneur

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

Angelina EsloraAngelina Eslora
08 July 2000
Instagram Star

Alejandro Gonzalez InãrittuAlejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
15 August 1963
Film Director
Alexa Rivera VillegasAlexa Rivera Villegas
22 February 2003
YouTuber

Cornelio Vega Jr.Cornelio Vega Jr.
09 April 1999
Multi-instrumentalist
Ivana SantacruzIvana Santacruz
23 January 1996
Instagram Star

Juan de Dios PantojaJuan de Dios Pantoja
16 November 1995
Social Media Star & Musical Artist

Mafer CantuMafer Cantu
15 August 1988
YouTuber

Marco Antonio Slim DomitMarco Antonio Slim Domit
30 April 1968
Son of Carlos Slim
Ryan DeBoltRyan DeBolt
25 September 1980
Sara Ramirez’s Husband