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.
Canelo ÁlvarezCanelo Álvarez
18 July 1990
Professional Boxer
Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
06 July 1907
Painter

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
09 October 1964
Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer

Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
19 April 1970
Singer
Eiza GonzálezEiza González
30 January 1990
Actress

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
28 January 1940
Entrepreneur

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
Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
08 December 1886
Painter, Muralist

Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
31 August 1975
Actress

Danna PaolaDanna Paola
23 June 1995
Singer
ThalíaThalía
26 August 1971
Singer-songwriter

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

Emma Coronel AispuroEmma Coronel Aispuro
03 July 1989
Mexican Beauty Queen, Wife of Mexican drug baron

Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman
21 September 1987
Actor
Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
07 January 1950
Singer

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
08 August 1879
Mexican Political figure
Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
25 May 1977
Mixed Martial Artist

Cesar MillanCesar Millan
27 August 1969
Dog Behaviourist

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano
30 July 1995
Footballer

Adan CantoAdan Canto
05 December 1981
Actor
CantinflasCantinflas
12 August 1911
Comic Film Actor
Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
20 July 1966
President of Mexico

Mario Van PeeblesMario Van Peebles
15 January 1957
Actor

Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
09 March 1983
Actress, Singer

Laura HarringLaura Harring
03 March 1964
Actress
La MalincheLa Malinche
1496 AD
Mexican Interpreter

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Carlos Salinas de GortariCarlos Salinas de Gortari
03 April 1948
President

Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
28 February 1987
Actress

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
15 February 1968
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

ChespiritoChespirito
21 February 1929
Actor
Marco Antonio BarreraMarco Antonio Barrera
17 January 1974
Boxer

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
08 July 1992
Singer, songwriter
Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
08 January 1941
Former Model

Daisy MarquezDaisy Marquez
24 September 1997
Beauty Vlogger

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984
Actor
Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
29 March 1996
YouTuber

Margo ReyMargo Rey
18 October 1966
Singer-Songwriter
Columba BushColumba Bush
17 August 1953
Philanthropist

Sexy StarSexy Star
20 September 1982
Professional Wrestler

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
27 September 1783
Emperor of Mexico

Vanessa PonceVanessa Ponce
07 March 1992
Model

Octavio PazOctavio Paz
31 March 1914
Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate
Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
09 November 1999
Actress, Singer

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
19 March 1943
Chemist

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
22 November 1985
News Anchor
Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
22 February 1988
Model, Actress

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
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

Alfonso García RoblesAlfonso García Robles
20 March 1911
Diplomat

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

Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
21 March 1806
Mexican lawyer
Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899
Music composer, violinist and teacher

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983
Actress

Sebb ArgoSebb Argo
20 September 1995
YouTuber

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

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
Yulema RamirezYulema Ramirez
12 September 1997
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star

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
Jose Maria YazpikJose Maria Yazpik
13 November 1970
Actor

Alexa Rivera VillegasAlexa Rivera Villegas
22 February 2003
YouTuber
Cornelio Vega Jr.Cornelio Vega Jr.
09 April 1999
Multi-instrumentalist