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

Eiza GonzálezEiza González
30 January 1990
Actress

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
09 October 1964
Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983
Actress
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
31 August 1975
Actress

Andrés Manuel López ObradorAndrés Manuel López Obrador
13 November 1953
Politician

Carlos SlimCarlos Slim
28 January 1940
Entrepreneur
Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
21 April 1915
Actor

Javier HernándezJavier Hernández
01 June 1988
Footballer
Luis MiguelLuis Miguel
19 April 1970
Singer

Julio Cesar ChavezJulio Cesar Chavez
12 July 1962
Mexican professional boxer

Raúl JiménezRaúl Jiménez
05 May 1991
Football Player

ThalíaThalía
26 August 1971
Singer-songwriter

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

Diego RiveraDiego Rivera
08 December 1886
Painter, Muralist

Pancho VillaPancho Villa
05 June 1878
General

Adan CantoAdan Canto
05 December 1981
Actor
Alejandro Gonzalez InãrittuAlejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
15 August 1963
Film Director

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio
25 May 1977
Mixed Martial Artist
Cesar MillanCesar Millan
27 August 1969
Dog Behaviourist

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

Mario Van PeeblesMario Van Peebles
15 January 1957
Actor
Enrique Peña NietoEnrique Peña Nieto
20 July 1966
President of Mexico

Emiliano ZapataEmiliano Zapata
08 August 1879
Mexican Political figure
Maite PerroniMaite Perroni
09 March 1983
Actress, Singer

Carlos VelaCarlos Vela
01 March 1989
Footballer

Hirving LozanoHirving Lozano
30 July 1995
Footballer
Camila SodiCamila Sodi
14 May 1986
Singer

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Laura HarringLaura Harring
03 March 1964
Actress
CantinflasCantinflas
12 August 1911
Comic Film Actor

Porfirio DíazPorfirio Díaz
15 September 1830
Military General, Politician

Ryan GuzmanRyan Guzman
21 September 1987
Actor

Marco Antonio BarreraMarco Antonio Barrera
17 January 1974
Boxer
Nena von SchlebrüggeNena von Schlebrügge
08 January 1941
Former Model
Danna PaolaDanna Paola
23 June 1995
Singer

Carlos Salinas de GortariCarlos Salinas de Gortari
03 April 1948
President

Juan GabrielJuan Gabriel
07 January 1950
Singer

Columba BushColumba Bush
17 August 1953
Philanthropist
Stephanie SigmanStephanie Sigman
28 February 1987
Actress

La MalincheLa Malinche
1496 AD
Mexican Interpreter

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

Barbara MoriBarbara Mori
02 February 1978
Film actress

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
QuackityHQQuackityHQ
28 December 2000
YouTuber

Margo ReyMargo Rey
18 October 1966
Singer-Songwriter
Álvaro ObregónÁlvaro Obregón
19 February 1880
General

Richard CabralRichard Cabral
28 August 1984
Actor

Lázaro CárdenasLázaro Cárdenas
21 May 1895
President of Mexico
Juanpa ZuritaJuanpa Zurita
29 March 1996
YouTuber

Gloria TreviGloria Trevi
15 February 1968
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Jose Maria YazpikJose Maria Yazpik
13 November 1970
Actor

Luis Donaldo ColosioLuis Donaldo Colosio
10 February 1950
Politician

Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla
08 May 1753
Priest

Sexy StarSexy Star
20 September 1982
Professional Wrestler

Venustiano CarranzaVenustiano Carranza
29 December 1859
Politician
Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
08 July 1992
Singer, songwriter

Kimberly LoaizaKimberly Loaiza
12 December 1997
YouTuber

Agustín de IturbideAgustín de Iturbide
27 September 1783
Emperor of Mexico

Paulina GotoPaulina Goto
29 July 1991
Actress
CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc
1495 AD
Last Aztec Emperor

Victoriano HuertaVictoriano Huerta
22 March 1850
Former President of Mexico
Octavio PazOctavio Paz
31 March 1914
Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate

Vicente GuerreroVicente Guerrero
10 August 1782
President

Carlos Slim DomitCarlos Slim Domit
28 February 1967
Businessman, Son of Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos FuentesCarlos Fuentes
11 November 1928
Mexican novelist

Ximena NavarreteXimena Navarrete
22 February 1988
Model, Actress
Ona GrauerOna Grauer
16 November 1975
Actress

Antonietta CollinsAntonietta Collins
22 November 1985
News Anchor

Vanessa PonceVanessa Ponce
07 March 1992
Model
Karol SevillaKarol Sevilla
09 November 1999
Actress, Singer

Soumaya Domit GemayelSoumaya Domit Gemayel
1948 AD
Philanthropist, Carlos Slim’s Wife
EddieVREddieVR
07 March 1992
YouTuber

Jonás CuarónJonás Cuarón
1981 AD
Film Director

Jorge BlancoJorge Blanco
19 December 1991
Musician, Actor

Luis CoronelLuis Coronel
03 February 1996
Singer
MisticoMistico
22 December 1982
Professional Wrestler
José BastónJosé Bastón
13 April 1968
Entrepreneur

Africa ZavalaAfrica Zavala
12 August 1985
Actress

YuyaYuya
13 March 1993
YouTuber

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956
Psychiatrist
Rufino TamayoRufino Tamayo
25 August 1899
Painter

Angela VazquezAngela Vazquez
17 January 2001
Musical Artist

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

Tony PerryTony Perry
25 February 1986
Musician

Carlos ChavezCarlos Chavez
13 June 1899
Composer, conductor
Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
19 March 1943
Chemist

Silvestre RevueltasSilvestre Revueltas
31 December 1899
Music composer, violinist and teacher
Chumel TorresChumel Torres
07 May 1982
YouTube Star, Writer

Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán SalazarAlejandrina Gisselle Guzmán Salazar
15 October 1981
Joaquín Guzmán's Daughter
Patricia Azarcoya ArcePatricia Azarcoya Arce
 
Actress & TV Producer
Benito JuarezBenito Juarez
21 March 1806
Mexican lawyer