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Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses

Updated on August 29, 2014

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses

In honor of the Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebration, I will feature in this hub the beautiful, best and famous Mexican actresses and actors. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration in Mexico and in other parts of the world where there Mexicans in honor of the battle won against the French colonizers. In essence, the Cinco De Mayo celebration commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the forces of the French on May 5, 1862 at Puebla, Mexico. Here at Dallas, TX, USA it is celebrated by the Mexicans. Since Texas is bordered by the Mexico, there are lots of immigrants here and they celebrate it with gusto. Some activities  include, food, music and dancing.

There are lots of many Mexican famous and best actors and actresses who are well known in the world of arts, music and entertainment, In this hub, I will focus on the entertainment industry. Here are the list of the famous and best Mexican actors and actresses.

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Salma Hayek

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress, film producer and director. She is into charity as well and that includes increasing awareness on the violence against women plus help with immigration. She is the first Mexican national to be nominated for the Academy award since Dolores Del Rio-- another top Mexican actress.

AWARDS :

  • In July 2007, The Hollywood Reporter ranked Hayek fourth in their inaugural Latino Power 50, a list of the most powerful members of the Hollywood Latino community.
  • In 2007 a poll found Hayek to be the "sexiest celebrity" out of a field of 3,000 celebrities
  • In December 2008, Entertainment Weekly ranked Hayek number 17 in their list of the "25 Smartest People in TV.
  • Recipient of Glamour magazine Woman of the Year Award in October 2001, Producers Guild Of America Celebration of Diversity Award in 2003, Recipient of Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award in February 2006 and Recipient of Time Magazine 25 Most Influential Hispanics in 2005

Birthdate : September 2, 1966, maried and with one child to a Frenchman

  • Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She is one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood since silent film actress Dolores Del Rio.
  • After fernanda Montenegro, she is the the second of three Latin American actresses (the other being Catalina Sandino Moreno) to achieve a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

 

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- George Lopez

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- George Lopez

George Lopez is considered America's King of Mexicans. He is a comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is mostly known for starring in his self-produced sitcom George Lopez. His type of comedies are : race and ethnic relations, including his own culture -- Mexican-American. He is currently the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS. When he was interviewing Chris Rock this April 2010 in his show he told Chris that when Pres. Obama was still campaigning for the presidency, he called him personally to help with the Mexican votes.

George Lopez is also into charity, he has his own foundation who helps the poor. He also plays golf, quite controversial at times but he managed to stay away from trouble.

Birthdate : April 23, 1961

Married with one child named Mayan Lopez.

Check this hub for more details about George Lopez -- here.

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Thalia

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses

Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda known simply as Thalía, is a singer (Mexican) and former actress who appeared in telenovela series (her soap operas have been watched by over 2 billion people in 180 countries). Thalia has been my favorite actress as I watched her when I was still in the Philippines.She is famous for the telenovela series she appeared in all over the world.

  • She is considered the queen of soap operas (biggest TV phenomenon in the 90s)
  • One of the most famous Latin singers ever
  • Thalía has received more than 2,000 awards throughout her career for both singing and acting and is a multi-platinum singer.
  • She is very sexy and beautiful

Birthdate : August 26, 1971

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Selena Perez

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez , best known as simply Selena, was a Mexican American singer who has been called MUsic Que of Tejano. She was the youngest child of a Mexican-American couple, Selena released her first album at the age of twelve. She was murdered by the president of her fans club when she was only 23 years old. George Bush -- the then ggovernow of texas declared her birthday -- Selena Day In Texas.J Lo portrayed her in the movie about her life -- Selena.

Awards :

  • She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards
  • Her fame grew throughout the early 1990s, especially in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Selena has achieved critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards before and after her death, and selling over 65 million records worldwide.

Birthdate : April 16, 1971 – Dead : March 31, 1995

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Anthony Quinn

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn was a Mexican actor, painter, film director and a writer. he appeared in many films including commercially successful and well acclaimed ones.

Filmography : Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, The Guns of Navarone, The Message and Federico fellini's La Strada

Awards :

He won the Academy Award fior best Supporting actir twice; for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956.

Birthdate : April 21, 1915 – Dead : June 3, 2001. He had 13 children all in all.

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Dolores Del Rio

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Dolores Del Rio

Dolores del Río was a Mexican film actress. She was frequently referred to as the "Princess of México". She was a star of Hollywood films (during the silent era) and in the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is said to be the version of Rudolph Valentino in the silent film era. Del Río was one of the principal stars of Mexican films from the golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. She was the perfect representation, by excellence, of Mexican female beauty in all the world.

Recognition :

  • She was generally thought to be one of the most beautiful actresses of her era and was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal.
  • She was considered one of the principal Art Deco symbols of beauty.
  • In the early 1940s she began a polemic romance with Orson Welles and that was the key reason why she decided to return to Mexico.

Birthdate : August 3, 1905 – Dead : April 11, 1983

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Lupe Velez

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez was a Mexican film actress but began her career in Mexico as a dancer and then later on she moved in the US and worked in vaudeville. She was spotted by an agent and started her film career and made her first film in 1924. With the advent of films with talking pictures, Lupe Velez acted in comedies. She later on moved to New York and worked in Broadway.

Birthdate : July 18, 1908 – Dead : December 13, 1944

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Katy Jurado

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado was born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García in Guadalara, Mexico and was the first Mexican National actress to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Recognitions :

  • First Mexican and Latina to be nominated for an Academy Award.
  • In 1966 she reprised her "Helen Ramirez" role from "High Noon" (1952) in a "High Noon" TV pilot called "The Clock Strikes Noon Again" which co-stared Peter Fonda as the son of Will Kane.
  • In 1992 she was honoreed with the Golden Boot award award for her notable contribution to the western films.

Birthdate :January 16, 1924 – Dead : July 5, 2002

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Adriana Barraza

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses

Adriana Barraza is a Mexican film director, tv and film actress. She has been nominated for numerous awards : Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Association plus the famous and prestigious Academy award for Best supporting Actress. Barraza is the third Mexican actress to be nominated for and the Oscars Academy award-- in a year when ten Mexicans were nominated at the 79th Oscar Academy Awards.

Birthdate : March 5, 1956

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Sara Garcia

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Sara García

Sara García was a Mexican actress who was famous during the "Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Her roles are no-nonsense grandmother who is loving in Mexican films. She also played in telenovelas.

Birthdate : September 8, 1895 – Dead : November 21, 1980)

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Maria Elena Velasco

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Kuno Becker

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Kuno Becker

Eduardo Kuno Becker Paz is a Mexican actor who appeared in telenovelas, in US and Mexican cinemas too. He is known for his portrayl of Ruben Berrizabal in Sonadoras and Santiago Muñez in the football movie GOALand the following sequels.

Birthdate : January 14, 1978

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Carlos Gallardo

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Carlos Gallardo

Carlos Gallardo is a Mexican producer, actor, screenwriter, director and help his friend Robert Rodriguez in filmmaking industry.

Awards and Recognition :

  • Gallardo's first taste of fame came with the feature film El Mariachi, a nice and a critically-acclaimed film renowned for costing US$7,000 to make. This film won the 1993 Sundance Film Festival and won Gallardo an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (he shared this award with his friend Rodriguez
  • Following the film El Mariachi, Gallardo went on to be co-producer of the Robert Rodriguez-directed Mexico trilogy sequels -- Desperado, Once Upon A Time in Mexico. The films featured Antonio Banderas in the role of El Mariachi, in place of Gallardo. Gallardo did have a cameo role

 

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Ricardo Montalban

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Ana De La Reguera

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Maite Perroni

Famous and Best Mexican Actors and Actresses -- Anabel Solís Sosa

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      WONDERFUL!!

      I know about half of those you have listed. George Lopez is absolutely hilarious. I love his comedy.

      Great Job. Very well done. Where do you get the time Maita?

      Love and hugs,

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      so many beautiful women oh la la....

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Hi Maita...a question I have had fopr sometime...where do you get the time to put together something this complex and interesting...you are a blessing...

      Hugs

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I love Salma Hayek and Delores Del Rio. Didn't know Anthony Quinn was Mexican. Of course there is George Lopez. There are so many familiar faces but I did not know their names.

      Thanks so much, Maita, for keeping me up to date!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your great research and sharing all these information.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thanks Maita. I love the Mexican people. I recognize some of these as Salma Hayek, Lupe, etc. Lupe had a very interesting death. Do you know about that? Thanks Maita!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Oh Mick, morning, tell me more about it, I just heard that she comitted suicide? Thank you and happy weekend, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hello, morning, happy weekend, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks BK, yes Anthony Quinn is Mexican, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Quill, hehe, thats a nice question, I have been reading all my life about knowledge anything entertainment is one of them, stored knowledge prehaps, Bless and thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      yes they are beautiful, Latinas, Mexicans etc, thanks Barry, Maita

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      entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

      Just a awesome hub I enjoyed it.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks entertianment

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice tribute to all these actors and actresses. So much talent.

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      sameerk 7 years ago from India

      me too

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      vhwang7 7 years ago

      Wow I didn't know Salma Hayek is Mexican!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Vhwang, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you sameerk, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you sameerk, maita

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      BeBrown 7 years ago

      Good hub, but what about Ricardo Montalbán? One of the best Mexican actors ever.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you bebrown,I added him now, Maita

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      BeBrown 7 years ago

      Thank you - he was one of my favorites.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Youre welcome, I appreciate your suggestion, Maita

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      There certainly is some good ones here. Nice job!

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Maita - this is great! I knew of some of these wonderful people and have been a fan of Anthony Quinn for years - ever since seeing "Zorba" back in the 60s. I have recently bought the DVD of Zorba because I love the movie so much.

      Thanks so much.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      EXCELLENT! Happy to see Anthony Quinn included! Such an outstanding hall-of-fame actor of any ehtnicity!

      I know you weren't includinig singers - but Vicki Carr was a great example of Mexican singers.

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      rprcarz50 7 years ago

      Very good idea for Hubbing ! Great content . I love George Lopez . He is one of my most recent favorite comedians.

      Thank you for this Hub

      Ron

      As Always Also a2z50

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      Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

      Oh, there's one I know - Thalia of Marimar. Thought I'm really out of the movie world. I actually don't pay attention to the names of actors and actresses in movies that I watch. Still, nice to get to know the Mexican celebrities.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Miata, A great list. I don't know a few of the women, but it is a great group overall. Nice tribute to them for Hubmob Cinco de Mayo.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Pamela, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thank you Chin, and yes Thalia of course hehe, Marimar days, Maita

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      I like your choices. I remember seeing Thalia in a few soap operas, they are addicting LOL. I prefer her for her singing though, she is a very talented and incredibly pretty lady.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Princessa, Thalia is a favorite of mine, I love soap operas hehe, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Ron, I wrote a hub about him hehe, you read it already, Morning, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Nellieanna, thanks for the compliments, Carr, oh I need to feature her next time, for singers, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Tony, thank you for visiting again, and yes He is great --- Anthony Quinn, awesome eprformances in his films, in black and white hehe. Maita

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      lesterd2009 7 years ago from Beaches Of Florida

      Great Interesting Hub...

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      sord87 7 years ago

      I do not even realise you know mexican actors and acctress too!I also never know that Mr Roarke from Fantasy Island is a Mexican,Thanks for sharing!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I grew up watching many of these people on TV including the younger ones now.

      KUYA Dave.

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Great work Maita thanks, I loved the pictures.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Truth, I am glad you're back! Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thank you Kuya, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Sord, thank you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Lester thanks, maita

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Some new actors and actresses for me, of course Salma Hayek comes to mind when I saw the headline. Anthony Quinn was a surprise, I think of him as Zorba the Greek and had no idea he was Mexican.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Billy, yes he is Mexican, isn't he great, thank you, Maita

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Naita. Loved this hub.

      I recognized about half of the Mexican actors/actresses you profiled so well so I appreciate learning about the other half as well. Good job - as always.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks drbj, maita

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      Jasmine 7 years ago

      Nice hub! I know most of these actors and actresses. I guess they really are famous!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks vox, Maita

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      Jose 7 years ago

      MAITE ESTA BIEN PERRONI. MAMASITA

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Gracias Jose

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      marielle 6 years ago

      oh maite perroni is the most famous! my gosh! i love it! go mai! your the best!!!!! love ya!!!!

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      Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

      Salma Hayek is great, although I haven't seen her in anything lately. Sara Garcia looks like she must have been hilarious! And wow, Ana De La Reguera... talk about your super hottie. :)

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      diogenes 6 years ago

      What a fantastic hub! I lived in Mexico for 15 years y las chicas son las mas guapas en el mundo entero!

      Muchisimos gracias...otro, otro por favor!! xxx from Roberto

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      GojiJuiceGoodness 6 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

      Nice hub. I didn't realize some of these people were Mexican.

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      Jenny Wolf 6 years ago from Point Pleasant, New Jersey

      WOW!!! YUMMY comes to mind!!! Thanks for this great hub. I rated it UP and USEFUL!!! Keep up the great work!

      Jenny

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      fullboz 6 years ago

      Hi friend

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      Olga 6 years ago

      Why Lucia Mendez is not in your list?

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      Kathy 6 years ago

      I wonder how many young people have ANY IDEA how handsome, sexy and talented Ricardo Montalban was when he was younger. He was a wonderful dancer, singer and romantic lead actor in many films, both in the U.S. and in Mexico. Most people remember him in the silly sitcom "Fantasy Island", but this role has NOTHING to do with what he was like as a romantic lead in his earlier films. Honestly, my mind was blown when I saw him in some of his earlier films, dancing the tango with Cyd Charisse, romancing and singing to Esther Williams, etc., etc. YOU GOTTA SEE THIS GUY, he was the most perfect Latin Lover !!!

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      Kathy 6 years ago

      By the way, you didn't mention the MOST HANDSOME actor ever to appear on the screen, who is also Mexican on both sides of his family: JOHN GAVIN !!!

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      Roxy 6 years ago

      What about Lucia Mendez, Paulina Rubio and of course one of the Queen of Novelas "Veronica Castro" where you think Thalia emulate her novelas from, of course Veronica Castro.

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      megalove 6 years ago

      What happen to Lucia Mendez, Paulina Rubio and of course one of the Queen of Novelas - "Veronica Castro". Where do you think Thalia emulate all her Maria novelas from....Veronica Castro.

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      megalove 6 years ago

      What happen to Lucia Mendez, Paulina Rubio and of course one of the Queen of Novelas "Veronica Castro". Where do you think Thalia emulate all her Maria's novelas from? Veronica Castro. Los Ricos También Lloran telenovela became a success in Latin America, Spain, Croatia, Italy, France, Russia, China and the Philippines.

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      tectonic 6 years ago from Singapore

      Salma is definitely smoldering hot....Selena's was tragic

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks to remind me about all the Mexican actor and actress. Thalia is the best for me. Thank you very much, Maita

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      KatMalone 6 years ago

      Always like mexican actors, very appealing

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      Artoflegendindia 6 years ago

      Nice hub.thank you for sharing your knowledge.I didn't know any Mexican actor and actress but now i have known.I like Salma Hayek and Thalia.both are sexy and beautiful in looking .Both have dual quality it self.

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Love Ricardo and loved that series Fantasy Island with lil Tato meeting them arriving, jeeez wud love to see that series again, anyways awesome hub x

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow, some great ladies here, some I faintly recognise. Does Ricardo wear a wig, can I ask nicely? He is quite the guy here! Another great hub and a cool subject for a hub, Maita! Cheers moi friend! xx

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      Joe 6 years ago

      WHERES: LINDA CARTER (WONDER WOMAN), JESSICA ALBA, LINDA RONSTAD, EVA LONGORIA, GOOD LIST THOUGHT HI.

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      maita perroni 6 years ago

      saly maita donde e stas

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      SkyWoocaY 6 years ago

      good job girl :] just missing one actress: Martha Higareda

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      quemacoco 6 years ago

      great article. definitely a lot of Mexican actresses out there with some might talent.

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      Bliss 6 years ago

      One great actor that deserves to be listed is the one, the only Pedro Infante! He was such a versatile actor with an amazing voice.

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      PAA JOE 6 years ago

      i think William Levy fits in here and Marrio Cimmario despite all the controversies surrrounding him

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      AquteIntel 6 years ago

      Great list, I didn't know most of those actors/actresses

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      is it friday yet 6 years ago

      you forgot joanna kearns from growing pains(half mexican)tina yothers from family ties(half mexican)the great silent film star the hier to valentino...Ramón Novarro..his death was saddening he was gay and his lover and brother robbed him tied him up and tortured him to death

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      is it friday yet 6 years ago

      gilbert roland full blooded mexican

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      sandy kiesha 5 years ago

      lots of love maite your really one big talent

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      lucia thomas 5 years ago

      i think the best of all time is thalia

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      Israel 5 years ago

      Interesting list. María Félix is an icon who is missing from this list.

      Also, Katy Jurado was not merely nominated, she won the Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress) for Broken Lancet. I know Salma is another nominee, but not sure if any other Mexican actress has won an Academy Award.

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      Israel 5 years ago

      Ooops! You are correct. Katy Jurado was merely nominated. Never mind! :)

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      bercia 5 years ago

      i love thalia and maite peroni

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      eduardo lopez 5 years ago

      Hey you left out one of the most famous actresses from Mexico and also known as the most beautiful woman in the world at one time, the one and only MARIA FELIX!

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      Daniel -kenyan 5 years ago

      i love your qiut and sweet face Maite

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      RetailRich 5 years ago

      A fun read. I'm glad to see you included some of the older actors and actresses!

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Thanks for the appreciation. Mexican actors and actresses are great!

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Informative hub. Some Mexican actor I did not recognise but the majority I knew. It was good to see that you mentioned actors from a bygone era. Anthony Quinn stands out for me, he was a brilliant actor in Zorba the Greek, that's how I learnt greek dancing!!

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Thanks editorsupremo!

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      Jacko 5 years ago

      cool facts

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      Jose Lee 5 years ago

      I love mexicans!!!:)

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      CAROH 5 years ago

      U R GOOD MAITE GOD BLESS U.

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      stefanie 5 years ago

      thanks for helping me out yawllll

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      Rick Du Bose 5 years ago

      How could you leave off the great Catinflas (Mario Moreno)?

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Nice list ..Thanks

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      Mario cimarro 5 years ago

      U are the best.I luv u

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      Felicia Frimpong(martyrs) 5 years ago

      Mexicans are very beautiful n the best in acting.

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      prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

      Thanks for all the comments in this hub!

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      GandBi 4 years ago

      I knew only Salma Hayek, Antony Quinn and Thalia. I think they are the only ones who really made it out of Mexico and became huge. The two first in cinema and the last in music and TV. However, it was nice to get to know more about the more important Mexican actors, this country definitely spanned huge stars around the world. I think that people in Eastern Europe like me (I am Greek) are more linked to Thalia when talking about Mexican entertainment. At least she is the one who captured the attention of the media for more than a decade causing fever every time she was visiting our countries. But there is no doubt all these actors above indeed are HUGE.

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      prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

      Thanks for commenting. I used to watch Thalia when she stars in those soap operas. She is one of the best Mexican actress!

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      tony craris 4 years ago

      we africans love the you act romantic movies xo much

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      MommyOf2 3 years ago

      But what about Eva Longoria?

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      kelykk 3 years ago

      You forgot to add Eduardo Yanez. He is the best.

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      I also love Thalia... she has this perfect hourglass body. There's also an innocent aura in her that is part of her unique appeal. Thanks for posting :)

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      HolidayGiftIdea 3 years ago

      Me encanta. Este hub es unico. Y por eso me anima. Gracis por el hub.

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      jenslibra 3 years ago

      Love this hub! I am Mexican-American and really appreciate the time you took out to highlight successful Mexicans in the entertainment industry. It was enjoyable and insightful!

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      Eduardo 3 years ago

      But what about María Félix????She was the most famous and beautiful mexican actress!!!

      I

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      oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

      I also love Thalia aka Marimar! :)

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      Norma 3 years ago

      How about Pedro Armendariz!!!

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      venell 3 years ago

      gorge lopez

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      Jack Ripley 3 years ago

      Good topic.!!

      I think the best Mexican celebration is the Independence Day of September 16th when Mexico fought for their independence. I truly believe that's much more of a celebration then Cinco De Mayo.

      What I find controversial is that the young generation Mexican American today is very different and as change a lot. During the 80's and 90's a lot of Mexican American actors were doing films but after 2000 it became no longer integrated into the Hollywood film industry. Today it's seems separated to only Spanish speaking actors working only in Spanish stations..

      To my understanding, I've notice more and more Jewish actors are more raising and not enough Mexican actors are given a chance to prove themselves they too can do a good job performing actors.

      (George Lopez controversial speaking) today too many stereotyping commercials like El pollo loco and or Taco Bell are Latino actors are hired as to speak with a "Heavy accent" .

      I find with my observation that the Hollywood film Industry are not hiring more Mexicans actors but more Latin region like Sofia from Modern Family which she is Colombian and Jennifer Lopez in her Puerto Rican native.

      I've seen all the film school academy into the business of teaching young people about the filming business and majority are Mexican Americans who actually end up not getting a chance to film in the real field.

      How on earth did I know this?

      Movie credits at the end of the films. No Gonzalez,no Lopez or no Hernandez names are up? (George Lopez sarcasm)

      Anyways thank you for sharing this hub page and please continue doing a great job. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 3 years ago from US

      Thank you.

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      meazi 2 years ago

      I'm dying abt a..ll mexican actors &actresses especially Maite perroni & wiliam levy!!!!!

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      prettydarkhorse 2 years ago from US

      Maite is beautiful and a good actress.

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      felicia 2 years ago

      thanks,Maite Perroni for ur good works

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      Grecelda 2 years ago

      Yvette Carmen Mimieux was also Mexican. Also Hayworth, Miss America, Linda Herring Martiez. There are many more. Eduardo Yanez is very talented. These actors are more beautiful than the ones they have in Hollywood now.

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      Grecelda 2 years ago

      Linda Herring Martinez, Vicki Carr, Eduardo Verestequi, Eduardo Palomo, John Gavin, Yvette Carmen Minieux, Diego Luna, Eduardo Yanez, Gilbert Roland , Linda Carter and many other Mexican Americans who changed their last names due racism in the U.S. were great actors and actresses. Of course Hollywood always give the Jewish people more opportunities which is a shame for life is not all Jewish or white Anglo. The U.S. has a diverse society so the movies should also have a diverse cast.

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      SweetiePie 19 months ago from Southern California, USA

      Salma Hayek is one of my favorite actresses. I loved her in Fools Rush In.

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