My top 20 Mexican actresses.

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Andrea Palma
Andrea Palma became the first diva of Mexican cinema, when she appeared in the tragic leading role of Rosario, the prostitute of The Woman of the Port, one of the iconic films of the "cine de pecadoras" genre that became a staple in the Mexican film industry. Andrea was the daughter of Julio Bracho Zuloaga...
 
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Sara García
The legendary "granny of Mexican cinema" began her movie career when she was a 22-year-old teacher in a nun's school for girls. One day, young Sara's attention was attracted to a small building in downtown Mexico City. Inside it was Azteca Films, one of the very first mexican film production companies...
 
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María Félix
Actress, Enamorada
Doubtlessly the most famous Mexican movie star, María Félix created a larger-than-life character: herself. La Doña, as the star was known after the character of her 1943 movie Doña Bárbara, starred in 47 movies, most of them forgettable except for her presence in them. More a star than an actress, she constructed an image of a tough woman...
 
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Katy Jurado
Actress, High Noon
Katy Jurado was born María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her early years were spent amid luxury until her family's lands were confiscated by the federal government for redistribution to the landless peasantry. Despite the loss of property...
 
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Dolores del Rio
Dolores del Rio was the first Mexican movie star with international appeal and had a meteoric career in 1920s Hollywood (an extraordinary accomplishment for an Hispanic female on those years). She came from an aristocratic family in Durango. In the Mexican revolution of 1916, however, the family lost everything they had and emigrated to Mexico City...
 
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Diana Bracho
Actress, Quiero amarte
Diana Bracho's father is Julio Bracho who along with Emilio 'Indio' Fernández is considered the best director of the Golden Age of the Mexican Cinema (1940-1950). As a kid, Diana played bit parts in two or three of his father's films. She studied acting in England, and got her first major role in an Arturo Ripstein film "El Castillo de la Pureza" (The Castle of Purity) in 1972...
 
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Angélica Aragón
Actress, Todo por amor
Angélica Aragón was born on 11th July, in the "Central Médica" clinic, in Mexico City. Raised in a family of intellectuals and educated at some of the most celebrated schools in Mexico, like "The Modern American College", "The Sierra Nevada School", "The French - Mexican High School", Angélica chose to seek an academic degree at "The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts" (LAMDA)...
 
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Rita Macedo
Rita Macedo was the daughter of novelist Julia Guzmán. She began acting in the 1940s. Macedo was first married to writer 'Carlos Fuentes'; then to producer Luis de Llano and their children are actress/singer/producer Julissa, and TV producer Luis de Llano Macedo. She won the Best Actress Ariel for "Nosotros," an episode of the multi-part film _Tú...
 
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Silvia Pinal
Now a living legend and still very active, Silvia Pinal began her career in theater and became a leading lady in her first movie roles, in the late 1940s. Always a smart urban girl, she belongs to the second and most versatile generation of Mexican movie stars of the Golden Era, together with Pedro Infante...
 
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Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Actress, Rafaela
Owns and operates an small acting school with her sister, Marta Reyes Spíndola, called M & M Studio in the Colonia Juarez neighborhood of Mexico City. "Los Motivos de Luz" its her breakthrough movie, where she plays a mother who kills his 4 son's. The movie went to win la "Concha de Plata" for best direction in San Sebastian (1985)...