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1. Marty Feldman Marty Feldman Actor, Young Frankenstein "I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," Marty Feldman told a reporter -- a week before he died. This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself, as well as others, was born Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, 1934, in London, England. His parents were of Ukrainian Jewish heritage (from Kiev)...
2. Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel Writer, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
3. Sigrid Gurie Sigrid Gurie Actress, Algiers Sigrid Gurie was a very talented artist and devoted her time in San Miguel Allende to painting and drawing and to her friends who adored her. She was a fine human being and well loved and missed after her death. She had been estranged from her brother for many years, as his treatment of her had been cold and even cruel...
4. María Félix 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...
5. Cantinflas Cantinflas Actor, Around the World in 80 Days Cantinflas was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, including (as Passepartoute) Around the World in 80 Days.
6. Philip Ober Philip Ober Actor, From Here to Eternity Philip Ober's bald head, stern bearing and booming voice made him a natural for the roles of business executives, high-ranking military officers and other authority figures he played so well. A Princeton University graduate, Ober spent years as an advertising executive for several different national magazines before switching careers to acting...
7. Emilio Fernández Emilio Fernández Writer, The Pearl Emilio "El Indio" Fernández Romo, who was born on March 26, 1904, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, is the most famous person in the history of Mexican movies. For an era he symbolized Mexico due to his violent machismo, rooted in the Revolution of 1910-17, and because of his staunch commitment to Mexican cultural nationalism...
8. Miroslava Miroslava Actress, La muerte enamorada Born in the pre-war Prague, young Miroslava Sternova (or simply Miroslava, as she was known in her film career) was brought to Mexico by her parents in the late 30s, leaving her childhood, her native Czechoslovakia and her beloved grandma. After winning a beauty contest in Mexico City, Miroslava spent some time in Los Angeles studying acting...
9. Libertad Lamarque Libertad Lamarque Actress, ¡Tango! Libertad Lamarque was born November 24, 1908 in Rosario, Argentina, the youngest of ten children of Gaudencio Lamarque, an Uruguayan tinsmith who was worked as a contortionist in her youth, and Josefa Bouza, a Spanish immigrant. Since her childhood, Libertad Lamarque demonstrated a great talent for the performance and also for the song...
10. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya Actor, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Mexican character actor who achieved his greatest success in U.S. films. He was born in a tiny village in Mexico of Yaqui heritage and he had a nomadic upbringing, living in numerous places throughout the country including, for a time, Mexico City. He received a private education in Houston, Texas as a teenager...
11. Pina Pellicer Pina Pellicer Actress, One-Eyed Jacks Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks with Marlon Brando. She is greatly missed...
12. Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Actor, The Magnificent Seven
13. Ramón Valdés Ramón Valdés Actor, Chanoc en la isla de los muertos Ramón Valdés was a Mexican actor of film and television best known for his portrayal of Don Ramón in the popular sitcom El Chavo. Prior to becoming a television star, Valdés was an extra in many films. Valdés participated in more than 50 Mexican films, specializing in hyperactive underdog characters...
14. Arturo de Córdova Arturo de Córdova Actor, En la palma de tu mano Entering the Mexican film industry in the 1930s, it didn't take Arturo de Córdova long to become a major star, specializing in action and adventure films. At the height of his popularity he was beckoned to Hollywood in an attempt to make him a "Latin lover" type in the mold of Ricardo Montalban, Fernando Lamas and Gilbert Roland...
15. Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel García Márquez Writer, El año de la peste Major Latin-American author of novels and short stories, a central figure in the so-called magical realism movement in Latin American literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982. Studied law and journalism in Bogotá and Cartagena. He began his career as a journalist in 1948, was a foreign correspondent in Europe during the late 1950s...
16. Luis Aguilar Luis Aguilar Actor, Los chiflados del rock and roll
17. Gonzalo Vega Gonzalo Vega Actor, Lo que importa es vivir
18. Santo Santo Actor, Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein Legendary masked Mexican wrestler / actor who achieved icon status via his highly colorful wrestling career and starring appearances in nearly 60 motion pictures. Born Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta on September 23rd, 1917 in Hidalgo, Mexico, he was the fifth of seven children and the family moved to Mexico City in the 1920s where Rodolfo became keenly interested in several sports including baseball...
19. Antonio Aguilar Antonio Aguilar Actor, Zapata Born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, to Jesús Aguilar y Aguilar and Ángela Márquez Barraza Valle, Antonio Aguilar is one of the most iconic actor-singers of Mexican cinema. He began his singing career in the 1940's and then debuted in national Mexican cinema in 1952, during its Golden era. Later in his acting career...
20. Esperanza Baur Esperanza Baur Actress, The Count of Monte Cristo
21. Claudio Brook Claudio Brook Actor, Licence to Kill
22. Lilia Prado Lilia Prado Actress, El rincón de las vírgenes
23. Joaquín Cordero Joaquín Cordero Actor, La risa de la ciudad Joaquin Cordero was born in the city of Puebla in Mexico. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Mexico City, and in the following years he studied in a seminary and even considered becoming a priest, but eventually he decided to pursue a law career. By the mid forties, after three years of law classes...
24. Corinna Mura Corinna Mura Actress, Passage to Marseille
25. María Elena Velasco María Elena Velasco Actress, ¡El que no corre... vuela! María Elena Velasco Fragoso, known to the Mexican cinema as "La India María", was born on December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico. Velasco's first film role was in the film, Ruletero a toda marcha, as a nurse. She also appeared in another uncredited role in the film El rey del tomate, which also starred Eulalio González...
26. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Self, Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. She was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo), a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a Mexican-Indian mother, Matilde Calderón y González. Her father encouraged her interest in art...
27. Marga López Marga López Actress, Salón México
28. Wolf Ruvinskis Wolf Ruvinskis Actor, Neutrón, el enmascarado negro Of Jewish origins, Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics was born in 1921 in Riga (Latvia), but fearing persecution during World War II his family relocated to Argentina, where they lived in extreme poverty. In spite of his deprived childhood, Wolf excelled in sports and became interested in wrestling. When he was 19 years old he started his professional career and toured South America...
29. Sara García Sara García Actress, La tercera palabra 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...
30. Gustavo Rojo Gustavo Rojo Actor, Caesar Against the Pirates
31. Jorge Luke Jorge Luke Actor, Clear and Present Danger
32. Ilka Chase Ilka Chase Actress, Now, Voyager The daughter of Vogue's editor-in-chief for 40 years, Edna Woolman Chase, Ilka was named after a Hungarian friend of her mother's. She went to school in France and later acted in stock with Rube Miller in New York. Her first appearance on Broadway was as a maid in 'The Red Falcon' in 1924. After co-starring in her next play...
33. Jorge Mistral Jorge Mistral Actor, El conde de Montecristo He was a Spanish actor; his father was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Catalonia. His debut in theater was in 1943 and in cinema in 1944. At the end of the fifties he lived in South America. He committed suicide with a gunshot while living in Mexico City, Mexico.
34. Tere Velázquez Tere Velázquez Actress, Corazón salvaje Blonde younger sister of Lorena Velázquez, Teresa Velázquez made her first film in 1957. Often cast as a frivolous young woman, she worked steadily on screen and theater with Alejandro Jodorowsky through the 1970s, then retired from acting for a number of years. She made a comeback and was working on the stage and on TV when stricken with cancer in 1996...
35. Mauricio Garcés Mauricio Garcés Actor, Don Juan 67
36. Jacqueline Voltaire Jacqueline Voltaire Actress, Matando Cabos Born in England, Jacqueline Voltaire has lived in Africa, France, Germany, the United States and Mexico. She was a model, a singer and dancer as well as an accomplished actress. Most recently she also has done work as an image consultant. She is very well known in Mexico, where she has lived for thirty years.
37. Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer, The Pearl
38. María Elena Marqués María Elena Marqués Actress, The Pearl
39. Germán Valdés Germán Valdés Actor, Chanoc en las garras de las fieras
40. Javier Solís Javier Solís Actor, Faster Javier Solis was the third child of a poor family. His mother sent him to live with his aunt and uncle Sra. Angela Lopez Martinez and Sr. Valentin Levario Plata, whom Gabriel felt great love and affection for as if they were his real parents. Because of their poverty, he had to drop out of school and never had the opportunity to attend High School...
41. Enrique Lucero Enrique Lucero Actor, The Wild Bunch
42. Irán Eory Irán Eory Actress, La verbena de la Paloma
43. Adalberto Martínez Adalberto Martínez Actor, Los albañiles
44. René Cardona René Cardona Director, Santa Claus
45. Gaspar Henaine Gaspar Henaine Actor, La edad de piedra One of the most popular comic actors of Mexican cinema and television, Gaspar Henaine (better known as "Capulina") was the son of a hotel owner. His father, Antonio Henaine -born in Lebanon to Lebanese parents- wanted him to follow in the hotel business. Nevertheless, Gaspar went to pursue an artistic career...
46. Emma Roldán Emma Roldán Actress, The Passion of Berenice
47. Begoña Palacios Begoña Palacios Actress, Santo vs el estrangulador Begoña Palacios married the film director Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) when he was filming Major Dundee in Mexico. A very young and beautiful actress and dancer became the second wife of this controversial movie maker. They had a daughter Maria Guadalupe Peckinpah Palacios (better known as Lupita Peckinpah)...
48. Fernando Soler Fernando Soler Actor, El grito de la carne
49. Roberto Gavaldón Roberto Gavaldón Director, El niño y la niebla
50. Fernando Casanova Fernando Casanova Actor, Il segno del coyote Handsome, husky leading man, chiefly in westerns and "comedias rancheras", Casanova appeared as an extra as early as 1946. His break-through came in 1953: after playing alongside star María Félix in Camelia, and appearing in Luis Buñuel's _Él (1952)_ and 'Emilio Fernández''s Reportaje...
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