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1. Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel Writer, The Exterminating Angel 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...
2. Cantinflas Cantinflas Actor, Around the World in Eighty 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 Eighty Days.
3. 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...
4. Emilio Fernández Emilio Fernández Actor, The Wild Bunch 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...
5. Miroslava Miroslava Actress, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz 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...
6. Jorge Luke Jorge Luke Actor, Clear and Present Danger
7. Libertad Lamarque Libertad Lamarque Actress, Otra primavera 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...
8. Joaquín Cordero Joaquín Cordero Actor, The River and Death 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...
9. Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel García Márquez Writer, Love in the Time of Cholera 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...
10. Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' Actress, Cuidado con el ángel Evita Muñoz was born on November 26th, 1936, in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. Before she was 4 years old, she was in front of the cameras already making _El Secreto del Sacerdote_ with Pedro Armendáriz. It was in her second film, Jalisco, Don't Backslide with Jorge Negrete, that she was given the nickname of "Chachita"...
11. Julio Alemán Julio Alemán Actor, Destilando amor
12. Ramón Valdés Ramón Valdés Actor, El Chapulín Colorado 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...
13. Jacqueline Voltaire Jacqueline Voltaire Actress, The Holy Mountain 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.
14. Claudio Brook Claudio Brook Actor, Cronos
15. Mauricio Garcés Mauricio Garcés Actor, Modisto de señoras
16. María Elena Velasco María Elena Velasco Actress, Corazón indomable 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...
17. Adalberto Martínez Adalberto Martínez Actor, El rey de México
18. Elvira Quintana Elvira Quintana Actress, Muñecos infernales Elvira Quintana, one of the most beautiful actresses ever to grace the Mexican movie screen, was born in Bajadoz, Spain, in November 1935. Her father was killed during the Spanish Civil War, and she and her mother fled Spain and emigrated to Mexico as political refugees when she was five. Quintana enrolled in the Instituto Teatral y Cinematográfica de ANDA...
19. Juan Bustillo Oro Juan Bustillo Oro Writer, El compadre Mendoza
20. Carlos Enrique Taboada Carlos Enrique Taboada Writer, Poison for the Fairies
21. Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
22. Julio Aldama Julio Aldama Actor, Tlayucan
23. Ismael Rodríguez Ismael Rodríguez Writer, Tizoc
24. Ariadna Welter Ariadna Welter Actress, Gente bien
25. Ninón Sevilla Ninón Sevilla Actress, Cry of the Bewitched Born in Cuba and raised by an aunt in the populous Centro Habana sector, Ninón Sevilla was graced with feline features, wonderful legs and exceptional vitality. She successfully danced her way through Havana night clubs and cabarets, and arrived in Mexico in 1946, where she made her film debut. Although she had already imposed her eccentric attires and hairdos...
26. Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky Self, The Assassination of Trotsky Communist leader. He was chief theorist, a leader in both the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions alongside V.I. Lenin. As commissar for foreign affairs, Trotsky arranged the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. He next became head of the Red Army, killing over a million of White Army officers and Cossacks...
27. Silvia Derbez Silvia Derbez Actress, Con quién andan nuestras hijas
28. Irán Eory Irán Eory Actress, Rubí
29. Wolf Ruvinskis Wolf Ruvinskis Actor, Nocaut 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...
30. Mariana Karr Mariana Karr Actress, Juro que te amo Karr was born Maria Elena Copola in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She headed the cast of several soap operas in the 70s and 80s such as Rebelde y solitario, Llena de amor, Quiero morir mañana among others. In 1985, she headed a famous movie, with actress Maria Valenzuela, Sucedió en el internado. The movie was a hit and it was the second erotic character Mariana Karr played, after "Escalofrío" in Spain...
31. Magda Guzmán Magda Guzmán Actress, En nombre del amor
32. Rafael Baledón Rafael Baledón Director, La maldición de la llorona
33. Alan Chávez Alan Chávez Actor, La zona
34. Enrique Álvarez Félix Enrique Álvarez Félix Actor, Marisol Enrique Álvarez Félix was born in 1934 in Mexico. The only child of Maria Félix and Enrque Álvarez, a traveling salesman
35. Eduardo Alcaraz Eduardo Alcaraz Actor, Zorro: The Gay Blade
36. Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga' Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga' Actor, El privilegio de amar
37. Maricruz Olivier Maricruz Olivier Actress, Hasta el viento tiene miedo
38. Gilberto Martínez Solares Gilberto Martínez Solares Director, El diario íntimo de una cabaretera Spent some time in Guadalajara and Penjamo during the Mexican revolution. Established two photographic studios in Mxico city, one in Hollywood and one in Paris. He returned to Mexico in 1934 and debuted as a film Photographer in "Adios Nicanor" (1935). In 1938 he made his debut as a director with "El Seor Alcalde"...
39. Raúl Ramírez Raúl Ramírez Actor, De pulquero a millonario
40. Agustín Lara Agustín Lara Soundtrack, In the Mood for Love
41. Cruz Infante Cruz Infante Actor, El sinaloense
42. José Bolaños José Bolaños Writer, Dead Aim Jose Bolaños was born in Mexico City in 1935, and died there on June 11, 1994. He was known as something of a playboy, but was also a screenwriter and director. He married Italian actress Venetia Vianello, but his biggest claim to fame is his relationship with Marilyn Monroe.
43. Carlos Cobos Carlos Cobos Actor, The Legend of Zorro
44. B. Traven B. Traven Writer, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
45. Víctor Junco Víctor Junco Actor, Doña Diabla
46. Jorge Lavat Jorge Lavat Actor, El Estudiante
47. Raúl Padilla Raúl Padilla Actor, Destilando amor Raul Padilla, better known as Raul Padilla "Choforo" is a first class Mexican actor and son of Mexican comedian Raul "Chato" Padilla and the actress supreme Lili Inclan. Has a sister named Aurelia "Maye" Padilla who is a writer, teacher, director and head of production for stage plays and television...
48. Carmelita González Carmelita González Actress, Así son ellas
49. Arturo Martínez Arturo Martínez Actor, La escondida
50. Columba Domínguez Columba Domínguez Actress, Pueblerina
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