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1. Marty Feldman Marty Feldman Writer, The Last Remake of Beau Geste "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 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...
3. Philip Ober Philip Ober Actor, North by Northwest 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...
4. 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.
5. Pina Pellicer Pina Pellicer Actress, Macario 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Gustavo Rojo Gustavo Rojo Actor, Destilando amor
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. 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...
12. 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...
13. Gabriela del Valle Gabriela del Valle Actress, Maten a la hiena
14. Lawrence Gray Lawrence Gray Actor, The Florodora Girl Gray was known in the film business as a dependable "player" and to the public as a dotting son. Throughout his Hollywood career he lived with his parents or his mother until his marriage in 1935. Built home he shared with parents, Henry and Mamie Gray. Henry died in 1932, Larry continued to share home...
15. Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Actor, The Magnificent Seven
16. 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...
17. Arturo de Córdova Arturo de Córdova Actor, El 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...
18. Esperanza Baur Esperanza Baur Actress, Jalisco nunca pierde
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. Marga López Marga López Actress, Aventuras en el tiempo
21. Enrique Lucero Enrique Lucero Actor, The Magnificent Seven
22. Sara García Sara García Actress, Los tres 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...
23. Germán Valdés Germán Valdés Actor, Three and a Half Musketeers
24. Jorge Mistral Jorge Mistral Actor, Las inquietudes de Shanti Andía 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.
25. 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...
26. María Elena Marqués María Elena Marqués Actress, El carruaje
27. 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.
28. Claudio Brook Claudio Brook Actor, El vuelo del águila
29. 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...
30. Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' Actress, Don't mess with an angel 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"...
31. Santo Santo Actor, Santo vs. las mujeres vampiro 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...
32. Gonzalo Vega Gonzalo Vega Actor, Nosotros los Nobles
33. Joaquín Cordero Joaquín Cordero Actor, ¡Vivan los niños! 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...
34. Lilia Prado Lilia Prado Actress, Mexican Bus Ride
35. 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...
36. Begoña Palacios Begoña Palacios Actress, El vampiro sangriento 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)...
37. Joaquín Pardavé Joaquín Pardavé Actor, Dos pesos dejada Joaquín Pardavé was born into the theatrical milieu, the son of a pair of stage actors. He was a popular stage actor and appeared in several silent films and some early sound features, but achieved his greatest fame in the early 1940s in films like My Memories of Mexico and El baisano Jalil (which was also the first picture he directed)...
38. Gerardo Gallardo Gerardo Gallardo Actor, Las alas del pez
39. Irán Eory Irán Eory Actress, Principessa
40. Martha Roth Martha Roth Actress, Destilando amor
41. Alma Delia Fuentes Alma Delia Fuentes Actress, The Young and the Damned
42. 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...
43. Jorge Luke Jorge Luke Actor, Clear and Present Danger
44. Carlos Enrique Taboada Carlos Enrique Taboada Writer, Poison for the Fairies
45. Jorge Vargas Jorge Vargas Actor, La sonrisa del diablo
46. Javier Solís Javier Solís Actor, Un callejón sin salida 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...
47. Luis Aguilar Luis Aguilar Actor, El 7 leguas
48. Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
49. Roberto Cobo Roberto Cobo Actor, The Young and the Damned
50. 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"...
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