1-50 of 248 names.

Sort by: STARmeter▲ | A-Z | Height | Birth Date | Death Date
1. 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...
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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Ramón Valdés Ramón Valdés Actor, El chanfle
7. 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.
8. Mauricio Garcés Mauricio Garcés Actor, Modisto de señoras
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Jorge Luke Jorge Luke Actor, Clear and Present Danger
12. Claudio Brook Claudio Brook Actor, Cronos
13. Adalberto Martínez Adalberto Martínez Actor, El rey de México
14. Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
15. Maricruz Olivier Maricruz Olivier Actress, Even the Wind Is Afraid
16. 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...
17. Julio Alemán Julio Alemán Actor, The Green Wall
18. Ariadna Welter Ariadna Welter Actress, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. María Elena Velasco María Elena Velasco Actress, Okey, Mister Pancho 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...
22. Roberto Cobo Roberto Cobo Actor, Los Olvidados
23. Irán Eory Irán Eory Actress, Rubí
24. Columba Domínguez Columba Domínguez Actress, Pueblerina
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. Ismael Rodríguez Ismael Rodríguez Writer, Tizoc
27. Carlos Enrique Taboada Carlos Enrique Taboada Writer, Poison for the Fairies
28. Jorge Lavat Jorge Lavat Actor, El Estudiante
29. 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...
30. Estela Inda Estela Inda Actress, Los Olvidados
31. Fernando Fernández Fernando Fernández Actor, Enamorada Fernando Fernández, the Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter who enjoyed his greatest screen success as an actor/singer in the cabaretera films of the late 1940s, was born on Novmber 3, 1916 in Puebla, Mexico. He starred in many movies directed by his cousin/step-brother Emilio Fernández (his uncle...
32. Magda Guzmán Magda Guzmán Actress, La vida no vale nada
33. Ludwik Margules Ludwik Margules Director, En clave del sol
34. 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"...
35. Raúl Padilla Raúl Padilla Actor, El agarratodo 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...
36. Chano Urueta Chano Urueta Director, The Magnificent Beast
37. Lourdes Canale Lourdes Canale Actress, La santa
38. Víctor Junco Víctor Junco Actor, Doña Diabla
39. Eduardo Alcaraz Eduardo Alcaraz Actor, Zorro: The Gay Blade
40. Rafael Baledón Rafael Baledón Director, La Maldicion de la Llorona
41. Carlos Cobos Carlos Cobos Actor, The Legend of Zorro
42. Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas Actor, La mujer de Benjamín
43. Guillermo Gil Guillermo Gil Actor, Herod's Law
44. Fernando de Fuentes Fernando de Fuentes Writer, Out on the Big Ranch Director of two classic films of Mexican Cinema, Compadre Mendoza, El (1933) and ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (1935), De Fuentes began his career as second assistant director in Santa (1931), the first "talkie" produced in Mexico. His technical abilities promoted him to direct Anónimo, El (1932). De Fuentes...
45. Guillermo de Alvarado Guillermo de Alvarado Actor, Los aboneros del amor
46. Arturo Martínez Arturo Martínez Actor, The Hidden One
47. Alan Chávez Alan Chávez Actor, The Zone
48. Amanda del Llano Amanda del Llano Actress, Pepe El Toro
49. Lola Beltrán Lola Beltrán Soundtrack, No Country for Old Men
50. Sergio Jiménez Sergio Jiménez Actor, Mexicano ¡Tú puedes!
1-50 of 248 names.