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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. Maria Elena Velasco Maria 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...
7. Ramón Valdés Ramón Valdés Actor, El chanfle
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Irán Eory Irán Eory Actress, Rubí
11. 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...
12. Jacqueline Voltaire Jacqueline Voltaire Actress, The Holy Mountain Born in England, Jacqueline Voltaire has lived in Africa, France, Germany, the United States anmd 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.
13. Claudio Brook Claudio Brook Actor, Cronos
14. Julio Alemán Julio Alemán Actor, The Green Wall
15. Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
16. B. Traven B. Traven Writer, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
17. Ninón Sevilla Ninón Sevilla Actress, Victims of Sin 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...
18. Carlos Enrique Taboada Carlos Enrique Taboada Writer, Poison for the Fairies
19. Jorge Luke Jorge Luke Actor, Clear and Present Danger
20. Magda Guzmán Magda Guzmán Actress, La vida no vale nada
21. 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...
22. Ariadna Welter Ariadna Welter Actress, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
23. Jorge Lavat Jorge Lavat Actor, El Estudiante
24. 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.
25. Ismael Rodríguez Ismael Rodríguez Writer, Tizoc
26. 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...
27. Agustín Lara Agustín Lara Soundtrack, The Skin I Live In
28. Raúl Ramírez Raúl Ramírez Actor, Juan el enterrador
29. Fernando de Fuentes Fernando de Fuentes Writer, Out on the Big Ranch Born in Veracruz; Mexico on December 13 1894, son of Fernando De Fuentes and Emelina Carrau de De Fuentes. He studied Philosophy at Tulane University in New Orleans On his return to Mexico he worked as executive assistant of Venustiano Carranza during the Mexican Revolution. After his marriage in 1919...
30. Rafael Baledón Rafael Baledón Director, La maldición de la Llorona
31. Quintín Bulnes Quintín Bulnes Actor, Isle of the Snake People
32. Lilia Michel Lilia Michel Actress, Vértigo
33. Arturo Martínez Arturo Martínez Actor, The Hidden One
34. Carlos Cobos Carlos Cobos Actor, The Legend of Zorro
35. Alan Chávez Alan Chávez Actor, The Zone
36. Columba Domínguez Columba Domínguez Actress, Pueblerina
37. Carmelita González Carmelita González Actress, Two Careful Fellows
38. Matilde Sánchez Matilde Sánchez Actress, Watch Out for Love
39. Lourdes Canale Lourdes Canale Actress, La santa
40. 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...
41. 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...
42. Gilberto Gazcón Gilberto Gazcón Writer, Rage
43. Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes Self, Un alma pura
44. Paco Malgesto Paco Malgesto Actor, Visitando las estrellas
45. Esther Fernández Esther Fernández Actress, Doña Perfecta
46. Kippy Casado Kippy Casado Actress, Adivine mi chamba
47. Alejandro Galindo Alejandro Galindo Director, Doña Perfecta One of the most prolific and praised directors of the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema, Galindo fell in love with movies at an early age. After his family emigrated to Mexico City, young Alejandro studied to became a dentist. Eventually, he abandoned medical school and traveled to Hollywood, where he worked as a laboratory technician...
48. Guillermo Rivas Guillermo Rivas Actor, ¡Qué familia tan cotorra!
49. Estela Inda Estela Inda Actress, Los Olvidados
50. Consuelo Velázquez Consuelo Velázquez Soundtrack, Juno Gave her first piano concerto at 6 years-old, and her nickname Consuelito stuck during her formal education years in music. Gained the title of music teacher at 17 years old, and became soloist of the National Symphonic Orchestra, Mexico. Besides "Besame Mucho", she was cherished for several other popular songs: "No Me Pidas Nunca", "Pasional", and "Dejame Quererte"...
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