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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," he told a reporter -- a week before he died. This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself as well as others, was born Marty Feldman, on July 8, 1933, in London, England. The son of immigrants from Kiev, Marty spent his childhood in the poverty-stricken London East End and left school at the age of 15...
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. 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. 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.
5. 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 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, but dropped out and roamed about doing an assortment of jobs...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Actor, The Magnificent Seven
9. 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.
10. Antonio Aguilar Antonio Aguilar Actor, The Undefeated 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...
11. Esperanza Baur Esperanza Baur Actress, Jalisco nunca pierde
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. Germán Valdés Germán Valdés Actor, Three and a Half Musketeers
14. 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...
15. Ramón Valdés Ramón Valdés Actor, Chespirito
16. Diego Rivera Diego Rivera Self, Exotic Mexico Diego Rivera was a revolutionary Mexican artist and controversial politician, whose actions fluctuated from supporting Joseph Stalin and Soviet communism to dealing with Henry Ford and other tycoons promoting Pan-Americanism. He was born Diego Maria de la Concepcion Juan Nepomuciento Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodriguez on December 8...
17. Karla Álvarez Karla Álvarez Actress, Mi querida Isabel
18. 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 Guzman 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. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Uncategorised Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico, the seventh daughter of a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico, and a Mexican-Indian mother. Her father encouraged her interest in art, photography and archaeology; her mother was not so well educated, and also very religious...
20. Julio Alemán Julio Alemán Actor, The Green Wall
21. 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...
22. 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 Henry Miller Jr. 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...
23. 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...
24. Jorge Luke Jorge Luke Actor, Clear and Present Danger
25. Mauricio Garcés Mauricio Garcés Actor, El mundo de los vampiros
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. David Reynoso David Reynoso Actor, Presage
29. Manuel Fábregas Manuel Fábregas Actor, Two Mules for Sister Sara
30. Luis Aguilar Luis Aguilar Actor, El 7 leguas
31. 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...
32. Fernando Soler Fernando Soler Actor, Susana
33. Rebeca Iturbide Rebeca Iturbide Actress, Los Fernández de Peralvillo
34. Gabriel Figueroa Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
35. Ariadna Welter Ariadna Welter Actress, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
36. Claudio Brook Claudio Brook Actor, Cronos
37. Enrique Álvarez Félix Enrique Álvarez Félix Actor, Simon of the Desert Enrique Álvarez Félix was born in 1934 in Mexico. The only child of Maria Félix and Enrque Álvarez, a traveling salesman
38. Fanny Schiller Fanny Schiller Actress, The Abandoned
39. Roberto Gavaldón Roberto Gavaldón Director, Macario
40. René Cardona René Cardona Director, Santa Claus
41. Angelines Fernández Angelines Fernández Actress, The Little Priest Angelines Fernandex was born in Spain in 1924. She played Doña Clotilde/La Bruja Del 71, the most memorable character in one of the most successful latin american shows "El Chavo". Fernández died in 1994 being victim of tobacco.
42. Marga López Marga López Actress, Nazarin
43. José René Ruiz José René Ruiz Actor, Under the Volcano
44. Carlos Enrique Taboada Carlos Enrique Taboada Writer, Poison for the Fairies
45. B. Traven B. Traven Writer, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
46. Tere Velázquez Tere Velázquez Actress, Young People 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...
47. María Elena Marqués María Elena Marqués Actress, La perla
48. Juan López Moctezuma Juan López Moctezuma Actor, Alucarda
49. Lilia Prado Lilia Prado Actress, Mexican Bus Ride
50. Andrés Soler Andrés Soler Actor, The Hidden One
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