The greatest mexican actors and actresses

by gavrilac1962 | created - 05 Jan 2017 | updated - 05 Jan 2017 | Public

The best mexican in cinema ever.

1. Pedro Infante

Actor | Tizoc (Amor indio)

Undoubtedly, Pedro Infante was, and still is, the idol of Mexico. Because of his movies (59 including 55 leading roles and four cameos), records (366 songs recorded between 1943 and 1956) and public appearances in Mexico and Latin America, Infante became a star and the most beloved human being in ...

2. 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 (1956).

3. Germán Valdés

Actor | Chanoc en las garras de las fieras

Germán Valdés was born on September 19, 1915 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Germán Genaro Cipriano Gómez Valdés Castillo. He was an actor and producer, known for Chanoc en las garras de las fieras (1970), The Adventures of Pito Perez (1957) and Chanoc contra el tigre y el vampiro (1972)...

4. Anthony Quinn

Actor | Alexis Zorbas

Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at a Los Angeles (CA) film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life ...

5. Dolores del Rio

Actress | Las abandonadas

Dolores del Rio was the one of the first Mexican movie stars with international appeal and who had meteoric career in the 1920s/1930s Hollywood. Del Rio came from an aristocratic family in Durango. In the Mexican revolution of 1916, however, the family lost everything and emigrated to Mexico City, ...

6. 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, ...

7. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority ...

8. Arturo de Córdova

Actor | Las tres perfectas casadas

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, ...

9. David Silva

Actor | Campeón sin corona

David Silva was born on October 9, 1917 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as David Silva Guglielmeti. He was an actor and producer, known for Campeón sin corona (1946), El Topo (1970) and Espaldas mojadas (1955). He died on September 21, 1976 in Mexico City, Mexico.

10. Blanca Estela Pavón

Actress | Cuando lloran los valientes

Blanca Estela Pavón was born on February 21, 1926 in Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico as María Blanca Estela Pavón Vasconcelos. She was an actress, known for Cuando lloran los valientes (1947), Ustedes, los ricos (1948) and ¡Vuelven los García! (1947). She died on September 26, 1949.

11. Joaquín Pardavé

Actor | Los nietos de Don Venancio

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 (1944) and El baisano Jalil ...

12. Sara García

Actress | La tercera palabra

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 ...

13. Fernando Soler

Actor | El grito de la carne

Fernando Soler was born on May 24, 1896 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico as Fernando Díaz Pavía. He was an actor and director, known for El grito de la carne (1951), The Great Madcap (1949) and Chucho el Roto (1934). He was married to Sagra del Río. He died on October 24, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico.

14. Ignacio López Tarso

Actor | Macario

Ignacio López Tarso was born on January 15, 1925 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Ignacio López López. He is an actor, known for Macario (1960), Rosa blanca (1961) and El Pantera (2007).

15. Damián Alcázar

Actor | La ley de Herodes

Damián Alcázar (born January 8, 1953 in Patzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican actor, who is best known for portraying Colombian drug lord Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela in the Netflix series Narcos.

Damián Alcázar studied acting first at the National Institute of Fine Arts and at the Theatrical ...

16. Pedro Armendáriz

Actor | From Russia with Love

Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...

17. David Reynoso

Actor | Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales

David Reynoso was born on January 29, 1926 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico. He was an actor and director, known for Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales (1968), Seis días para morir (1967) and Un hombre en la trampa (1965). He died on June 9, 1994 in Mexico City, Mexico.

18. José Elías Moreno

Actor | Santa Claus

José Elías Moreno was born on November 12, 1910 in Las Palmas, Unión de San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico as José Elías Moreno Padilla. He was an actor and writer, known for Santa Claus (1959), Las tres perfectas casadas (1953) and The Magnificent Beast (1953). He died on July 15, 1969 in Mexico, D.F., ...

19. Óscar Pulido

Actor | Los tres mosqueteros y medio

Óscar Pulido was born on February 2, 1906 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Óscar Pulido Enríquez. He was an actor, known for Three and a Half Musketeers (1957), Boy's Town (1957) and Cantando nace el amor (1954). He died on May 23, 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico.

20. Miroslava

Actress | La muerte enamorada

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 ...

21. Claudio Brook

Actor | Licence to Kill

Claudio Brook was born on August 28, 1927 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Claude Sydney Brook Marnat. He was an actor, known for Licence to Kill (1989), The Exterminating Angel (1962) and Simon of the Desert (1965). He was married to Alicia Bonet, Eugenia Avendaño and Mercedes Pascual. ...



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