Central and North Americans

by morales_gus | created - 22 Dec 2016 | updated - 28 Mar 2018 | Public

1. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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Puerto Rican born, At age 12, he moved with his family to Pennsylvania, USA

2. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

Born and raised in Mexico

3. Fernando Colunga

Actor | Ladrón que roba a ladrón

Fernando Colunga was born on the 3rd of March 1966 in Mexico City, Mexico. His father is Don Fernando Colunga and his mother Dona Margarita Olivares. Fernando Colunga from the time that was a little boy wanted to be an actor. Fernando graduated from the University of Mexico as civil engineer. But ...

Born and raised in Mexico

4. Lucero

Actress | Zapata - El sueño del héroe

Lucero was born in Mexico City on August 29, 1969. She is the daughter of Lucero León and Antonio Hogaza and has one brother, Antonio. She first appeared in TV when she was 10, and her first TV starring role, Chispita (1982), was when she was 13.

Born and raised in Mexico

5. Gael García Bernal

Actor | Mozart in the Jungle

Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When...

Born and raised in Mexico

6. Bárbara Mori

Actress | La mujer de mi hermano

Barbara Mori was born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico. While working as a waitress at the age of 14, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She later studied ...

Born in Uruguay, at the age of 3, when her Japanese-Uruguayan father and her Mexican mother divorced, Mori moved to Mexico

7. Jaime Camil

Actor | Jane the Virgin

Golden Globe Award, Critics' Choice Award, Teen Choice Award nominee and Imagen Award winner Jaime Camil, named by VANITY FAIR as one of the Best New TV Characters of 2014, plays "the scene-stealing comedic bright spot," Rogelio de la Vega, the supremely vain, but totally well-meaning, famous ...

Born and raised in Mexico, His other is brazilian and his father is Mexican

8. Thalía

Actress | María la del Barrio

Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda (born 26 August 1971), known mononymously as Thalía, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, actress and entrepreneur. She is considered one of the most successful and influential Mexican artists worldwide. Apart from her native Spanish, Thalía has also sung in ...

Born and raised in Mexico

9. Oscar Isaac

Actor | Ex Machina

Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking ...

Born in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother and a Cuban father. Isaac's family settled in the U.S. when he was five months old, and he was raised in Miami, Florida

10. Laura Harring

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

A respected actress, Laura Harring is best known for her role as the mysterious amnesiac Rita in David Lynch's enigmatic film, Mulholland Drive, which was recently voted The Best Film of the 21st Century in multiple polls. Film critic Roger Ebert compared Harring to screen legend Rita Hayworth, ...

Born in Mexico, moved to USA at 10 years old

11. 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 ...

Born in Mexico from mexican parents, he grew up in USA

12. Rita Moreno

Actress | West Side Story

Rita Moreno is one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, thus becoming an EGOT. She was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in the hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1931 (but raised in nearby, smaller Juncos, which had no hospital), to seamstress Rosa ...

Puerto Rico

13. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of Latin 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 actors...

Born in Mexico, Montalbán moved to Los Angeles as a teen

14. Ana Claudia Talancón

Actress | El crimen del Padre Amaro

Ana Claudia Talancon was born on May 1st, 1980 in Cancun, Mexico. Her first performance was in her home town Quintana Roo in Cancun.

She studied acting in Cancun with the Cuban professor Albio Paz. She later went to Mexico City to continue her studies at the Acting Workshop of Héctor Mendoza and ...

Born and raised in Mexico

15. Andy Garcia

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects.

Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English...

Born in Cuba, moved to USA when he was two years old

16. Ana de la Reguera

Actress | Nacho Libre

Ana de la Reguera grew up in the tropical state of Veracruz, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. She began her performance arts studies in the Cultural Institute of Veracruz, then left for Televisa's Center for Artistic Education (CEA) and TV Aztecas' artistic institute (CEFAC) in Mexico City, later ...

17. Diego Luna

Actor | Rogue One

Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Alejandro Luna and Fiona Alexander, who worked as a costume designer. His father is Mexican and his mother was British, of Scottish and English descent. His mother died when Diego was only two, in a car accident. He soon ...

18. Roselyn Sanchez

Actress | Act of Valor

Roselyn Sanchez was born on April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Act of Valor (2012), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Without a Trace (2002). She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29, 2008. They have two children. She was previously married to Gary Stretch.

Puerto Rico

19. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | August: Osage County

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...

Born and raised in Puerto Rico

20. Anahí

Actress | Primer amor... a mil por hora

Anahi was born in Mexico. She's had roles in Tu y Yo, in which she played a 17 year old girl while she was 13, and Vivo Por Elena, in which she played Talita, a naive and innocent teenager. Anahi lives with her mother and sister name Marychelo. She hopes to become a fashion designer one day, and is...

Born and raised in Mexico

21. Alfonso Herrera

Actor | Amar te duele

Arguably one of Latin America's widely-known talents, backed by years of remarkable performances in television and film, Alfonso's stardom was first introduced by his leading role in one of the most successful television series in the history of Latin America, "Rebelde". Rebelde became a grossing ...

Born and raised in Mexico

22. Dulce María

Actress | Corazón que miente

Dulce Maria Espinoza Saviñón started her career when she was only a little girl, doing commercials. At age 8 she was part of a show for kids called Plaza Sésamo and shortly after, started at El Club de Gaby.

Dulce Maria started singing in 1996 with the band Kids, that made success with songs like, "...

Born and raised in Mexico

23. Christopher Von Uckermann

Actor | Kdabra

Christopher Von Uckermann was born to a Mexican father and a Swedish mother. He started his acting career in TV commercials when he was just 3 years old. In 1999, he was cast in El Diario de Daniela. He then starred in Amigos X Siempre in 2000, alongside Spanish Mexican singer/actress Belinda ...

Born in Mexico to a Mexican father and a Swedish mother

24. Maite Perroni

Actress | Triunfo del amor

Maite Perroni is one of the most prominent and successful artists in the Latin World. She has starred in the hottest, most popular "Telenovelas" for over a decade. Maite is also an award winning recording artist, performing sold-out concerts throughout Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Ecuador. Her latest ...

Born and raised in Mexico

25. Christian Chávez

Actor | Clase 406

Christian Chavez was born on August 7, 1983 in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. At the age of two, he Moved to Mexico City.

In 2002, Chávez was cast as Fernando 'Fercho' Lucena in the telenovela Clase 406. The series had four seasons and 350 one-hour episodes in total.

In 2005, Chávez joined a new ...

Born and raised in Mexico

26. Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Writer | El Chavo del Ocho

Roberto Gomez Bolaños more commonly known by his pseudonym Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare" was a Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and author. He is widely regarded as the most important Latin and Spanish-language humorist of all ...

Born and raised in Mexico

27. Ramón Valdés

Actor | Chanoc en la isla de los muertos

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...

Born and raised in Mexico

28. María Antonieta de las Nieves

Actress | La Chilindrina en Apuros

María Antonieta de las Nieves was born on December 22, 1950 in Nayarit, Mexico as María Antonieta Gómez Rodríguez. She is an actress and writer, known for La Chilindrina en Apuros (1994), Chespirito (1980) and Chespirito (1970).

Born and raised in Mexico

29. Carlos Villagrán

Actor | ¡Ah qué Kiko!

Carlos Villagrán was born on January 12, 1944 in Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico as Carlos Villagrán Eslava. He is an actor and director, known for ¡Ah qué Kiko! (1987), Las nuevas aventuras de Fredericco (1983) and Chespirito (1970).

Born and raised in Mexico

30. Rubén Aguirre

Actor | Chespirito

Rubén Aguirre was a Mexican actor. He is best remembered for his characterization of Profesor Jirafales in the Televisa's television show El Chavo. Aguirre also participated in another well known television show of the era, El Chapulín Colorado, albeit less frequently.

Aguirre died on 17 June 2016, ...

Born and raised in Mexico

31. Florinda Meza

Actress | Milagro y magia

Florinda Meza was born on February 8, 1949 in Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico as Florinda Meza García. She is an actress and producer, known for Milagro y magia (1991), Chespirito (1980) and Chespirito (1970). She was previously married to Roberto Gómez Bolaños.

Born and raised in Mexico

32. Edgar Vivar

Actor | El orfanato

Edgar Vivar is a Mexican actor. He is best remembered as "Señor Barriga" and his son "Ñoño" from El Chavo, and as "El Botija" from El Chapulín Colorado and Chespirito.

In 1970, Chespirito needed a robust person to play "Señor Barriga" ("Mr. Potbelly" in Spanish) as well as Ñoño in his upcoming ...

Born and raised in Mexico

33. Bob Marley

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, ...

Born and raised in Jamaica

34. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

Barbados

35. Nicki Minaj

Actress | The Other Woman

Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1982 in St. James, Trinidad and Tobago & raised in Queens, New York City. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church. Minaj went to LaGaurdia ...

Born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York

36. Grace Jones

Actress | A View to a Kill

Grace Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W. Jones. Though born in Jamaica, when she was twelve, she moved to Syracuse, New York, joining her family who had moved there previously. Jones would eventually study ...

Jamaica

37. Wyclef Jean

Soundtrack | Hotel Rwanda

Wyclef Jean was born on October 17, 1969 in La Plaine, Haiti as Nell Wyclef Jean. He has been married to Marie Claudinette since 1994. They have one child.

Haiti

38. Jimmy Cliff

Soundtrack | The Long Kiss Goodnight

Jimmy Cliff was born on April 1, 1948 in St. Catherine, Jamaica as James Chambers.

Jamaica

38. Martha Higareda

Actress | Amar te duele

Higareda was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, the daughter of actress Martha Cervantes and therapist and artist Jose Luis Higareda, and sister of actress Miriam Higareda. She began acting on stage at a very early age, along with dancing jazz, flamenco, tap and folklore. At 14, she moved to ...

40. Jack Duarte

Actor | Rebelde

Robert Jack Duarte Wallace, known as Jack Duarte, is a mexican actor, singer, and songwriter. Born on April 7, 1986 (Mexico City, Distrito Federal), Jack Duarte began his artistic career at age thirteen (2001) with Magneto (M5), an international (Latin America) known Mexican Pop group. Within a ...

Born and raised in Mexico

41. William Levy

Actor | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

William Levy was born on August 29, 1980 in Havana, Cuba as William Gutiérrez Levy. He is an actor and producer, known for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), Addicted (2014) and The Single Moms Club (2014).

Born in Cuba, moved to USA at 14 years old

42. Oscar Nuñez

Actor | The Proposal

Oscar Nuñez was born on November 18, 1958 in Cuba as Oscar Eduardo Nuñez. He is an actor and writer, known for The Proposal (2009), The Office (2005) and Baywatch (2017). He has been married to Ursula Whittaker since May 21, 2011. They have one child. He was previously married to Carla.

born in Cuba, moved first to Venezuela, and then to the United States at 2 years old

43. Kuno Becker

Actor | Goal!

Kuno Becker was born on January 14, 1978 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Eduardo Kuno Becker Paz. He is an actor and director, known for Goal! The Dream Begins (2005), Goal II: Living the Dream (2007) and Panic 5 Bravo (2013).

Born and raised in Mexico

44. Paulina Gaitan

Actress | Sin nombre

Paulina Gaitan was born on February 19, 1992 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She is an actress and producer, known for Sin Nombre (2009), Trade (2007) and Narcos (2015).

45. Ludwika Paleta

Actress | Rumbos Paralelos

When her father, the famous musician Zbigniew Paleta was offered a job in Mexico, the Paleta family settled there permanently. Ludwika was taken by her sister, Dominika Paleta to an audition, and impressed the casting directors so much that soon after, she was offered her first television job in ...

Born in Poland to polish parents, but raised in Mexico since young age

46. Dominika Paleta

Actress | Triunfo del amor

Dominika Paleta was born on October 23, 1972 in Krakow, Poland. Dominika was named after the daughter of one of her father's friends from Poland. The name is common in Poland, and comes from Latin's "Dominica", which means "God's own". She moved to Mexico at a young age, along with her sister ...

Born in Poland to polish parents, but raised in Mexico since young age

47. Demián Bichir

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Demián Bichir Najera was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Maricruz Nájera (María de la Cruz Nájera Botello), an actress, and Alejandro Bichir (Alejandro Bichir Batres), a theatre director. His parents met in the theatre. He has two brothers who are also actors, Bruno Bichir and Odiseo Bichir. Demián...

Born and raised in Mexico

48. Bruno Bichir

Actor | El Callejón de los Milagros

Bruno Bichir is one of the most talented actors working in current Mexican cinema, theater and television. He comes directly from a family of artists, where all of its five members (his parents and his two older brothers) are as well highly recognized actors and directors. Bruno has worked with ...

Born and raised in Mexico

49. Diego Boneta

Actor | Luis Miguel: La Serie

Diego Andrés González Boneta was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to engineers Lauro Andrés González Lima and Astrid Boneta López. His father is Mexican, and his mother was born in the U.S., to a Puerto Rican father and a Spanish mother.

Diego recently starred as the titular character in "Luis Miguel, ...

Born in Mexico, his father is Mexican, and his mother was born in the U.S., to a Puerto Rican father and a Spanish mother

50. Steven Bauer

Actor | Scarface

Steven Bauer was born on December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba as Esteban Ernesto Echevarria. He is an actor and producer, known for Scarface (1983), Traffic (2000) and Primal Fear (1996).

Cuba

51. Ana de Armas

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Ana de Armas was born in Cuba on April 30, 1988. At the age of 14, she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. At the age of 16, she made her first film, Virgin Rose (2006), directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. A few titles came after until she...

Cuba

52. Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Actor | Licence to Kill

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. was born on April 6, 1940 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Pedro Armendáriz Bohr. He was an actor and producer, known for Licence to Kill (1989), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and The Mask of Zorro (1998). He was married to Lucía Gómez de Parada. He died on ...

Mexico

53. Luis Guzmán

Actor | Traffic

Actor of Puerto Rican descent who gained fame making many memorable films in the 1980s and 1990s due to his villainous physical appearance. Guzmán born in August 28, 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, but he raised in New York City's Greenwich Village, as well as the surrounding Lower East Side ...

54. Giselle Itié

Actress | The Expendables

Giselle Itié was born on October 3, 1982 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She is an actress, known for The Expendables (2010), On the Road (2012) and Terra Speranza (2002). She was previously married to Emilio Dantas.

Born in Mexico, Her father is Mexican and her mother is Brazilian. moved to Brazil at 3 years old

55. Guillermo Arriaga

Writer | The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Guillermo Arriaga was born on March 13, 1958 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a writer and producer, known for Three Burials (2005), Amores Perros (2000) and 21 Grams (2003).

56. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

Born and raised in Mexico

57. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

Born and raised in Mexico

58. Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer | Gravity

Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill.

Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker ...

Born and raised in Mexico

59. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

Born and raised in Mexico

60. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

Mexican Parents

61. Odette Annable

Actress | Cloverfield

Odette Annable was born Odette Juliette Yustman on 10 May, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Lydia (Nodarse), is Cuban. Odette's father, Victor Oscar Yustman, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, of Italian and Polish Jewish descent. Odette started her career with a minor role in the movie ...

Her mother is Cuban and her father is Colombian

62. Zoe Saldana

Actress | Avatar

Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for ...

Her mother is Puerto Rican and her father is Dominican

63. Gina Rodriguez

Actress | Deepwater Horizon

Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, ...

Puerto Rican Parents

64. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in San Antonio, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. ...

Her mother is Puerto Rican and her father is Dominican

65. Michael Peña

Actor | American Hustle

Michael Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), ...

Mexican Parents

66. Angélica María

Actress | Sea of Dreams

Angélica María is perhaps the only Mexican actress who has successfully made the transition from child star to living legend. Her career began when she was only four-years-old. She was barely a teenager when she played the leading role in the Mexican version of the play The Bad Seed. She was ...

66. José José

Soundtrack | Roma

José José was born on February 17, 1948 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as José Romulo Sosa Ortíz. He was a writer and actor, known for Roma (2018), The Corruptor (1999) and Un sueño de amor (1972). He was married to Sarita Salazar, Anel and Kikis Herrera Calles. He died on ...

67. Carlos Bracho

Actor | San Simón de los Magueyes

Carlos Bracho was born on October 6, 1937 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico. He is an actor and writer, known for San Simón de los Magueyes (1973), A Woman of Steel (2010) and Fuego en la sangre (2008).

68. Susana González

Actress | Sexo y otros secretos

Susana González was born on October 2, 1973 in Calera, Zacatecas, Mexico as Susana Alejandra González Del Río. She is an actress, known for Sexo y otros secretos (2007), Heridas de amor (2006) and Gotita de amor (1998).

69. Enrique Rocha

Actor | El privilegio de amar

Enrique Rocha was born on January 5, 1940 in Guanajuato, Mexico as Enrique Miguel Rocha Ruiz. He is an actor, known for El privilegio de amar (1998), Satanico Pandemonium (1975) and Por un beso (2000).

70. Angélica Vale

Actress | La fea más bella

Angélica Vale was born on November 11, 1975 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Angélica María Vale Hartman. She is an actress, known for The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006), Lazos de amor (1995) and Mujeres asesinas (2008). She has been married to Otto Padrón since February 19, 2011. They have ...

71. Eduardo Capetillo

Actor | Soy tu dueña

Eduardo was born in Mexico. His mother, Maria del Carmen Vazquez Alcaide, is Spanish. His father, Manuel Capetillo, is Mexican. The first husband of his mother, Carlos Arruza, was a famous Mexican torero. From their marriage five children were born: three girls and two boys. After Carlos's death ...

72. Nailea Norvind

Actress | La otra familia

Ariel Award Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for La otra familia in 2011; Nailea is an actress who has built a career in film, TV, and theatre in Mexico. Performing since she was six years old. She made her stage debut in Ibsen's "A Doll House" directed by Dimitrios Sarras in Mexico City. This...

73. Juan Ferrara

Actor | La montaña sagrada

Juan Ferrara was born on November 8, 1943 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico as Juan Félix Gutiérrez Puerta. He is an actor, known for The Holy Mountain (1973), Misterio (1980) and Pasión (2007).

74. Ninel Conde

Actress | Fuego en la sangre

Ninel Conde was born on September 29, 1970 in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico as Ninel Herrera Conde. She is an actress, known for Fuego en la sangre (2008), Rebelde (2004) and The Lord of the Skies (2013). She was previously married to Juan Alberto Zepeda Méndez and Ari Telch.

75. Elizabeth Álvarez

Actress | Fuego en la sangre

Elizabeth Álvarez was born on August 30, 1977 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico as Elizabeth Álvarez Ronquillo. She is an actress, known for Fuego en la sangre (2008), Amorcito Corazón (2011) and El vuelo de la Victoria (2017). She has been married to Jorge Salinas since October 15, 2011. They ...

76. César Évora

Actor | El privilegio de amar

Even his good-looking appearance and his major in drama from Instituto Superior de Arte, Mr. Évora wanted to become a film director. So, he took direction courses at ICAIC and attended 2 years of studies at Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños. Nonetheless, his drama ...

77. Luis Miguel

Soundtrack | Spanglish

Luis Miguel's exceptional artistic career began in 1982, when at the age of 12 he debuted with his first recording, "Uno + Uno Dos Enamorados (1 + 1 = 2 Lovers)". It became an immediate hit and catapulted him onto the Latin music charts, making him a household name in Spanish speaking countries all...

78. Jon Secada

Soundtrack | The Specialist

With a career spanning over two decades, three Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Jon Secada, have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish, establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international ...

Born in Cuba, moved to USA at the age of nine

79. Gloria Estefan

Soundtrack | Music of the Heart

Gloria Estefan was born on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba as Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García. She has been married to Emilio Estefan Jr. since September 2, 1978. They have two children.

80. Angelique Boyer

Actress | J-ok'el

Angelique Boyer was born on July 4, 1988 in Jura, France as Angélique Monique-Paulet Boyer Rousseau. She is an actress, known for J-ok'el (2007), Alma de hierro (2008) and Rebelde (2004).

Born in France, moved to Mexico

81. Tony Dalton

Actor | Better Call Saul

Tony Dalton studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York City. During this period he participated in small Off-Broadway productions such as "The Ballad of the Sad Café","A Streetcar Named Desire" , "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" among others. His first successful film venture...

Born in USA, moved to Mexico

82. Daniela Luján

Actress | Cómplices al rescate

Mexican actress with more than 20 years of career, with solid bases in theater, cinema, television and music.

Among her latest projects to mention a few "Por Amar sin ley" performed together with Ana Brenda Contreras and David Zepeda, where she gave life to the character called Valeria Ocampo; "...

Mexico

83. Pedro Damián

Actor | Showtime

Pedro Damián studied Communications and Children's Pedagogy, specialising later in Theatre Pedagogy at Anne Scheer Children's Theatre in London, England. Actor, director, poet, pedagogue and author, Damián has written and published the books: 'El día en que se invento la muerte' (The day on which '...

84. David Zepeda

Actor | Soy tu dueña

David Zepeda was born on September 19, 1974 in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico as David Zepeda Quintero. He is an actor, known for A Woman of Steel (2010), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) and Until the End of Time (2014).

85. Eiza González

Actress | Baby Driver

Eiza González Reyna is a Mexican actress and singer. She was born on January 30, 1990 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Carlos González and Glenda Reyna. Her mother is a yesteryear Mexican model. She has one elder brother, Yulen. She lost her father in a motorcycle accident when she was just 12. Later in ...

86. Felipe Nájera

Director | Amorcito Corazón

Felipe Nájera was born on May 23, 1963 in Chihuahua, Mexico as Felipe Nájera Arreola. He is an actor and director, known for Amorcito Corazón (2011), Mentir para vivir (2013) and Dumb Girls Don't Go to Heaven (2008).

87. Belinda

Actress | Baywatch

One of many cases where young talents begin their career in acting and then move on to music, Belinda Peregrin Schull was born on August 15, 1989 in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Ignacio Peregrín and Belinda Schull. She has a brother named Ignacio (Nachito) and a dog named Bambi, a gift from her ...

88. Patricia Navidad

Actress | Mariana de la noche

Patricia Navidad was born on May 20, 1973 in El Carrizo, Sinaloa, Mexico as Ana Patricia Navidad Lara. She is an actress, known for Mariana de la noche (2003), Por ella soy Eva (2012) and The Spring (2001).

89. Patricia Manterola

Actress | The King Hector Lavoe

Mexican music, film and television star Patricia "Patty" Manterola is one of the most recognized names among Latinos in the US and around the world. Most currently, she performed as the co-host of Telemundo's "Siempre Niños" and "La Voz Kids" and is releasing her new single "Alalaleo." At a very ...

Mexico

90. Mariana Seoane

Actress | Hasta el fin del mundo

She released her first music CD, for the soap opera "Rebeca", when she sang the theme song "Me Equivoqué", this single being the most popular in the radio in Miami and México. After her first successfull song, she released her second single named "No me faltes tú" with the same results.

Mexico

91. Nora Salinas

Actress | Fuego en la sangre

Nora Salinas was born on June 7, 1976 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico as Alicia Nora Ortiz Salinas. She is an actress, known for Fuego en la sangre (2008), The Tempest (2013) and La Malquerida (2014). She was previously married to Mauricio Becker and Miguel Borbolla.

Mexico

92. Jacqueline Bracamontes

Actress | Rubí

Jacqueline Bracamontes was born on December 23, 1979 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico as Jacqueline Bracamontes Van Hoorde. She is an actress, known for Rubí (2004), Entrenando a mi papá (2015) and Heridas de amor (2006). She has been married to Martin Fuentes since October 1, 2011. ...

Mexico

93. Vida Guerra

Actress | CHIPS

Vida Guerra was born on March 19, 1974 in Havana, Cuba. She is an actress, known for CHIPS (2017), Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) and Mercy for Angels (2015).

Born in Cuba, moved to USA

94. Louisa Moritz

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lovely, buxom, and vivacious blonde bombshell Louisa Moritz was born as Luisa Cira Castro Netto on September 25, 1936 in Havana, Cuba. Many members of Louisa's family which include her father Luis, sister Aurora, and her older brother Rafael all worked in the law profession. Moritz left Cuba and ...

Born in Cuba, moved to USA

95. Maria Conchita Alonso

Actress | The Running Man

Maria Conchita Alonso was born Maria Concepcion Alonso Bustillo on June 29, 1957 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She was crowned Miss Teenager World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that...

Born in Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela

96. Raul Julia

Actor | The Addams Family

Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active ...

Born and raised in Puerto Rico

97. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Crazy Rich Asians

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Shadowhunters (2016) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015. They have one child.

Costa Rica

98. Aki Aleong

Actor | Pound of Flesh

Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also ...

Trinidad and Tobago

99. Madge Sinclair

Actress | Coming to America

Madge Sinclair was born Madge Dorita Walters on April 28, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica, married young and had two sons. Madge worked as a teacher in Jamaica until she was 30. She left her two boys with their father and moved in 1968 to New York City to be an actress.

She began modeling and later acted ...

Jamaica



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