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Famous People From Mexico City

Updated June 8, 2017 13.5k views998 items

List of famous people from Mexico City, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Mexico City, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Mexico City you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Mexico City, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Jesús Adolfo García-Saínz and Carlos Villatoro.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Mexico City?" or "Which celebrities were born in Mexico City?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Ricardo Montalbán

    Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)
    Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG (; Spanish pronunciation: [montalˈβan]; 25...  more

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  • Carlos Slim Helú (born 28 January 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and...  more
  • Diego Luna

    Age: 40
    Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born December 29,...  more

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  • Camila Sodi (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈmila ˈsoði]; born Camila Ía González Sodi, 14 May...  more
  • Mario Van Peebles (born January 15, 1957) is an American film director and actor best known...  more

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  • Diego Andrés González Boneta (November 29, 1990) is a Mexican singer and actor. He gained...  more

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  • Lupita Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was...  more

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  • Anahí

    Age: 37
    Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla de Velasco (née Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla), known...  more

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  • Xavier Villaurrutia

    Dec. at 47 (1903-1950)
    Xavier Villaurrutia y González (27 March 1903 – 25 December 1950) was a Mexican poet and...  more
  • Baroness Birgitte Caroline "Nena" von Schlebrügge (born January 8, 1941) is a Mexican-born...  more
  • Patricia Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja manteˈɾola]; born Bertha Patricia...  more

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  • Alejandro González Iñárritu (; American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo ɣonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; born 15...  more

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  • Katy Jurado

    Dec. at 78 (1924-2002)
    María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García (16 January 1924 – 5 July 2002), better known as...  more
  • Ted Taylor

    Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)
    Theodore Brewster Taylor was an accomplished American theoretical physicist, specifically...  more
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  • Eugenia Cauduro (Spanish pronunciation: [euˈxenja kauˈðuɾo]) (born Eugenia Cauduro Rodríguez...  more
  • Ana Alicia

    Age: 63
    Ana Alicia (born December 12, 1956) is a Mexican-American former actress who performed in...  more
  • Ivonne Montero (born Ivonne García Macedo Montero on April 25, 1974 in Mexico City, Distrito...  more
  • Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðela noɾˈjeɣa]; born October 24, 1969),...  more
  • Salvador Novo

    Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)
    Salvador Novo López (30 July 1904 – 13 January 1974) was a Mexican writer, poet, playwright,...  more
  • Mona Rico

    Dec. at 87 (1907-1994)
    Mona Rico (July 15, 1907 – July 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American actress. Her films...  more
  • Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern, A.S.C., A.M.C. (Spanish pronunciation: [emaˈnwel luˈβeski]; born...  more
  • Fernando Martinez

    Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)
    Fernando Martínez was a film and television editor....  more
  • Alejandro Fernández Abarca (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandro feɾˈnandes]; born 24 April...  more

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  • Pedro Armendáriz

    Dec. at 51 (1912-1963)
    Pedro Armendáriz (born Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings; May 9, 1912 – June 18, 1963) was a...  more