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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.

Ricardo Montalbán is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ricardo Montalbán Died at 89 (1920-2009) - Ricardo Montalbán was an actor.

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Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Carlos Slim age 77 - Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of ...more

Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Diego Luna age 37 - Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor known for his childhood telenovela work, a starring role in the film Y tu mamá también and supporting roles in American films, including ...more

Camila Sodi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Camila Sodi age 30 - Camila Sodi is a Mexican singer, actress and model. She is the niece of actress and singer Thalía and part of the Sodi family.

Mario Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Mario Van Peebles age 60 - Mario Van Peebles is an American film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991. He is the son of film-maker Melvin Van Peebles.

Diego Boneta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Diego Boneta age 26 - Diego Andrés González Boneta is a Mexican singer and actor. He is best known for playing Rocco in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde and Javier on CW's 90210. He recorded his ...more

Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Lupita Nyong'o age 34 - Lupita Nyong'o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor's degree in film and ...more

Anahí is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Anahí age 33 - Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla, known mononymously as Anahí, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She is best known for starring in Alondra, Mujeres Engañadas, Primer ...more

Xavier Villaurrutia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Xavier Villaurrutia Died at 47 (1903-1950) - Xavier Villaurrutia y González was a Mexican poet and playwright whose most famous works are the short theatrical dramas called Autos profanos, compiled in the work Poesía y teatro ...more

Nena von Schlebrügge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Nena von Schlebrügge age 74 - Birgitte Caroline "Nena" von Schlebrügge is a former fashion model of the 1950s and 1960s. She is now the managing director of Menla Mountain Retreat.

Patricia Manterola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Patricia Manterola age 44 - Patricia Manterola is a Mexican singer, actress, model, and fashion designer born in Mexico City.

Alejandro González Iñárritu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Alejandro González Iñárritu age 53 - Alejando G. Iñárritu is a film director.

Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Katy Jurado Died at 78 (1924-2002) - Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress who had a successful film career both in Mexico and in Hollywood. Jurado had already established herself as an actress in Mexico in the 1940s when she came to ...more

Ted Taylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ted Taylor Died at 79 (1925-2004) - Theodore Brewster Taylor was a Mexican-born, American theoretical physicist and prominent nuclear weapon designer who later in life became a nuclear disarmament advocate.

Fernando Cámara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Fernando Cámara age 65 - Fernando Cámara is a film producer.

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Eugenia Cauduro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Eugenia Cauduro age 48 - Eugenia Cauduro is a Mexican actress and model. The daughter of Ernesto Cauduro and Silvia Rodríguez, and sister of Adriana Cauduro, Eugenia participated in ballet as a child. She began ...more

Ana Alicia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ana Alicia age 60 - Ana Alicia is an American actress. She is best known for her role as scheming heiress Melissa Agretti on the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest.

Ivonne Montero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ivonne Montero age 41 - Ivonne Montero is a Mexican actress and model. She is best known for playing the leading role in ¡Anita, no te rajes! in 2004.

Adela Noriega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Adela Noriega age 47 - Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez, better known as Adela Noriega, is a Mexican actress. Noriega came to prominence as a teenager, starring in teen-oriented coming-of-age telenovelas in the late ...more

Salvador Novo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Salvador Novo Died at 70 (1904-1974) - Salvador Novo López was a Mexican writer, poet, playwright, translator, television presenter, entrepreneur, and the official chronicler of Mexico City. As a noted intellectual, he ...more

Mona Rico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Mona Rico Died at 87 (1907-1994) - Mona Rico was a Mexican-born American actress. Her films include Eternal Love, Shanghai Lady, A Devil With Women and Zorro Rides Again.

Emmanuel Lubezki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Emmanuel Lubezki age 53 - Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern, A.S.C., A.M.C., better known as Emmanuel Lubezki, is a Mexican cinematographer. He sometimes goes by the name Chivo, which means goat. He won consecutive Academy ...more

Fernando Martinez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Fernando Martinez Died at 89 (1921-2010) - Fernando Martínez was a film and television editor.

Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Alejandro Fernández age 45 - Alejandro Fernández Abarca is a Mexican singer. Nicknamed as "El Potrillo" by the media and his fans, he has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Alejandro is the son of the ...more

Pedro Armendáriz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Pedro Armendáriz Died at 51 (1912-1963) - Pedro Armendáriz, born Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings, was a Mexican film actor who made films in both Mexico and the United States. With Dolores del Río and ...more

Carlos Almaraz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Carlos Almaraz Died at 48 (1941-1989) - Carlos Almaraz was a Mexican-American artist and an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement.

José Emilio Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
José Emilio Pacheco Died at 75 (1939-2014) - José Emilio Pacheco Berny audio was a Mexican poet, essayist, novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the major Mexican poets of the second half of the 20th century. The ...more

Eduardo Yáñez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Eduardo Yáñez age 55 - Eduardo Yáñez is a Mexican television and film actor.

Charles Seeger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Charles Seeger Died at 93 (1886-1979) - Charles Louis Seeger, Jr. was a musicologist, composer, and teacher. He was the father of the American folk singer Pete Seeger.

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Arturo Ripstein is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Arturo Ripstein age 72 - Arturo Ripstein y Rosen is a Mexican film director.

Jorge Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Jorge Gutierrez age 42 - Jorge R. Gutiérrez is a Mexican animator, painter, writer and director who created the multiple Annie and Emmy award winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny ...more

Carlos Chávez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Carlos Chávez Died at 79 (1899-1978) - Carlos Antonio de Padua Chávez y Ramírez was a Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. He ...more

Ernesto Zedillo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ernesto Zedillo age 64 - Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León is a Mexican economist and politician. He served as President of Mexico from December 1, 1994 to November 30, 2000, as the last of the uninterrupted 70-year ...more

Rodrigo Santacruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Rodrigo Santacruz age 37 - Mexican actor and writer of Mexican and Colombian descent.Actor y escritor mexicano de descendencia mexicana y colombiana.

Gustavo Sainz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Gustavo Sainz age 75 - Gustavo Sainz is a Spanish language author from Mexico. Born in Mexico City, the son of journalist José Luis Sainz, Gustavo Sainz learned how to read at the age of three from his paternal ...more

Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenbu... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg age 58 - Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is a singer.

Gunther Gerzso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Gunther Gerzso Died at 85 (1915-2000) - Gunther Gerzso was a Mexican painter, designer and director and screenwriter for film and theatre.

Verónica Castro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Verónica Castro age 64 - Verónica Castro Verónica Judith Sáenz Castro Alba is a Mexican actress and entertainer. She is the mother of singer Cristian Castro and filmmaker Michelle Sainz Castro. She ...more

Elisa Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Elisa Miller age 34 - Elisa Miller is an award-winning cinematographer. She is the first Mexican female winner of the Golden Palm for a short fiction feature film in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival titled "Ver ...more

Vanessa Bauche is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Vanessa Bauche age 44 - Vanessa Bauche is a Mexican television and film actor.

Enrique Chagoya is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Enrique Chagoya age 64 - Enrique Chagoya is a Mexican-born painter and print-maker. His subject is the changing nature of culture. He was born in Mexico City in 1953. He was partly raised by an Indian nurse who helped ...more

Roy Heenan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Roy Heenan age 81 - Roy Lacaud Heenan, OC is a Canadian labour lawyer and academic. He is the founding partner of the Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie. Born in Mexico City, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in ...more

Alejandro Springall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Alejandro Springall age 49 - Alejandro Springall is a Mexican film director and producer. Springall studied filmmaking at the London Film School. He returned to Mexico City in 1991 and started working with Mexican film ...more

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Carlos Reygadas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Carlos Reygadas age 45 - Carlos Reygadas Barquín is an actor.

Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora Died at 55 (1645-1700) - Don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora was one of the first great intellectuals born in the Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain. He was a creole patriot, exalting New Spain over Old. A ...more

Ignacio Padilla is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ignacio Padilla age 47 - Ignacio Padilla is a noted Mexican novelist and short story writer whose works have been translated into several languages. Padilla helped found the Crack Movement along with fellow Mexican ...more

Julio Jiménez Rueda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Julio Jiménez Rueda Died at 64 (1896-1960) - Julio Jiménez Rueda was a Mexican lawyer, writer, playwright and diplomat.

Jacob Bekenstein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Jacob Bekenstein age 69 - Jacob David Bekenstein is a Mexican-Israeli theoretical physicist who has contributed to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information ...more

Raúl de Anda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Raúl de Anda Died at 89 (1908-1997) - Raúl de Anda was a film producer, screenwriter, film director and an actor.

Roberto Gómez Bolaños is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Roberto Gómez Bolaños age 88 - Roberto Gómez Bolaños, more commonly known by his pseudonym Chespirito, was a Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and ...more