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Famous People From Mexico City

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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
Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG (; Spanish pronunciation: [montalˈβan]; 25 November 1920 – 14 January 2009) was a Mexican actor of Spanish origin. His career spanned seven ...more

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Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 79

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Carlos Slim Helú (born 28 January 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the ...more
Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Diego Luna Age: 36

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Luna Alexander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo ˈluna aleksanˈdeɾ]; born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu ...more

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Camila Sodi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 29

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Camila Sodi (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈmila ˈsoði]; born Camila Ía González Sodi, 14 May 1986) is a Mexican singer, actress and model. She is the niece of Thalía and
Mario Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 62

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mario Van Peebles (born January 15, 1957) is an American film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991. He is the son of actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom he ...more

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Diego Boneta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 25

Birthplace: Mexico, Mexico City

Diego Andrés González Boneta (November 29, 1990) is a Mexican singer and actor. He gained wider recognition for starring the musical film Rock of Ages (2012) and the biographical ...more
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 35

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Lupita Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) 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 ...more

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Anahí is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 32

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla de Velasco (née Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla), known mononymously as Anahí (Spanish pronunciation: [anaˈi] born May 14, 1983), is a ...more

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Xavier Villaurrutia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Dec. at 47 (1903-1950)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Xavier Villaurrutia y González (27 March 1903 – 25 December 1950) was a Mexican poet and playwright whose most famous works are the short theatrical dramas called Autos profanos, compiled ...more
Nena von Schlebrügg... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 78

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Baroness Birgitte Caroline "Nena" von Schlebrügge (born January 8, 1941) is a Mexican-born former fashion model of Swedish and German ancestry from the 1950s and 1960s. She is now ...more
Patricia Manterola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 46

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Patricia Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja manteˈɾola]; born Bertha Patricia Manterola Carrión on April 23, 1972) is a Mexican singer, actress, model, and fashion designer born ...more
Alejandro Gonzále... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 55

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Alejandro González Iñárritu (; American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo ɣonˈsales iˈɲaritu]; born 15 August 1963) is a Mexican film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known ...more
Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)

Birthplace: Mexico, Mexico City

María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García (16 January 1924 – 5 July 2002), better known as Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress of film, television, and theater. Jurado began her ...more

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Ted Taylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Ted Taylor Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Theodore Brewster Taylor was an accomplished American theoretical physicist, specifically concerning nuclear energy. His higher education includes a PhD from Cornell University in theoretical ...more
Fernando Cámara ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 67

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Fernando Cámara is a film producer.
Eugenia Cauduro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 51

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Eugenia Cauduro (Spanish pronunciation: [euˈxenja kauˈðuɾo]) (born Eugenia Cauduro Rodríguez on December 20, 1967 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal) is a Mexican actress and model. The ...more
Ana Alicia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 62

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Ana Alicia (born December 12, 1956) is a Mexican-American former actress who performed in theatre and on televison. She is known for playing scheming vineyard heiress Melissa Agretti on the ...more

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Ivonne Montero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 44

Birthplace: Mexico, Mexico City

Ivonne Montero (born Ivonne García Macedo Montero on April 25, 1974 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, México) is a Mexican actress, model and singer. She is best known for playing ...more
Adela Noriega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 46

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðela noɾˈjeɣa]; born October 24, 1969), better known as Adela Noriega, is a retired Mexican actress. Noriega came to prominence ...more
Salvador Novo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Salvador Novo López (30 July 1904 – 13 January 1974) was a Mexican writer, poet, playwright, translator, television presenter, entrepreneur, and the official chronicler of Mexico City. As ...more
Mona Rico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: Died at 87 (1907-1994)

Birthplace: Mexico, Mexico City

Mona Rico (July 15, 1907 – July 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American actress. Her films include Eternal Love (1929), Shanghai Lady (1929), A Devil With Women (1930) and Zorro Rides Again
Emmanuel Lubezki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 55

Birthplace: Mexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern, A.S.C., A.M.C. (Spanish pronunciation: [emaˈnwel luˈβeski]; born 30 November 1964) is a Mexican cinematographer. He sometimes goes by the nickname Chivo, which ...more
Fernando Martinez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Fernando Martínez was a film and television editor.
Alejandro Fernánd... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Age: 47

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Alejandro Fernández Abarca (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandro feɾˈnandes]; born 24 April 1971) is a Mexican singer. Nicknamed as "El Potrillo" (The Colt) by the media and his ...more

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Pedro Armendáriz ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Mexico City
Dec. at 51 (1912-1963)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Pedro Armendáriz (born Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings; May 9, 1912 – June 18, 1963) was a Mexican film actor who made films in both Mexico and the United States. With Dolores ...more