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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.
  • Dec. at 88 (1920-2009)

    BirthplaceMexico 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 decades,...  more

    #650 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#229 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#25 of 35 The Best Celebrities You'd Actually Buy Stuff From

  • BirthplaceMexico 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 Forbes...  more
  • Age: 41

    BirthplaceToluca, México

    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 mamá...  more

    #203 of 338 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked#22 of 53 The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40#240 of 243 Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

  • BirthplaceMexico, Mexico City

    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 part of the Sodi family....  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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

    #83 of 107 The Best African-American Film Actors#74 of 100 The Smartest Celebrities#36 of 51 The Best Nicknames For A Van

  • BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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 series Luis Miguel...  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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 Bachelor's...  more

    #175 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History#73 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today#498 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Age: 38

    BirthplaceMexico 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 Mexican singer, songwriter,...  more
  • Dec. at 47 (1903-1950)

    BirthplaceMexico 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 in the work...  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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 the Managing...  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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 in Mexico...  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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 for telling international...  more

    #25 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#72 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#70 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

  • Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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 acting career in...  more
  • Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

    BirthplaceMexico 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
  • BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Fernando Cámara is a film producer....  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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 daughter of...  more
  • Age: 64

    BirthplaceMexico City, Distrito Federal, 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
  • BirthplaceMexico, 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 the leading role in...  more
  • BirthplaceMexico City, Distrito Federal, 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 as a teenager,...  more
  • Dec. at 69 (1904-1974)

    BirthplaceMexico 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 a noted...  more
  • Dec. at 87 (1907-1994)

    BirthplaceMexico, 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 (1937)....  more
  • BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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 means...  more
  • Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Fernando Martínez was a film and television editor....  more
  • BirthplaceMexico 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 fans, he has sold over...  more
  • Dec. at 51 (1912-1963)

    BirthplaceMexico 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 del Río and María...  more