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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

    Ricardo Montalbán

    Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG (; Spanish pronunciation: [montalˈβan]; 25...  more

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    #684 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#241 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • Carlos Slim

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

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

    Diego Luna

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

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


    #124 of 194 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked#25 of 53 The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40

  • Camila Sodi

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Camila Sodi (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈmila ˈsoði]; born Camila Ía González Sodi, 14 May...  more
  • Mario Van Peebles

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Mario Van Peebles (born January 15, 1957) is an American film director and actor best known...  more

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    #117 of 191 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#84 of 103 The Best African-American Film Actors

  • Diego Boneta

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Diego Andrés González Boneta (November 29, 1990) is a Mexican singer and actor. He gained...  more
  • Lupita Nyong'o
    Lupita Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was...  more

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    #160 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#526 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Anahí


    Age: 37

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla de Velasco (née Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla), known...  more
  • Xavier Villaurrutia

    Xavier Villaurrutia

    Dec. at 47 (1903-1950)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Xavier Villaurrutia y González (27 March 1903 – 25 December 1950) was a Mexican poet and...  more
  • Nena von Schlebrügge

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Baroness Birgitte Caroline "Nena" von Schlebrügge (born January 8, 1941) is a Mexican-born...  more
  • Patricia Manterola

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Patricia Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja manteˈɾola]; born Bertha Patricia...  more
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

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

    Katy Jurado

    Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

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

    Ted Taylor

    Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Theodore Brewster Taylor was an accomplished American theoretical physicist, specifically...  more
  • BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Fernando Cámara is a film producer....  more
  • Eugenia Cauduro

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Eugenia Cauduro (Spanish pronunciation: [euˈxenja kauˈðuɾo]) (born Eugenia Cauduro Rodríguez...  more
  • Ana Alicia

    Ana Alicia

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Ana Alicia (born December 12, 1956) is a Mexican-American former actress who performed in...  more
  • Ivonne Montero

    BirthplaceMexico, Mexico City

    Ivonne Montero (born Ivonne García Macedo Montero on April 25, 1974 in Mexico City, Distrito...  more
  • Adela Noriega

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈðela noɾˈjeɣa]; born October 24, 1969),...  more
  • Salvador Novo

    Salvador Novo

    Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

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

    Mona Rico

    Age: Died at 87 (1907-1994)

    BirthplaceMexico, Mexico City

    Mona Rico (July 15, 1907 – July 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American actress. Her films...  more
  • Emmanuel Lubezki

    BirthplaceMexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas

    Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern, A.S.C., A.M.C. (Spanish pronunciation: [emaˈnwel luˈβeski]; born...  more
  • Fernando Martinez

    Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Fernando Martínez was a film and television editor....  more
  • Alejandro Fernández

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Alejandro Fernández Abarca (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandro feɾˈnandes]; born 24 April...  more
  • Pedro Armendáriz

    Pedro Armendáriz

    Dec. at 51 (1912-1963)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

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