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List of famous film actors and actresses from Mexico, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Mexico has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Mexican screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Mexico and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Mexican actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Mexico?"

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Lawrence of Arabia, The Ox-Bow Incident, Last Action Hero
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially ...more
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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
From Dusk till Dawn, Grown Ups, The Faculty
Salma Hayek Pinault is a Mexican and American film actress, director, and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El ...more
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Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
The Lion King, From Dusk till Dawn, Cars
Cheech Marin is an comedian, actor and screenwriter.
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Ricardo Montalbán is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Ricardo Montalbán was an actor.
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Edward James Olmos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Blade Runner, Stand and Deliver, Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Edward James Olmos is an American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime ...more
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Mario Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Ali, Jaws: The Revenge, New Jack City
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.
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Gael García Bernal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Y Tu Mamá También, Babel, Amores perros
Gael García Bernal is a Mexican film actor, director, and producer. He founded Canana Films in Mexico City.
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Laura Harring is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Mulholland Drive, The Punisher, John Q
Laura Harring is a Mexican actress. In 1985, Harring became the first Latina woman crowned Miss USA. She later began her acting career in television and film. She is best known for her role as ...more
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Paul Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Ali, Rat Race, A Cinderella Story
Paul Rodriguez's career has spanned more than two decades and includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 30 films and countless television series and specials. His first big break ...more
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Jacob Vargas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Traffic, Next Friday, Crimson Tide
Jacob Vargas is a Mexican born American actor.
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Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
High Noon, Under the Volcano, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
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
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Emilio Fernández is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
The Wild Bunch, The Night of the Iguana, Under the Volcano
Emilio "El Indio" Fernández was a Mexican film director, actor and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific film directors of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s ...more
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Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Licence to Kill, The Mask of Zorro
Pedro Armendáriz Bohr, better known by his stage name Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., was a Mexican actor who made films and television series from United States and Mexico.
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Pedro Armendáriz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
From Russia with Love, The Conqueror, 3 Godfathers
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
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Olivia Trinidad Arias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
All Together Now
Olivia Harrison is a video producer and an actress.
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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
American Hustle, Role Models, Welcome Home
Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series ...more
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Gilbert Roland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Around the World in 80 Days, The Bad and the Beautiful, She Done Him Wrong
Gilbert Roland was a Mexican-born American film actor.
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Mimí Derba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Santa, Salon Mexico, La Mujer sin Alma
Mimí Derba was an actress, a film producer and a film director.
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Jorge Luke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Salvador, Clear and Present Danger, Ulzana's Raid
Jorge Luke was an actor and musician.
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Jaime Fernández is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Robinson Crusoe, A Bullet for the General, Santo Contra los Zombis
Jaime Fernández (December 6, 1937 - April 16, 2005) was a Mexican actor. Over his career, he won 3 Silver Ariel awards - the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar - including one for what is ...more
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Juan Garcia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Vera Cruz, La perla, A Woman In Love
Juan Garcia was an actor, screenwriter and film director.
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Marimar Vega is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Marimar Vega Daniel & Ana
Marimar Vega is a Mexican actress. Vega studied acting in Centro de Formacion Actoral of TV Azteca.
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Lucero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Coqueta, Delincuente, Fiebre de Amor
Lucero León is an actress.
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Elpidia Carrillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Predator, Predator 2, Seven Pounds
Elpidia Carrillo is a Mexican and American actress and director. Her career includes roles in both Latin American and US film and television. She is best known in the United States for her lead ...more
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Anabelle Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Anabelle Gutiérrez Huracán Ramírez, La visita que no tocó el timbre
Anabelle Gutierrez is an actor.