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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.

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Benjamín Benítez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Frida, Alexander, Before Night Falls Benjamin Benitez is a Mexican-American actor, who played Gardez on the TV series Tru Calling.

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Ramon Novarro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Ben-Hur, Mata Hari Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego, best known as Ramón Novarro, was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career as a leading man in silent films in 1917. Novarro was ...more

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Hugo Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Under the Volcano, Blood Feast, Tintorera Hugo Stiglitz is a Mexican actor. He was mostly famous in the 1970s and 1980s in Mexico after filming such film horror classics as Tintorera and La Noche de los mil gatos. He also filmed several ...more

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Rafael Méndez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Cowboy Rafael Méndez was a popular Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the "Heifetz of the Trumpet." Méndez was born in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico. As a ...more

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Carlos Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Escape Carlos Fuentes Macías audio was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are Aura, Terra Nostra, The Old Gringo and Christopher Unborn. The New York Times described him as ...more

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Diego Luna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Y Tu Mamá También, Elysium, The Terminal 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

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Dolores del Río is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Cheyenne Autumn, Flaming Star, Flying Down to Rio Dolores del Río, was a Mexican film, theater and television actress. She was a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s, and was one of the most important female figures of the Golden Age of ...more

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Mario Castañeda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Mario Castañeda Top Cat, Papelucho and the Martian, Ogu and Mampato in Rapa Nui Mario Castañeda Partido is a voice actor.

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Hector Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Hector Bonilla Rojo Amanecer, Mary My Dearest, Matinee Héctor Bonilla is a Mexican actor.

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George Romero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
George Romero Street Kings, All Souls Day George Romero is a film actor.

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Guillermo del Toro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Quantum of Solace Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, ...more

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Sara García is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
The Return of García, The Illiterate One, El capitán aventurero Sara García was a Mexican actress who made her biggest mark during the "Golden Age of Mexican cinema". During the 1940s and 1950s, she often played the part of a no-nonsense but ...more

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Susana Zabaleta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Sex, Shame & Tears, Vivir Mata Susana Zabaleta Ramos is a Mexican singer and actress.

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Victor López is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Victor López Shadow Boxing 2, A Miami Tail, Socket Victor López is an actor.

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Kate del Castillo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Under the Same Moon, Bordertown, The Black Pimpernel Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo is a Mexican actress.

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Viridiana Alatriste is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Viridiana Alatriste Cachún cachún ra ra! Viridiana Alatriste was an actress.

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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Woodstock, Which Way Por Favor?, John Lee Hooker: That's My Story Carlos Santana audio is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American ...more

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Bill Melendez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Snoopy José Cuauhtémoc "Bill" Meléndez was a Mexican American character animator, film director, voice artist and producer, known for his cartoons for Walt Disney ...more

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Demián Bichir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
The Heat, Machete Kills, Savages Demián Bichir Nájera is a Mexican actor, from a well-known family of Mexican actors, the Bichir family, which include his parents Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera and ...more

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Ana de la Reguera is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Cowboys & Aliens, Nacho Libre, Cop Out Anabell Gardoqui "Ana" de la Reguera is a Mexican actress who has starred in telenovelas, films, and the HBO television series Eastbound & Down.

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Claudio Brook is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Licence to Kill, The Exterminating Angel, Cronos Claudio Brook was a Mexican actor. Born in Mexico City, Brook had a prolific career, making around 100 film and television appearances in his 38 years. He won two Ariel Awards. He died from ...more

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Daisy Marie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Hush, Rain Coater's Point of View 2, Tied Up Daisy Marie is an American pornographic actress and nude model.

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Adriana Barraza is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Thor, Drag Me to Hell, Babel Adriana Barraza is a Mexican actress, acting teacher, and director. In 1999 director Alejandro González Iñárritu cast her as the mother of Gael García Bernal's ...more

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Sonia Infante is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Macario, Treasure of the Amazon, Young People Sonia Infante is a Mexican film actress.

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Jesús Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Mexico
Man on Fire, Quantum of Solace, Beverly Hills Chihuahua Jesús Ochoa, is a Mexican actor.