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There are many famous Mexicans and it is almost impossible to number them all.

Mexicans have contributed to world science, literature, sports, architecture, art, poetry, politics, beauty, fashion, film industry, food industry, clothing industry, music, civil liberties, etc.

This article is designed to give you a representative list of famous Mexican people that achieved world fame do to their hard work, courage, different talents, intellectual achievements or natural Mexican charisma and beauty.

Pancho Villa The Mexican Revolution Leader

Doroteo Arango Arambula known as Francisco Pancho Villa (1878 – 1923) is the symbol for the revolution and struggle for human rights. He was the first and one of the most loved Mexican revolutionary generals about whom many legends are told, TV series and movies are made and novels are written.

Octavio Paz The Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Octavio Paz Lozano was born in Mexico City and was a true Mexican that accomplished a lot for his lifetime. He was a great writer, passionate poet, noble diplomat but above all he was a big humanist.

There can be no society without poetry, but society can never be realized as poetry, it is never poetic. Sometimes the two terms seek to break apart. They cannot. Octavio Paz

Salma Hayek The Most Famous Mexican Actress

Salma Valgarma Hayek Jimenez is not just beautiful and sexy Mexican women but also a very smart, eloquent, elegant lady and fighter against the domestic violence and immigrant discrimination.

Salma Hayek is very gifted and great actress. She is the first Mexican national to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and she won many other prestige national and international awards.

A side from being the world famous actress Hayek is also a director and television and film producer.

Carlos Santana The Guitar Wizard

Carlos Augusto Alves Santana born in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico is a guitar wizard who pioneered a blend of rock, jazz and salsa fusion. His music touched numerous hearts and made this world a better place.

There are many Santana’s singles that the world was singing and dancing to and still does so. Some of them are: Black Magic Woman’s, Samba Pa Tia, Evil Ways, Smooth, Maria Maria, Put Your Lights On, and many other,

Frida Kahlo – Distinguished Mexican Painter

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Caldern (1907 – 1954) was a world famous Mexican painter with the unique, self thought painting stile that produced shocking, breathtaking, and very striking paintings.

She had a very exiting but challenging life and she used her painting to channel her pain, joy and sadness. It is for this reason that she has done many self portraits and other autobiographic paintings.

“I paint self portraits because I am the person I know best.” Frida Kahlo

Mario Molina – The Winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Jose Mario Molina-Pasquel Henriquez (born 1943 in Mexico City) is a world famous chemist who contributed greatly to the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole.

Nery Castillo – Mexican international soccer player

The representative list of the famous Mexicans cannot be complete without the Mexican world famous sportsmen especially the soccer players because soccer is a big part of everyday life in Mexico.

Nery Alberto Castillo Confalonieri (born 1984 in San Luis Potos) is nicknamed El Diablo because of his temper and destructive force on the soccer field against the opponent team.

Finally, another group of famous Mexicans that must be included in order to have a representative list of famous Mexican people are the beautiful famous Mexican women that take your breath a way.

There are many of these beauties that enjoy great fame in Mexico. Most of them began their career with modeling and then proceeded as actresses and singers.

Aracely Arambula Jacques (1975 – ) is a Mexican actress, model and singer. She is not just beautiful Mexican women but also intelligent, talented and hot blooded lady (she is related to Pancho Vila!).

Ninel Conde (1970 – ) is a Mexican model, actress and singer that won many male hearts with her great looks and sophisticate sexuality.

There are many other famous Mexicans that should be at least mentioned however in order to do so this article would be indefinite. That is why you should keep in mind that this is only a representative overview of the famous Mexican people and that if you are interested there is much more for you to find out on this subject.

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