Are you a Mexican American with career aspirations in the movie business? Are you looking for inspirational role models in the form of famous Mexican American actors? Our guide runs you through the best Mexican blood to hit the silver screen.
American society cannot be fully described without the mention of Mexican Americans. They are Americans of Mexican ancestry and compose 9% of the country’s total population, the number being around 28.3 million. Their settlements in America are usually concentrated in the South west, Mid west and North West.
Mexican Americans have long been in America. Their history can be traced back for more than 400 years. Even the records of 1900 show around 500,000 Mexicans living in America.
Mexican Americans have played an important role in the American society. No field has been left untouched by them. They have been excellent doctors, engineers, scientists, workers and businessmen as well but their most prominent contributions are in the field of entertainment. They are simply remarkable actors and actresses. Their physical beauty coupled with outstanding acting capabilities has made them famous not only in America, but all around the world as well. Even their Mexican accent has captured hearts everywhere. Men and women came onto the silver screens and ruled the hearts of people for years and years.
Some Famous Actors and Actresses
Anthony Quinn was an amazing actor. He was born on April 21, 1915 and died on June 3; 2001.He won the Academy Award two times. Apart from being a great actor, he was a good painter and writer as well. He had the main role in many films giving several unforgettable performances as well. His films were not only commercially successful, but were critically acclaimed as well. He is especially loved in the Middle East for his performances in The Message and The Lion of the Dessert, where he played the beneficent Abu Talib and the Heroic Libyan Anti Colonialist Umar Mukhtar respectively.
Salma Hayek Jiménez
She truly is the heart throb of all. Born on September 2, 1966, she is not only a Mexican actress, but a director and television and film producer as well. She has performed in over thirty films. Not only is she a great actress, but a great human being, too. She is dedicated to charity work and her focus is on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. She was the first Mexican American to be nominated for the Best Actress award for Oscars. She is famous not only for her acting, but her beauty as well. In July 2007, a poll found Salma Hayek to be the sexiest celebrity out of 3,000 actors and actresses.
Jessica Marie Alba
She was born on April 28, 1981. She is famous for her work in movies as well as on television and has received many awards for her performances and physical beauty. She began her acting career as a child star. Her memorable performances include Dark Angel, Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Good luck Chuck and Fantastic Four: Rise of the silver surfer.
Some other famous Mexican American actors include Ana Alicia, Edward Albert, Joe Arquette, Alexis Ayala , Catherine Bach , Robert Beltran , Alexis Bledel , Vanessa Bryant and many more.