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4 Mexicans Who Have Had a Big Influence on the Global Film Industry

This article will show you 4 Mexicans who have had a huge impact on world cinema. Having influence here doesn't mean everyone has to be active in Hollywood. No! Yet they are widely known by hundreds of millions of people, even by those who live outside of the Americas! Let's start with Pedro Rivera!

ContentsPedro RiveraEiza GonzálezThaliaSalma Hayek

Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera Cervantes is a Mexican actor born in Jalisco in 1943, 78 years ago. This actor has long worked in local Mexican films such as El Vengador Del Mojado, La Venganza de Los Mendoza, El Orden Comico, etc. This old actor had shocked the world of global cinema with his decision to marry Juana Ahumada 2 years ago. Note, Ahumada is his second wife after Rosa Saavedra. The Rivera dynasty patriarch introduced his new wife and caused all sorts of teasing on social media. And while he wanted to keep his new wife out of the spotlight, he couldn't take it anymore and eventually introduced her publicly on a TV show. Although Rivera has said he prefers not to involve Juana Ahumada in public life he could no longer keep it hidden. Regarding the love story with his new wife, Pedro Rivera said that Juana Ahumada was his assistant for 8 years. Ahumada and the patriarch of the Rivera family got married 2 years ago after they could no longer deny their crush. The singer stressed that he doesn't want to make the same mistakes he made when he married Rosa Saavedra, who he was married to for nearly 40 years. Meanwhile, his current wife said Don Pedro struck her as a man dedicated to what he does and was getting nowhere.

Eiza González

The Mexican actress began training at a very young age at the Televisa Art Education Center. She got her first starring role on the small screen in 2007, and from that moment her career started to take off. But, her dream of being internationally recognized brought her to Los Angeles, California to make it happen. The role that put her under the Hollywood gaze was the one she played in the feature film Baby Driver where she shared the stage with great actors such as Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx. She has participated in various productions such as Fast &Furious:Hobbs &Shaw, Alita:Battle Angel, Godzilla vs Kong and in March 2020 she was seen again in the film Bloodshot with actor Vin Diesel.


Daughter of a great businesswoman, Thalía grew up being the youngest of four sisters and is known to be a great actress, singer and businesswoman. She belonged to the famous musical group Timbiriche and in 1987 she made her debut as a television actress. The Mexican soap operas for which she is mainly remembered are María Mercedes, Marimar and María la del Barrio. In 2007, she started a radio show called Conexion Thalía, which is still a very famous active project. Her talent as a singer has earned her numerous accolades throughout her career and a great triumph in the United States, where she currently lives with her husband Tommy Mottola and her two children. Her popularity has never stopped growing and she has established herself as one of the most important singers, fashion icons and entrepreneurs of the Latino community in the United States.

Salma Hayek

Recognized worldwide for her long and incredible career, Salma is one of the best-known Mexican actresses in the United States. Her passion has always been to act and that is why she decided to give up her career in International Relations to pursue her dream. Although she began her career in the theater world, in 1999 she captured the attention of the public by starring in the telenovela Teresa, a story that tells the life of a beautiful young woman ready to do anything to get out of the poverty. After completing this project, she made the decision to move to Los Angeles, California to become an artist of international stature. Although at first it was difficult for her, her patience and talent gave her the opportunity to participate with the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas in the film El pistolero. After this great opportunity, she founded her own production house called Ventanarosa and she continued to gain a good reputation in Hollywood. Her performance in the film Frida, which recounts the life of the Mexican painter, earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress in 2003.

There are still a dozen other Mexicans with great influence in the world of world cinema. We will discuss it in the next post. I hope this article inspires you.