Surprising truth revealed: These celebrities you thought were Mexican, but they are not!


Celebrities With Surprising Nationalities

You may have thought that these celebrities were born and raised in Mexico, but their actual nationalities might surprise you. Despite their outstanding careers, multiple projects, and perfect command of Spanish, they were not born in the country. Here’s an overview of their true origins!

Alexis Ayala

Although he’s infamous for his villainous roles in Mexican telenovelas, Alexis Ayala was actually born in San Francisco, California, on August 9, 1965.


Mariazel, a beloved TV host in Mexico, was born on August 9, 1982, in Martorell, Barcelona, Spain. She had to move to Mexico with her family because of her father’s job, where she not only pursued her dream of studying acting and driving, but also found love with actor Adrián Rubio.

Ana Brenda Contreras

Ana Brenda Contreras, a well-known actress in Mexico, was born on December 24, 1986, in McAllen, Texas. Although her parents are Mexican, she settled in the country in 2015.

Ángela Aguilar

The young singer, Ángela Aguilar, was born on October 8, in Los Angeles, California, due to her father Pepe Aguilar’s tour schedule.

Pepe Aguilar

The prominent singer, Pepe Aguilar, on the other hand, was born on August 7, 1968, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. However, his parents (Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre) are Mexican.

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Mauricio Ochmann

Mauricio Ochmann, a renowned actor in Mexican cinema and television, was born on November 16, 1977, in Washington, DC, in the United States.

Andrés Palacios

Andrés Palacios, a beloved actor in telenovelas, was born on May 13, 1975, in Santiago, Chile.

Bárbara Mori

Although Bárbara Mori is a very well-known actress in Mexico, she was actually born on February 2, 1978, in Montevideo, Uruguay. She emigrated to Mexico City along with her parents when she was 12 years old and eventually obtained Mexican citizenship in 2002.

Enrique Guzmán

Credited as the “Great of Rock,” Enrique Guzmán was born on February 1, 1943, in Caracas, Venezuela. He wasn’t registered at the Mexican embassy until 2017 even though he had been living in Mexico since he was seven.

Christian Chávez

Christian Chávez, a former member of the popular band RBD, was born on August 7, 1983, in McAllen, Texas. He moved to Mexico in 2000 to start his studies at the Center for Artistic Education (CEA).


Belinda, a beloved singer and actress, was born on August 15, 1989, in Madrid, Spain. She came to Mexico with her family when she was just four years old.

Maribel Guardia

Maribel Guardia, a well-established actress in Mexico, was born on May 29, 1959, in Province of San José, Costa Rica.

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Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel, also known as “El Sol de México,” was born on April 19, 1970, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Although he claimed to be Mexican, his true nationality was exposed in 1992 after the media outlet “El Tiempo” had access to his birth certificate.

Angélica María

Angélica María, a prominent actress in Mexican cinema, was born on September 27, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her father is American, and her mother is Mexican.

Ludwika and Dominika Paleta

Famous sisters Ludwika and Dominika Paleta were both born in Krakow, Poland, on November 24, 1978, and October 15, 1972, respectively. Though the family moved to Mexico when they were children, their Polish roots always remained a significant part of their upbringing.

Livia Brito

Livia Brito, a talented actress in telenovelas, was born on July 21, 1986, in Havana, Cuba. She was inspired to pursue acting by her father, who was also an actor.

César Évora

César Évora, another beloved telenovela actor, was born on November 4, 1959, in Havana, Cuba. He moved to Mexico after working in his native country.

Ximena Herrera

Ximena Herrera, a well-known actress in telenovelas and movies, was born on October 5, 1979, in La Paz, Bolivia. She moved to Mexico to pursue modeling, but ended up pursuing an acting career by joining the Center for Artistic Education (CEA).

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Martha Debayle

Martha Debayle, a popular radio and TV host, was born on September 27, 1967, in Managua, Nicaragua. She moved to New York with her family at the age of 11 and eventually settled in Mexico when she was 12 years old.

Azela Robinson

Azela Robinson, a prolific actress in telenovelas, was born on August 25, 1965, in London, England.

Luis Roberto Guzmán

Luis Roberto Guzmán, a renowned actor, was born on April 9, 1973, in Puerto Rico. He eventually settled in Mexico in 1999.

Gustavo Rojo

The late Gustavo Rojo, an actor, was born on September 5, 1923, on a German ship bound for Uruguay. His parents and siblings were of Spanish origin.

Sabine Moussier

Sabine Moussier, an actress, was born on July 12, 1968, in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

Andrea Torre

Andrea Torre, an actress, was born on July 6, 1979, in El Salvador, making her the only Salvadoran in her family. Her siblings José María and Fátima Torre are both Mexican.

In conclusion, these celebrities have accomplished so much in Mexico, despite not being born there. Their talent and hard work have made them beloved figures in the country’s entertainment industry and beyond.


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