Famous Mexicans Quiz

Guess these famous people with Mexico heritage.
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Last updated: July 15, 2019
First submittedMarch 7, 2012
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Clue
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Famous painter named Frida
Frida Kahlo
Frida's husband - he painted murals
Diego Rivera
Star of "Frida", the movie
Salma Hayek
World's richest person, 2010-2013
Carlos Slim
Priest who led Mexico to
independence
Miguel Hidalgo
One name singer, killed in 1995
Selena
"Oye Como Va" guitarist
Carlos Santana
Revolutionary whose followers
were called Zapatistas
Emiliano Zapata
Fought for the rights of
U.S. farm workers
César Chávez
Mexican general who raided
the U.S. in 1916
Pancho Villa
Clue
Answer
Former New York Jets quarterback
Mark Sanchez
Aztec emperor killed in 1520
Moctezuma II
"Saved by the Bell" star
Mario Lopez
President of Mexico, 2000-2006
Vicente Fox
President of Mexico, 2012-2018
Enrique Peña Nieto
President of Mexico, 2018-
Andrés Manuel
López Obrador
Star of "Stand and Deliver" and
"Battlestar Galactica"
Edward James
Olmos
Star of "Motorcycle Diaries" and
"Y tu mamá también"
Gael García Bernal
Chong's partner
Cheech Marin
"Pan's Labyrinth" director, no
relation to actor Benicio
Guillermo del Toro
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Level 54
May 5, 2013
Wow, only knew 2 mexicans!
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Level 21
May 8, 2013
I got 3/20, but I couldn't remember some of the others.
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Level 82
Nov 7, 2014
Not a single Rodriquez.
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Level 78
Feb 9, 2019
Now Mexico has a new president.
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Level 57
Jul 6, 2019
this needs an update! Carlos Slim isn't the richest person in the world anymore, and the Nieto isn't the president of Mexico anymore
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2019
Several things to say

  • The former president (2012-18) is also known for his initials. They should count as answers too.
  • That same president, the current (as of 2019), and the "Y tu mamá también" actor are known by their two surnames (remember: Spanish naming customs include giving the baby both the father's and the mother's surnames). In other words, what you might consider their middle names, are actually their first surnames, and so, they should be the "just his surname" answer.
  • I hope this isn't the only Famous Mexicans quiz in the future. Otherwise, it would be horrible to have so many better options dismissed in favor of the Buttfumble himself.
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Level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Made the type-in changes you suggested.
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2019
Thanks, Quizmaster!
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Level 63
Jul 15, 2019
Please accept only the first and last name of the star of "Y tu mama también" No one knows his second last name P. I am Mexican and I only got 13/20. I think this quiz will be answer better by a Mexican-American person.
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Level 83
Jul 15, 2019
I would never have gotten "Del Toro" if it hadn't been for the Benicio part of the clue.
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Level 83
Jul 15, 2019
Also weird -- as of now, 91% got Frida Kahlo but only 45% got her husband, Diego Rivera.
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2019
Which is trully sad, considering who was the better artist...
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Level 69
Jul 16, 2019
Agreed, Rivera is one of my favorites. But, Kahlo's estate is better at merchandising. I actually saw Frida Kahlo-branded lip gloss at Walgreen's pharmacy. I get that she was a style icon but you wonder how she would have felt about that.
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Level 84
Jul 17, 2019
For Frida's husband, my hands went faster than my brain and I typed in the second part of the name of the island in the Indian Ocean. That was a surprising correct answer.
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2019
What? No Santa Anna?
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Level 78
Jul 23, 2019
Surprised Alfonso Cuaron wasn't on here. (He has more Oscars than Del Toro, if that means anything.)
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2019
Was going to yell that Danny Trejo was not on this list but then I saw that he was actually born in California.
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Level 22
Jun 10, 2020
No Santa Anna?
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Level 74
Jun 13, 2020
only got Zapata from Ocean's 13
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Level 45
Oct 27, 2020
i got 1