Most Searched Mexican Celebrities: A Star-Studded Fiesta

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In the vibrant tapestry of Mexico’s entertainment world, stars sparkle and capture the hearts of millions. To compile the most authoritative list of Mexican celebrities, ApuestaMéxico, which has the best information about Mexican sports betting, looked at the digital realm.

We found search data from the last 12 months to determine the 10 most searched celebrities on Google. Our analysts focused on actors, singer-songwriters, TV personalities, comedians, dancers and social media influencers whose formative years were spent in Mexico (for at least a decade). These are Mexico’s most famous people, according to the people searching for them online.

Salma Hayek: The Silver Screen Sensation

Hometown: Coatzacoalcos | Searched 1.5 million times in the past year

Salma Hayek sizzled her way into Hollywood with her breakout role in Frida, earning an Academy Award nomination in the process. She remains relevant today as an advocate for diversity, with her undeniable charm gracing both the big screen and a range of social causes. Playing herself in the latest season of Black Mirror will not harm her cultural capital either.

Luis Miguel: Singer & Composer Extraordinaire

Hometown: Mexico City | Searched 850,000 times in the past year

Known as the “Sun of Mexico,” Luis Miguel is considered one of Latin America's most successful singers and composers. In 2018, his life story was brought to the screen in a self-titled television series Luis Miguel, which – in its final season – chronicled his romantic relationship with famous American singer Mariah Carey. Winner of several Latin Grammys, Luis Miguel has surpassed 5 billion downloads of his songs on Spotify.

Guillermo del Toro: The Visionary Filmmaker

Hometown: Guadalajara | Searched 728,000 times in the past year

Guillermo del Toro’s visionary filmmaking has earned him global acclaim. His artistic genius continues to shine, captivating audiences with spellbinding works like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, which won him multiple Academy Awards. His imaginative creations continue to enchant audiences, solidifying his place as a cinematic maestro and Hollywood royalty.

Maite Perroni: The Actress and Songstress

Hometown: Mexico City | Searched 509,000 times in the past year 

Maite Perroni captivated audiences with her acting skills and beautiful voice. Her crossover success in acting and singing keeps her in the spotlight, from performances in telenovelas like Rebelde, which catapulted her to stardom, to later wowing the music scene with her melodious voice. Today, Maite’s double-barrelled success and magnetic presence enthrall fans across screens and stages.

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Diego Luna: The Charismatic Actor

Hometown: Toluca | Searched 500,000 times in the past year

Diego Luna’s charm and versatility have made him a darling of the silver screen. Since he won hearts in films like 2001’s Y Tu Mamá También, Luna has become a prominent advocate for social causes, using his fame to make a positive impact. His relevance as an actor and activist continues to shine brightly.

Thalia: The Queen of Latin Pop

Hometown: Mexico City | Searched 458,000 times in the past year 

Thalia, the enchanting singer and actress, has thrilled audiences for decades. Her musical skill and timeless appeal have earned her the illustrious title of Queen of Latin Pop as she has seduced generations old and new.

Eugenio Derbez: The Comedy Maestro

Hometown: Mexico City | Searched 384,000 times in the past year 

Eugenio Derbez’s comedic brilliance has brought laughter to millions. His unique style and global recognition cement his place among Mexico’s top talents. He has tickled funny bones with iconic characters and hilarious sketches for many years and he has earned the right to be considered Mexico’s comedy king. He remains a top-tier talent in the entertainment world.

Danna Paola: The Rising Star

Hometown: Mexico City | Searched 330,000 times in the past year

Danna Paola’s meteoric rise as a singer and actress has been nothing short of remarkable. It began with Mexican telenovelas, but she soon transitioned into a music sensation. Her youthful energy, dynamic talent and chart-topping hits keep her firmly in the spotlight.

Carlos Santana: The Guitar Legend

Hometown: Jalisco | Searched 235,000 times in the past year 

Carlos Santana’s legendary guitar playing has made him an international star. His soulful music transcends borders, captivating listeners worldwide and creating timeless rock classics. His serpentine melodies and electrifying performances — including at Woodstock in 1969 — make him a truly iconic figure.

Paulina Rubio: The Pop Diva

Hometown: Mexico City | Searched 174,000 times in the past year

Pop sensation Paulina Rubio has been a musical force for decades. Her infectious energy, chart-topping hits and vivacious persona have kept her in the hearts of fans, proving that she’s a never-to-be-forgotten great of Mexican music.

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The celebrities who make up this list stand out for their long and successful professional careers. Interestingly, the “King of Ranchera Music,” Vicente Fernández — who is not our list because he died in 2021 — occupies fourth place among the most searched Mexicans on Google in 2023, demonstrating the endurance of his iconic fame.

On the other end of the spectrum is another Mexican with a career on the rise. Damián García, a cinematographer who was nominated for an Emmy in 2023, is a likely candidate to join next year’s top 10.

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Sam Davies is a freelance journalist who writes about music, film, sport, fashion and culture. His writing has been published by the BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, Conde Nast, Rolling Stone, Vice, Dazed and many more.