The Mexican-American film star Kate Del Castillo is an award-winning actress who has gained great recognition through her numerous appearances in Mexican and American films. The amazing actress began her acting career in 1978 and has starred in dozens of films and television series. She is best known for her appearances in the telenovela series called La Reina del Sur as well as in Muchachitas and Duenos del Paraiso, to name a few.
Surprisingly, Kate has received several awards on her behalf; she was listed as one of the 50 most beautiful women by People en Espanol magazine. In 2009, she was also named representative of the Mexican Human Rights Commission. Below you can read more about her biography, family life, celebrity facts, and awards.
Kate Del Castillo’s Biography
The actress was born as Kate Del Castillo Negrete Trillo on October 23, 1972, in the city of Mexico. Kate was born as the daughter of Kate Trillo and her husband Eric del Castillo, who was an experienced actor known in Mexican cinema and soap operas. The amazing actress developed an interest in show business at a very young age, which led her to participate in several shows and theater performances during high school. She has dual citizenship in Mexico and America, while she belongs to the white ethnic group.
Kate’s career began as early as 1978 when she appeared in the film The Last Escape. She gained great popularity in 1991 after her role in the telenovela series Muchachitas. The series was broadcast in several Latin American countries, and she also appeared in other series of the Telemundo network such as La Reina del Sur and the series Dueños del Paraíso.
Castillo did not limit herself to playing; she also appeared in music videos like Nieve de Día, Fuego de Noche, by Ricky Martin in 1995. The Argentinean actor Saul Lisazo undertook an international tour with Kate in 2002 and 2003 with the play Cartas de Amor (Love Letters). The actress has received several awards, including Star of the Year in November 2007, and made it to the list of the 25 most influential women in 2011. The beautiful actress has also been recognized by People en Español magazine, a Spanish-language American magazine published by Meredith Corporation. The magazine began in 1996 as the Spanish-language edition of People magazine.
In 2006, Kate was internationally recognized when she appeared in a Hollywood movie called Bordertown. In 2009 she was elected Ambassador of the Mexican Human Rights Commission. In 2010, she proved herself worthy of this office when she helped launch the Blue Heart Campaign to raise awareness and combat human trafficking. In collaboration with the Vivanco family, Kate launched a new tequila brand called Honor del Castillo on November 20, 2015.
Kate has also participated in several advertising campaigns for L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics company, and Ford, the American multinational automobile company.
Kate del Castillo’s Family Life
Kate del Castillo was born as the daughter of the Mexican parents Eric del Castillo and his wife Kate Trillo. Meanwhile, she is not the only daughter of her parents; she has two other siblings, Verónica del Castillo, who is a journalist, and a half-brother named Ponciano del Castillo.
While the amazing actress has been successful in her career, she also has an interesting love life. She has been married twice and also divorced twice. Her first marriage was with a Mexican soccer player named Luis Garcia. The couple married in 2001 after a short relationship and three years of a successful marriage and went separate ways. In 2009 she then married a Mexican actor named Aaron Diaz. After their wedding, their relationship did not last long before she drowned in mud. Two years later, in 2011, they went their separate ways. Her divorce proceedings were completed in 2012.
Kate del Castillo was also romantically involved with other famous stars, including Emilio Azcarraga Jean and Sean Penn as well as Demian Bichir and Ari Telch. Apparently, Kate did not make it to the altar for the third time. Currently, she is concentrating on reaching the peak of her career.
Celebrity Facts and Awards
The Mexican-American actress has been so wonderful since the beginning of her career, and she has received several awards on her behalf. In 1995 she won the award for the best young actress for her impressive performance in Imperio de Cristal. Kate also received the 2006 Best Actress Award for her excellent work on American visas. In 2008 she was awarded the prize for best actress for her work in La Reina del Sur, among others.
The film star has acted alongside Hollywood celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, James Brolin, Idris Elba, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chace Crawford, and Beau Bridges. Kate was involved in a minor controversy surrounding the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as El Chapo. Since 2016, the actress has not returned to her home country Mexico; this is due to a court order that provides for the arrest and interrogation of the actress in connection with El Chapo.