04.Kate del Castillo – $49m
Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkeit ðel kasˈtiʝo neˈɣɾete ˈtɾiʝo]; born October 23, 1972) is a Mexican actress. At the age of 20, del Castillo became known for her lead role in the telenovela Muchachitas for Televisa in 1991. Afterwards, she continued her career in film and television in Latin America. In 2011, del Castillo earned recognition in the United States for playing the lead role in La Reina del Sur. Subsequently, del Castillo has worked in several American TV series and had supporting roles in Hollywood feature films.
She made her acting debut in 1978 when she took part in a film called The Last Escape. She became well known in 1991 when she starred as Leticia in Muchachitas, a telenovela airing in several Latin American countries. In 1995 she appeared in the music video “Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Día” by Ricky Martin.
In 2002 and 2003, she embarked on an international tour alongside Argentine actor Saul Lisazo with the play Cartas de Amor (Love Letters). In November 2007, she was named one of the “Stars of the Year” and in 2011 one of the “25 most influential women” and “50 most beautiful” by People en Español magazine. In 2006, Del Castillo starred in the film Bordertown, which became her first role in Hollywood. In 2009, del Castillo was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights and the following year she helped launch the Blue Heart Campaign in order to raise awareness and fight human trafficking. In 2011, she starred as Teresa “La Mexicana” Mendoza in La reina del sur, a role that skyrocketed her fame across Latin America. del Castillo continued her collaboration with Telemundo in 2015, starring in Duenos del Paraiso. She later starred in the film Colosio: El asesinato, which centers around the assassination of the Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio. Del Castillo has also appeared in advertising campaigns for L’Oréal and Ford.
In November 20, 2015 she launched a new brand of tequila named Honor del Castillo in association with the Vivanco Family. She serves as the spokesperson for the brand.