This chapter provides an alternative critical framework to the scholarly tendency to study Mexican female stars in terms of their crossover appeal – in particular, their ability to succeed in the U.S. 1 The Hollywood-centric approach obfuscates the majority of female performers who circulate within Mexico and Latin America. While the lack of critical attention within U.S. and U.K. academies about the composition and circulation of Mexican female stars within their own national and regional contexts is notable, it is also unsurprising due to Eurocentric and Hollywood-centric research focuses. Within the Mexican academy, star studies often take on biographic qualities, but lack criticism and/or critical theory.