Mayes C. Rubeo

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Mayes C. Rubeo
Mayes Rubeo interviewed by Dulce Osuna in 2017
Mayes Castillero

1962 (age 61–62)
Mexico City, Mexico
Other namesMayes Rubeo
Mayes Castillero de Rubeo
UCLA Extension
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Bruno Rubeo
(m. 19??; his death 2011)

Mayes Castillero Rubeo (born 1962) is a Mexican costume designer. She is known for her work on the films Apocalypto (2006), Avatar (2009), John Carter (2012), World War Z (2013), Warcraft (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Jojo Rabbit (2019), the lattermost of which earned her Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations.

Life and career[edit]

Rubeo was born Mayes Castillero in Mexico City, in 1962. She studied in Guadalajara Higschool José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández. She moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in the 1980s, where she attended Los Angeles Trade Tech. After graduating, she moved to Italy to work with Italian Costume Designer Enrico Sabbatini. To this day, Rubeo maintains a workshop in Italy.[1]

She got her start in Hollywood working as a costume designer In 2006, she was engaged as a costume designer for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. Three years later she worked with James Cameron on Avatar, for which she was nominated for the Costume Designers Guild Award in the Excellence in Fantasy Film category.

Rubeo received Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations for best costume design in Jojo Rabbit.[2]

She received the Artistry in Filmmaking Award at the 2021 Coronado Island Film Festival.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mayes Rubeo was married to the Italian production designer Bruno Rubeo until his death in 2011. Their son is an art director.[4]



  1. ^ "Mayes C. Rubeo, from Mexico to Hollywood", MexicoNewsNetwork, 21 January 2016, retrieved 17 July 2017
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (28 January 2020). "Costume Designers Guild Awards: 'Jojo Rabbit', 'Knives Out' & 'Maleficent 2' Take Film Prizes – Winners List". Deadline. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. ^ "CIFF Announces Programming Highlights For 2021 Film Festival". Coronado Eagle & Journal | Coronado News | Coronado Island News. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
  4. ^ "Production Designer Bruno Rubeo Dies at 65", The Hollywood Reporter, 14 November 2011, retrieved 17 July 2017

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