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List of famous people from Argentina, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Argentina, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Argentina you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Argentina, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list includes Jorge Schvarzer, Pablo Helman and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Argentina?" or "Which celebrities were born in Argentina?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Che Guevara Died at 39 (1928-1967) - Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major ...more

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Luisana Lopilato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Luisana Lopilato age 29 - Luisana Lopilato is an Argentine actress, model and singer. She has appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Alma Pirata, Casados con Hijos and Atracción x4. She is a ...more

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Eva Perón is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Eva Perón Died at 33 (1919-1952) - María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually ...more

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Fernando Lamas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Fernando Lamas Died at 67 (1915-1982) - Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos was an Argentine-born actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.

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Queen Máxima of the Netherland... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands age 44 - Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is the wife of King Willem-Alexander. On 30 April 2013, she became the first Dutch queen consort since 1890.

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Gaspar Noé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Gaspar Noé age 52 - Gaspar Noé is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. He is the son of Argentinian painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé. Noé graduated from Louis ...more

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Manuel Puig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Manuel Puig Died at 58 (1932-1990) - Manuel Puig was an Argentine author. Among his best known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth, Boquitas pintadas, and El beso de la mujer araña, which was made into a film by ...more

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Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Juan Manuel Fangio Died at 84 (1911-1995) - Juan Manuel Fangio, nicknamed El Chueco or El Maestro, was a racing car driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing, winning the World Drivers' Championship five ...more

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Jorge Rafael Videla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Jorge Rafael Videla Died at 88 (1925-2013) - Jorge Rafael Videla was a senior commander in the Argentine Army and dictator of Argentina from 1976 to 1981. He came to power in a coup d'état that deposed Isabel Martínez de ...more

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Leopoldo Galtieri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Leopoldo Galtieri Died at 77 (1926-2003) - Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli was an Argentine general and President of Argentina from 22 December 1981 to 18 June 1982, during the last military dictatorship. The death squad, ...more

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José Froilán González is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Argentina
José Froilán González Died at 91 (1922-2013) - José Froilán González was an Argentine racing driver, particularly notable for scoring Ferrari's first win in a Formula One World Championship race at the 1951 British Grand ...more

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Carybé is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Carybé Died at 86 (1911-1997) - Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé was a painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, potter, sculptor, mural painter, researcher, historian and journalist. He ...more

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Emilia Attías is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Emilia Attías age 28 - María Emilia Attías Pompei is an Argentine actress, dancer, model and TV host.

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Fernando Siro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Fernando Siro Died at 75 (1931-2006) - Fernando Siro was an Argentine film actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Francisco Moreno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Francisco Moreno Died at 67 (1852-1919) - Francisco Pascasio Moreno was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno. Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential ...more

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Oscar Viale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Oscar Viale Died at 0 (1994-1994) - Oscar Viale was a screenwriter and actor.

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Bernardo Houssay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Bernardo Houssay Died at 84 (1887-1971) - Bernardo Alberto Houssay was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, received one half Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in ...more

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Roque Sáenz Peña is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Roque Sáenz Peña Died at 63 (1851-1914) - Roque Sáenz Peña Lahitte was President of Argentina from 12 October 1910 to 9 August 1914, when he died in office. He was the son of former President Luis Sáenz Peña. ...more

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Tom Harrisson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Tom Harrisson Died at 65 (1911-1976) - Major Tom Harnett Harrisson DSO OBE was a British polymath. In the course of his life he was an ornithologist, explorer, journalist, broadcaster, soldier, guerrilla, ethnologist, museum curator, ...more

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Tomás Eloy Martínez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Tomás Eloy Martínez Died at 76 (1934-2010) - Tomás Eloy Martínez was an Argentine journalist and writer.

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Alberto Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Alberto Olmedo Died at 55 (1933-1988) - Alberto Olmedo was an Argentine comedian and actor. Olmedo was born in the city of Rosario. In his teens, he was a gifted gymnast and an aspiring actor, who tried his luck with several amateur ...more

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Néstor Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Néstor Kirchner Died at 60 (1950-2010) - Néstor Carlos Kirchner was an Argentine politician who served as President of Argentina from 25 May 2003 until 10 December 2007. Previously, he was Governor of Santa Cruz Province since ...more

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Ariel Dorfman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Ariel Dorfman age 74 - Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman is an Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has been a professor of ...more

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Luis Sandrini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Luis Sandrini Died at 75 (1905-1980) - Luis Sandrini was a prolific Argentine comic film actor and film producer. He has made over 80 appearances in film between 1933 and 1980. His wife was actress Malvina Pastorino and he is the ...more

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Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear Died at 74 (1868-1942) - Máximo Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear Pacheco, better known as Marcelo T. de Alvear was an Argentine politician and President of Argentina October 12, 1922 to October 12, 1928.

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Andrés Cantor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Andrés Cantor age 54 - Andrés Cantor is a Argentine-born Spanish-language sportscaster in the United States. Cantor primarily provides Spanish-language commentary of soccer matches, though he covers other ...more

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Edgardo Donato is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Edgardo Donato Died at 66 (1897-1963) - Edgardo Donato was a tango composer and orchestra leader, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, raised from a young age and musically trained in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Norberto Díaz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Norberto Díaz Died at 58 (1952-2010) - Norberto Osvaldo Díaz was an actor.

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William Henry Hudson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Argentina
William Henry Hudson Died at 81 (1841-1922) - William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist.

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Juan Carlos Castagnino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Juan Carlos Castagnino Died at 64 (1908-1972) - Juan Carlos Castagnino was an Argentine painter, architect, muralist and sketch artist. Born in the rural village of Camet, near the city of Mar del Plata, he studied in the Escuela de Bellas ...more

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Agustín Pedro Justo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Agustín Pedro Justo Died at 67 (1876-1943) - Agustín Pedro Justo Rolón was President of Argentina from February 20, 1932, to February 20, 1938. He was a military officer, diplomat, and politician, and was president during the ...more

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Ulises Dumont is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Ulises Dumont Died at 71 (1937-2008) - Ulises Dumont was a prolific Argentine film actor, credited with over 80 appearances in film and countless others in theatre and television from 1964 until his death in 2008.

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Hipólito Yrigoyen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Hipólito Yrigoyen Died at 81 (1852-1933) - Juan Hipólito del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Irigoyen Alem was a two-time President of Argentina. His activism became the prime impetus behind the obtainment of universal ...more

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Vicente López y Planes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Vicente López y Planes Died at 71 (1785-1856) - Alejandro Vicente López y Planes was an Argentine writer and politician who acted as interim President of Argentina from July 7, 1827 to August 18, 1827. He also wrote the lyrics of the ...more

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Ramón Gómez Cornet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Ramón Gómez Cornet Died at 66 (1898-1964) - Ramón Gómez Cornet was an Argentine painter. He was one of the forerunners of the modern Argentine painting.

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Olga Ferri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Olga Ferri Died at 84 (1928-2012) - Olga Ferri was an Argentine choreographer and ballet dancer.

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Leandro N. Alem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Leandro N. Alem Died at 55 (1841-1896) - Leandro Nicéforo Alem was an Argentine politician, born in Buenos Aires, a founder and leader of the Radical Civic Union. He was also an active Freemason. Alem was the uncle and political ...more

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Florentino Ameghino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Florentino Ameghino Died at 57 (1854-1911) - Florentino Ameghino was an Argentine naturalist, paleontologist, anthropologist and zoologist, whose fossil discoveries on the Argentine Pampas, especially on Patagonia, rank with those made in ...more

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A.D. Calvo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Argentina
A.D. Calvo age 49 - Alejandro Daniel Calvo is an Argentine-born producer, writer, and director.

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Juan Martín Maldacena is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Juan Martín Maldacena age 48 - Juan Martín Maldacena is a theoretical physicist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his many discoveries, the most famous one is the most reliable realization of the holographic ...more

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José Cibrián is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Argentina
José Cibrián Died at 86 (1916-2002) - José Cibrián, nicknamed Pepe, was an Argentine actor. Born in Buenos Aires, where he also died, he has an extensive filmography, including well-received movies such as ...more

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Juan Carlos Altavista is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Juan Carlos Altavista Died at 60 (1929-1989) - Juan Carlos Altavista was an Argentine actor and comedian.

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Carlos Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Carlos Lacoste Died at 75 (1929-2004) - Carlos Alberto Lacoste was an Argentine navy vice-admiral and politician who briefly served as interim President of Argentina.

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Ástor Piazzolla is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Ástor Piazzolla Died at 71 (1921-1992) - Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, ...more

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Armando Bó is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Armando Bó Died at 67 (1914-1981) - Armando Bó was an Argentine film actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and score composer of the classic era. He was known for his sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s, ...more

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Leopoldo Torres Ríos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Leopoldo Torres Ríos Died at 61 (1899-1960) - Leopoldo Torres Ríos was an Argentine film director and screenwriter. His brother Carlos Torres Ríos was a notable cinematographer. His son was the film director and screenwriter ...more

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Julia Solomonoff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Julia Solomonoff age 47 - Julia Solomonoff is an Argentine film actor, producer, film and television director, and screenplay writer. She works in the cinema of Argentina.

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Moria Casán is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Moria Casán age 69 - Ana María Casanova, known by her stage name Moria Casán, is an Argentine actress, television host, producer, media personality and supervedette. Casán is one of the most ...more

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Gato Barbieri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Gato Barbieri age 84 - Leandro Barbieri, known as Gato Barbieri, is an Argentinean jazz tenor saxophonist and composer who rose to fame during the free jazz movement in the 1960s and is known for his Latin jazz ...more

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Alejandro Korn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Alejandro Korn Died at 76 (1860-1936) - Alejandro Korn was an Argentine physician, psychiatrist, philosopher, reformist and politician. For eighteen years, he was the director of the psychiaty hospital in Melchor Romero, named as the ...more