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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
Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

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
Age: 31

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luisana Loreley Lopilato (Spanish pronunciation: [lwiˈsana lopiˈlato]; born 18 May 1987) is an Argentine actress and model. She has appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, ...more
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Eva Perón is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: Died at 33 (1919-1952)

Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina

María Eva Duarte de Perón (UK: , US: , Spanish: [maˈɾi.a ˈeβa ˈðwaɾte ðe peˈɾon]; 7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón ...more

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Fernando Lamas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos (January 9, 1916 – October 8, 1982) was an Argentine-American actor and director, and the father of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
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Queen Máxima of t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: 47

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; 17 May 1971) is an Argentine-Dutch royal who is the wife of King Willem-Alexander. On 30 April 2013, she became ...more
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Gaspar Noé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: 55

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gasˈpaɾ noˈe]; French: [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an Argentine-French filmmaker. He is the son of Argentine painter, writer and intellectual Luis ...more

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Manuel Puig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 58 (1932-1990)

Birthplace: General Villegas, DVD Region 4, South America, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, + more

Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne (December 28, 1932 – July 22, 1990), commonly called Manuel Puig, was an Argentine author. Among his best-known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth ...more

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Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)
Juan Manuel Fangio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfanχjo], Italian pronunciation: [ˈfandʒo]; 24 June 1911 – 17 July 1995), nicknamed El Chueco ("the bowlegged one", also commonly translated ...more
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Jorge Rafael Videla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Mercedes, Argentina

Jorge Rafael Videla (; Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe rafaˈel biˈðela]; August 2, 1925 – May 17, 2013) was a senior commander in the Argentine Army and dictator of Argentina from 1976 to 1981. He came to ...more
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Leopoldo Galtieri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 77 (1926-2003)

Birthplace: Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo foɾtuˈnato ɣalˈtjeɾi kasˈteʎi]; 15 July 1926 – 12 January 2003) was an Argentine general and President of Argentina from ...more
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José Froilá... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 91 (1922-2013)

Birthplace: Arrecifes, Argentina

José Froilán González (October 5, 1922 – June 15, 2013) was an Argentine racing driver, particularly notable for scoring Ferrari's first win in a Formula One World ...more
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Carybé is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 86 (1911-1997)

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé (Lanús, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, 7 February 1911 – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2 October 1997) was a painter, ...more
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Emilia Attías is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: 31

Birthplace: Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Emilia Attias (born March 20, 1987) is an Argentine actress of theater, film and television, dancer and model.
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Fernando Siro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: Died at 75 (1931-2006)

Birthplace: Villa Ballester, Argentina

Fernando Siro (October 5, 1931 – September 4, 2006) 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
Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852 – November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno (perito means "specialist, ...more
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Oscar Viale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 0 (1994-1994)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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
Dec. at 84 (1887-1971)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, was a co-recipient of a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the ...more
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Roque Sáenz Pe&nt... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 63 (1851-1914)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Roque Sáenz Peña Lahitte (March 19, 1851 – August 9, 1914) was the sixteenth President of Argentina, serving from October 12, 1910 to his death in office on August 9, 1914. He was ...more
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Tom Harrisson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 65 (1911-1976)

Birthplace: Argentina

Major Tom Harnett Harrisson, DSO OBE (26 September 1911 – 16 January 1976) was a British polymath. In the course of his life he was an ornithologist, explorer, journalist, broadcaster, soldier, ...more
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Tomás Eloy Mart&i... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Tomás Eloy Martínez (July 16, 1934 – January 31, 2010) was an Argentine journalist and writer.
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Alberto Olmedo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 55 (1933-1988)

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Alberto Olmedo (August 24, 1933 – March 5, 1988) was an Argentine comedian and actor, popularly regarded as one of the most important comedians in the history of his country, for his outstanding ...more
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Néstor Kirchner ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 60 (1950-2010)

Birthplace: Río Gallegos, Argentina

Néstor Carlos Kirchner Jr. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ˈkaɾlos ˈkiɾʃneɾ]; 25 February 1950 – 27 October 2010) was an Argentine politician who served as President of Argentina from ...more
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Ariel Dorfman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: 76

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, + more

Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is an Argentine-Chilean-American novelist, playwright, essayist, academic, and human rights activist. A citizen of the United States since 2004, he has ...more
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Luis Sandrini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luis Sandrini (22 February 1905 – 5 July 1980) was a prolific Argentine comic film actor and film producer. Widely considered as one of the most respected and most acclaimed Argentine comedians ...more
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Marcelo Torcuato de Alve... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Argentina
Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Máximo Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear Pacheco (October 4, 1868 – March 23, 1942), better known as Marcelo T. de Alvear was an Argentine politician and President of Argentina October 12, 1922 ...more