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Famous People From Argentina

Updated June 8, 2017 50.6k views997 items

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

    Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist...  more

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    #845 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#165 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

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    Luisana Loreley Lopilato (Spanish pronunciation: [lwiˈsana lopiˈlato]; born 18 May 1987) is an...  more
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    Eva Perón

    Dec. at 33 (1919-1952)
    María Eva Duarte de Perón (UK: , US: , Spanish: [maˈɾi.a ˈeβa ˈðwaɾte ðe peˈɾon]; 7 May 1919 –...  more

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    #1186 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#99 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

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    Fernando Lamas

    Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)
    Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos (January 9, 1916 – October 8, 1982) was an...  more
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    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; 17 May 1971) is an...  more
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    Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gasˈpaɾ noˈe]; French: [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an...  more

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    #156 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#73 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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    Manuel Puig

    Dec. at 58 (1932-1990)
    Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne (December 28, 1932 – July 22, 1990), commonly called Manuel Puig,...  more

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    #127 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time#41 of 250 The Best Gay Authors

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    Juan Manuel Fangio

    Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)
    Juan Manuel Fangio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfanχjo], Italian pronunciation: [ˈfandʒo]; 24...  more
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    Jorge Rafael Videla

    Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)
    Jorge Rafael Videla (; Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe rafaˈel biˈðela]; August 2, 1925 – May 17, 2013) was a...  more
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    Leopoldo Galtieri

    Dec. at 77 (1926-2003)
    Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo foɾtuˈnato ɣalˈtjeɾi...  more
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    José Froilán González

    Dec. at 91 (1922-2013)
    José Froilán González (October 5, 1922 – June 15, 2013) was an Argentine racing driver,...  more
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    Carybé

    Dec. at 86 (1911-1997)
    Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé (Lanús, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, 7 February...  more
  • 13
    Emilia Attias (born March 20, 1987) is an Argentine actress of theater, film and television,...  more
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    Fernando Siro

    Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)
    Fernando Siro (October 5, 1931 – September 4, 2006) was an Argentine film actor, film director...  more
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    Francisco Moreno

    Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)
    Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852 – November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and...  more
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    Oscar Viale

    Dec. at 0 (1994-1994)
    Oscar Viale was a screenwriter and actor....  more
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    Bernardo Houssay

    Dec. at 84 (1887-1971)
    Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist...  more
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    Roque Sáenz Peña

    Dec. at 63 (1851-1914)
    Roque Sáenz Peña Lahitte (March 19, 1851 – August 9, 1914) was the sixteenth President of...  more
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    Tom Harrisson

    Dec. at 65 (1911-1976)
    Major Tom Harnett Harrisson, DSO OBE (26 September 1911 – 16 January 1976) was a British...  more
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    Tomás Eloy Martínez

    Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)
    Tomás Eloy Martínez (July 16, 1934 – January 31, 2010) was an Argentine journalist and writer....  more
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    Alberto Olmedo

    Dec. at 55 (1933-1988)
    Alberto Olmedo (August 24, 1933 – March 5, 1988) was an Argentine comedian and actor,...  more
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    Néstor Kirchner

    Dec. at 60 (1950-2010)
    Néstor Carlos Kirchner Jr. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ˈkaɾlos ˈkiɾʃneɾ]; 25 February...  more
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    Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is an Argentine-Chilean-American novelist,...  more
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    Luis Sandrini

    Dec. at 75 (1905-1980)
    Luis Sandrini (22 February 1905 – 5 July 1980) was a prolific Argentine comic film actor and...  more
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    Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear

    Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)
    Máximo Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear Pacheco (October 4, 1868 – March 23, 1942), better known as...  more