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Famous People From Argentina

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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.
  • Che Guevara1

    Che Guevara

    Dec. at 39 (1928-1967)

    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina

    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist...  more

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    #773 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#165 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

  • Luisana Lopilato2

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Luisana Loreley Lopilato (Spanish pronunciation: [lwiˈsana lopiˈlato]; born 18 May 1987) is an...  more
  • Eva Perón3

    Eva Perón

    Age: Died at 33 (1919-1952)

    BirthplaceLos Toldos, Argentina

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

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    #1175 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#40 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

  • Fernando Lamas4

    Fernando Lamas

    Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Fernando Álvaro Lamas y de Santos (January 9, 1916 – October 8, 1982) was an...  more
  • Queen Máxima of the Netherlands5

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; 17 May 1971) is an...  more
  • Gaspar Noé6

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Gaspar Noé (Spanish: [gasˈpaɾ noˈe]; French: [ɡas.paʁ nɔ.e]; born December 27, 1963) is an...  more

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    #157 of 249 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#113 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

  • Manuel Puig7

    Manuel Puig

    Dec. at 58 (1932-1990)

    BirthplaceGeneral Villegas, DVD Region 4, South America, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

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

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    #40 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#129 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time

  • Juan Manuel Fangio8

    Juan Manuel Fangio

    Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)
    Juan Manuel Fangio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfanχjo], Italian pronunciation: [ˈfandʒo]; 24...  more
  • Jorge Rafael Videla9

    Jorge Rafael Videla

    Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplaceMercedes, Argentina

    Jorge Rafael Videla (; Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe rafaˈel biˈðela]; August 2, 1925 – May 17, 2013) was a...  more
  • Leopoldo Galtieri10

    Leopoldo Galtieri

    Dec. at 77 (1926-2003)

    BirthplaceCaseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri Castelli (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈpoldo foɾtuˈnato ɣalˈtjeɾi...  more
  • José Froilán González11

    José Froilán González

    Dec. at 91 (1922-2013)

    BirthplaceArrecifes, Argentina

    José Froilán González (October 5, 1922 – June 15, 2013) was an Argentine racing driver,...  more
  • Carybé12


    Dec. at 86 (1911-1997)

    BirthplaceLanús, Argentina

    Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé (Lanús, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, 7 February...  more
  • Emilia Attías13

    BirthplaceBelgrano, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Emilia Attias (born March 20, 1987) is an Argentine actress of theater, film and television,...  more
  • Fernando Siro14

    Fernando Siro

    Age: Died at 75 (1931-2006)

    BirthplaceVilla Ballester, Argentina

    Fernando Siro (October 5, 1931 – September 4, 2006) was an Argentine film actor, film director...  more
  • Francisco Moreno15

    Francisco Moreno

    Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852 – November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and...  more
  • Oscar Viale16

    Oscar Viale

    Dec. at 0 (1994-1994)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Oscar Viale was a screenwriter and actor....  more
  • Bernardo Houssay17

    Bernardo Houssay

    Dec. at 84 (1887-1971)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist...  more
  • Roque Sáenz Peña18

    Roque Sáenz Peña

    Dec. at 63 (1851-1914)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Roque Sáenz Peña Lahitte (March 19, 1851 – August 9, 1914) was the sixteenth President of...  more
  • 19

    Tom Harrisson

    Dec. at 65 (1911-1976)


    Major Tom Harnett Harrisson, DSO OBE (26 September 1911 – 16 January 1976) was a British...  more
  • Tomás Eloy Martínez20

    Tomás Eloy Martínez

    Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

    BirthplaceSan Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

    Tomás Eloy Martínez (July 16, 1934 – January 31, 2010) was an Argentine journalist and writer....  more
  • Alberto Olmedo21

    Alberto Olmedo

    Dec. at 55 (1933-1988)

    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina

    Alberto Olmedo (August 24, 1933 – March 5, 1988) was an Argentine comedian and actor,...  more
  • Néstor Kirchner22

    Néstor Kirchner

    Dec. at 60 (1950-2010)

    BirthplaceRío Gallegos, Argentina

    Néstor Carlos Kirchner Jr. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ ˈkaɾlos ˈkiɾʃneɾ]; 25 February...  more
  • Ariel Dorfman23

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman (born May 6, 1942) is an Argentine-Chilean-American novelist,...  more
  • Luis Sandrini24

    Luis Sandrini

    Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Luis Sandrini (22 February 1905 – 5 July 1980) was a prolific Argentine comic film actor and...  more
  • Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear25

    Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear

    Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

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