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Famous People From Chile

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List of famous people from Chile, 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 Chile, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Chile 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 Chile, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List features people like Gert Weil, Simona Castro Lazo and more!

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Chile?" or "Which celebrities were born in Chile?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Nicole "Snooki"... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 31

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nicole Elizabeth LaValle (née Polizzi; born November 23, 1987), best known by her nickname "Snooki", is an American reality television personality, television host, author, ...more

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 90

Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a ...more

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Carlos Prats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 59 (1915-1974)

Birthplace: Talcahuano, Chile

General Carlos Prats González (Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈpɾats]; February 24, 1915 – September 30, 1974) was a Chilean Army officer and politician. He served as a minister in Salvador Allende's ...more
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Víctor Jara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 41 (1932-1973)

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Chile, South America, Lonquén

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈβiktoɾ ˈliðjo ˈxaɾa maɾˈtines]; 28 September 1932 – 16 September 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theater director, poet, ...more

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Jaime Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 45 (1946-1991)

Birthplace: Chile

Jaime Jorge Guzmán Errázuriz (June 28, 1946 – April 1, 1991) was a Chilean lawyer and senator, member and doctrinal founder of the conservative Independent Democrat Union party. In ...more
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Salvador Allende is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 65 (1908-1973)

Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (US: , UK: , American Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ɣiˈʝeɾmo aˈʝende ˈɣosens]; 26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean democratic socialist politician and ...more
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Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 49

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Horacio Sanz (born June 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Horatio Sanz, is a Chilean-born American actor and comedian. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006.

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Raquel Calderón A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 28

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Raquel Calderón Argandoña (born February 14, 1991), better known as Kel Calderón, is a Chilean actress, singer and lawyer. She became known at a very early age for being a ...more
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María Eugenia Lar... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 45

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

María Eugenia Larraín Calderón (born October 16, 1973, in Santiago), known as Kenita (or Quenita) Larraín, is a Chilean model and socialite. Larraín is the ...more
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Don Francisco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 79

Birthplace: Talca, Chile

Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld (born December 28, 1940), better known by his stage name as Don Francisco (pronounced [doɱ fɾanˈsisko]), is a Chilean-German television host, and a popular ...more
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Tom Araya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 57

Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile

Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz (Spanish pronunciation: [tom aɾaʝa]; born June 6, 1961) is a Chilean-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and bassist of the American thrash ...more

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Luis Carrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Chile
Luis Carrera Dec. at 27 (1791-1818)

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Colonel Luis Florentino Juan Manuel Silvestre de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo (1791 – April 8, 1818) was a Chilean military officer who fought in the Chilean War of Independence. Together ...more
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Raúl Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

Birthplace: Puerto Montt, Chile

Raúl Ruiz or Raul Ruiz may refer to: Raúl Ruiz (director) (1941–2011), Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz (journalist), American journalist and Chicano activist Raul Ruiz (politician) ...more
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Angélica Castro ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 47

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Angelica Castro Gonzalez is a Chilean TV presenter, actress, model and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles California, United States.
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Patricio Aylwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 100

Birthplace: Viña del Mar, Chile

Patricio Aylwin Azócar (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisjo ˈelwin aˈsokaɾ] (listen); 26 November 1918 – 19 April 2016) was a Chilean politician from the Christian Democratic Party, lawyer, ...more
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Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 52

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas and Elias Figueroa he is regarded as ...more
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Beto Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 48

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Luis Alberto Cuevas Olmedo (born September 12, 1967), better known as Beto Cuevas (pronounced [ˈbeto ˈkweβas]), is a Chilean-Canadian singer, plastic artist, painter, and actor. He is the lead ...more
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Alicia Scherson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 45

Birthplace: Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Province, Chile, DVD Region 4, Chile, + more

Alicia Scherson is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, actress and film editor.
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Alejandro Sieveking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 84

Birthplace: Rengo, Chile

Alejandro Sieveking (born September 7, 1934) is a Chilean playwright, theatre director and actor.
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Francisco Varela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 55 (1946-2001)

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Francisco Javier Varela García (September 7, 1946 – May 28, 2001) was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his mentor Humberto Maturana, is best known ...more
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Joaquin Cociña is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 38

Birthplace: Concepción, Chile

Joaquin Cociña is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, film score composer and production designer.
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Constanza Lopehand&iacut... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Chile
Age: 41

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Constanza Lopehandía Meza is a costume designer, production designer, film set decorator and film art director.
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Roberto Matta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Chile
Dec. at 91 (1911-2002)

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto ˈmata]; November 11, 1911 – November 23, 2002), better known as Roberto Matta, was one of Chile's best-known ...more
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Ricardo Villalobos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Chile
Ricardo Villalobos Age: 48

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Ricardo Villalobos (born 6 August 1970) is a Chilean-born German electronic music producer and DJ. He is well known for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres, and is one of the ...more
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Humberto Gatica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Chile

Birthplace: Chile

Humberto Gatica is a Chilean-born American record producer, music mixer, audio engineer and a long-time collaborator with producer David Foster. He is a 16-time Grammy Award Winner.