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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 Polizzi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Chile
Nicole Polizzi age 29 - Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" LaValle is an American reality television personality and dancer who is best known for being a cast member of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore and currently ...more

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Chile
Alejandro Jodorowsky age 88 - Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult ...more

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Carlos Prats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Chile
Carlos Prats Died at 59 (1915-1974) - General Carlos Prats González was a Chilean Army officer, a political figure, minister and Vice President of Chile during President Salvador Allende's government, and commander-in-chief ...more

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Víctor Jara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Chile
Víctor Jara Died at 41 (1932-1973) - Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. A distinguished theatre director, he developed Chilean theatre ...more

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Jaime Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Chile
Jaime Guzmán Died at 45 (1946-1991) - Jaime Jorge Guzmán Errázuriz was a Chilean lawyer and senator, member and doctrinal founder of the conservative Independent Democrat Union party. In the 1960s he opposed the ...more

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Salvador Allende is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Chile
Salvador Allende Died at 65 (1908-1973) - Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections. Allende's ...more

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Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Chile
Horatio Sanz age 47 - Horacio Sanz, better known by his stage name Horatio Sanz, is a Chilean-American actor and comedian best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006.

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Raquel Calderón Argandoña is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Chile
Raquel Calderón Argandoña age 26 - Raquel Calderón Argandoña is a Chilean actress and singer. She became known at a very early age for being a daughter of the television star Raquel Argandoña de la Fuente and ...more

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María Eugenia Larraín is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Chile
María Eugenia Larraín age 43 - María Eugenia Larraín Calderón, known as Kenita Larraín, is a Chilean Model and socialite, linked to Iván Zamorano, Marcelo Ríos, Pédro Carcuro, ...more

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Don Francisco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Chile
Don Francisco age 77 - Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld, better known by his stage name, Don Francisco, is a Chilean television host, and a popular personality on the Univision network reaching Spanish-speaking ...more

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Tom Araya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Chile
Tom Araya age 55 - Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean-American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. Araya is ranked ...more

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Luis Carrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Chile
Luis Carrera Died at 27 (1791-1818) - Colonel Luis Florentino Juan Manuel Silvestre de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo was a Chilean military officer who fought in the Chilean War of Independence. Together with his brothers ...more

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Raúl Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Chile
Raúl Ruiz Died at 70 (1941-2011) - Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino was an experimental Chilean filmmaker, writer and teacher whose work is best known in France. He directed more than 100 films.

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Angélica Castro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Chile
Angélica Castro age 45 - 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
Patricio Aylwin age 98 - Patricio Aylwin Azócar is a Chilean Christian Democrat politician, lawyer and former senator. He was the first president of Chile after democracy was restored in 1990.

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Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Chile
Iván Zamorano age 50 - Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas and Elias Figueroa he is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers. He was a member ...more

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Beto Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Chile
Beto Cuevas age 49 - Luis Alberto Cuevas Olmedo, better known as Beto Cuevas, is a Chilean-Canadian singer, plastic artist, painter, and actor. He is the lead singer for Chilean band La Ley. In 2008 he launched his ...more

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Alicia Scherson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Chile
Alicia Scherson age 43 - 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
Alejandro Sieveking age 82 - Alejandro Sieveking, 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
Francisco Varela Died at 55 (1946-2001) - Francisco Javier Varela García was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of ...more

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Joaquin Cociña is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Chile
Joaquin Cociña age 37 - Joaquin Cociña is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, film score composer and production designer.

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Constanza Lopehandía Meza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Chile
Constanza Lopehandía Meza age 37 - 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
Roberto Matta Died at 91 (1911-2002) - Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, better known as Roberto Matta, was one of Chile's best-known painters and a seminal figure in 20th century abstract expressionist and surrealist

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Ricardo Villalobos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Chile
Ricardo Villalobos age 46 - Ricardo Villalobos is a Chilean-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 most significant figures in ...more

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Humberto Gatica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Chile
Humberto Gatica Humberto Gatica is a Chilean-born American record producer, music mixer, audio engineer and a long-time collaborator with producer David Foster.

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Salvador Reyes Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Chile
Salvador Reyes Figueroa Died at 71 (1899-1970) - Salvador Reyes Figueroa was a Chilean writer who won the National Literature Prize 1967.

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Roberto Bolaño is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Chile
Roberto Bolaño Died at 50 (1953-2003) - Roberto Bolaño Ávalos was a Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist. In 1999, Bolaño won the Rómulo Gallegos Prize for his novel Los detectives ...more

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Felipe Correa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Chile
Felipe Correa age 35 - Felipe Correa is film director, editor, and screenwriter.

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María José San Martín is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Chile
María José San Martín age 41 - María José San Martín is an actress, screenwriter and film director.

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Noelle Barahona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Chile
Noelle Barahona age 25 - Noelle Barahona is an Olympic Chilean alpine skier. She is currently coached by Luciano Acerboni and skis for La Parva, a club in Santiago, Chile.

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Joaquín Lavín is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Chile
Joaquín Lavín age 63 - Joaquín José Lavín Infante is a Chilean politician and economist. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Union party and former mayor of Santiago and Las Condes ...more

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Jorge Mandru is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Chile
Jorge Mandru age 30 - Jorge Mandru is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Chile.

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Magdalena Matte is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Chile
Magdalena Matte age 66 - Magdalena Matte Lecaros is a civil engineer, businesswoman and politician. She is member of the Independent Democratic Union and was part of Chile's Ministry of Housing and Urban Development ...more

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Violeta Parra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Chile
Violeta Parra Died at 50 (1917-1967) - Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She pioneered the "Chilean' New Song", the Nueva canción ...more

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Andrés Velasco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Chile
Andrés Velasco age 56 - Andrés Velasco Brañes is an economist and professor. He served as the Finance Minister of Chile from March 2006 to March 2010, the whole of the first presidential period of

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Carlos Pezoa Véliz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Chile
Carlos Pezoa Véliz Died at 29 (1879-1908) - Carlos Pezoa Véliz was a poet, educator and journalist from Chile. His literary work remained largely unpublished until his death at the age of 28. He was posthumously recognized as a ...more

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Agustín Edwards Mac-Clure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Chile
Agustín Edwards Mac-Clure Died at 63 (1878-1941) - Agustín Edwards Mac-Clure was a Chilean lawyer, diplomat and businessman, and founder of the Santiago edition of El Mercurio newspaper. Agustín Edwards was born in Santiago, the ...more

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Patricio Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Chile
Patricio Guzmán age 74 - Patricio Guzmán Lozanes is a Chilean documentary film director. He is internationally renowned for films such as The Battle of Chile and Salvador Allende. Guzmán also teaches ...more

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José A. Santos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Chile
José A. Santos age 54 - José Adeón Santos León is a retired Chilean thoroughbred jockey who has been honored by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in the United States.

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Nicolás Massú is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Chile
Nicolás Massú age 36 - Nicolás Alejandro Massú Fried, nicknamed Vampiro, is a Chilean former tennis player, a former World No. 9 in singles, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the only male ...more

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Felipe Camiroaga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Chile
Felipe Camiroaga Died at 45 (1966-2011) - Felipe Humberto Camiroaga Fernández was a Chilean television presenter, one of the most popular in his country. Camiroaga hosted many shows for Chilean television station TVN, including ...more

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Carlos F. Borcosque is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Chile
Carlos F. Borcosque Died at 71 (1894-1965) - Carlos Francisco Borcosque Sánchez was a Chilean film director and screenwriter involved in the production of the Cinema of Argentina. He established Estudios Cinematográficos ...more

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Miguel Enríquez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Chile
Miguel Enríquez Died at 30 (1944-1974) - Miguel Enríquez Espinosa was a physician and one founder of the Chilean political party and former left-wing organization Movement of the Revolutionary Left, founded 1965. He was General ...more

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Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Chile
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle age 74 - Eduardo Alfredo Juan Bernardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is a Chilean politician and civil engineer who was President of Chile from 1994 to 2000. He is currently Senator for Los Ríos and was ...more

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Javiera Contador is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Chile
Javiera Contador age 42 - Javiera Isabel Contador Valenzuela is a Chilean actress, comedian and television hostess. She played Quena Gómez de Larraín on the television show Casado con Hijos. She studied ...more

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Jorge Edwards is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Chile
Jorge Edwards age 85 - Jorge Edwards Valdés is a Chilean novelist, journalist and diplomat. He is currently the Chilean ambassador to France.

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José Donoso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Chile
José Donoso Died at 72 (1924-1996) - José Donoso Yáñez was a Chilean writer. He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States and mainly Spain. ...more

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Sebastián Edwards is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Chile
Sebastián Edwards age 63 - Sebastian Edwards is a Chilean economist, professor, speaker, and consultant. He is currently the Henry Ford II Professor of International Business Economics at the UCLA Anderson School of ...more

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Jorge González is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Chile
Jorge González age 52 - Jorge González Ríos is the former lead singer, main songwriter and sole composer of the Chilean band Los Prisioneros, and is currently the frontman of Los Updates. Los Prisioneros ...more

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José Luis Torres Leiva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Chile
José Luis Torres Leiva age 42 - José Luis Torres Leiva is a film director, editor, producer, and screenwriter.