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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.
  • Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi1

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Nicole Elizabeth LaValle (née Polizzi; born November 23, 1987), best known by her nickname...  more

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  • Alejandro Jodorowsky2

    BirthplaceTocopilla, Chile

    Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a...  more

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  • Carlos Prats3

    Carlos Prats

    Dec. at 59 (1915-1974)

    BirthplaceTalcahuano, Chile

    General Carlos Prats González (Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈpɾats]; February 24, 1915 – September 30,...  more
  • Víctor Jara4

    Víctor Jara

    Dec. at 41 (1932-1973)

    BirthplaceLonquén, Chile

    Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈβiktoɾ ˈliðjo ˈxaɾa maɾˈtines]; 28...  more

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  • Jaime Guzmán5

    Jaime Guzmán

    Dec. at 45 (1946-1991)


    Jaime Jorge Guzmán Errázuriz (June 28, 1946 – April 1, 1991) was a Chilean lawyer and senator,...  more
  • Salvador Allende6

    Salvador Allende

    Dec. at 65 (1908-1973)

    BirthplaceValparaíso, Chile

    Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (US: , UK: , American Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ɣiˈʝeɾmo aˈʝende...  more
  • Horatio Sanz7

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Horacio Sanz (born June 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Horatio Sanz, is a...  more

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  • Raquel Calderón Argandoña8

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Raquel Calderón Argandoña (born February 14, 1991), better known as Kel Calderón, is a Chilean...  more
  • María Eugenia Larraín9

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    María Eugenia Larraín Calderón (born October 16, 1973, in Santiago), known as Kenita (or...  more
  • Don Francisco10

    BirthplaceTalca, Chile

    Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld (born December 28, 1940), better known by his stage name as...  more
  • Tom Araya11

    Tom Araya

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceViña del Mar, Chile

    Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz (Spanish pronunciation: [tom aɾaʝa]; born June 6, 1961) is a...  more

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  • Luis Carrera12

    Luis Carrera

    Dec. at 27 (1791-1818)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Colonel Luis Florentino Juan Manuel Silvestre de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo (1791 –...  more
  • Raúl Ruiz13

    Raúl Ruiz

    Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

    BirthplacePuerto Montt, Chile

    Raúl Ruiz or Raul Ruiz may refer to: Raúl Ruiz (director) (1941–2011), Chilean filmmaker Raul...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Angelica Castro Gonzalez is a Chilean TV presenter, actress, model and entrepreneur based in...  more
  • Patricio Aylwin15

    BirthplaceViña del Mar, Chile

    Patricio Aylwin Azócar (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisjo ˈelwin aˈsokaɾ] (listen); 26...  more
  • Iván Zamorano16

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) is a...  more
  • Beto Cuevas17

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Luis Alberto Cuevas Olmedo (born September 12, 1967), better known as Beto Cuevas (pronounced...  more
  • Alicia Scherson18

    BirthplaceSantiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Province, Chile, DVD Region 4, Chile

    Alicia Scherson is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, actress and film editor....  more
  • Alejandro Sieveking19

    BirthplaceRengo, Chile

    Alejandro Sieveking (born September 7, 1934) is a Chilean playwright, theatre director and...  more
  • Francisco Varela20

    Francisco Varela

    Dec. at 55 (1946-2001)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Francisco Javier Varela García (September 7, 1946 – May 28, 2001) was a Chilean biologist,...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceConcepción, Chile

    Joaquin Cociña is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, film...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Constanza Lopehandía Meza is a costume designer, production designer, film set decorator and...  more
  • Roberto Matta23

    Roberto Matta

    Dec. at 91 (1911-2002)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβeɾto ˈmata]; November...  more
  • Ricardo Villalobos24

    Ricardo Villalobos

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Ricardo Villalobos (born 6 August 1970) is a Chilean-born German electronic music producer and...  more
  • 25
    Humberto Gatica is a Chilean-born American record producer, music mixer, audio engineer and a...  more