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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.

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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
age 31
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
age 90
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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
age 46
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
age 28
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
age 45
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
age 79
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
age 57
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 Dec. 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
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
age 47
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
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
age 52
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
age 51
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
age 45
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
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
Dec. 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
age 35
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
age 41
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)
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
age 48
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 is a Chilean-born American record producer, music mixer, audio engineer and a long-time collaborator with producer David Foster.