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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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    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderFemale

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    BirthplaceTocopilla, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 playwright, an...  more

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  • 3

    Carlos Prats

    Dec. at 59 (1915-1974)

    BirthplaceTalcahuano, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 government...  more
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    Víctor Jara

    Dec. at 41 (1932-1973)

    BirthplaceLonquén, Chile

    GenderMale

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

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  • 5

    Jaime Guzmán

    Dec. at 45 (1946-1991)

    BirthplaceChile

    GenderMale

    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 the 1960s he...  more
  • 6

    Salvador Allende

    Dec. at 65 (1908-1973)

    BirthplaceValparaíso, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 physician,...  more
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    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

    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....  more

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    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderFemale

    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 daughter of the television...  more
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    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderFemale

    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 daughter of Patricia Calderón Terán and...  more
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    BirthplaceTalca, Chile

    GenderMale

    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

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceViña del Mar, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 metal band Slayer....  more

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  • 12

    Luis Carrera

    Dec. at 27 (1791-1818)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

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  • 13

    Raúl Ruiz

    Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

    BirthplacePuerto Montt, Chile

    GenderMale

    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) (born 1972), United...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderFemale

    Angelica Castro Gonzalez is a Chilean TV presenter, actress, model and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles California, United States....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceViña del Mar, Chile

    GenderMale

    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, author,...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 one of...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 singer...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderFemale

    Alicia Scherson is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, actress and film editor....  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceRengo, Chile

    GenderMale

    Alejandro Sieveking (born September 7, 1934) is a Chilean playwright, theatre director and actor....  more
  • 20

    Francisco Varela

    Dec. at 55 (1946-2001)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 for...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceConcepción, Chile

    GenderMale

    Joaquin Cociña is an actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor, film score composer and production designer....  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderFemale

    Constanza Lopehandía Meza is a costume designer, production designer, film set decorator and film art director....  more
  • 23

    Roberto Matta

    Dec. at 91 (1911-2002)

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 painters and a...  more
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    Ricardo Villalobos

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    GenderMale

    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 most...  more
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    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....  more