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Famous People From Colombia

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

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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 46

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian-American actress, model, and comedian. Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two ...more

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Andrés Escobar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈðɾes eskoˈβaɾ salðari'aga]; 13 March 1967 – 2 July 1994) was a Colombian footballer who played as a defender. He played for ...more
Álvaro Góm... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Álvaro Gómez Hurtado (May 8, 1919 – November 2, 1995) was a Colombian lawyer, politician, journalist and active member of the Colombian Conservative Party. Gómez was a son ...more
Rafael Uribe Uribe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 55 (1859-1914)

Birthplace: Valparaíso, Antioquia, Colombia

Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe (born April 12, 1859 – died October 15, 1914 in Bogotá) was a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and general in the liberal party rebel army.Uribe Uribe ...more
Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 34 (1956-1990)

Birthplace: Manizales, Colombia

Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (born in September 2, 1956 in Manizales, Caldas, died in Bogotá, Cundinamarca on March 22, 1990) was a Colombian politician and member of the Colombian Communist ...more
Alex Angarita is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 40

Birthplace: Colombia

Alex Angarita is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.
Adriana Arboleda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 41

Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Adriana Arboleda (born 1978) is a Colombian model and presenter.
Juan Manuel Santos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 67

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (Spanish: [ˈxwam maˈnwel ˈsantos kaldeˈɾon]; born 10 August 1951) is a Colombian politician. From 2010 to 2018, he was the President of Colombia. He was the ...more
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

Birthplace: Tunja, Colombia

Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (12 March 1900 – 17 January 1975) was the 19th President of Colombia from June 1953 to May 1957. An Army General, he mounted a successful coup d'état against the ...more
Belisario Betancur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 96

Birthplace: Amagá, Colombia

Belisario Betancur Cuartas (4 February 1923 – 7 December 2018) was a Colombian politician who served as the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. He was a member of the Colombian ...more
Lina Marulanda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 30 (1980-2010)

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Lina Marulanda (15 May 1980 – 22 April 2010) was a Colombian television personality and model.
Álvaro Uribe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 66

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 7 August 2002 to 7 August 2010. Uribe studied law. Álvaro ...more
Alfonso López Pum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)

Birthplace: Honda, Colombia

Alfonso López Pumarejo (31 January 1886 – 20 November 1959) was a Colombian political figure, who twice served as President of Colombia, as a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He ...more
Ramón Gonzá... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 77 (1851-1928)

Birthplace: Chitagá, Colombia

Ramón González Valencia (May 24, 1851 – October 3, 1928) was a Colombian conservative, military officer and statesman. He participated in the civil wars of 1876, Colombian Civil ...more
Alberto Lleras Camargo ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

Alberto Lleras Camargo (3 July 1906 – 4 January 1990) was the 20th President of Colombia (1958–1962), and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States (1948–1954). A ...more
Andrés Pastrana A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 64

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

Andrés Pastrana Arango (born August 17, 1954) was the 30th President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002, following in the footsteps of his father, Misael Pastrana Borrero, who was president ...more
Doris Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 61

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Doris Salcedo (born 1958) is a Colombian-born visual artist and sculptor. Her work is influenced by her experiences of life in Colombia, and is generally composed of commonplace items such as ...more
Rafael Núñ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 69 (1825-1894)

Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Rafael Wenceslao Núñez Moledo (September 28, 1825 – September 18, 1894) was a Colombian author, lawyer, journalist and politician, who was elected president of Colombia in 1880 and
Francisco Javier Zald&ua... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 71 (1811-1882)

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Francisco Javier Martínez de Zaldúa y Racines was a Colombian, lawyer and politician, elected President of Colombia in 1882.
Pedro Nel Ospina V&aacut... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 69 (1858-1927)

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Pedro Nel Ignacio Tomás de Villanueva Ospina Vásquez (18 September 1858 – 1 July 1927) was a Colombian General and political figure. He served as president of Colombia between 1922
Fabio Valencia Cossio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Fabio Valencia Cossio Age: 70

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Fabio Valencia Cossio (nacido en Medellín, Antioquia, el 23 de marzo de 1948) es un abogado y político colombiano. Es bachiller del Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, de los jesuitas y ...more
Carlos Lleras Restrepo ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 86 (1908-1994)

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

Carlos Alberto Lleras Restrepo (12 April 1908 – 27 September 1994) is a Colombian politician and lawyer who served the 22nd President of Colombia from 1966 to 1970.
Jorge Holguín is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 80 (1848-1928)

Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino (30 October 1848 – 2 March 1928) was a Colombian politician and military officer, two time Acting President of Colombia: June–August 1909 as interim ...more
Jesús Montero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 29

Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela

Jesús Alejandro Montero López (born November 28, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New ...more
Rigoberto Urán is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Age: 32

Birthplace: Urrao, Colombia

Rigoberto Urán Urán, ODB (born 26 January 1987) is a Colombian professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First.At the 2012 Summer ...more