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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
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedienne, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television ...more

Andrés Escobar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)
Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga was a Colombian footballer who played as a defender. He played for Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and the Colombia national team. Escobar was ...more

Álvaro Gómez Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)
Álvaro Gómez Hurtado was a Colombian lawyer, politician, journalist and active member of the Colombian Conservative Party. Gómez was a son of the former President of ...more

Rafael Uribe Uribe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 55 (1859-1914)
Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe was a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and general in the liberal party rebel army. Uribe Uribe is best known for his political ideas in favor of the ...more

Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 34 (1956-1990)
Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa was a Colombian politician and member of the Colombian Communist Party. Jaramillo started working primarily in the Urabá Antioquia region until 1987 when he ...more

Alex Angarita is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 40
Alex Angarita is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.

Maria Checa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 48
Maria Checa is a Colombian-American model and actress. She is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for August 1994. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley. Checa, who moved with ...more

Adriana Arboleda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 41
Adriana Arboleda is a Colombian model and presenter.

Juan Manuel Santos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 67
Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is the 32nd and current President of Colombia, in office since 2010. He was Minister of Defence from 2006 to 2009. An economist by profession and a journalist ...more

Gustavo Rojas Pinilla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla was the 19th President of Colombia from June 1953 to May 1957. An Army General, he mounted a successful coup d'état against the incumbent President, Laureano ...more

Lisa Daniels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 41
Lisa A. Daniels is a Colombian model and pornographic actress. She began appearing in adult films in 2005 at the age of around 28. A character in the South Park episode "Major Boobage" ...more

Belisario Betancur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 96
Belisario Betancur Cuartas is a former Colombian politician and the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. He is the member of the Colombian Conservative Party.

Lina Marulanda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 30 (1980-2010)
Lina Marulanda was a Colombian television personality and model.

Andrea Rincon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 32

Álvaro Uribe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 66
Álvaro Uribe Vélez is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. In 2012 Uribe and a group of political allies founded the Democratic ...more

Alfonso López Pumarejo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)
Alfonso López Pumarejo was a two-time Colombian president and political figure, as a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He served as president of Colombia for the first time between ...more

Ramón González Valencia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 77 (1851-1928)
Ramón González Valencia was a Colombian conservative, military officer and statesman. He participated in the civil wars of 1876, Colombian Civil War of 1895, and the Thousand Days

Alberto Lleras Camargo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)
Alberto Lleras Camargo was the 20th President of Colombia, and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States. A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as ...more

Andrés Pastrana Arango is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 64
Andrés Pastrana Arango was the 30th President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002, following in the footsteps of his father, Misael Pastrana Borrero, who was president from 1970 to 1974.

Doris Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colombia
age 61
Doris Salcedo is a Colombian-born sculptor. Salcedo completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Universidad de Bogotá, Jorge Tadeo Lozano in 1980, before traveling to New York, where she ...more

Rafael Núñez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 69 (1825-1894)
Rafael Wenceslao Núñez Moledo was a Colombian author, lawyer, journalist and politician, who was elected President of Colombia in 1880 and in 1884. Rafael Núñez was ...more

Francisco Javier Zaldúa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 71 (1811-1882)
Francisco Javier Martínez de Zaldúa y Racines was a Colombian, lawyer and politician, elected President of Colombia in 1882.

Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 69 (1858-1927)
Pedro Nel Ignacio Tomás de Villanueva Ospina Vásquez was a Colombian General and political figure. He served as president of Colombia between 1922 and 1926.

Fabio Valencia Cossio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Fabio Valencia Cossio age 70
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) 25 on the list Famous People From Colombia
Dec. at 86 (1908-1994)
Carlos Alberto Lleras Restrepo was the 22nd President of Colombia from 1966 to 1970.