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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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Colombia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Colombia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Sofía Vergara

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia

    Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a...  more

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  • Andrés Escobar

    Andrés Escobar

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈðɾes eskoˈβaɾ salðari'aga]; 13 March...  more

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  • Álvaro Gómez Hurtado

    Álvaro Gómez Hurtado

    Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Álvaro Gómez Hurtado (May 8, 1919 – November 2, 1995) was a Colombian lawyer, politician,...  more
  • Rafael Uribe Uribe

    Rafael Uribe Uribe

    Dec. at 55 (1859-1914)

    BirthplaceValparaíso, Antioquia, Colombia

    Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe (born April 12, 1859 – died October 15, 1914 in Bogotá) was a...  more
  • Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa

    Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa

    Dec. at 34 (1956-1990)

    BirthplaceManizales, Colombia

    Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (born in September 2, 1956 in Manizales, Caldas, died in Bogotá,...  more
  • Alex Angarita


    Alex Angarita is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji....  more
  • Adriana Arboleda

    BirthplaceCali, Colombia

    Adriana Arboleda (born 1978) is a Colombian model and presenter....  more
  • Juan Manuel Santos

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (Spanish: [ˈxwam maˈnwel ˈsantos kaldeˈɾon]; born 10 August 1951)...  more
  • Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

    Gustavo Rojas Pinilla

    Dec. at 75 (1900-1975)

    BirthplaceTunja, Colombia

    Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (12 March 1900 – 17 January 1975) was the 19th President of Colombia...  more
  • Belisario Betancur

    BirthplaceAmagá, Colombia

    Belisario Betancur Cuartas (4 February 1923 – 7 December 2018) was a Colombian politician who...  more
  • Lina Marulanda

    Lina Marulanda

    Dec. at 30 (1980-2010)

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Lina Marulanda (15 May 1980 – 22 April 2010) was a Colombian television personality and...  more
  • Álvaro Uribe

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st...  more
  • Alfonso López Pumarejo

    Alfonso López Pumarejo

    Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)

    BirthplaceHonda, Colombia

    Alfonso López Pumarejo (31 January 1886 – 20 November 1959) was a Colombian political figure,...  more
  • Ramón González Valencia

    Ramón González Valencia

    Dec. at 77 (1851-1928)

    BirthplaceChitagá, Colombia

    Ramón González Valencia (May 24, 1851 – October 3, 1928) was a Colombian conservative,...  more
  • Alberto Lleras Camargo

    Alberto Lleras Camargo

    Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    Alberto Lleras Camargo (3 July 1906 – 4 January 1990) was the 20th President of Colombia...  more
  • Andrés Pastrana Arango

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Andrés Pastrana Arango (born August 17, 1954) was the 30th President of Colombia from 1998 to...  more
  • Doris Salcedo

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Doris Salcedo (born 1958) is a Colombian-born visual artist and sculptor. Her work is...  more
  • Rafael Núñez

    Rafael Núñez

    Dec. at 69 (1825-1894)

    BirthplaceCartagena, Colombia

    Rafael Wenceslao Núñez Moledo (September 28, 1825 – September 18, 1894) was a Colombian...  more
  • Francisco Javier Zaldúa

    Francisco Javier Zaldúa

    Dec. at 71 (1811-1882)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Francisco Javier Martínez de Zaldúa y Racines was a Colombian, lawyer and politician, elected...  more
  • Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez

    Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez

    Dec. at 69 (1858-1927)

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Pedro Nel Ignacio Tomás de Villanueva Ospina Vásquez (18 September 1858 – 1 July 1927) was a...  more
  • Fabio Valencia Cossio

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    Fabio Valencia Cossio (nacido en Medellín, Antioquia, el 23 de marzo de 1948) es un abogado y...  more
  • Carlos Lleras Restrepo

    Carlos Lleras Restrepo

    Dec. at 86 (1908-1994)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    Carlos Alberto Lleras Restrepo (12 April 1908 – 27 September 1994) is a Colombian politician...  more
  • Jorge Holguín

    Jorge Holguín

    Dec. at 80 (1848-1928)

    BirthplaceCali, Colombia

    Jorge Marcelo Holguín Mallarino (30 October 1848 – 2 March 1928) was a Colombian politician...  more
  • Jesús Montero

    BirthplaceGuacara, Venezuela

    Jesús Alejandro Montero López (born November 28, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball...  more
  • Rigoberto Urán

    BirthplaceUrrao, Colombia

    Rigoberto Urán Urán, ODB (born 26 January 1987) is a Colombian professional road racing...  more