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

Héctor D. Abruña and Carlos Velásquez are included on this list along with many more.

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

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Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Roselyn Sánchez age 44 - Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer. She is best known for her roles as FBI agent Elena Delgado in the CBS police procedural Without a ...more

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Gina Lynn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Gina Lynn age 41 - Gina Lynn is an American former pornographic actress. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2010 and is the Penthouse magazine Penthouse Pet for April 2012.

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Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Nina Flowers age 43 - Jorge Luis Flores Sánchez, better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, DJ, activist, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality who has been

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Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Iván Rodríguez age 44 - Iván Rodríguez Torres, nicknamed "Pudge," is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. In his career, he played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New ...more

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Jessica Wild is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Jessica Wild age 36 - José David Sierra, better known as Jessica Wild, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality.

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Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Carlos Beltrán age 39 - Carlos Iván Beltrán is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the ...more

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Manuel Ramos Otero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Manuel Ramos Otero Died at 42 (1948-1990) - Manuel Ramos Otero was a Puerto Rican writer. He is widely considered to be the most important openly gay twentieth-century Puerto Rican writer who wrote in Spanish, and his work was often ...more

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Luis Fortuño is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Luis Fortuño age 56 - Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset is a Puerto Rican politician who served as the tenth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States of America, and as ...more

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Jaslene Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Jaslene Gonzalez age 30 - Jaslene Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican American model, television host, and winner of Cycle 8 of America's Next Top Model.

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Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Mike Lowell age 41 - Michael Averett Lowell is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball third baseman in Major League Baseball. During a 13-year career, Lowell played for the New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, ...more

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Holly Woodlawn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Holly Woodlawn age 70 - Holly Woodlawn is a transgender Puerto Rican actress and former Warhol superstar, who appeared in his movies Trash and Women in Revolt.

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Ramón Emeterio Betances is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Ramón Emeterio Betances Died at 71 (1827-1898) - Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán was a Puerto Rican nationalist. He was the primary instigator of the Grito de Lares revolution and is considered to be the father of the Puerto ...more

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Roberto Cofresí is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Roberto Cofresí Died at 34 (1791-1825) - Roberto Cofresí y Ramírez de Arellano, better known as El Pirata Cofresí, was a notorious pirate from Puerto Rico. Despite being born into a noble family, the political and ...more

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Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Gigi Fernández age 51 - Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández is a former professional tennis player, the first female athlete from her native Puerto Rico to turn professional, the first Puerto Rican woman to ever ...more

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Dreuxilla Divine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dreuxilla Divine age 43 - Dreuxilla Divine is a Puerto Rican drag queen character on television. Divine has gained major popularity as a drag performer both in Puerto Rico and eastern United States cities such as New ...more

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Johnathan Dwayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Johnathan Dwayne age 52 - Johnatan Dwayne is a musician, composer, and artist who introduced the musical concept of art rock into Puerto Rico.

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Chayanne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Chayanne age 48 - Elmer Figueroa Arce, better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, actor and composer. As a solo artist, Chayanne has released 21 solo albums and sold over 30 ...more

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Carlos Romero Barceló is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Carlos Romero Barceló age 83 - Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló is a Puerto Rican politician who served as the fifth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the second governor to be elected from the New Progressive ...more

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Luis Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Luis Guzmán age 60 - Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican actor, who is known for his character work. For much of Guzmán's career, he has played character roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen. He ...more

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Julia de Burgos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Julia de Burgos Died at 39 (1914-1953) - Julia de Burgos was a poet from Puerto Rico. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women's branch of the Puerto Rican ...more

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Dayanara Torres is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dayanara Torres age 41 - Dayanara Torres Delgado is a Puerto Rican actress, beauty queen, singer, model, writer and former Miss Universe. Torres was discovered at age 17 while walking through the Plaza de Toa Alta in ...more

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Tamara Sky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Tamara Sky age 32 - Tamara Sky is a Puerto Rican professional disc jockey and model.

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Iván DeJesús, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Iván DeJesús, Jr. age 29 - Iván DeJesús Álvarez, Jr. is a right-handed throwing and right-handed batting Puerto Rican professional baseball player who plays second base in the Cincinnati Reds ...more

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Giannina Braschi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Giannina Braschi age 62 - Giannina Braschi is a Puerto Rican writer. She is credited with writing the first Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing!, the post-modern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams and the philosophical fiction ...more

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Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Benito Santiago age 52 - Benito Santiago Rivera is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player. He played for twenty seasons as a catcher in Major League Baseball for ten different teams, although his greatest ...more

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Edgardo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Edgardo Rivera age 37 - Edgardo Rivera is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.

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Nemir Matos-Cintrón is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Nemir Matos-Cintrón age 68 - Nemir Matos-Cintrón is a Puerto Rican author who resides in Florida. She has published several books of poetry and parts of a novel. She has openly thematized her lesbianism in much of

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Carlos Delgado is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Carlos Delgado age 43 - Carlos Juan Delgado Hernández is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player. With 473 home runs and 1,512 RBI, he holds the all-time home run and RBI records among Puerto Rican ...more

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Dee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dee age 38 - Dee is the stage name for a Puerto Rican pornographic actress, director and nude model.

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Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro age 45 - Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro is a Puerto Rican novelist, short story writer and essayist.

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Luis A. Ferré is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Luis A. Ferré Died at 99 (1904-2003) - Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ...more

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Luz María Umpierre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Luz María Umpierre age 70 - Luz María "Luzma" Umpierre-Herrera is an American human rights advocate, New-Humanist educator, poet, and scholar. She currently resides in Florida. She works on the topics of ...more

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Rafael Cancel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Rafael Cancel Miranda age 85 - Rafael Cancel Miranda is a political activist, member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and an advocate of Puerto Rican independence. On March 1, 1954, Cancel Miranda together with fellow ...more

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Oscar López Rivera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Oscar López Rivera age 72 - Oscar López Rivera is a Puerto Rican nationalist and one of the leaders of the FALN. In 1981, López Rivera was convicted and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for seditious ...more

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José Emilio González is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
José Emilio González Died at 72 (1918-1990) - José Emilio González was a Puerto Rican literary critic and editor. He graduated from University of Puerto Rico in 1940, Boston University, Columbia University, Princeton ...more

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Inés Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Inés Mendoza Died at 82 (1908-1990) - Inés María Mendoza Rivera de Muñoz Marín, was a former First Lady of Puerto Rico, teacher, writer and socialite. She was the second wife of Governor Luis Muñoz ...more

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Omar Rodríguez-López is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Omar Rodríguez-López age 41 - Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director who was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He is best known for ...more

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Agustín Stahl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Agustín Stahl Died at 75 (1842-1917) - Dr. Agustín Stahl was a Puerto Rican medical doctor and scientist with diverse interests in the fields of ethnology, botany, and zoology. He advocated Puerto Rico's independence from

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Lulu Delacre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Lulu Delacre age 59 - Lulu Delacre is the author/illustrator of many award winning children's books. Some of her most famous works include Arroz con leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America, Vejigante ...more

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William Miranda Marín is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
William Miranda Marín Died at 70 (1940-2010) - William "Willie" Miranda Marín was the mayor of Caguas, Puerto Rico from 1997 until his death in 2010.

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Armando Riesco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Armando Riesco age 39 - Armando Riesco is a Puerto Rican film and television actor and voice artist.

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Pedro Pierluisi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Pedro Pierluisi age 57 - Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia is a Puerto Rican lawyer and politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party and with the Democratic Party. Since 2009, he has served as Puerto Rico's ...more

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Horacio Rivero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Horacio Rivero, Jr. Died at 90 (1910-2000) - Admiral Horacio Rivero, Jr., was the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic four-star Admiral, and second Hispanic to become a full Admiral in the modern United States Navy. David Glasgow Farragut, a ...more

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Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Félix Trinidad age 44 - Juan Félix "Tito" Trinidad García is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer, considered one of the best in Puerto Rico's history. After winning five National Amateur ...more

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Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Wilfredo Gómez age 60 - Wilfredo Gómez, sometimes referred to as Bazooka Gómez, is a former boxer and three-time world champion. Gómez is frequently mentioned among the best Puerto Rican boxers of ...more

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Marcos Zurinaga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Marcos Zurinaga age 63 - Marcos Zurinaga is a Puerto Rican film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Samuel Serrano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Samuel Serrano age 64 - Samuel Serrano, nicknamed Sammy and El Torbellino, is a Puerto Rican who won boxing's world junior lightweight championship twice.

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Bruce Gray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Bruce Gray age 80 - Bruce Gray is a Puerto Rican-born Canadian actor.

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Héctor Lavoe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Héctor Lavoe Died at 47 (1946-1993) - Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez, better known as Héctor Lavoe, was a Puerto Rican salsa singer. . Lavoe was born and raised in the Machuelo Abajo sector of Ponce, Puerto ...more

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Alec Martinez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Alec Martinez age 42