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Famous People From Puerto Rico

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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
age 45
Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer. On television, she is best known for her roles as ...more

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Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 45
Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, DJ, activist, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality who ...more

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Iván Rodrí... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 47
Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 27, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge", is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He played for the Texas Rangers (on two different tours, ...more
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Jessica Wild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 38
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) 5 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 41
Carlos Chester Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾloz βelˈtɾan]; born April 24, 1977) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) ...more
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Manuel Ramos Otero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dec. at 42 (1948-1990)
Manuel Ramos Otero (July 20, 1948 – October 7, 1990) was a Puerto Rican writer. He is widely considered to be the most important openly gay twentieth-century Puerto Rican writer who wrote in ...more
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Luis Fortuño is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 58
Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset (born 31 October 1960) is a Puerto Rican politician who served governor of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States of America, and as president of the ...more
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Jaslene Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 32
Jaslene González (born May 29, 1986) is a Puerto Rican model, television host, and winner of Cycle 8 of America's Next Top Model.
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Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 44
Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974) is an American former Major League Baseball third baseman. During a 13-year career, Lowell played for the New York Yankees (1998), Florida Marlins ...more

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Holly Woodlawn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 72
Holly Woodlawn (October 26, 1946 – December 6, 2015) was a transgender Puerto Rican actress and Warhol superstar who appeared in the movies Trash (1970) and Women in Revolt (1971). She was ...more
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Ramón Emeterio Be... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dec. at 71 (1827-1898)
Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán (April 8, 1827 – September 16, 1898) was a Puerto Rican independence advocate and Medical doctor. He was the primary instigator of the Grito de ...more
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Roberto Cofresí ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dec. at 34 (1791-1825)
Roberto Cofresí y Ramírez de Arellano (June 17, 1791 – March 29, 1825), better known as El Pirata Cofresí, was a pirate from Puerto Rico. Despite his birth into a noble ...more
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Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 55
Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964) is a United States former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1983 and is the first Puerto-Rican to be ...more
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Dreuxilla Divine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 45
Dreuxilla Divine (born Nelson Roldán, January 12, 1974, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican drag queen character on television. Divine has gained major popularity as a drag ...more
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Johnathan Dwayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Johnathan Dwayne age 55
Johnatan Dwayne (born July 31, 1963) 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) 16 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 50
Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer and actor. As a solo artist, Chayanne has released 21 solo albums and ...more
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Carlos Romero Barcel&oac... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 86
Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (born September 4, 1932) is a Puerto Rican politician who served as Governor of Puerto Rico, the second governor to be elected from the New Progressive Party ...more
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Luis Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 62
Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956) is a Puerto Rican actor from Barbara Goldman high school, who is known for his character work. For much of his career, he has played character roles ...more

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Julia de Burgos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
Dec. at 39 (1914-1953)
Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) was a Puerto Rican poet. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women's ...more
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Dayanara Torres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 44
Dayanara Torres Delgado (born October 28, 1974) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, model, writer and beauty queen who won Miss Universe 1993. Torres was discovered at age 17 while walking ...more
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Tamara Sky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 34
Tamara Sky (born February 20, 1985 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional disc jockey and model.
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Iván DeJesú... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 31
Iván De Jesús Álvarez Jr. (born May 1, 1987) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization. Born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, he went to ...more
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Giannina Braschi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 66
Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer based in New York City. She is considered an influential and revolutionary voice in contemporary Latin American literature. She ...more
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Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 53
Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher, who played for twenty seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Although he played for ten ...more
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Edgardo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico
age 40
Edgardo Rivera is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.