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Famous People From Puerto Rico

Updated April 23, 2020 42.0k views992 items

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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  • 1
    Roselyn Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, United States, with Territories

    Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceManatí, United States, with Territories

    Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 27, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge", is a former Major League... more on Wikipedia

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    #106 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#152 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 4
    Jessica Wild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    José David Sierra, better known as Jessica Wild, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceManatí, Puerto Rico

    Carlos Chester Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾloz βelˈtɾan]; born April 24, 1977) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Manuel Ramos Otero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Manuel Ramos Otero

    Dec. at 42 (1948-1990)

    BirthplaceManatí, Puerto Rico

    Manuel Ramos Otero (July 20, 1948 – October 7, 1990) was a Puerto Rican writer. He is widely... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Luis Fortuño is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset (born 31 October 1960) is a Puerto Rican politician who served ... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Jaslene Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    Jaslene González (born May 29, 1986) is a Puerto Rican model, television host, and winner of... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mike Lowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974) is an American former Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Holly Woodlawn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceJuana Díaz, Puerto Rico

    Holly Woodlawn (October 26, 1946 – December 6, 2015) was a transgender Puerto Rican actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Ramón Emeterio Betances is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Ramón Emeterio Betances

    Dec. at 71 (1827-1898)

    BirthplaceCabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

    Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán (April 8, 1827 – September 16, 1898) was a Puerto Rican... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Roberto Cofresí is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Roberto Cofresí

    Dec. at 34 (1791-1825)

    BirthplaceCabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

    Roberto Cofresí y Ramírez de Arellano (June 17, 1791 – March 29, 1825), better known as El... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964) is a United States former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Dreuxilla Divine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    Dreuxilla Divine (born Nelson Roldán, January 12, 1974, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Johnathan Dwayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Johnathan Dwayne

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Johnatan Dwayne (born July 31, 1963) is a musician, composer, and artist who introduced the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Chayanne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Chayanne

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Carlos Romero Barceló is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (born September 4, 1932) is a Puerto Rican politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Luis Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceCayey, Puerto Rico

    Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956) is a Puerto Rican actor from Barbara Goldman high school,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Julia de Burgos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Julia de Burgos

    Dec. at 39 (1914-1953)

    BirthplaceCarolina, Puerto Rico

    Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) was a Puerto Rican poet. As an advocate of... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Dayanara Torres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Dayanara Torres Delgado (born October 28, 1974) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, model,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Tamara Sky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    Tamara Sky

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Tamara Sky (born February 20, 1985 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Iván DeJesús, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceGuaynabo, Puerto Rico

    Iván De Jesús Álvarez Jr. (born May 1, 1987) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball infielder... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Giannina Braschi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer based in New York City. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

    Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Edgardo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Puerto Rico

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Edgardo Rivera is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.
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