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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.
  • Roselyn Sánchez1

    BirthplaceSan Juan, United States, with Territories

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

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    #379 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#14 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

  • Nina Flowers2

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto...  more
  • Iván Rodríguez3

    BirthplaceManatí, Puerto Rico

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

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    #159 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#102 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • Jessica Wild4

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    José David Sierra, better known as Jessica Wild, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, professional...  more
  • Carlos Beltrán5

    BirthplaceManatí, Puerto Rico

    Carlos Chester Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾloz βelˈtɾan]; born April 24, 1977) is a...  more
  • Manuel Ramos Otero6

    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
  • Luis Fortuño7

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset (born 31 October 1960) is a Puerto Rican politician who served ...  more
  • Jaslene Gonzalez8

    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    Jaslene González (born May 29, 1986) is a Puerto Rican model, television host, and winner of...  more
  • Mike Lowell9

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

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

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    #38 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#16 of 76 The Greatest Puerto Rican MLB Players Of All Time

  • Holly Woodlawn10

    BirthplaceJuana Díaz, Puerto Rico

    Holly Woodlawn (October 26, 1946 – December 6, 2015) was a transgender Puerto Rican actress...  more
  • Ramón Emeterio Betances11

    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
  • Roberto Cofresí12

    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
  • Gigi Fernández13

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández (born February 22, 1964) is a United States former professional...  more
  • Dreuxilla Divine14

    BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    Dreuxilla Divine (born Nelson Roldán, January 12, 1974, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a...  more
  • Johnathan Dwayne15

    Johnathan Dwayne

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Johnatan Dwayne (born July 31, 1963) is a musician, composer, and artist who introduced the...  more
  • Chayanne16


    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
  • Carlos Romero Barceló17

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (born September 4, 1932) is a Puerto Rican politician who served...  more
  • Luis Guzmán18

    BirthplaceCayey, Puerto Rico

    Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956) is a Puerto Rican actor from Barbara Goldman high school,...  more
  • Julia de Burgos19

    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
  • Dayanara Torres20

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Dayanara Torres Delgado (born October 28, 1974) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, model,...  more
  • Tamara Sky21

    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
  • Iván DeJesús, Jr.22

    BirthplaceGuaynabo, Puerto Rico

    Iván De Jesús Álvarez Jr. (born May 1, 1987) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball infielder...  more
  • Giannina Braschi23

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer based in New York City. She...  more
  • Benito Santiago24

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

    Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball...  more
  • Edgardo Rivera25

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

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