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Popular Film Actors from Chile

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Chile, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Chile has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Chilean screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Chile and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Examples include Antonio de Santos and Patricio Castillo.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chilean actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Chile?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Chile in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Chilean film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 49, Credits: Wreck-It Ralph, Step Brothers & Road Trip

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Sylvia Sanz, Carlos Sanz

Horacio Sanz (born June 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Horatio Sanz, is a Chilean-born American actor and comedian. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006.

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Leonor Varela is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 46, Credits: Blade II, The Man in the Iron Mask & The Tailor of Panama

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Height: 5'6"

Parents: Leonor Palma-Keller, Francisco Varela

Children: Matteo V. Akoskin

Leonor Varela Palma (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈnoɾ βaˈɾela]; born December 29, 1972) is a Chilean actress and model. She played the title role in the 1999 television film Cleopatra, and ...more
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Adelqui Migliar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Dec. at 65 (1891-1956), Credits: War and Peace - 1914, Fate's Plaything & The Moon of Israel

Birthplace: Chile, Concepción

Nationality: Chile

Adelqui Migliar (5 August 1891 – 6 August 1956), also known as Adelqui Millar, was a Chilean film actor, director, writer and producer. He appeared in 31 silent films between 1916 and 1928. He ...more
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Sebastián Silva ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 39, Credits: Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, Lorimer & 31 Minutes

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Sebastián Silva Irarrázabal is a Chilean director, screenwriter, painter and musician.
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Paz Bascuñá... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 43, Credits: Aftershock, Ugly Me & Fuck My Life

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Parents: Mariana Aylwin Oyarzún, Carlos Bascuñán Edwards

Children: Teo Asensio, Leonor Asensio

María Paz Bascuñán Aylwin (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpas βaskuˈɲan], 2 June 1975), commonly known as Paz Bascuñán, is a Chilean theatre, film and television ...more
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Francisco Pérez-B... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 48, Credits: Sexo con Amor, Thursday till Sunday & Padre nuestro

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Children: Vincente Pérez-Bannen, Elisa Pérez-Bannen

Francisco Pérez-Bannen is an actor.
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Raúl Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011), Credits: Cofralandes, Chilean Rhapsody & The Other Day

Birthplace: Puerto Montt, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Raúl Ruiz or Raul Ruiz may refer to: Raúl Ruiz (director) (1941–2011), Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz (journalist), American journalist and Chicano activist Raul Ruiz (politician) ...more
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Isabel Allende is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 73, Credits: A Fierce Green Fire

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Nationality: Chile, United States of America, Peru

Parents: Francisca Llona Barros, Tomás Allende

Children: Nicolás Frías, Paula Frías Allende

Isabel Allende (Spanish: [isaˈβel aˈʝende] (listen); born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism, is known for novels ...more
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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 90, Credits: El Topo, The Holy Mountain & The Island

Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile

Nationality: Chile, France, Mexico

Parents: Sara Felicidad, Jaime Jodorowsky Groismann

Children: Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Teo Jodorowsky, Axel Jodorowsky, Eugenie Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a ...more

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Evelyn Ankers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Dec. at 67 (1918-1985), Credits: The Wolf Man, Hold That Ghost & Son of Dracula

Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile

Nationality: Chile, United Kingdom

Height: 5'7"

Evelyn Felisa Ankers (August 17, 1918 – August 29, 1985) was an American actress who often played variations on the role of the cultured young leading lady in the many American horror films ...more
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Daniel Emilfork is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006), Credits: The City of Lost Children, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? & What's New Pussycat?

Birthplace: Providencia, Chile, Chile

Nationality: Chile, France

Children: Stéphanie Loïk

Daniel Emilfork (7 April 1924 – 17 October 2006) was a Chilean stage and film actor who made his career in France.
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Anita Reeves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 70, Credits: The Maid, Freezer & Last Call

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Ana Reeves Salinas, best known as Anita Reeves, is a Chilean television, film and theatre actress and occasional theatre director. In 2004 Anita received the APES prize for "Best Comedian ...more
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Santiago Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Santiago Cabrera Age 40, Credits: Goal II: Living the Dream, Hemingway & Gellhorn & Che: Part One

Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Nationality: Chile, Venezuela

Height: 6'0"

Santiago Cabrera (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo kaˈβɾeɾa]; born 5 May 1978) is a Venezuelan-born Chilean-British actor, most known for his roles as the character Isaac Mendez in the ...more
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Antonio Skármeta ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 78, Credits: With Burning Patience

Birthplace: Antofagasta, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Children: Fabián Skármeta, Gabriel Skármeta, Beltrán Skármeta

Antonio Skármeta (born Esteban Antonio Skármeta Vranicic on November 7, 1940) is a Chilean writer descending from Croatian immigrants from the Adriatic island of Brač, Dalmatia. He ...more
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Sergio Hernández ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 73, Credits: No, The Frontier & Night Across the Street

Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Sergio Hernández is an actor.
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Cristián de la Fu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 44, Credits: Driven, Basic & Vampires: Los Muertos

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile, United States of America

Height: 6'2"

Parents: Adriana Sabarots, Hugo de la Fuente

Children: Laura de la Fuente

Cristián de la Fuente (Spanish pronunciation: [kɾisˈtjãn ðe la ˈfwẽnte]; born as Cristián Andrés de la Fuente Sabarots on March 10, 1974 in Santiago de Chile, ...more
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Tito Davison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Dec. at 73 (1912-1985), Credits: Stamboul Quest, El presidio & Sombras de gloria

Birthplace: Chillán, Chile

Nationality: Chile, Mexico

Children: Ricardo Alfredo Davison

Tito Davison (14 November 1912 – 21 March 1985) was a Chilean-born Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 60 films between 1937 and 1982.
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Patricio Contreras is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 71, Credits: The Official Story, Of Love and Shadows & Sexo con Amor

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile, Argentina

Children: Paloma Contreras Manso

Patricio Contreras (Santiago, December 15, 1947) is a Chilean-Argentine television, film and stage actor.
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Claudia Celedón ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 52, Credits: The Maid, Fuck My Life & Fuck My Wedding

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Parents: Jaime Celedón

Children: Andrea García-Huidobro

Claudia Celedón is an actress.
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Valentina Vargas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 54, Credits: The Name of the Rose, Hellraiser: Bloodline & The Big Blue

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Valentina Vargas (born December 31, 1964) is a Chilean-born actress. She developed most of her career in France, where she was raised.
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Vernon Steele is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Dec. at 73 (1882-1955), Credits: Mrs. Miniver, Where Sinners Meet & Bonnie Scotland

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile, United Kingdom

Vernon Steele was a Chilean-born British actor known for his appearances on the Broadway stage and in American films. He often played patrician young men in silent films.
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Paulina Gálvez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 49, Credits: Kosh ba kosh, The Nun & Face of Terror

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile, Spain

Paulina Gálvez (born September 14, 1969) is a Chilean-Spanish actress. She was born in Santiago to a Chilean mother and a Spanish father, both economists. She was raised in Madrid from ...more
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Adan Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 39, Credits: 2 Days in Paris, Santa Sangre & The Dance of Reality

Birthplace: France

Nationality: Chile, France, Mexico

Parents: Valerie Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Adán Jodorowsky or Adanowsky (born October 1979) is a French-Mexican musician, director and actor.
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Marko Zaror is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile
Age 40, Credits: Machete Kills, Undisputed III: Redemption & Mandrill

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Height: 6'3"

Marko Zaror Aguad (born June 10, 1978) is a Chilean martial artist, actor, and stuntman.Zaror was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Los Angeles, California. He started training in martial ...more
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Vladimir Vega is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Chile

Birthplace: Molina, Chile, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Vladimir Vega is an actor.