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List of famous film actors and actresses from Portugal, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Portugal 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 Portuguese screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Portugal and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list below has a variety of film actors in it, from André Maia to Vitor Correia.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Portugal in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Portuguese film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Herman José is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Herman José Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun Hermann Joseph von Krippahl, known as Herman José, is a well-known Portuguese comedian, though virtually unknown abroad. His career has focused on television. His mother is Portuguese and ...more

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Luis Régo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Luis Régo Get a Life, The Fuhrer Runs Amok, The Phantom Heart Luis Rego is an actor.

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JP Simões is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
JP Simões Muddy River JP Simões is a Portuguese singer and musician. He was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1970. Due to the Carnation Revolution of 1974 and subsequent turmoil, at age five he emigrated to Rio ...more

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Joaquim de Almeida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Joaquim de Almeida Fast Five, Desperado, Behind Enemy Lines Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida is a Portuguese actor. He began his acting doing some theater. During the 1980s, he started his film career appearing on the 1982 action film ...more

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Nicolau Breyner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Nicolau Breyner Edge of the Horizon, Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, O Misterio da Estrada de Sintra João Nicolau de Melo Breyner Moreira Lopes is a Portuguese playwright, director and actor. He performed in more than eighty films since 1960.

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Paulino Nunes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Paulino Nunes Half Baked, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Blindness Paulino Nunes is an actor.

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Louis Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Louis Ferreira Dawn of the Dead, Shooter, Cocktail Louis Ferreira (born February 20, 1967 and formerly known as Justin Louis) is a Canadian actor. Ferreira is best-known for his roles in Stargate Universe as Colonel Everett Young and FBI ...more

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Ana Moreira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Ana Moreira Tabu, Trance, The Portuguese Nun Ana Moreira is a Portuguese actress. She has appeared in more than 20 films since 1997. She starred in The Mutants, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film ...more

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Manoel de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Manoel de Oliveira Voyage to the Beginning of the World, Hitler in Hollywood, Porto of My Childhood Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese film director and screenwriter born in Cedofeita, Porto. He first began making films in 1927, when he and some friends ...more

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Aure Atika is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Aure Atika The Beat That My Heart Skipped, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies Aure Atika is a French actress, writer and director. Born in Portugal to a Moroccan mother and a French father, Aure Atika grew up in Paris. She was born to Ode Atika Bitton and Michel Fournier ...more

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo Golden Shoes Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more

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José Saramago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
José Saramago The Biggest Flower in the World José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE, was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present ...more

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Duncan Lamont is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Duncan Lamont Quatermass and the Pit, Mutiny on the Bounty, The 39 Steps Duncan William Ferguson Lamont was a British actor. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, and brought up in Scotland, he had a long and successful career in film and television, appearing in a variety of ...more

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Maria de Medeiros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Maria de Medeiros Pulp Fiction, Henry & June, My Life Without Me Maria Esteves de Medeiros Vitorino de Almeida,DamSE, known as Maria de Medeiros, is a Portuguese actress, director, and singer who has been involved in both European and American film

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Carmen Miranda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Carmen Miranda Scared Stiff, Nancy Goes to Rio, A Date with Judy Carmen Miranda, GCIH was a Portuguese Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. By the 1930s, Miranda was a local star, singing ...more

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Luís Miguel Cintra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Luís Miguel Cintra The Strange Case of Angelica, A Ilha dos Amores, The Dancer Upstairs Luís Miguel Valle Cintra is a Portuguese film actor. He has appeared in 60 films since 1970.

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João Costa Menezes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
João Costa Menezes Gladiator, Sleepy Hollow, V for Vendetta João Costa Menezes is a London-based Portuguese film actor, film producer and film director. After a degree in Law by the University of Coimbra and three years working as a lawyer in ...more

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Paula LaBaredas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Paula LaBaredas Paul, Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fans Hope, Camel Spiders Paula LaBaredas is an actress.

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Daniela Ruah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Daniela Ruah Red Tails, Tu & Eu, Canaviais Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah is a Portuguese-American actress best known for playing NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles.

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Lio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Lio The Last Mistress, Carnage, Love After Love Lio is a Belgian singer and actress who was a pop icon in France and Belgium during the 1980s.

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Carloto Cotta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Carloto Cotta Tabu, To Die Like a Man, Mysteries of Lisbon Carloto Cotta is a Portuguese actor, born in Paris on January 31, 1984. He grew up in Lisbon, and at the age of 15 he started his acting training at the Escola Profissional de Teatro de Cascais. ...more

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Manuel Mozos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Manuel Mozos The Golden Helmet, A Woman's Revenge, The Face You Deserve Manuel Mozos is a Portuguese film director, screenwriter and a film editor.

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Jordan-Claire Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Jordan-Claire Green School of Rock, The 12 Dogs of Christmas, Forgotten Pills Jordan-Claire Green is an American actress, a musician and singer. She is most well known for her role in the film School of Rock. Green was born in Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. She has ...more

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Vítor Norte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Vítor Norte Cinco dias, cinco noites, On My Birthday Vítor Norte is a Portuguese actor and voice actor. He was born in Borba in Portugal. He won the Portuguese Golden Globe award for best actor three times. In 2002, he appeared in, and won, ...more

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Manuel Cortez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Manuel Cortez To Faro, Night of the Living Dorks, Fire Manuel Cortez is an actor.

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Manuel Mesquita is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Manuel Mesquita Tabu, The Sword And The Rose, A Zona Manuel Mesquita is an actor.

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Joe Raposo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Joe Raposo Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? Joseph Guilherme Raposo, OIH was a Portuguese American composer, songwriter, pianist, television writer and lyricist, best known for his work on the children's television series Sesame Street, ...more

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João Perry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
João Perry Abraham's Valley, A Portuguese Farewell, Duas Mulheres João Perry is an actor.

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João Reis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
João Reis In the Darkness of the Night, A Woman's Revenge, Schizophonia João Reis is an actor.

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Alice da Cunha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Alice da Cunha The Iron Lady, Outpost: Black Sun Alice da Cunha is an actress.

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Ruy Guerra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Ruy Guerra Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The House of Sand Ruy Guerra is an actor.

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João Lagarto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
João Lagarto Foreign Land, The Great Kilapy, The End of the World João Lagarto is an actor and presenter.

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Amália Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Amália Rodrigues Until the End of the World, Fados, Amalia Rodrigues: Live in New York City Amália Rebordão Rodrigues GCSE, GCIH, known as Amália Rodrigues, was a Portuguese fadista and actress. Known as the Rainha do Fado, Rodrigues helped popularize fado ...more

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Duarte de Almeida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Duarte de Almeida Word and Utopia, The Convent, Ill-Fated Love Duarte de Almeida was an actor, writer, teacher and historian.

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Alexandra Lencastre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Alexandra Lencastre The Dancer Upstairs, The End of the World, The Mutants Alexandra Lencastre is a Portuguese actress.

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Isabel Ruth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Isabel Ruth I'm Going Home, The Strange Case of Angelica, Anxiety Isabel Ruth is a Portuguese actress. She has appeared in over 50 films since 1963. She starred in River of Gold, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film

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Joaquim Pinto is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Joaquim Pinto Woman on Top Joaquim Pinto is a film producer, director and editor, cinematographer, screenwriter and actor.

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Rita Blanco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Rita Blanco Amour, Anxiety, Dead Man's Memories Rita Blanco is a Portuguese actress and voice actress. She has appeared in more than 50 films and television shows since 1983. She starred in the film Get a Life, which was screened in the Un ...more

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Diogo Dória is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Diogo Dória Until the End of the World, The Cannibals, Anxiety Diogo Dória is a Portuguese film actor who has worked in France and Portugal and is most associated with his films for director Manoel de Oliveira.

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Lúcia Moniz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Lúcia Moniz Love Actually, The Right Juice Ana Lúcia Pereira Moniz is a Portuguese singer and actress. Moniz represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 and has released four music albums to date. She has also acted ...more

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Patrícia Bull is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Patrícia Bull Kaminey: The Scoundrels, The Great Kilapy, The Hero Patrícia Bull is an actress.

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Teresa Madruga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Teresa Madruga Tabu, In the White City, Francisca Teresa Madruga is a Portuguese actress. She has appeared in 71 films and television shows since 1977. She starred in the 1983 film In the White City, which was entered into the 33rd Berlin ...more

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Humberto Madeira is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Humberto Madeira Lisbon Humberto Madeira was an actor.

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Paiva Raposo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Paiva Raposo Camões Paiva Raposo is an actor.

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Adelaide João is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Adelaide João Ill-Fated Love, Francisca, Morning Undersea Adelaide João is a Portuguese actress. She has appeared in over 135 films and television shows since 1960. She starred in The End of the World, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard ...more

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Manuel Alveiro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Manuel Alveiro Service Actif, Tequila, Service Actif 2

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Diego San Paolo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Diego San Paolo Tequila, Service Actif, Le Coursier

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Ana Cristina Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Ana Cristina Oliveira Miami Vice, Taxi, Two Drifters Ana Cristina de Oliveira is a Portuguese actress and model. Born in Lisbon, Portugal; her father worked in the Portuguese radio industry while her mother worked in a Lisbon movie theater. An ...more

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Adriano Luz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
Adriano Luz Mysteries of Lisbon, Alex, Get a Life Adriano Luz is an actor and a theatre director.

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José Eduardo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Portugal
José Eduardo Napomuceno's Will, Dot.Com, The Trip José Eduardo is a Portuguese actor.