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Popular Film Actors from Uruguay

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

List is made up of film actors like Fernando Sur and Berugo Carámbula.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Uruguay in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Uruguayan film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Natalia Oreiro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 41, Credits: Clandestine Childhood, Cleopatra & Música en espera

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Montevideo Department, Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Children: Merlín Atahualpa Mollo

Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [naˈtalja oˈɾejɾo]; born 19 May 1977) is a Uruguayan singer, actress, and fashion designer. Oreiro began her career in telenovelas. Since ...more
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Bárbara Mori is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 41, Credits: Kites, Ugly Me & La mujer de mi hermano

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay, Mexico

Children: Sergio Mayer Bretón, Jr.

Bárbara Mori Ochoa (born 2 February 1978) is an Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model, producer and writer who started her career in 1992 as a fashion model at the age of 14, later she ...more
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Daniel Hendler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 43, Credits: Waiting for the Messiah, Whisky & The Paranoids

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Children: Raimundo Hendler, Helena Hendler

Daniel Hendler (born 3 January 1976) is a Uruguayan film, television, and theatre actor who works mainly in the cinema of Argentina, where he lives. He is known for his starring roles in films ...more
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Luca Barbareschi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 62, Credits: Cannibal Holocaust, The International & Jesus

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Italy, Uruguay

Children: Angelica Barbareschi, Beatrice Barbareschi, Eleonora Barbareschi, Maddalena Barbareschi

Luca Barbareschi (born 28 July 1956 in Montevideo) is an Italian-Uruguayan actor, television presenter, and former member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. He was one of four actors whom the ...more
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Carlos Casaravilla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Dec. at 81 (1900-1981), Credits: Commando, Death of a Cyclist & Frankenstein's Bloody Terror

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Carlos Casaravilla (12 October 1900 – 17 February 1981) was an Uruguayan actor. He appeared in 85 films between 1934 and 1978. He starred in the film El Lazarillo de Tormes, which won the Golden ...more
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China Zorrilla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014), Credits: Elsa & Fred, Kisses On the Forehead & Waiting for the Hearse

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Argentina, Uruguay

China Zorrilla (Spanish: [ˈtʃina soˈriʝa]; born Concepción Matilde Zorrilla de San Martín Muñoz; 14 March 1922 – 17 September 2014) was an Uruguayan theater, film, and ...more
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Nelson Landrieu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 69, Credits: The Interpreter, Uncertainty & Waking the Dead

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Nelson Landrieu is a film actor.
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George Hilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 84, Credits: Any Gun Can Play, Massacre Time & Secret Nights

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

George Hilton, born Jorge Hill Acosta y Lara (July 16, 1934 – July 28, 2019), was a Uruguayan actor well known for his many spaghetti western performances. Sometimes credited as Jorge Hilton, he ...more
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César Troncoso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay

Birthplace: Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

César Troncoso is an actor.
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Gustavo Rojo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 95, Credits: The Valley of Gwangi, Alexander the Great & The Christmas Kid

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Children: Ana Patricia Rojo

Gustavo Rojo (5 September 1923 – 22 April 2017) was a Uruguayan film actor and producer. He appeared in more than 160 films and television shows between 1938 and 2016. He is the father of Ana ...more
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Jorge Drexler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 54, Credits: All In and Jorge Drexler: Eco2

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Children: Lea Drexler, Pablo Drexler, Luca Drexler

Jorge Abner Drexler Prada (born September 21, 1964) is a Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor specializing in otolaryngology. In 2004, Drexler won wide acclaim after becoming the first Uruguayan ...more
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Elli Medeiros is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 63, Credits: Venus Beauty Institute, The Island & Lion's Den

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: France, Uruguay

Children: Calypso Medeiros, Pumita Matta, Anton Medeiros, César Matta

Elli Medeiros (born 18 January 1956) is a singer and actress.
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Santiago Gómez Co... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Dec. at 81 (1903-1984), Credits: The Grandfather, Melgarejo & El regreso

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Santiago Gómez Cousillas (September 26, 1903 in Montevideo, Uruguay – March 24, 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a classic Uruguayan - Argentine actor who appeared in films between ...more
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Isabel Pisano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 75, Credits: Fellini's Casanova, Bilbao & The Last House on the Beach

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Isabel Pisano (Montevideo, 1944) is a Uruguayan actress and journalist that has lived in several countries.
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Margot Cottens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Margot Cottens Dec. at 77 (1922-1999), Credits: Amor a la española, Canción de Juventud & Crucero de verano

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Margot Cottens was an Uruguayan actress.
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Enrique Almada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Enrique Almada Dec. at 55 (1935-1990), Credits: So Feared a Hell

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Enrique Almada was an actor and comedian.
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Roberto Fugazot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Dec. at 69 (1902-1971), Credits: Ya tiene comisario el pueblo, Los Isleros & Hermanos

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Roberto Fugazot was an actor.
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Mario Gas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 72, Credits: Beloved/Friend, Bilbao & Change of Sex

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Children: Orestes Gas, Miranda Gas

Mario Gas Cabré is a Spanish actor and director. and winner of a Goya Award. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on February 15, 1947 while his actor parents were on tour he has Uruguayan ...more
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Walter Vidarte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Dec. at 80 (1931-2011), Credits: Akelarre, Outrage! & Three Times Anna

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Walter Vidarte (18 July 1931 – 29 October 2011) was a Uruguayan actor.
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Jesús Pampí... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Dec. at 83 (1905-1988), Credits: The Marihuana Story, La Parda Flora & Vacations

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Jesús Pampín was an actor.
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Gabriela Toscano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Gabriela Toscano Age 53, Credits: Thursday's Widows and Sur

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Children: Bruno Rivas

Gabriela Toscano is an actress.
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Adela Gleijer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Age 85, Credits: Piedras

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Argentina, Uruguay

Children: Andrea Tenuta

Adela Gleijer is an actress.
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Oscar Rodríguez ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Oscar Rodríguez Age 66, Credits: Lone Star State of Mind

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Oscar Rodríguez is an actor, director and cinematographer.
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Frank Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Frank Rodriguez Age 58, Credits: Baby Mama, Where God Left His Shoes & The White Roses

Birthplace: Uruguay, Montevideo

Nationality: Uruguay

Frank Rodriguez is an actor.
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Giancarlo Valentino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Uruguay
Giancarlo Valentino

Birthplace: Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Giancarlo Valentino is an actor.