Famous Argentine Film & Theater Personalities

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Evita Peron
(First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952)
Evita Peron
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Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952

Evita Peron was an Argentine actress, activist, politician, and philanthropist. She is best remembered for her service as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She also served as the President of a political party called Female Peronist Party. A staunch philanthropist, Evita Peron was the president of the Eva Perón Foundation, which operated from 1948 to 1955.

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Wanda Nara
(Argentine Model and Football Agent)
Wanda Nara
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Birthdate: December 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne Sur Mer, Argentina

Wanda Nara is the wife of Argentine footballer Mauro Icardi. She previously came under the spotlight for cheating on her former husband, footballer Maxi Lopez. She has been a performer on revues such as Humor en Custodia and shows such as Tiki Taka - Il calcio è il nostro gioco.

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Lali Espósito
(Pop Singer-Songwriter And Part Of The Band 'Teen Angels')
Lali Espósito
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Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentine actor-singer Lali Espósito initially soared to fame as a child actor with the telenovela Rincón de Luz and then played a lead role in the teen series Casi Angeles. She is best known for her gold-certified album Brava. She supports abortion rights and is also associated with children’s charities.

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Martina Stoessel
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Birthdate: March 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Better known as Tini, Argentine actor-singer Martina Stoessel is the daughter of director-producer Alejandro Stoessel. Fans loved her award-winning performance in the Disney telenovela Violetta, which catapulted her to international fame. She made her musical debut with a chart-topping album and now makes music aided by her father’s production.

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Luisana Lopilato
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Birthdate: May 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luisana Lopilato is an Argentine actress, model, and singer. Lopilato, who started her career as a child model, went on to become the face of popular brands, such as Ultimo and Promesse. She then went on to establish herself as an actress, appearing in popular telenovelas like Alguien que me quiera.

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Gaspar Noé
(Director best known for his acclaimed but highly controversial 2002 film Irreversible)
Gaspar Noé
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Birthdate: December 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gaspar Noé is an Argentine filmmaker best known for directing award-winning films such as I Stand Alone, Irréversible, Enter the Void, Climax, and Vortex. Over the course of his career, Gaspar Noé's films have been lauded in film festivals across the world.

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Juan Pablo Di Pace
(Actor, Film actor, Model)
Juan Pablo Di Pace
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Birthdate: July 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Juan Pablo Di Pace is an Argentine singer and actor best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the American biblical drama television series A.D. The Bible Continues, which earned him a couple of MovieGuide Awards in 2016. Juan Pablo Di Pace is also renowned for his theatre work in the UK and Spain.

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Linda Cristal
(Argentine Actress)
Linda Cristal
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Birthdate: February 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: June 27, 2020

Linda Cristal was an Argentine actress remembered for playing important roles in Western films. She then proved her versatility by winning awards for portraying interesting characters in comedy films, such as The Perfect Furlough, which earned her a Golden Globe Award. Also known for her work on TV, Cristal received two Emmy nominations for her performance in The High Chaparral.

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Alberto Ammann
(Famous for his Goya Award-winning performance as Juan the prison guard in a 2009 Spanish film titled Cell 21)
Alberto Ammann
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Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina

Alberto Ammann is an Argentine actor renowned for his versatality. He has played a variety of roles in television, films, and theater. His portrayal of Juan in the 2009 prison film Cell 211 earned him the prestigious Goya Award under the Best New Actor category. Ammann is also known for portraying Pacho Herrera in the popular crime drama series Narcos.

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Sebastián Rulli
(Actor, Model)
Sebastián Rulli
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Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Zaira Nara
(Argentine Model, Actress and TV Personality)
Zaira Nara
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Birthdate: August 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boulogne, Argentina

Argentine-born Lebanese model and host Zaira Nara has graced the covers of top-notch magazines such as Cosmopolitan and has campaigned for brands such as Pantene. The sister of football agent Wanda Nara, Zaira has a huge fan base on Instagram. She replaced Wanda in Bailando 2011 during the latter’s pregnancy.

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Bérénice Bejo
(French-Argentine Actress Best Known for Her Performance in the Movie 'A Knight's Tale')
Bérénice Bejo
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Birthdate: July 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bérénice Bejo is a French-Argentine actress who won the César Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Peppy Miller in the 2011 French comedy-drama film The Artist. Bejo is also known for her performance in the 2013 drama film The Past, which earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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Mía Maestro
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Mía Maestro
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Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Mía Maestro is an Argentine singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Lulu in the stage production of Frank Wedekind’s Pandora's Box, for which she was honored with an ACE Award. Mía Maestro has also played important roles in popular films like The Twilight Saga and Frida.

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Leonardo Nam
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Birthdate: November 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Korean-origin Argentine-Australian actor Leonardo Nam is best remembered for his role as Morimoto in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. In his initial days in New York, he worked in bars and slept on pavements, before bagging his breakthrough role in The Perfect Score.

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Dolores Fonzi
(Actor, Model)
Dolores Fonzi
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Birthdate: July 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Dolores Fonzi is an Argentine actress best known for playing important roles in critically acclaimed films such as Waiting for the Messiah, The Aura, and Bottom of the Sea. Apart from appearing in films, Dolores Fonzi is also active in the TV and theatre scene.

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Dick Haymes
(Former Actor, singer who was one of the most popular male vocalists of the 1940s and early 1950s)
Dick Haymes
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Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 28, 1980

Dick Haymes was an Argentinian-Irish singer and actor whose popularity reached its peak during the 1940s and early 1950s. Haymes led a lavish lifestyle and was also popular among women; he was married six times to actresses and models like Joanne Dru, Rita Hayworth, and Nora Eddington. Haymes declared bankruptcy during early 1960s and experienced financial problems later in life.

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Gustavo Santaolalla
(Film Score Composer Known for His Collaboration with Acclaimed Director 'Alejandro González Iñárritu')
Gustavo Santaolalla
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar, Argentina

Legendary Argentine rockstar Gustavo Santaolalla started his career as the founder of the band Arco Iris. He is also an Academy Award-winning film composer and has composed for iconic movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Babel, and The Motorcycle Diaries. He has also been named to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Belén Rodríguez
(Actress, Model, Singer, T.V. Host)
Belén Rodríguez
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Birthdate: September 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mostly known for her nude calendars, Italian-Argentine model Belén Rodríguez has often been compared to sex symbol Sophia Loren. A popular TV host, too, she is known for her love for tattoos and has three butterflies inked on her body. She was previously married to dancer Stefano De Martino.

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Christian Bach
(Argentine-Mexican Actress Known for Roles in Telenovelas: 'la Patrona' and 'Vidas Robadas')
Christian Bach
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Birthdate: May 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: February 26, 2019

Christian Bach was an Argentine-born Mexican actress best known for her performance in popular telenovelas such as Soledad, El amor nunca muere, Bodas de odio, and Encadenados. She is also known for her work as a producer of several successful telenovelas.

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Lola Ponce
(Singer, Actress, Model, Spokesperson)
Lola Ponce
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Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Capitán Bermúdez, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Lola Ponce is an Argentine-Italian composer, singer-songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after playing Esméralda in a musical titled Notre-Dame de Paris, which was staged in Italy and Spain. She is known among music lovers around the world as she performs in English, Spanish, and Italian.

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Miguel Varoni
(Actor, Film actor)
Miguel Varoni
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Birthdate: December 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Miguel Varoni is a Colombian-Argentinian actor, director, and host. He is best known for playing important roles in popular telenovelas such as Te voy a enseñar a querer, Más sabe el diablo, Ojo por ojo, and La casa de al lado. Miguel Varoni is also known as the son of Colombian actress Teresa Gutiérrez.

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Emilio Palma
(First Human to be Born in Antarctica)
Emilio Palma
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Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Esperanza Base

Emilio Palma is an Argentine man who is widely known as the first person to be born on the continent of Antarctica. His name has been etched in the famous Guinness Book of Records as the first human in known history to be born on the continent of Antarctica.

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Juan Diego Botto
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Birthdate: August 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juan Diego Botto is an Argentine-Spanish actor and writer. He is known for his portrayal of Iñaqui in the 1999 comedy-drama film Sobreviviré. In 2008, he was honored at the Cairo Film Festival with the Best Actor Award for his performance in a Greek biographical film titled El Greco. Juan Diego Botto is also renowned for his work in theatre.    

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Isabel Sarli
(Former actress and glamour model, known for starring in several sexploitation films by Armando Bó)
Isabel Sarli
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Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Died: June 25, 2019

Isabel Sarli was an Argentine glamor model and actress best remembered for starring in popular sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s. After being crowned as Miss Argentina in 1955, Sarli went on to debut as an actress. She collaborated with Armando Bó, becoming the quintessential sex symbol of Argentina. Isabel Sarli also achieved international recognition during her illustrious career.

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María Eugenia Suárez
(Actor, Model, Singer, Fashion designer)
María Eugenia Suárez
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Birthdate: March 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Argentine actor, singer, model María Eugenia Suárez, also known as China Suárez, was 11 when she starred in the series Rincón de luz. She was also part of the music band Teen Angels. Her performance in the film adaptation of Abzurdah won her the Premio Sur award.

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Alejandro Rey
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Birthdate: February 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: May 21, 1987
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Cecilia Galliano
(Actress, Model and television presenter who has developed most of her career in Mexico)
Cecilia Galliano
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Birthdate: March 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marcos Juárez, Argentina
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Michel Brown
(Actor, Television actor)
Michel Brown
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Birthdate: June 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

The son of an actor, Michel Brown is a popular Argentine actor, singer, and presenter in his own right. Starting his career with the show Jugate Conmigo and the soap Chiquititas. He later starred in the popular telenovela Pasión de Gavilanes and followed it up with Pasión de Gavilanes and Los Rey.

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Juan Soler
(Argentine-Mexican Actor and Fomer Model)
Juan Soler
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Birthdate: January 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Juan Soler is an Argentine-Mexican actor best known for playing important roles in popular Mexican telenovelas like Palabra de mujer, Apuesta por un amor, and Pueblo chico, infierno grande. He has also been featured in a couple of American telenovelas, namely Reina de corazones and Marido en alquiler. Juan Soler is also a former rugby union footballer and model.

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Libertad Lamarque
(Mexican-Argentine Actress Known for Being 'The Queen of Melodramas')
Libertad Lamarque
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Birthdate: November 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died: December 12, 2000

Libertad Lamarque was a Mexican-Argentine singer and actress. She is often counted among the icons of the Golden Age of Mexican and Argentine cinema. Lamarque achieved popularity throughout Latin America where she came to be known as The Sweetheart of the Americas. In 2000, Libertad Lamarque was honored with the Ariel Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to cinema.

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David Chocarro
(Baseball player)
David Chocarro
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Birthdate: April 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

David Chocarro is an Argentinian model, actor, and former professional baseball player. He is best known for his portrayal of Martín Méndez in the popular Spanish-language telenovela El rostro de la venganza, for which he received nominations at Peoplen en Español Awards, Miami Life Awards, and Your World Awards.

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Eva De Dominici
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Birthdate: April 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Eva De Dominici is an Argentine actress and model. She is best known for playing Josefina Mansilla de Villalba in the award-winning Argentine telenovela Los ricos no piden permiso, for which she won the Notirey Award under Female Revelation category. Eva is also known for playing Verónica in La fragilidad de los cuerpos, which earned her the Martín Fierro Award.

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Valentina Zenere
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Birthdate: January 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Valentina Zenere is an Argentinian actress, singer, and model. She is best known for playing Ámbar Smith in the popular Argentine-Mexican telenovela, Soy Luna. Her portrayal of Smith in the telenovela not only earned her several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards but also established her as an actress on the world stage.

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Nacho Figueras
(Polo player, Model)
Nacho Figueras
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Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Veinticinco de Mayo, Buenos Aires Province
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Luciana Salazar
(Singer, Actress, Model)
Luciana Salazar
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Birthdate: November 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luciana Salazar is an Argentinian actress, model, dancer, vedette, singer, and businesswoman. She has achieved popularity by appearing on the covers of famous magazines and on TV shows. Such is her popularity that Luciana Salazar was chosen to represent the Argentina national football team during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Ernesto Alterio
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Birthdate: September 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sebastian Lelio
(Film director)
Sebastian Lelio
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Birthdate: March 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza, Argentina
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Cecilia Roth
(Argentine Actress)
Cecilia Roth
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Birthdate: August 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cecilia Roth is an Argentine actress best known for her performance in Martín (Hache), which earned her the 1998 Goya Award for Best Actress. She is the recipient of several other awards such as Cóndor de Plata Awards, Martín Fierro Award, and Fotograma de Plata Award. In 2001, Cecilia Roth was honored with the prestigious Platinum Konex Award.

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Santiago Amigorena
(Writer, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Painter, Film actor, Actor)
Santiago Amigorena
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Birthdate: February 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Santiago Amigorena is an Argentine film director, producer, screenwriter, and writer. He is best known for his 2006 film A Few Days in September, which received a nomination for Best Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in 2007. Over the years, Santiago Amigorena has also received accolades for his work as a screenwriter.
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Facundo Arana
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Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
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Juana Molina
(Actress)
Juana Molina
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Birthdate: October 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
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Pamela David
(Television Personality & Model)
Pamela David
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Birthdate: October 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
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René Strickler
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Birthdate: April 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
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Patricio Borghetti
(Actor, Singer)
Patricio Borghetti
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Birthdate: December 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mercedes Lambre
(Model, Actress, Singer)
Mercedes Lambre
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Birthdate: October 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Plata

Argentine actor Mercedes Lambre, best known as Ludmilla from the series Violetta, had begun her career as a model. A trained jazz dancer, the Kids' Choice Award winner also gained fame with her appearances on the music video Juntos somos más and in the series Heidi, bienvenida a casa.

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Martin von Haselberg
(Actor, Performance Artist and Husband of Iconic Actress Bette Midler)
Martin von Haselberg
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Birthdate: January 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Martin von Haselberg is an actor, director, and writer who is best known for creating the performance art group known as the Kipper Kids with his long-time collaborator, Brian Routh. The young men started performing together in the 1970s and achieved cult status. They also made TV projects and created a series of large photographic images.

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Carlos Thompson
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Birthdate: June 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Fe, Argentina
Died: October 10, 1990
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Federico Luppi
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Birthdate: February 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ramallo Partido
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Saúl Lisazo
(Actor, Ex-footballer)
Saúl Lisazo
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Birthdate: June 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Diego Olivera
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Birthdate: February 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina