Famous Chilean Film & Theater Personalities

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Cote de Pablo
(Actress, Singer and Co-Host of the Latin-American Talk Show ‘Entertainment Tonight’)
Cote de Pablo
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Birthdate: November 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Cote de Pablo is a Chilean-American singer and actress. She is best known for playing Ziva David in the popular action police procedural TV series NCIS. After co-hosting episodes of a Latin-American talk show titled Control, at the age of 15, Cote de Pablo went on to establish herself as a successful actress and musician.

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Pedro Pascal
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Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Lorenza Izzo
(Chilean Model and Actress)
Lorenza Izzo
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Birthdate: September 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Alejandro Jodorowsky
(Chilean-Born French Film Director and Screenwriter)
Alejandro Jodorowsky
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Birthdate: February 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile

Chilean-French filmmaker and artist, Alejandro Jodorowsky, is best known for his avant-garde films. A multifaceted personality, he is also a novelist, poet, musician, composer, and spiritual guru. His films are filled with surreal images and mysticism. A much-revered figure in international cinema, he is the recipient of the Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF).

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Santiago Cabrera
(Chilean-British Actor )
Santiago Cabrera
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Birthdate: May 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
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Horatio Sanz
(Chilean-born American Comedian and Actor)
Horatio Sanz
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Birthdate: June 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Leonor Varela
(Chilean Actor and the Daughter of Biologist and Neuroscientist Francisco Varela García)
Leonor Varela
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Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Víctor Jara
(Chilean Teacher and Theater Director Who Was Tortured and Killed by Dictator Augusto Pinochet’s Men)
Víctor Jara
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Birthdate: September 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Ignacio, Chile
Died: September 16, 1973

Legendary Chilean folk singer Víctor Jara was eventually gearing up for a career as a priest and later studied theater, eventually switching to music. He pioneered the nueva canción genre of music in the middle of extreme political turmoil. He was tortured and shot dead during dictator Augusto Pinochet’s reign.

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Don Francisco
(Chilean TV Host)
Don Francisco
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Birthdate: December 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Talca, Chile
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Nicolas Jaar
(Chilean-American Recording Artist and Composer)
Nicolas Jaar
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Birthdate: January 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Arath de la Torre
(Mexican Comedian and Actor)
Arath de la Torre
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Birthdate: March 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cancún, Mexico
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Matías Novoa
(Chilean-Mexican Model and Actor)
Matías Novoa
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Birthdate: June 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
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Adan Jodorowsky
(Musician)
Adan Jodorowsky
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Birthdate: October 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

Adan Jodorowsky is a French-Mexican actor, musician, and director. Apart from his work as a musician, Jodorowsky has earned fame as a director, winning critical appreciation and prestigious awards for his 2012 film The Voice Thief. In 2014, the movie was selected by Diane Pernet to compete at the world's first festival about fashion films, ASVOFF.

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Felicia Montealegre
(Chilean-American Actress)
Felicia Montealegre
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Birthdate: February 6, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: June 16, 1978

Felicia Montealegre was a Chilean actress whose professional achievements were overshadowed by her personal life, thanks to her marriage with popular American conductor, composer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein. She was married to Bernstein from 1951 until her death in 1978.

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Raúl Ruiz
(Chilean Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'Three Sad Tigers' and 'Colloque de chiens')
Raúl Ruiz
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Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Puerto Montt, Chile
Died: August 19, 2011

Chilean director Raúl Ruiz is remembered as one of the most innovative filmmakers of World Cinema of the 1960s. The Chilean National Prize winner is famous for his critically appreciated films such as Klimt and Mysteries of Lisbon but is best known for his French films such as Three Crowns of the Sailor.

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DJ Méndez
(Chilean-Swedish DJ, Singer, and Music Producer)
DJ Méndez
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Birthdate: July 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
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Roberto Vander
(Dutch-Chilean Singer and Actor)
Roberto Vander
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Birthdate: September 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laren, North Holland, Netherlands
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Antonio Skármeta
(Chilean Novelist Whose Novel 'Burning Patience' Inspired the Oscar-Winning Movie 'The Postman')
Antonio Skármeta
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Birthdate: November 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antofagasta, Chile

Chilean novelist and screenwriter Antonio Skármeta is known for his iconic novel Burning Patience, which inspired the Academy Award-winning movie The Postman. Besides writing, he has also taught literature and has served as the Chilean ambassador to Germany. His literary works earned him the Chilean National Prize for Literature.

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Mayte Rodríguez
(Chilean Actress and Model Known for Her TV Series: ‘Caleta Del Sol’ and ‘Un Diablo Con Angel’)
Mayte Rodríguez
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Birthdate: January 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
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Violeta Vidaurre
(Chilean Theater and TV Actress)
Violeta Vidaurre
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Birthdate: September 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Traiguén, Chile
Died: June 1, 2021
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Marco Ferri
(Reality Star)
Marco Ferri
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Birthdate: April 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Italy