Famous Colombian Women

Find out more about the greatest Colombian Women, including Shakira, Virginia Vallejo, Griselda Blanco, Lupe Fuentes and Diana Turbay.

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 1 Shakira

Shakira
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Grammy award winning Colombian pop singer, Shakira is best known for hits like Whenever, Wherever and Hips Don't Lie. One of the most successful Latin American recording artists, she is also one of the world's best-selling music artists. Her first hit album was Pies Descalzos after which she entered the English music market with her big hit album, Laundry Service.

 2 Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Sofia Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, model, and TV producer. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in American TV. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a TV host. She began gaining popularity as an actress in the 2000s and appeared in many TV shows and films. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including an NAACP Image Award.

 3 Karol G

Karol G
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Karol G is a Colombian singer-songwriter. Well-known for being one of the few women to have dominated the reggaeton scene over the last few years, Karol G is revered in places where reggaeton is popular. She has several prestigious awards under her belt, such as a Latin Grammy Award. She has also received several nominations for Billboard Latin Music Awards.
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 4 Omayra Sánchez

Omayra Sánchez
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Famous As: Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano
Birthdate: August 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Armero
Died: November 16, 1985

Omayra Sánchez was a Colombian girl who died at age 13. After the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in 1985, a massive lahar demolished her home and Sánchez was trapped in the water beneath the debris of her home. She died after struggling for 60 hours, and has remained a prominent figure in popular culture; she is remembered through music.

 5 Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

 6 Virginia Vallejo

Virginia Vallejo
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cartago, Valle del Cauca

Virginia Vallejo is a Colombian journalist and author. After Vallejo claimed that many Colombian politicians and presidents were benefiting from the leading cocaine cartels, she was granted asylum in the USA in order to help the DEA and the Justice Department in cases pertaining to the Colombian drug cartels. Her book, Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar, was made into a film.

 7 Isabella Gomez

Isabella Gomez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medellin

Colombia-born American actor Isabella Gomez is best known as the lesbian character Elena Alvarez from the sitcom One Day at a Time. Being an only child of her parents, she mostly grew up watching TV shows and later plunged into acting. She has also appeared in Matador and Modern Family.

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 8 Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco
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Famous As: Drug Lord
Birthdate: February 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
Died: September 3, 2012
Griselda Blanco, also known as La Madrina and the Black Widow, was the first billionaire female drug lord. As part of the Medellin Cartel, she smuggled cocaine from Colombia into Miami, New York, and Southern California. She spent 15 years in jail and was shot dead by an unidentified motorcyclist.

 9 Zulay Henao

Zulay Henao
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medellín

Colombian-born actor Zulay Henao made headlines for her relationship with Entourage actor Kevin Connolly, after an Instagram post in 2021 declared they were expecting a child. She had plunged into acting after serving in the U.S. Army for 3 years and later gained fame with series such as The Oath.

 10 Carmen Villalobos

Carmen Villalobos
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: July 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Carmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress best known for her role in the telenovela Sin senos no hay paraíso, for which she won a Your World Award. She started acting as a teenager and initially appeared in small roles in TV shows. As her career progressed, she was able to bag more substantial roles in both TV shows and films.

 11 Diana Turbay

Diana Turbay
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bogota
Died: January 25, 1991

 12 Ximena Duque

Ximena Duque
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
Colombian-born actor Ximena Duque began her career with the reality show Protagonistas de Novela and then the telenovela Soñar no cuesta nada. The mother of three has also won several Premios Tu Mundo awards. She was in the news when she contracted COVID-19 during her third pregnancy. 
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 13 Paula Garces

Paula Garces
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 14 Catalina Sandino Moreno

Catalina Sandino Moreno
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia

 15 Red Velvet

Red Velvet
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 16 Danna García

Danna García
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara

 17 Nina García

Nina García
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Famous As: Fashion Journalist
Birthdate: May 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barranquilla

Nina García is a Colombian-American fashion journalist. She is the current editor-in-chief of Elle and has been a judge on the Bravo/Lifetime reality TV program Project Runway. She has a degree in fashion merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and has worked with the prominent fashion designer Marc Jacobs. She is the author of four books. 

 18 Cristina Umaña

Cristina Umaña
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibagué, Colombia

 19 Cecilia Braekhus

Cecilia Braekhus
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

Tagged by the media as Boxing’s First Lady, Norwegian boxer/kickboxer Cecilia Braekhu scripted history by becoming the first female boxer to hold the WBA, IBF, WBC, and WBO titles at the same time. Colombian-born Braekhu was adopted by a Norwegian couple as a 2-year-old and began boxing as a teenager.

 20 Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Lupe Fuentes had started out as a porn actor, with her own website, at 19. The Colombian artist later stepped into music, joining the group The Ex-Girlfriends. Now a social-media influencer and a house music DJ/producer, Lupe lives in Los Angeles and is married to actor/singer Evan Seinfeld.

 21 Manuela Arbeláez

Manuela Arbeláez
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Famous As: Model, Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Medellín

 22 Paola Rey

Paola Rey
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: December 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Gil, Santander, Colombia

 23 Sandra Vergara

Sandra Vergara
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Famous As: She has served as a correspondent for People magazine‘s series People (The TV Show)
Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombia

 24 Sabina Mazo

Sabina Mazo
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 25 María Camila Osorio Serrano

María Camila Osorio Serrano
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia

 26 Sara López

Sara López
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Famous As: Archer
Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pereira, Colombia

 27 Anastasia Acosta

Anastasia Acosta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 28 Manuela Escobar

Manuela Escobar
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Famous As: Pablo Escobar's Daughter
Birthdate: May 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

Manuela Escobar is a Colombian businesswoman. The daughter of famous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, Manuela enjoyed a lavish childhood. However, her life changed drastically at the age of nine when her father was killed by Colombian National Police. Since then, Manuela Escobar has maintained a low profile.

 29 Maria Victoria Henao

Maria Victoria Henao
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Famous As: Pablo Escobar's Wife
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Colombia

Maria Victoria Henao is the widow of Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar. She was only 13 when she fell in love with Escobar, who was several years her senior. Her parents disapproved of the relationship, and so, the couple eloped. They had two children and she remained loyal to him despite his infidelities. Escobar was killed in 1993.

 30 Stella Arroyave

Stella Arroyave
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Popayán, Colombia

When former antiques dealer Stella Arroyave first met Hollywood star Anthony Hopkins, he was still married to Jennifer Lynton. Colombian-born Stella, now Hopkins’s third wife, had bumped into him when he had visited her Los Angeles store to buy some furniture. Stella later also experimented with acting and writing.

 31 Anllela Sagra

Anllela Sagra
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Famous As: Fitness Model
Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colombia

Anllela Sagra is a Colombian fitness model who has been serving as an inspiration to a lot of young women around the world. Her Instagram page, which has more than 12 million followers, houses pictures and videos that give a glimpse of her ripped physique.

 32 Andrea Espada

Andrea Espada
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Famous As: Television Presenter, Actress, Social Media Influencer
Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombia

 33 Daniela Ospina

Daniela Ospina
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Famous As: Volleyball Player
Birthdate: September 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Itagüí

 34 Débora Arango

Débora Arango
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 11, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Died: December 4, 2005

 35 Nathalie Paris

Nathalie Paris
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Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: October 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colombia

 36 Daniela Montoya

Daniela Montoya
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 37 Power Paola

Power Paola
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

 38 Kika Nieto

Kika Nieto
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Famous As: YouTube Star
Birthdate: January 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bogotá

 39 Angela Salazar

Angela Salazar
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Tadó, Colombia
Died: August 7, 2020

 40 Julie Sofia

Julie Sofia
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Famous As: TikTok Star
Birthdate: October 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colombia

 41 Ela Minus

Ela Minus
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia