Famous Colombian Women

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Find out more about the greatest Colombian Women, including Shakira, Virginia Vallejo, Griselda Blanco, Lupe Fuentes and Diana Turbay.
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Shakira
(Colombian Singer Who is Known as the 'Queen of Latin Music')
Shakira
95
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.

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Sofia Vergara
(Actress)
Sofia Vergara
46
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.

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Griselda Blanco
(Colombian Drug Lady of the Medellín Cartel)
Griselda Blanco
51
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.
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Omayra Sánchez
(Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano)
Omayra Sánchez
16
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.

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Karol G
(Colombian Singer and Songwriter Known for Songs ‘Hello’, ‘A Ella’ and ‘Mi Cama’)
Karol G
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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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Kali Uchis
(American Grammy Award Winning Musician Known for His Debut Album 'Isolation')
Kali Uchis
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Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Kali Uchis is an American singer who sings in English and Spanish languages. Uchis achieved international recognition after the release of her hit debut studio album Isolation. Over the course of her career, Kali Uchis has received several prestigious awards such as the Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award, and American Music Award.

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Lupe Fuentes
(House Music Producer, DJ, and Former Pornographic Actress)
Lupe Fuentes
5
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.

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Virginia Vallejo
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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.

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Zulay Henao
(Colombian-American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Illegal Tender’, ‘Fighting’, ‘Takers’ and ‘Boy Wonder’)
Zulay Henao
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Birthdate: May 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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.

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Isabella Gomez
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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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Carmen Villalobos
(Actress, Model)
Carmen Villalobos
2
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.

Catalina Sandino Moreno
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia
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Paula Garces
(Actress)
Paula Garces
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Birthdate: March 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
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Diana Turbay
(Colombian Journalist Who Was Kidnapped and by the Medellín Cartel and Later Killed)
Diana Turbay
4
Birthdate: March 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bogota
Died: January 25, 1991

Diana Turbay was a Colombian journalist best remembered as the victim of the Medellín Cartel, a highly organized Colombian terrorist organization and drug cartel, which kidnapped her in 1990. She then became a victim of a botched rescue attempt by the Colombia National Police in which she was killed. Turbay's story has been adapted into a book and TV series.

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Ximena Duque
(Colombian Actress and Model.)
Ximena Duque
6
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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Red Velvet
(Colombian-American Professional Wrestler)
Red Velvet
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Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Red Velvet is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to AEW. Prior to joining All Elite Wrestling, Velvet was part of the independent circuit from 2016 to 2021. She was also a part of the Fighting Evolution Wrestling promotion where she held the FEW Women's Championship title. Apart from being a professional wrestler, Red Velvet is also a dancer.

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Danna García
(Colombian Model and Actress)
Danna García
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Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara

Danna García is a Colombian model and actress best known for her portrayal of leading roles in popular telenovelas in Mexico, Colombia, and the US. García achieved popularty in the early 2000s when she starred in a Colombian telenovela titled Pasión de Gavilanes, which was released internationally as Hidden Passion.

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Nina García
(Fashion Journalist)
Nina García
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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. 

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Cristina Umaña
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Birthdate: December 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibagué, Colombia
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Cecilia Braekhus
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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.

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Sandra Vergara
(She has served as a correspondent for People magazine‘s series People (The TV Show))
Sandra Vergara
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Birthdate: September 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombia
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Manuela Arbeláez
(Model, Actor)
Manuela Arbeláez
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Birthdate: September 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Medellín
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Paola Rey
(Actress, Model)
Paola Rey
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Birthdate: December 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Gil, Santander, Colombia
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Sabina Mazo
(Colombian Mixed Martial Artist)
Sabina Mazo
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Birthdate: March 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

Sabina Mazo is a Colombian MMA fighter who competes in the flyweight division. A former Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) champion, Mazo has also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Over the course of her career, Sabina Mazo has secured victories over popular fighters like Justine Kish, JJ Aldrich, and Shana Dobson.  

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María Camila Osorio Serrano
(Colombian Tennis Player)
María Camila Osorio Serrano
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Birthdate: December 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia

María Camila Osorio Serrano is a Colombian tennis player who competes in the WTA Tour and the ITF Circuit. She first achieved popularity in 2018 when she won silver and a bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. María Camila Osorio Serrano also represents her country in important tournaments like the Billie Jean King Cup.

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Sara López
(Colombian Athlete Who Specializes in Compound Archery and 5-Time World Champion)
Sara López
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pereira, Colombia
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Anastasia Acosta
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Birthdate: April 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Débora Arango
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Birthdate: November 11, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Died: December 4, 2005
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Manuela Escobar
(Business Women and Pablo Escobar's Daughter)
Manuela Escobar
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Birthdate: May 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Panama

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.

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Maria Victoria Henao
(Pablo Escobar's Wife)
Maria Victoria Henao
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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.

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Stella Arroyave
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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.

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Andrea Espada
(Colombian TV Presenter, Social Media Influencer, and Actress)
Andrea Espada
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Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombia

Andrea Espada is a Colombian TV presenter, social media influencer, and actress. She achieved popularity as the host of UFC Now as well as a game show titled Esto es Guerra. Andrea Espada is also popular on social media platforms like Instagram. 

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Daniela Montoya
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder )
Daniela Montoya
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Birthdate: August 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
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Anllela Sagra
(Fitness Model)
Anllela Sagra
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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.

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Daniela Ospina
(Ex-Wife of Football Player James Rodríguez)
Daniela Ospina
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Birthdate: September 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Itagüí

Daniela Ospina is a Colombian model, volleyball player, and businesswoman. She has represented the Colombia volleyball team and was also part of Antioquia. She has also appeared in TV shows like Dancing with the Stars. Daniela Ospina made headlines when she started dating Colombian footballer James Rodríguez. Their wedding was highly publicized in Colombia.

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Kika Nieto
(YouTube Star)
Kika Nieto
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Birthdate: January 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bogotá
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Nathalie Paris
(YouTuber)
Nathalie Paris
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Birthdate: October 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colombia
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Power Paola
(Colombian-Ecuadorian Cartoonist and Author of Graphic Memoirs)
Power Paola
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Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

Power Paola is a Colombian-Ecuadorian cartoonist and author of graphic memoirs. Paola's work deals with themes of feminism, sexuality, personal identity, and family. One of her best-known works, Virus Tropical, was adapted into a film in 2017. Power Paola is also known as one of the most important members of a comics collective called Chicks on Comics.

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Angela Salazar
(Activist)
Angela Salazar
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Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Tadó, Colombia
Died: August 7, 2020
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Julie Sofia
(Colombian TikTok Star)
Julie Sofia
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Birthdate: October 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colombia
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Ela Minus
(Musical Artist)
Ela Minus
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Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
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Billie Eilish
(The Youngest Recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Record of the Year)
Billie Eilish
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Birthdate: December 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

A young singer and songwriter who rose to international fame while still in her teens, Billie Eilish is blessed with a soprano vocal range and an ethereal voice. Already the recipient of numerous accolades, including five Grammy awards, she was named in Time magazine’s  inaugural "Time 100 Next" list in 2019.

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Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)
Ariana Grande
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Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

A talented youngster, Ariana Grande first stepped into the world of entertainment through Broadway musical 13 and later shot to fame with television series Victorious and its spinoff, Sam & Cat. Her television series also kick started her musical career which flourished with the release of her five commercially successful and critically applauded albums and collaborations with various other artists.

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Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
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Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022

The Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning British monarch in history. The first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother , she ascended to the throne in 1952. Despite the media criticism of the royal family, she continued to be a popular figure in the UK.

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Scarlett Johansson
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Marriage Story', 'Jojo Rabbit' and Her Role of 'Black Widow' in MCU Films)
Scarlett Johansson
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Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

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Taylor Swift
(Pop Icon & One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time)
Taylor Swift
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Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

American pop and country music singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift is a multiple Grammy award winning artist who has inspired a number of hopeful musicians. A talented artist since a young age, she achieved success with her first single and debut album in 2006. Since then, the Fearless star has not looked back and also made her acting debut in 2009.

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Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)
Selena Gomez
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Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

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Emma Watson
(Actress and Activist Best Known for Her Role of 'Hermione Granger' in the 'Harry Potter' Film Series)
Emma Watson
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Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

English actress, model, and activist, Emma Watson first gained prominence as a child artiste in the Harry Potter film series. The daughter of lawyers, she was determined to go to college despite her busy acting career and graduated from Brown University. A staunch feminist, she is actively involved with organizations that work for the betterment of women.

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Princess Diana
(First Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales)
Princess Diana
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Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 1997

The first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Diana was a member of the British royal family. As a princess, she became known for her unconventional approach to charity work. She was celebrated as a style icon and fashionista as well. She divorced Charles in 1996 and died in a tragic car accident the following year.

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Jennifer Aniston
(Best Known For Her Role of 'Rachel Green' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Jennifer Aniston
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Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

An American actress, film producer, and businesswoman, Jennifer Aniston began her acting career pretty early but gained stardom with her portrayal of Rachel Green in the popular television sitcom Friends. Her film career demonstrated her wide range and impressed both critics and audience. The star of The Good Girl and Bruce Almighty also went ahead to launch her own perfume.