Costa Rican

Find out more about the greatest Costa Ricans, including Laura Chinchilla, Franklin Chang Díaz, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Keylor Navas and Joel Campbell.

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 1 Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Isidro de El General

Keylor Navas is a Costa Rican football player. Navas is an important member of the Costa Rica national team and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He helped his national team reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009, where he was named the best goalkeeper. He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

 2 Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limón

Harry Shum Jr. is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. He is best known for his work in films like Step Up 2: The Streets, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, and Crazy Rich Asians. Also a popular TV actor, Harry's award-winning portrayal of a bisexual person in Shadowhunters gained him a large fan following within the LGBT community.

 3 Joel Campbell

Joel Campbell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José

 4 Franklin Chang Díaz

Franklin Chang Díaz
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Former NASA Astronaut
Birthdate: April 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San José

Franklin Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican American physicist, mechanical engineer, and former NASA astronaut. He is credited with founding the Ad Astra Rocket Company where he currently serves as the CEO. On May 5, 2012, Franklin Chang Díaz was inducted into the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame.

 5 Donald De La Haye

Donald De La Haye
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: December 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limon, Costa Rica

 6 Daniel Zovatto

Daniel Zovatto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica

 7 Giannina Facio

Giannina Facio
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Jose, Costa Rica

Giannina Facio is a Costa Rican actress best known for her association with English filmmaker and husband, Sir Ridley Scott. Apart from being an actress, Facio is also a producer. Some of the films which she has produced include Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House and Tristan & Isolde.

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 8 Maribel Guardia

Maribel Guardia
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 9 Paulo Wanchope

Paulo Wanchope
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

 10 Felicia Montealegre

Felicia Montealegre
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
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.

 11 Bryan Oviedo

Bryan Oviedo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quesada, San Carlos

 12 Oscar Arias Sanchez

Oscar Arias Sanchez
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

Nobel Prize-winning Costa Rican politician Oscar Arias Sanchez has been the president of his country twice and is known for his effective Central American peace plan. Born into an affluent coffee-farming family, Sanchez completed his PhD from the University of Essex and has more than 50 honorary doctorates.

 13 Kendall Waston

Kendall Waston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José

 14 Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Costa Rica (2010-2014)
Birthdate: March 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmen, Costa Rica

The first female president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, had worked as an NGO consultant in Africa and Latin America before stepping into politics. The National Liberation Party member has earned several honorary doctorates and now teaches public policy at Georgetown University. Though an LGBT sympathizer, she opposes same-sex marriages.

 15 Hanna Gabriel

Hanna Gabriel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica

 16 José Figueres Ferrer

José Figueres Ferrer
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Roman, Costa Rica
Died: June 8, 1990

 17 Debi Nova

Debi Nova
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 18 Rónald Matarrita

Rónald Matarrita
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Ramón, Costa Rica

 19 Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 20 Natalia Carvajal

Natalia Carvajal
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Escazú, Costa Rica

 21 Claudia Poll

Claudia Poll
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: December 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua Managua, Nicaragua

 22 Bryan Ruiz

Bryan Ruiz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: August 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Felipe

 23 Francisco Fonseca

Francisco Fonseca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Rama, Nicaragua

 24 Epsy Campbell Barr

Epsy Campbell Barr
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 25 Cristian Gamboa

Cristian Gamboa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liberia

 26 Randall Leal

Randall Leal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: January 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José

 27 Celso Borges

Celso Borges
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José

 28 Marco Ureña

Marco Ureña
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San José

 29 Christian Bolaños

Christian Bolaños
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hatillo District, San José, Costa Rica

 30 Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Carlos Alvarado Quesada
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 31 Giancarlo González

Giancarlo González
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: February 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San José

 32 Johan Venegas

Johan Venegas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: November 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica

 33 Johnny Acosta

Johnny Acosta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican football player
Birthdate: July 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alajuela

 34 Francisco Calvo

Francisco Calvo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José

 35 Leonora Jiménez

Leonora Jiménez
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Ana, Costa Rica

 36 Bali Rodríguez

Bali Rodríguez
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 37 Nery Brenes

Nery Brenes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limon, Costa Rica

 38 Yokasta Valle

Yokasta Valle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

 39 Anastasia Acosta

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

 40 Karina Ramos

Karina Ramos
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

 41 Rolando Fonseca

Rolando Fonseca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 42 Silvia Poll

Silvia Poll
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: September 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Managua Managua, Nicaragua

 43 Walter Ferguson

Walter Ferguson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guabito, Panama

 44 Yeltsin Tejeda

Yeltsin Tejeda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Puerto Limón

 45 David Guzmán

David Guzmán
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San José

 46 Carmen Lyra

Carmen Lyra
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: May 14, 1949

 47 Michael Umaña

Michael Umaña
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican footballer
Birthdate: July 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Ana

 48 Andrey Amador

Andrey Amador
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica

 49 Rodrigo Carazo Odio

Rodrigo Carazo Odio
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: December 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica
Died: December 9, 2009

 50 Hernán Jiménez

Hernán Jiménez
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Famous As: Film actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica