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: Football Player
Birthdate: December 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

Keylor Navas is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as goal keeper for his national team and for his club Paris Saint-Germain. Considered one of the world's best goalkeepers, Keylor was named CONCACAF Men's Goalkeeper of the Year for three consecutive years between 2016 and 2018.

 2 Harry Shum Jr.

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

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: Astronaut
Birthdate: April 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

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
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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 9 Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 10 Paulo Wanchope

Paulo Wanchope
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

 11 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.

 12 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

 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 Celso Borges

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

 16 Debi Nova

Debi Nova
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 17 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

 18 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

 19 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

 20 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

 21 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

 22 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

 23 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 Chavela Vargas

Chavela Vargas
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: She was especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras
Birthdate: April 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica
Died: August 5, 2012

 27 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

 28 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

 29 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

 30 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

 31 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

 32 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

 33 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

 34 MishCatt

MishCatt
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Costa Rica

 35 Raquel Rodríguez

Raquel Rodríguez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Soccer player
Birthdate: October 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 36 Karen Olsen Beck

Karen Olsen Beck
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 37 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

 38 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

 39 Patrick Pemberton

Patrick Pemberton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Costa Rican goalkeeper
Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limón

 40 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

 41 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

 42 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

 43 Anastasia Acosta

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

 44 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

 45 Walter Ferguson

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

 46 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

 47 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

 48 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

 49 Francisco Zúñiga

Francisco Zúñiga
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Famous As: Artist Known both for his painting and his sculpture
Birthdate: December 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: August 9, 1998

 50 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