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 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

 5 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

 6 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

 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 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

 10 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

 11 Paulo Wanchope

Paulo Wanchope
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heredia

 12 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

 13 Franklin Chang Díaz

Franklin Diaz.
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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.

 14 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

 15 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.

 16 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

 17 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.

 18 Celso Borges

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

 19 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

 20 Óscar Arias

Óscar Arias
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia

 21 Christian Bolaños

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

 22 Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: March 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmen District, San José

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.

 23 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

 24 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

 25 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

 26 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

 27 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

 28 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

 29 Yokasta Valle

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

 30 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

 31 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

 32 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

 33 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

 34 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

 35 Yeltsin Tejeda

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

 36 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

 37 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

 38 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

 39 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

 40 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

 41 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

 42 Danilo Montero

Danilo Montero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 43 Daniel Colindres

Daniel Colindres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football forward
Birthdate: January 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alajuela

 44 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

 45 Shirley Cruz

Shirley Cruz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 46 Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz

Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 47 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

 48 MishCatt

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

 49 Maria Gonzalez Roesch

Maria Gonzalez Roesch
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 50 Randall Azofeifa

Randall Azofeifa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football midfielder
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José