Famous Puerto Rican Women

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Rita Moreno
(Puerto Rican Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as 'Anita' in 'West Side Story')
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Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Renowned for her work in film, television, and theater in a career spanning more than seven decades, Rita is among a few elite performers to have received all four major American entertainment awards: Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and an Oscar. Among Rita Moreno’s numerous accolades is the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Roselyn Sánchez
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
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Birthdate: April 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, model, producer, and writer. She is best known for playing Elena Delgado in the popular police procedural drama TV series Without a Trace, for which she received the 2008 ALMA Award. Roselyn Sánchez also works with organizations like Fundación de Niños San Jorge, which helps sick children from poor families.

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Adria Arjona
(Actress)
Adria Arjona
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Birthdate: April 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Joseline Hernandez
(Rapper, Actress and Cast Member of the VH1 Reality Series 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'.)
Joseline Hernandez
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Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reality star Joseline Hernandez of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta broke down after losing custody of her son to her former boyfriend, Stevie J, in Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition. Earlier, the bisexual entertainer had confirmed that her marriage with Stevie had been faked for publicity.

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Lauren Velez
(Actress)
Lauren Velez
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Birthdate: November 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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Zuleyka Rivera
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Birthdate: October 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
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Dayanara Torres
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Birthdate: October 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
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Adamari López
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Birthdate: May 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico
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Gina Lynn
(Former pornographic Actress)
Gina Lynn
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Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
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Lymari Nadal
(Actress, Producer and Scriptwriter Known for Her Films ‘American Gangster’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica: The Plan’)
Lymari Nadal
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Birthdate: February 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Lymari Nadal is a Puerto Rican actress, scriptwriter, and film producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Eva in the American biographical crime film, American Gangster. In 2011, she wrote and produced her own movie titled America, which was chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 84th Academy Awards under the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Monica Puig
(Tennis player)
Monica Puig
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Birthdate: September 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Stephanie Del Valle
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Birthdate: December 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Madison Anderson
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Birthdate: November 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn
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Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Millie Corretjer
(Puerto Rican Singer and Actress)
Millie Corretjer
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Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Millie Corretjer is a Puerto Rican actress and singer best known for her debut album Sola, which earned her a Lo Nuestro Award nomination for Best New Artist. The album housed popular songs that were featured on Billboard lists. Millie Corretjer and her music are well-known in several Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and Argentina.

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Miriam Colon
(Actress)
Miriam Colon
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Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: March 3, 2017
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Ivy Queen
(Singer, Musician)
Ivy Queen
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Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Añasco, Puerto Rico
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Carmen Yulin Cruz
(Politician)
Carmen Yulin Cruz
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Birthdate: February 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Denise Quinones
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Birthdate: September 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ivonne Coll
(Actress best known to American audiences for her role as Alba Villanueva in the CW series Jane the Virgin)
Ivonne Coll
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Birthdate: June 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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Wilnelia Merced
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Birthdate: October 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Joan Smalls
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Birthdate: July 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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Olga Tanon
(Musician)
Olga Tanon
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Birthdate: April 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Cami-Li
(Model)
Cami-Li
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Birthdate: December 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Wanda Vázquez Garced
(Politician, Lawyer)
Wanda Vázquez Garced
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Birthdate: July 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Joyce Giraud
(Model and actress who held the Miss Puerto Rico title twice and was a runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in 1998)
Joyce Giraud
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Birthdate: April 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
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Antonia Novello
(The First Woman and First Hispanic to Serve as Surgeon General of the United States)
Antonia Novello
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Birthdate: August 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Antonia Novello became the first female and the first person of Hispanic origin to become the U.S. surgeon general. Initially a pediatric nephrologist, she later switched to Public Health Service, after realizing she was too emotional to be a pediatrician. The Puerto Rican physician was also a UNICEF representative.

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Nydia Velázquez
(Politician)
Nydia Velázquez
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Birthdate: March 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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Iris Chacon
(Singer)
Iris Chacon
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Birthdate: March 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Jeimy Osorio
(Actress)
Jeimy Osorio
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Birthdate: December 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Noelia
(Singer)
Noelia
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Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Giselle Blondet
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Birthdate: January 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York
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Jenniffer González
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Birthdate: August 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Paola Nicole Andino
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Birthdate: March 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bayamón

Paola Nicole Andino is an actress best known for her lead role as Emma Alonso in the Nickelodeon series, Every Witch Way. As a child, she became a member of Lewisville's Footlights Dance Studio and danced competitively. She soon started taking acting classes as well. As of today, she has acted in numerous TV shows and TV movies.

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Taina
(Model)
Taina
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Birthdate: October 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Image:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 25px Río Piedras, Puerto Rico Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Valery Ortiz
(Actress, Model)
Valery Ortiz
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Birthdate: August 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Kiara Ortega
(Beauty pageant Winner)
Kiara Ortega
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Birthdate: August 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rincón, Puerto Rico
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La India
(Singer-Songwriter)
La India
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Birthdate: March 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Maripily Rivera
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Birthdate: June 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Julia de Burgos
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Birthdate: February 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: July 6, 1953
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Kany Garcia
(Singer Songwriter)
Kany Garcia
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Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toa Baja
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Gigi Fernandez
(Tennis player)
Gigi Fernandez
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Birthdate: February 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Rocío Hernández
(Football player)
Rocío Hernández
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Birthdate: April 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Viviana Ortiz
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Birthdate: September 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corozal
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Lolita Lebrón
(Nationalist)
Lolita Lebrón
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Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico
Died: August 1, 2009
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Laura Carmine
(Actress)
Laura Carmine
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Birthdate: April 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Myrta Silva
(Singer)
Myrta Silva
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Birthdate: September 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Died: December 2, 1987
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Tia Blanco
(Surfer)
Tia Blanco
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Birthdate: May 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Danna Hernandez
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Birthdate: October 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ednita Nazario
(Musician)
Ednita Nazario
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Birthdate: April 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico Ponce, Puerto Rico

The present age Puerto Rican women can be seen contributing in fields like politics, business, and even in science. But not just corporate roles, the Puerto Rican women have also represented their country in International venues like sports, entertainment and even beauty pageants. This only goes on to show just how dynamic these women can be! Puerto Rican women and their piercing eyes and naturally toned perfect bodies are also some of their features that put them in the spotlight. Tune into mainstream Hollywood and you'd find just how many Puerto Rican women are shattering the glass ceilings! Roselyn Sánchez is no stranger when it comes to talent and sexiness- her incredible role as an actress has the world going gaga! And what about Naya Rivera and her acting talent that burns up the screen? And let's not forget women like Ana Irma Rivera Lassén who contributed and fought for the gay rights. Puerto Rican women just won't stop surprising you! Check this section to know more about famous Puerto Ricans.