Famous People Born In Santiago

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Pedro Pascal
(Actor)
Pedro Pascal
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Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 2 
Cote de Pablo
(Actress, Singer and Co-Host of the Latin-American Talk Show ‘Entertainment Tonight’)
Cote de Pablo
100
Birthdate: November 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Cote de Pablo is a Chilean-American singer and actress. She is best known for playing Ziva David in the popular action police procedural TV series NCIS. After co-hosting episodes of a Latin-American talk show titled Control, at the age of 15, Cote de Pablo went on to establish herself as a successful actress and musician.

 3 
Lorenza Izzo
(Chilean Model and Actress)
Lorenza Izzo
21
Birthdate: September 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Salvador Allende
(28th President of Chile)
Salvador Allende
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 11, 1973
Salvador Allende was a physician who later became the Chilean president, this becoming the first Marxist president of a Latin American nation. His policies included nationalization and collectivization. He committed suicide after delivering a farewell speech over radio, to escape General Augusto Pinochet’s coup to oust him from the government.
 5 
Iván Zamorano
(Chilean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Iván Zamorano
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Nicole Polizzi
(Reality Television Star Known for Her Show ‘Jersey Shore’)
Nicole Polizzi
11
Birthdate: November 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Nicole Polizzi took the entertainment industry by storm when she appeared in MTV reality series Jersey Shore. Distinguished as Snooki, she became a household name over the years with her acrobatic moves on the dance floor and bellwether hairstyle. She also starred in Snooki & Jwoww and Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. 

 7 
Manuel Pellegrini
(Chilean Professional Football Manager and Former Football Centre-Back)
Manuel Pellegrini
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
 8 
Horatio Sanz
(Chilean-born American Comedian and Actor)
Horatio Sanz
4
Birthdate: June 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Leonor Varela
(Chilean Actor and the Daughter of Biologist and Neuroscientist Francisco Varela García)
Leonor Varela
6
Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Gary Medel
(Chilean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back and a Defensive Midfielder)
Gary Medel
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Sebastian Pinera
(Former Chilean President)
Sebastian Pinera
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Chilean president Sebastian Pinera not only boasts of a Harvard doctoral degree but is also a successful businessman, having introduced credit cards to the Chilean public through his company Bancard. His Fundación Futuro works for causes such as energy and water conservation. He is married to his neighbor Cecilia Morel.

 12 
Roberto Bolaño
(Chilean Writer Best Known for His Award-Winning Novel 'The Savage Detectives')
Roberto Bolaño
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 15, 2003

A vagabond who roamed around countries such as Chile, Mexico, and France, author Roberto Bolaño eventually settled in Spain, where he spent his days working odd jobs, such as garbage collection and dishwashing, and wrote at night. He is remembered for his Rómulo Gallegos Prize-winning novel The Savage Detectives.

 13 
Snooki
(Reality Star as Cast Member of the Show Jersey Shore)
Snooki
1
Birthdate: November 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 14 
Fernando González
(Chilean Former Professional Tennis Player)
Fernando González
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Marcelo Ríos
(Chilean Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Marcelo Ríos
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Roberto Matta
(Surrealist Painter)
Roberto Matta
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 23, 2002

Legendary Chilean painter Roberto Matta is remembered as a significant figure of the abstract expressionist and surrealist art of the 20th century. The Praemium Imperiale-winning artist had initially studied architecture in Santiago and had then worked for Le Corbusier in Paris. His inscape works were influenced by Freud’s psychoanalysis.

 17 
Isabel Allende Bussi
(Chilean Politician and the First Woman to Serve as the President of the Chilean Senate)
Isabel Allende Bussi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Isabel Allende Bussi is a Chilean politician best known for her service as the President of the Chilean Senate from 2014 to 2015. She was the first woman to serve as the president of the Senate in Chilean history. An important and influential member of the Socialist Party, Isabel Allende is currently serving as Senator for Valparaíso.

 18 
Michelle Bachelet
(33rd and 35th President of Chile)
Michelle Bachelet
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

Chilean politician Michelle Bachelet serves as 7th United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She became the first female politician in Chilean history who was elected as the country’s President and the first elected female leader in South America. She served as the 33rd and 35th President of Chile and held several other prominent positions during her expansive political career.

 19 
Alain Johannes
(Multi-instrumentalist and Vocalist, whose primary instruments are guitar and bass)
Alain Johannes
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
 20 
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
(31st President of Chile (1994 - 2000))
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer

Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle served as the President of Chile from 1994 to 2000. Under his presidency, poverty in Chile decreased and improvements were made in education and health sectors. An important politician, Frei also served as the President of the Senate of Chile from 2006 to 2008.

 21 
Alejandro Amenabar
(Spanish-Chilean Film Director, Screenwriter and Composer)
Alejandro Amenabar
2
Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Alejandro Amenabar is a Spanish-Chilean music composer, screenwriter, and film director. An influential and respected personality in the Spanish film industry, Amenabar has won nine Goya Awards and two European Film Awards among many other prestigious awards. 

 22 
Andrés Palacios
(Actor)
Andrés Palacios
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Nicolás Jarry
(Chilean Professional Tennis Player)
Nicolás Jarry
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 24 
Ricardo Lagos
(Former President of Chile (2000 – 2006))
Ricardo Lagos
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces

Ricardo Lagos is a Chilean lawyer and politician who served as the President of Chile from 2000 to 2006. He openly denounced Dictator Augusto Pinochet on live television in 1988. He also served as the Minister of Education from 1990 to 1992.

 25 
Miguel Serrano
(Chilean Diplomat, Occultist and Nazi Sympathizer Who Wrote Extensively on Esoteric Hitlerism)
Miguel Serrano
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 28, 2009

Chilean diplomat and Nazi sympathizer Miguel Serrano was also an occultist who practiced kundalini yoga and studied Hinduism. He later became one of the most prominent authors of esoteric Hitlerism, claiming that the Aryan race had originated from extra-terrestrial entities. He was also the Chilean ambassador to countries such as Yugoslavia and India.

 26 
Diego Portales
(Former Vice President of Chile (1831 - 1833))
Diego Portales
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1793
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 6, 1837

Chilean statesman Diego Portales was one of the most important political figures of the 19th century and is remembered for creating the Constitution of 1833. As a minister of foreign affairs and war, he started a war with the Peru-Bolivia alliance to counter trade competition but was eventually assassinated by rebellious forces.

 27 
Beto Cuevas
(Singer, Songwriter)
Beto Cuevas
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
 28 
Luis Antonio Jiménez
(Chilean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Luis Antonio Jiménez
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Sophia Hayden
(Architect)
Sophia Hayden
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 17, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 3, 1953
 30 
Sergio Larraín
(Photographer)
Sergio Larraín
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 2012
 31 
Eduardo Frei Montalva
(Former President of Chile (1964 – 1970))
Eduardo Frei Montalva
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 22, 1982

Eduardo Frei Montalva was a Chilean politician who served as the President of Chile from 1964 to 1970. An important and influential politician, Frei also served as the President of the Senate of Chile from 1973 to 1973. Apart from his political career, Eduardo Frei Montalva was also known for his teaching career in Columbia University.

 32 
Maura Rivera
(Reality Star Who Appeared on Rojo Fama Contrafama)
Maura Rivera
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Birthdate: December 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 33 
Jorge Edwards
(Chilean Diplomat and Author Best Known for His Memoir 'Persona Non Grata')
Jorge Edwards
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer

Chilean diplomat and author Jorge Edwards created ripples with his autobiography Persona non grata, which reflected his experiences as the Chilean ambassador to Cuba. His works earned him the Cervantes Prize and the Chilean National Prize. He has also been the Chilean ambassador to France.

 34 
Maite Orsini
(Reality Star as Winner of the Show, Calle 7 in 2010)
Maite Orsini
0
Birthdate: February 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 35 
Alfredo Jaar
(Artist, Painter, Architect)
Alfredo Jaar
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 36 
Alejandro Aravena
(Architect)
Alejandro Aravena
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
 37 
José Miguel Carrera
(Chilean General & One of the Founding Fathers of the Nation)
José Miguel Carrera
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1785
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 4, 1821

José Miguel Carrera was a Chilean general and an important member of the famous Carrera family. The most prominent leader of the War of Independence in Chile, Carrera is widely regarded as a co-founder of independent Chile. Today, he is counted among the Fathers of the Nation in Chile. José Miguel Carrera is also credited with ending slavery in Chile.

 38 
Vicente Huidobro
(Chilean Avant-garde Poet Who Pioneered the 'Creacionismo' Literary Movement and Author of 'Altazor')
Vicente Huidobro
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 2, 1948

Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro pioneered the avant-garde literary movement known as Creacionismo. His ideas on poetry were formed by his collaborations with poets from France and Spain. He also contributed to the movement Ultraísmo in Spain. He is best known for his masterpieces such as Altazor.

 39 
Sola Sierra
(Activist)
Sola Sierra
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 1, 1999
 40 
Sergio Valech
(Bishop)
Sergio Valech
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 24, 2010
 41 
Nicolás Medina
(Chilean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Nicolás Medina
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
The Right Rev. Carlos González Cruchaga
(Chilean Roman Catholic bishop)
The Right Rev. Carlos González Cruchaga
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 21, 2008
 43 
Bramty Juliette
(Chilean YouTube)
Bramty Juliette
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
 44 
José Donoso
(Chilean Author Known for His Novels 'Hell Has No Limits' and 'The Obscene Bird of Night')
José Donoso
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 7, 1996

Chilean author José Donoso is remembered for his contribution to the Latin American new novel. He soared to fame with his novels such as Coronation and Hell Has No Limits and often used dark humor, social satire, and surrealism. He also taught at various institutes and lived in exile during Augusto Pinochet’s rule.

 45 
Mayte Rodríguez
(Chilean Actress and Model Known for Her TV Series: ‘Caleta Del Sol’ and ‘Un Diablo Con Angel’)
Mayte Rodríguez
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Valentina Villagra
(Chilean YouTube Vlogger)
Valentina Villagra
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 47 
Ignacia Antonia
(TikTok Star)
Ignacia Antonia
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: September 7, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
 48 
Tomás Olivera
(Chilean Chef)
Tomás Olivera
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: November 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 49 
Virginia Demaria
(Chilean Chef and TV Presenter)
Virginia Demaria
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 50 
Pedro Montt
(14th President of Chile (1906 - 1910))
Pedro Montt
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 16, 1910

The son of Chilean president Manuel Montt Torres, Pedro Montt grew up to follow in his father’s footsteps and be a National Party leader and later became Chile’s president. His strict military reforms resulted in the Santa María School massacre. He also contributed to the growth of nitrate and copper production.