Famous Venezuelan Women

Turn the pages of Venezuelan history and you would be astonished to see that not just men, Venezuelan women have equally and overpoweringly contributed to the country’s culture, literature, nationality, tradition and pride. Their irrevocable dedication and national spirit have been instrumental in the country’s progressive advancement and development. Right from the country’s struggle for independence about two centuries back to its freedom since then, women have played a quintessential role as leaders, statesman, literary guru, entertainment wizards, exemplary entrepreneurs, scientists and so on. They have made their presence felt in all fields and aspects.Who can forget the contribution made by Manuela Saenz, an honorary Venezuelan who is best known for her title ‘Liberator of the Liberator’? A political ally, she dedicated herself to fighting for Venezuela’s independence. Or Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi - the heroine of Venezuela’s fight for independence, recognized for her bravery and valour. When Irene Saez was crowned Miss Universe in 1981, she proudly set Venezuela on the world map of glitz and glamour. However, no list of famous Venezuela women can be complete without the mention of Caroline Herrera, a famous Venezuelan American fashion designer known for her elegant and worldly designs. Browse this section to know more about famous Venezuelan women.

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 1 
Lele Pons
(Viner, YouTuber)
Lele Pons
62
Birthdate: July 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Lele Pons is one of the many internet stars who started their journey on the now-defunct service, Vine. After becoming the first person to reach one billion loops on Vine, Pons started branching out and created comedy sketches for YouTube. She has since used her popularity to establish herself in the mainstream entertainment industry, appearing in films and TV series.

 2 
Patricia Velásquez
(Venezuelan Actress and Model Known for Her Portrayal of 'Anck-Su-Namun' in the Film 'The Mummy')
Patricia Velásquez
8
Birthdate: January 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela

Patricia Velásquez is a Venezuelan model and actress best known for playing Anck-su-namun in The Mummy (1999). A former beauty queen, Velásquez took part in the Miss Venezuela 1989 contest. Patricia Velásquez is also a humanitarian; she earned the Women Together award in 2009 for her work with UNESCO. She also runs a non-profit organization called The Wayuu Taya Foundation.

 3 
Carolina Herrera
(Venezuelan Fashion Designer Known for Her Elegance and for Dressing Various First Ladies)
Carolina Herrera
20
Birthdate: January 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Born into an affluent political family of Caracas, Carolina Herrera was introduced to fashion by her socialite grandmother. The Venezuelan-American designer, who owns a luxury clothing line and a fragrance line, is known for dressing up celebrities and eminent personalities such as Michelle Obama and Renee Zellweger. 
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 4 
Alicia Machado
(Actress)
Alicia Machado
10
Birthdate: December 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Gaby Espino
(Actor, Model)
Gaby Espino
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Mónica Spear
(Model, Actress)
Mónica Spear
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Died: January 6, 2014

Actor-model Mónica Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela 2004 and later participated in the Miss Universe pageant, too. She and her former husband were murdered in their car while on a vacation with their 5-year-old daughter in Venezuela, in an attempted robbery after their car broke down.

 7 
Gabriela Spanic
(Actor, Model, Q17274366)
Gabriela Spanic
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ortiz, Guárico
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Garbine Muguruza
(Tennis player)
Garbine Muguruza
12
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Dayana Mendoza
(Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Dayana Mendoza
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Sonya Smith
(Actress)
Sonya Smith
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Karen Hauer
(Latin Dancer Best Known for Her Appearances on the British TV Series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’)
Karen Hauer
10
Birthdate: April 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela

Karen Hauer is a Venezuelan Latin dance specialist. She has appeared on popular television dance competition series, such as Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance. In 2018, Karen Hauer announced that she would be performing and teaching at Donahey's Dancing with The Stars Weekends. She is currently one of the most popular dancers from Venezuela.

 12 
Chiquinquirá Delgado
(Actor, Model)
Chiquinquirá Delgado
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Evaluna Montaner
(Actress)
Evaluna Montaner
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 14 
Jacqueline Saburido
(Journalist)
Jacqueline Saburido
7
Birthdate: December 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
 15 
Veronica Macedo
(Venezuelan Mixed Martial Artist)
Veronica Macedo
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Stefanía Fernández
(Model)
Stefanía Fernández
2
Birthdate: September 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mérida, Mérida/Translation
 17 
Gabriela Isler
(Model)
Gabriela Isler
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Milka Duno
(Racecar driver)
Milka Duno
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas
 19 
Scarlet Ortiz
(Venezuelan Actress)
Scarlet Ortiz
1
Birthdate: December 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Daniela Nieves
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Venezuela

Daniela Nieves is an actress known for playing Andrea Futura Doctora Cruz "Andi" in the Nickelodeon series Every Witch Way. She was born in Venezuela and moved to USA as a child. She began her career in her late teens and appeared in small roles in TV shows. She is known to be a cheerful and happy person. 

 21 
Lilimar
(Actress)
Lilimar
5
Birthdate: June 2, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nueva Esparta, Venezuela

Lilimar is an American actress who came into prominence after voicing Cleopatra in the animated television series, Cleopatra in Space. Although she achieved popularity after voicing Cleopatra, it was her performance in the series Bella and the Bulldogs that established her as an actress; she received the Best Young Actress award at the 30th Annual Imagen Awards for her performance.

 22 
Marjorie de Sousa
(Venezuelan television actress)
Marjorie de Sousa
5
Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Parroquia San Pedro
 23 
Kimberly Dos Ramos
(Television presenter, Actor, Singer, Model)
Kimberly Dos Ramos
6
Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas
 24 
Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
 25 
Natalia Streignard
(Known for Her Work in Telenovelas Such as El Juramento With Osvaldo Rios, la Mujer de MI Vida)
Natalia Streignard
1
Birthdate: September 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Aída Yéspica
(Actress and Model)
Aída Yéspica
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barquisimeto, Venezuela
 27 
Mariale Marrero
(Venezuelan Internet Personality YouTube Star)
Mariale Marrero
10
Birthdate: March 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Mariale Marrero is a Venezuelan social media personality currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She is best known as the host and producer behind the highly popular YouTube channels, namely, Mariale, SinPatuque, and Mar ♥. She was given the Venezuelan "Cacique de Oro" award for best Venezuelan Influencer in 2016.

 28 
Norkys Batista
(Venezuelan actress)
Norkys Batista
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas
 29 
María Gabriela de Faría
(Actress known as Isa Pasquali on the wildly popular Nickelodeon series Isa TKM and also appeared on the series Grachi)
María Gabriela de Faría
2
Birthdate: September 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Ruddy Rodríguez
(Actor, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Ruddy Rodríguez
1
Birthdate: March 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anaco
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
Osmariel Villalobos
(Venezuelan TV show host)
Osmariel Villalobos
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maracaibo
 32 
Teresa Carreno
(Pianist an internationally renowned virtuoso pianist and was often referred to as the)
Teresa Carreno
1
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: June 12, 1917

Teresa Carreno was a Venezuelan composer, conductor, and pianist. During the course of her illustrious career, which spanned more than 50 years, Carreno achieved international popularity as a virtuoso pianist and was nicknamed the Valkyrie of the Piano. Carreno is also credited with teaching pianists like Edward MacDowell, who went on to become a popular pianist in his own right.

 33 
Cilia Flores
(The First Lady of Venezuela)
Cilia Flores
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tinaquillo, Venezuela

Cilia Flores is a Venezuelan politician and lawyer. She is the current First Lady of Venezuela, although her post has been under dispute since 2019. From 15 August 2006 to 5 January 2011, she served as the President of the National Assembly. Since 2017, Cilia Flores has been a Member of the National Constituent Assembly.

 34 
Natasha Domínguez
(Venezuelan actress)
Natasha Domínguez
1
Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas
 35 
Daniela Spanic
(Model and twin sister of actress Gabriela Spanic)
Daniela Spanic
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ortiz, Venezuela
 36 
Maritza Sayalero
(Miss Venezuela 1979, Miss Universe 1979)
Maritza Sayalero
1
Birthdate: February 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
(Venezuelan-American Professional Bodybuilder)
Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
2
Birthdate: September 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 38 
Gabriela Montero
(Venezuelan Pianist Most Noted for Making Real-Time Improvisation of Complex Musical Compositions)
Gabriela Montero
0
Birthdate: May 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is most-noted for making real-time improvisation of complex-musical-compositions on themes requested by her audiences during concerts. She is also known for her performances of standard classical-repertoire. Her rich-oeuvre includes CDs like Bach and Beyond consisting of improvisations on Bach themes; Baroque; and her 2015 album that won Grammy for Best Classical Album at Latin Grammy Awards.

 39 
Gabriela Vergara
(Model)
Gabriela Vergara
3
Birthdate: May 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Caracas
 40 
Carolina Tejera
(Model, Actress)
Carolina Tejera
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
 41 
Diosa Canales
(Singer, Actor, Model)
Diosa Canales
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Tigre
 42 
Migbelis Castellanos
(Venezuelan model)
Migbelis Castellanos
1
Birthdate: June 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cabimas
 43 
Irene Esser
(Model)
Irene Esser
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ciudad Guayana
 44 
Susana Duijm
(Venezuelan actress)
Susana Duijm
0
Birthdate: August 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aragua de Barcelona
Died: June 18, 2016
 45 
Alexandra Braun
(Model)
Alexandra Braun
1
Birthdate: July 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Caracas
 46 
Ilse María Olivo Schweinfurth
(Singer, Telenovela Actress)
Ilse María Olivo Schweinfurth
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
 47 
Michelle Lewin
(Fitness Model, Bodybuilder)
Michelle Lewin
2
Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 48 
Christina Dieckmann
(Model)
Christina Dieckmann
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas
 49 
Teresa Ruglio
(Model)
Teresa Ruglio
1
Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Adriana Vasini
(Miss World Venezuela 2009)
Adriana Vasini
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)