Venezuelan

Venezuela is a country famous for its amalgamation of rich, diverse and complex cultures that has been influenced by the original Venezuelan natives to the Spanish and Africans who arrived after the Spanish conquest. Venezuelan art, enriched by the likes of painters Francisco Arturo Michelena Castillo, Antonio Herrera Toro, and Martín Tovar y Tovar is famous worldwide. Also known for its beautiful buildings and churches, the nation has been the homeland of prominent architects including Carlos Raúl Villanueva who designed the Central University of Venezuela—a World Heritage Site. Venezuelan literature which saw rapid development following the War of Independence was dominated by noted writers like Rómulo Gallegos, Teresa de la Parra, Arturo Uslar Pietri, Adriano González León, and Miguel Otero Silva. Indigenous music in the nation has gained much popularity in the modern times thanks to the efforts of singers and musicians like Pedro Elías Gutiérrez, Iván Pérez Rossi, and Rafael Bolívar Coronado. Venezuela is also home to numerous beautiful and talented women who have done their nation proud by winning several international beauty pageants like Miss Universe and Miss World. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Venezuelans.

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 1 Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary & Military Leader
Birthdate: July 24, 1783
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: December 17, 1830
After losing his parents as a child, Simon Bolivar also lost his Spanish wife to yellow fever later and thus decided to devote himself to politics. He was the first president of Gran Colombia and Bolivia, and also led Peru and Venezuela in their fight for freedom, against Spain.

 2 Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela

Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan baseball player who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers of MLB. An 11-time MLB All-Star, Cabrera claimed the MLB Triple Crown in 2012, becoming the first player to achieve the feat in 45 seasons. He has also won two American League MVP awards among other honors since his debut in 2003.

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 3 Juan Guaidó

Juan Guaidó
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela

Juan Guaidó is a Venezuelan politician who proclaimed himself the acting president of Venezuela with the support of the National Assembly. Since 2019, Guaidó has been influential in the ongoing Venezuelan presidential crisis, which started when the National Assembly refused to recognize Nicolas Maduro's inauguration to a second presidential term. In 2019, Guaidó was named in the Time 100 list.

 4 Edgar Ramirez

Edgar Ramirez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Táchira San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela

 5 Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Venezuela
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sabaneta, Venezuela
Died: March 5, 2013
Hugo Chavez was the president of Venezuela from 1999 till 2013. Though elected for another term, he died of complications due to cancer before being sworn in. He is remembered for his involvement in the MBR-200 and for establishing the Fifth Republic Movement. His policies are known as “Chavismo.”

 6 Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

 7 Liberty Phoenix

Liberty Phoenix
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Famous As: Child Actor, Businesswoman
Birthdate: July 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Liberty Phoenix, younger sister of River, Rain, and Joaquin Phoenix, and older sister of Summer Phoenix, has appeared in several TV projects, such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Kate's Secret. She had a punk band, too. After quitting acting, she taught midwifery and also became a designer.
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 8 Ronald Acuña Jr.

Ronald Acuña Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Outfielder
Birthdate: December 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela

 9 Santiago Cabrera

Santiago Cabrera
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 10 Patricia Velásquez

Patricia Velásquez
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maracaibo
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 11 Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 12 Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Music Conductor
Birthdate: January 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barquisimeto, Venezuela

 13 Majandra Delfino

Majandra Delfino
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Majandra Delfino is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Maria DeLuca in a science fiction TV series titled Roswell. Also known for her skills as a singer, Delfino has released a couple of albums through Red Velvet Cake Records, her own record company.

 14 Carlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barranquilla

 15 Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela

 16 Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Venezuela

 17 Salomón Rondón

Salomón Rondón
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 18 Sebastian Gutierrez

Sebastian Gutierrez
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Famous As: Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Birthdate: September 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas

Sebastian Gutierrez is a Venezuelan screenwriter and filmmaker known for writing the screenplays of popular movies like The Eye, Snakes on a Plane, and Gothika. He is also credited with creating, writing, and directing the crime drama television series, Jett. Sebastian Gutierrez also received critical acclaim for directing the 1998 crime thriller movie Judas Kiss, which marked his directorial debut.

 19 Josef Martínez

Josef Martínez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela

 20 Rougned Odor

Rougned Odor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela

 21 Rafael de La Fuente

Rafael de La Fuente
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Famous As: Television actor, Singer, Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas

 22 Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maracay

 23 Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 24 Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

 25 Karen Hauer

Karen Hauer
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Famous As: Professional Dancer
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.

 26 Edwin Valero

Edwin Valero
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mérida, Venezuela
Died: April 19, 2010

 27 Mónica Spear

Mónica Spear
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model, Actress
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.

 28 Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: January 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas
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. 

 29 Felipe Vázquez

Felipe Vázquez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela

 30 Chiquinquirá Delgado

Chiquinquirá Delgado
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: August 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maracaibo

 31 Henri Charrière

Henri Charrière
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès, France
Died: July 29, 1973

 32 Nicolás Maduro

Nicolás Maduro
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Venezuela
Birthdate: November 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Nicolás Maduro was a bus driver and a union leader before being elected to the National Assembly. He held important administrative posts under Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, before taking over as the president after Chávez’s death in 2013. A dictator, he is held responsible for the economic failure of Venezuela.

 33 Gabriela Spanic

Gabriela Spanic
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Q17274366
Birthdate: December 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ortiz, Guárico

 34 Andrew Divoff

Andrew Divoff
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Famous As: Actor, Stunt performer
Birthdate: July 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Venezuela

 35 Marjorie de Sousa

Marjorie de Sousa
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Venezuelan television actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Parroquia San Pedro

 36 Ricardo Montaner

Ricardo Montaner
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: September 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valentín Alsina

 37 Johan Santana

Johan Santana
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball pitcher
Birthdate: March 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tovar, Mérida, Venezuela

 38 Carlos the Jackal

Carlos the Jackal
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Famous As: Mercenary, Terrorist
Birthdate: October 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas

 39 Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 40 Sonya Smith

Sonya Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 41 Francisco de Miranda

Francisco de Miranda
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: March 28, 1750
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: July 14, 1816

 42 Kimberly Dos Ramos

Kimberly Dos Ramos
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Famous As: Television presenter, Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas

 43 Dayana Mendoza

Dayana Mendoza
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: June 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Caracas

 44 Jacqueline Saburido

Jacqueline Saburido
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas

 45 Alicia Machado

Alicia Machado
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela

 46 Willson Contreras

Willson Contreras
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball catcher
Birthdate: May 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela

 47 Danny

Danny
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: August 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas

 48 Veronica Macedo

Veronica Macedo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 49 Gaby Espino

Gaby Espino
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: November 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas

 50 Adrián Ramos

Adrián Ramos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santander de Quilichao