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The Most Famous

ACTORS from Argentina

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This page contains a list of the greatest Argentinean Actors. The pantheon dataset contains 9,996 Actors, 58 of which were born in Argentina. This makes Argentina the birth place of the 20th most number of Actors behind Ireland and Brazil.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Argentinean Actors of all time. This list of famous Argentinean Actors is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Argentinean Actors.

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1. Isabel Sarli (1929 - 2019)

With an HPI of 58.32, Isabel Sarli is the most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages on wikipedia.

Hilda Isabel Gorrindo Sarli (Spanish pronunciation: [isaˈβel ˈsaɾli]; 9 July 1935 – 25 June 2019), nicknamed Coca, was an Argentine actress and glamour model who was known for starring in several sexploitation films by Armando Bó, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. She began her career as a model and beauty queen, becoming Miss Argentina and reaching the semi-finals of Miss Universe 1955. She was discovered by Bó in 1956 and made her acting debut the following year with Thunder Among the Leaves, in which a controversial nude scene featuring Sarli made it the first film to feature full frontal nudity in Argentine cinema. As the muse and protagonist of Bó's films, Sarli became the quintessential sex symbol of her country and a popular figure worldwide. After Bó's death in 1981 Sarli virtually retired from acting until the 1990s, when she appeared in a handful of film roles and TV cameos before her death in 2019. Since the year 2000 and onwards her films have been revalued for their camp and kitsch content and are recognised as cult classics, while Sarli has established herself as a pop icon.

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2. Olivia Hussey (1951 - )

With an HPI of 58.06, Olivia Hussey is the 2nd most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 36 different languages.

Olivia Hussey (born Olivia Osuna; 17 April 1951) is an English film, stage, and television actress. Her awards include a Golden Globe Award and a David di Donatello Award. The daughter of Argentine opera singer Andrés Osuna, Hussey was born in Buenos Aires and spent most of her early life in her mother's native England. She aspired to become an actress at a young age and studied drama for five years at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Hussey began acting professionally as an adolescent. She appeared in a 1966 London production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, opposite Vanessa Redgrave; this led to her being scouted for the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Hussey received widespread acclaim and international recognition for her performance. In 1974, she appeared as the lead character Jess Bradford in the cult slasher film Black Christmas. This and subsequent horror films earned her the label of scream queen. She reunited with Zeffirelli in the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977) as Mary and appeared in John Guillermin's Agatha Christie adaptation Death on the Nile (1978). She appeared in several international productions throughout the 1980s, including the Japanese production Virus (1980) and the Australian dystopian action film Turkey Shoot (1982). She appeared in two made-for-television horror productions: Psycho IV: The Beginning and Stephen King's It, both first screened in 1990. In addition to screen acting, Hussey has worked as a voice actress, providing voice roles in Star Wars video games including Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars: Force Commander, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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3. Bernard Blier (1916 - 1989)

With an HPI of 57.81, Bernard Blier is the 3rd most famous Argentinean Actor.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Bernard Blier (11 January 1916 – 29 March 1989) was a French character actor. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his father, a researcher at the Pasteur Institute, was posted at the time.

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4. Libertad Lamarque (1908 - 2000)

With an HPI of 56.70, Libertad Lamarque is the 4th most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

Libertad Lamarque Bouza (Spanish pronunciation: [liβeɾˈtað laˈmaɾke]; 24 November 1908 – 12 December 2000) was a Mexican-Argentine actress and singer, one of the icons of the Golden Age of Argentine and Mexican cinema. She achieved fame throughout Latin America, and became known as "La Novia de América" ("The Sweetheart of the Americas"). By the time she died in 2000, she had appeared in 65 films (21 filmed in Argentina, 45 in Mexico and one in Spain) and six telenovelas, had recorded over 800 songs and had made innumerable theatrical appearances.

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5. Linda Cristal (1934 - 2020)

With an HPI of 54.80, Linda Cristal is the 5th most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Marta Victoria Moya Peggo Burges (23 February 1931 – 27 June 2020), known professionally as Linda Cristal (Spanish: [kɾisˈtal]), was an Argentinian actress. She appeared in a number of Western films during the 1950s, before winning a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1958 comedy film The Perfect Furlough. From 1967 to 1971, Cristal starred as Victoria Cannon in the NBC series The High Chaparral. For her performance she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1970, and received two Emmy Award nominations.

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6. Ricardo Darín (1957 - )

With an HPI of 54.28, Ricardo Darín is the 6th most famous Argentinean Actor.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Ricardo Alberto Darín (born 16 January 1957) is an Argentine actor, film director and film producer, he is considered one of the best and most prolific actors of Argentine cinema.Considered one of the greatest and most acclaimed movie stars of his country, he played a number of parts in TV series for several years where he became popular as a young leading actor. His most prominent roles as a film actor include Nine Queens (2000), El hijo de la novia (2001), Luna de Avellaneda (2004), The Aura (2005) and La señal (2007), which was also his directorial debut. He starred in the Academy Award winning film for Best Foreign Picture The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). In 2011, the Konex Foundation bestowed upon him their Diamond Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, for being the most important personality in entertainment in the last decade in his country. In 2015, he received the Goya Award for Best Actor for the film Truman.

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7. Cecilia Roth (1956 - )

With an HPI of 52.81, Cecilia Roth is the 7th most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 32 different languages.

Cecilia Edith Rotenberg Gutkin better known as Cecilia Roth (Spanish pronunciation: [seˈsilja rot]; born August 8, 1956) is an Argentine actress. She is the winner of two Goya Awards and a European Film Award. She is known for being an "Almodóvar girl" and the "muse" of Fito Páez during the 1990s.

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8. Norma Aleandro (1936 - )

With an HPI of 52.31, Norma Aleandro is the 8th most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 35 different languages.

Norma Aleandro (born 2 May 1936) is an Argentine actress. She is considered one of the most celebrated and prolific Argentine actresses of all time and is recognized as a cultural icon in her home country.Aleandro starred in the 1985 film The Official Story, a role that earned her the Cannes Award for best actress. She has performed in other successful films like The Truce (1974), Cousins (1989), Autumn Sun (1996), The Lighthouse (1998), Son of the Bride (2001) and Cama Adentro (2005). For her performance as Florencia Sánchez Morales in the 1987 film Gaby: A True Story, she received a Golden Globe nomination and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Aleandro wrote the 1970 film The Inheritors and performed in various plays such as August: Osage County. Aleandro also appeared in the Argentine adaptation of BeTipul, the critically successful En terapia.

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9. Leonardo Favio (1938 - 2012)

With an HPI of 51.42, Leonardo Favio is the 9th most famous Argentinean Actor.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Fuad Jorge Jury (28 May 1938 – 5 November 2012), better known by his stage name Leonardo Favio (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈnardo ˈfaβjo]), was an Argentine singer, actor and filmmaker. He is considered one of Argentina's best film directors and one of the country's most enduring cultural figures, as well as a popular singer-songwriter throughout Latin America.Much beloved in Latin America, Favio was one of the most successful Argentine singers in the 1960s and 1970s, with big hits like "Ding, dong, estas cosas del amor" (with Carola Leyton), "O quizás simplemente le regale una rosa", "Fuiste mía un verano", "Ella ya me olvidó", "Quiero aprender de memoria", "Mí tristeza es mía y nada más", "Para saber cómo es la soledad", "Mi amante niña mi compañera", "Ni el clavel ni la rosa", "La foto de carnet", "No jueges más", "Chiquillada" and "La cita". He also starred in many films before establishing himself as a director.At the time he began his singing career (mid-1960s), Favio was already an established film director. His first feature movie – Chronicle of a Boy Alone – and the second one – El Romance del Aniceto y la Francisca – are considered to be some of the best Argentine movies of all times. He continued writing and directing, releasing the now-classic films El Dependiente (1969), Juan Moreira (1973) and Nazareno Cruz y el Lobo (1975). In 1976, he released the comedy-drama Soñar, soñar, with Gian Franco Pagliaro and Carlos Monzón, which had a mixed critical reception at the time of its release; it is currently considered a cult film. That same year, right after the beginning of the Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship (1976–1983), Favio was forced to go into exile to save his life from the State-sponsored terrorism which prevailed in the country. He returned to Argentina after democracy was reestablished during the 1980s onwards, later breaking a 17-year gap without filming when he released the successful biopic Gatica, el mono, before embarking in the making of his colossal six-hours' documentary Perón, sinfonía del sentimiento. Favio's last film was Aniceto (2008), a musical remake of El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca, refashioned as a ballet-inspired drama.

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10. Susana Giménez (1944 - )

With an HPI of 50.81, Susana Giménez is the 10th most famous Argentinean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

María Susana Giménez Aubert (born 29 January 1944), known as Susana Giménez (Spanish pronunciation: [suˈsana xiˈmenes]), is an Argentine TV host, actress, model and businesswoman. In 2012, she was considered the biggest celebrity in Argentine television by the media firm that publishes her eponymous magazine.She was the host of Susana Giménez, a highly rated television variety show in Argentina, similar in format to those of Raffaella Carrà (in Italy and Spain) and Oprah Winfrey (in United States). In 1997, she was awarded with the Golden Martín Fierro Award, and in 2002 won the INTE award for TV hostess of the Year.

Pantheon has 58 people classified as actors born between 1900 and 1997. Of these 58, 42 (72.41%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living actors include Olivia Hussey, Ricardo Darín, and Cecilia Roth. The most famous deceased actors include Isabel Sarli, Bernard Blier, and Libertad Lamarque. As of April 2022, 10 new actors have been added to Pantheon including Martita Hunt, Juan Soler, and Sergio Renán.

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