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The Most Famous

ACTORS from Chile

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This page contains a list of the greatest Chilean Actors. The pantheon dataset contains 9,996 Actors, 10 of which were born in Chile. This makes Chile the birth place of the 55th most number of Actors behind Bosnia and Herzegovina and Portugal.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Chilean Actors of all time. This list of famous Chilean 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 Chilean Actors.

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1. Pedro Pascal (1975 - )

With an HPI of 54.47, Pedro Pascal is the most famous Chilean Actor.  His biography has been translated into 44 different languages on wikipedia.

José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal (born 2 April 1975 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean and American actor. After nearly two decades of taking small roles in film and television, Pascal rose to prominence for portraying Oberyn Martell during the fourth season of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2014) and Javier Peña in the Netflix crime series Narcos (2015–2017). Since 2019, he has starred as the title character in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian and since 2023, he has played Joel in the HBO drama series The Last of Us. He also reprised his Mandalorian role in the spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett (2022). Outside of television, Pascal has appeared in the films The Adjustment Bureau (2011), The Great Wall (2016), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), The Equalizer 2 (2018), Triple Frontier (2019), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022).

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2. Valentina Vargas (1964 - )

With an HPI of 48.52, Valentina Vargas is the 2nd most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Valentina Vargas (born December 31, 1964) is a Chilean actress. She has developed most of her career in France.

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3. Cote de Pablo (1979 - )

With an HPI of 46.45, Cote de Pablo is the 3rd most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

María José de Pablo Fernández, known professionally as Cote de Pablo (born November 12, 1979), is a Chilean-American actress and singer. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United States at the age of ten, where she studied acting. De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin-American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host Carlos Ponce at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of television roles, she was cast to portray main character Ziva David in the CBS television series NCIS in 2005 and won an ALMA Award for the role in 2011. She performed a portion of Tom Waits' song "Temptation" for a 2008 episode of NCIS. Outside the series, she has sung on Roberto Pitre's Vivo En Vida CD.

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4. Leonor Varela (1972 - )

With an HPI of 44.54, Leonor Varela is the 4th most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Leonor Magdalena Varela Palma (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈnoɾ βaˈɾela]; born 29 December 1972) is a Chilean actress. She played the title role in the 1999 television film Cleopatra, and vampire princess Nyssa Damaskinos in the 2002 Marvel Comics film Blade II.

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5. Alfredo Castro (1955 - )

With an HPI of 42.15, Alfredo Castro is the 5th most famous Chilean Actor.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Alfredo Arturo Castro Gómez (born 19 December 1955), best known as Alfredo Castro, is a Chilean actor. With a well stablished trajectory in theater and television, he became one of the most required latinamerican film actors of the 2010s.

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6. Evelyn Ankers (1918 - 1985)

With an HPI of 40.95, Evelyn Ankers is the 6th most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Evelyn Felisa Ankers (August 17, 1918 – August 29, 1985) was a British-American actress who often played variations on the role of the cultured young leading lady in many American horror films during the 1940s, most notably The Wolf Man (1941) opposite Lon Chaney Jr., a frequent screen partner.

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7. Paulina García (1960 - )

With an HPI of 40.44, Paulina García is the 7th most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Paulina García Alfonso (born 27 November 1960), better known as Pali García, is a Chilean actress, stage director, and playwright. García debuted on television with a small role in the telenovela Los títeres (1984), but she was soon known for her theatre direction and for her various performances in films such as Tres noches de un sábado (2002), Cachimba (2004), Casa de remolienda (2007) and Gloria (2013). García has received four nominations for the Altazor Awards, winning on one occasion, and three for the APES Awards — the Chilean Arts and Entertainment Critics Awards—winning twice. In February 2013 she won the prestigious Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in the movie Gloria, directed by Sebastián Lelio. In 2016, she appeared in Ira Sachs' film, Little Men.

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8. Cristián de la Fuente (1974 - )

With an HPI of 39.99, Cristián de la Fuente is the 8th most famous Chilean Actor.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Cristián Andrés de la Fuente Sabarots (Spanish pronunciation: [kɾisˈtjãn de la ˈfwẽnte]; born March 10, 1974) is a Chilean-American actor, presenter, model and producer.

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9. Lorenza Izzo (1989 - )

With an HPI of 37.51, Lorenza Izzo is the 9th most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Lorenza Francesca Izzo Parsons (; Spanish: [loˈɾensa ˈiso]; born September 19, 1989) is a Chilean actress and model. She has appeared in films, including Aftershock (2012), The Green Inferno (2013), Knock Knock (2015), and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

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10. Daniela Vega (1989 - )

With an HPI of 31.39, Daniela Vega is the 10th most famous Chilean Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Daniela Vega Hernández (born June 3, 1989) is a Chilean actress and mezzo-soprano singer. She is best known for her critically acclaimed performance in the Academy Award-winning film A Fantastic Woman (2017). At the 90th Academy Awards in 2018, Vega became the first transgender person in history to be a presenter at the Academy Awards ceremony. In 2018, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Pantheon has 10 people classified as actors born between 1918 and 1989. Of these 10, 9 (90.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living actors include Pedro Pascal, Valentina Vargas, and Cote de Pablo. The most famous deceased actors include Evelyn Ankers. As of April 2022, 2 new actors have been added to Pantheon including Alfredo Castro and Paulina García.

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