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The Most Famous

ACTORS from Venezuela

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This page contains a list of the greatest Venezuelan Actors. The pantheon dataset contains 9,996 Actors, 16 of which were born in Venezuela. This makes Venezuela the birth place of the 44th most number of Actors behind Serbia and Croatia.

Top 10

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

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1. Patricia Velásquez (1971 - )

With an HPI of 49.93, Patricia Velásquez is the most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 31 different languages on wikipedia.

Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún (born 31 January 1971) is a Venezuelan actress and model. As an actress, she is known for her portrayal of Anck-su-namun in the 1999 film The Mummy and its 2001 sequel The Mummy Returns.

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2. Gabriela Spanic (1973 - )

With an HPI of 49.89, Gabriela Spanic is the 2nd most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Gabriela Elena Španić Utrera (born December 10, 1973), known simply as Gabriela Spanic, is a Venezuelan actress and singer. She's known for her roles in several Latin telenovelas, most notably her portrayal of twins in La usurpadora (1998), one of the most popular telenovelas in the Spanish-speaking world. Spanic has been signed to Televisa, Telemundo and TV Azteca.

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3. Andrew Divoff (1955 - )

With an HPI of 47.46, Andrew Divoff is the 3rd most famous Venezuelan Actor.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Andrew Daniel Divoff (born July 2, 1955) is a Venezuelan actor and producer.Divoff has played many villains in film and on television, including drug cartel leaders, terrorists, and organized crime bosses, though he is best known for playing the evil Djinn/Nathaniel Demerest in the first two Wishmaster films. Other noteworthy film and television roles include the villains Luis Cali in Toy Soldiers, Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, M (short for as Mephistopheles) in Faust: Love of the Damned, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami, Mikhail Bakunin in Lost, and Karakurt in The Blacklist. Divoff can reportedly speak nine languages: English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese and Swedish. He used to speak Romanian but forgot the language when he had no one with whom to speak it. Divoff's multilingual skills are showcased in many of his film and television roles.

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4. Lupita Ferrer (1947 - )

With an HPI of 47.17, Lupita Ferrer is the 4th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Lupita Ferrer (born December 6, 1947) is a Venezuelan theater, film and television actress.

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5. Édgar Ramírez (1977 - )

With an HPI of 43.06, Édgar Ramírez is the 5th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣaɾ raˈmiɾes], born 25 March 1977) is a Venezuelan actor. Ramírez studied communications at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. He then worked in media and considered becoming a diplomat. When Guillermo Arriaga praised a short film he had done, he decided to pursue his performing hobby as a career. He played Carlos the Jackal in the 2010 biopic series Carlos, a role for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor at the 2011 César Awards, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Actor. He also played Larry, a CIA operative in the film Zero Dark Thirty, Paz—a CIA assassin—in The Bourne Ultimatum, and boxer Roberto Durán in Hands of Stone. Ramírez won at the 2012 ALMA Awards for Ares in Wrath of the Titans. He received several award nominations for his portrayal of Gianni Versace in the 2018 miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. In 2020, he had a recurring role in the HBO miniseries The Undoing. In 2022, Ramírez was part of the Un Certain Regard jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

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6. Catherine Fulop (1965 - )

With an HPI of 42.30, Catherine Fulop is the 6th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Catherine Amanda Fulop García (born March 11, 1965) is a Venezuelan actress, model, beauty pageant contestant, television presenter and radio host. She participated in the Miss Venezuela 1986, finishing as the fourth runner–up and in Miss Latin America, finishing as the third runner–up. Fulop has since launched a successful acting career throughout Latin America, most notably on television.

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7. Gaby Espino (1976 - )

With an HPI of 42.01, Gaby Espino is the 7th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

María Gabriela Espino Rugero (born November 15, 1977), better known as Gaby Espino, is a Venezuelan actress, model and presenter. She is best known for her roles in telenovelas.

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8. Santiago Cabrera (1978 - )

With an HPI of 41.35, Santiago Cabrera is the 8th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Santiago Cabrera (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo kaˈβɾeɾa]; born 5 May 1978) is a Chilean-British actor who has worked mainly in the UK and United States. Cabrera is best known for his roles as the character Isaac Mendez in the television series Heroes, Lancelot in the BBC drama series Merlin, and Aramis in the BBC series The Musketeers. He was also the lead in the TV show Salvation as Darius Tanz, and played Captain Cristóbal "Cris" Rios in Star Trek: Picard.

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9. Coraima Torres (1973 - )

With an HPI of 40.33, Coraima Torres is the 9th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Coraima Alejandra Torres Díaz (born June 6, 1973, in Valencia, Venezuela) is a telenovela actress. She started her acting career in Venezuela, in the late 1980s. Her first roles were in the telenovelas "Gardenia" and "Alondra". She got her first leading role in 1992, in the famous telenovela "Kassandra", which was shown in more than 100 countries. After "Kassandra" she went to Colombia where she got a leading role in the telenovelas "Sueños y espejos" (Dreams and mirrors). Her partner in that telenovela was Colombian actor Nicolas Montero. They fell in love and got married in 1996. Coraima gave birth to a son in 1994.Coraima also played in a mini-series called "Geminis" and in another Venezuelan telenovela "Cambio de Piel" (Change of skin). After this soap, she worked in Peru and Argentina where she played in three telenovelas "María Emilia", "Amor Latino" (Latin Love) and "Soledad". Her latest telenovelas are called "Amor del bueno" and "Lorena". She resides in Bogotá, capital of Colombia. Coraima was working in the Colombian telenovela El Último Matrimonio Feliz playing Camila, a woman who has to face life after leaving her husband.In 2012, she worked in 5 Viudas Sueltas

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10. Alicia Machado (1976 - )

With an HPI of 40.15, Alicia Machado is the 10th most famous Venezuelan Actor.  Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈlisja maˈtʃaðo]; born December 6, 1976) is a Venezuelan-American actress, TV host, singer and beauty queen who was Miss Venezuela 1995 and then Miss Universe 1996. She was the fourth woman from Venezuela to be named Miss Universe.

Pantheon has 16 people classified as actors born between 1947 and 1992. Of these 16, 15 (93.75%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living actors include Patricia Velásquez, Gabriela Spanic, and Andrew Divoff. The most famous deceased actors include Mónica Spear. As of April 2022, 6 new actors have been added to Pantheon including Lupita Ferrer, Coraima Torres, and Scarlet Ortiz.

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