Famous Colombian - Colombian Celebrities

When we talk of famous Colombians, singer Shakira and actress Sofía Vergara are undoubtedly among the first names that come to our minds. This is not at all surprising given that Columbians are well known for their love for dance, music and entertainment, supported by their diverse tradition in the arts. Ethnically diverse, Columbia has a rich cultural heritage as it was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples including the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. The influence of European culture is also evident as the nation was once under the colonial rule of Spain. Even after gaining independence in the mid-19th century, Colombia faced a century of war, violence and political chaos and was able to gain relative political stability only in the recent decades.

Find out more about the greatest Colombians, including Pablo Escobar, Shakira, James Rodríguez, Manuela Escobar and Griselda Blanco.

The Most Famous Colombian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Maria Victoria Henao1961ColombianMaria Victoria Henao is the widow of the once notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar
Manuela EscobarMay 25, 1984ColombianManuela Escobar is the only daughter of notorious yesteryear Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar
Carlos LehderSeptember 7, 1949ColombianCarlos Lehder is a former Colombian drug lord who is currently imprisoned in United States
ShakiraFebruary 2, 1977ColombianShakira is a highly popular award winning Columbian pop singer and dancer
Daniela OspinaSeptember 22, 1992ColombianDaniela Ospina is a well-known Colombian volleyball player
Kika NietoJanuary 30, 1993ColombianKika Nieto is a Columbian YouTuber known for her self-titled channel
Anllela SagraOctober 6, 1993ColombianAnllela Sagra is a Colombian fitness model, trainer, and bodybuilder
MalumaJanuary 28, 1994ColombianMaluma (Juan Luis Londoño Arias) is a Colombian musician, singer, and songwriter
Andrea EspadaAugust 17, 1986ColombianAndrea Espada is a Colombian television presenter, actress, and Instagrammer
Stella ArroyaveMarch 20, 1956ColombianStella Arroyave is an actress and producer, best known as the wife of Anthony Hopkins

Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco was a Columbian drug trafficker who went on to head one of the largest drug distribution networks in the United States of America

ColombianFebruary 15, 1943139 views

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a notorious Colombian drug lord

James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez is a Colombian professional footballer who is often ranked among the best young players in the world

ColombianJuly 12, 1991122 views

Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos is the 32nd President of Colombia and is known for his aggressive stance on rooting out terrorism from the country

ColombianAugust 10, 1951109 views

Nina García

Nina Garcia is a fashion journalist who has served as the Fashion Director at ‘Elle’ and ‘Marie Claire’ magazines

ColombianMay 3, 1965121 views

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and film producer

ColombianJuly 22, 1964157 views

Kika Nieto

Kika Nieto is a Columbian YouTuber known for her self-titled channel

ColombianJanuary 30, 1993468 views

Carlos Valdes

Carlos Valdes is an American actor

ColombianApril 20, 1989182 views

Andrea Espada

Andrea Espada is a Colombian television presenter, actress, and Instagrammer

ColombianAugust 17, 1986348 views

Lil Pump

Lil Pump (Gazzy Garcia) is a famous American rapper and music producer

ColombianAugust 17, 2000177 views