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Famous People from Puerto Rico

You can find the Puerto Rican flag flying pride anywhere in the island. 

A round-up of Island-born legends you may recognize.

Puerto Rico may be geographically small, yet some of the world’s biggest stars take pride in being hijos de la isla. From superstar performers and Oscar-winning celebs to the sports hall of Famers and our very own PEGOT, these boricuas have elevated the reputation of the Island of Enchantment on an international level. Here’s a quick roundup of some Puerto Ricans you probably admire, yet may not have known hold ties to the Island.

From Stage to Silver Screen

Puerto Rico cannot talk about Hollywood without acknowledging Rita Moreno, the first Latina and third American to obtain PEGOT (Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) status. A Humacao native, Moreno gained widespread fame with the musical “West Side Story” in 1961 and was recently recognized for her role in Netflix’s original series “One Day at a Time”. At 87 years old she continues to thrive, serving as an executive producer in Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story”, a film in which she is also co-starring.

From San Germán came Benicio del Toro, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie “Traffic”. Del Toro gained mainstream attention for his roles in films such as “Snatch”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Star Wars Episode VII”, “Sicario”, and more. Most recently, he starred in the award-winning miniseries “Escape at Dannemora”, alongside Patricia Arquette and directed by Ben Stiller. 

Raúl Juliá is a legend in Puerto Rico and a source of great pride. From San Juan, the late actor’s fruitful career began on Broadway in “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, for which he received a Tony nomination. In television he appeared in shows such as “Loving Life” and “Sesame Street” and, among the many films he starred in, he is most remembered for his roles in “Man of La Mancha” and his portrayal of Gomez Adams in “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values”.

Some other Hollywood “big names” who hail from Puerto Rico include actress and philanthropist Roselyn Sánchez, Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix, and veteran actor Luis Guzmán.

Hitting the Mic

Considered the King of Latin Pop, Ricky Martin was born in San Juan and began his music career at age 12 with a local boy band called Menudo. This Grammy Award winner has made a name for himself not only in music, but as an actor, from his famous hits like “Living la Vida Loca” and “She Bangs”, to his roles in TV series such as “Glee”, “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”, “The Voice”, and others.

Another global phenomenon is Daddy Yankee, the singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer who coined the term Reggaetón, to describe the urban music genre emerging from Puerto Rico. Dubbed the “King of Reggaetón”, Daddy Yankee has won over 82 awards since his rise to international fame in 2004.

Other big names in music include Gilberto Santa Rosa, Chayanne, José Feliciano, Luis Fonsi, Wisin y Yandel, and Bad Bunny.

An All-Star Roster

Carolina’s very own Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As a Pittsburgh Pirate, Clemente won four National League batting titles as well as 12 Gold Gloves, an award given to the best fielding player in each position. In 1972 Clemente had his 3,000th base hit on his very last at bat as a player. At the time, only 10 other players had reached this mark. He died in an aviation accident in 1972.

Another Hall of Famer is Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez. From the town of Manatí, Rodríguez went on to play Major League Baseball with the Texas Rangers (on two different occasions), Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Washington Nationals. During his career in the MLB, he won 13 Gold Gloves.

Known for his flamboyant style in and out of the ring, Héctor “Macho” Camacho was a natural-born boxer and entertainer from Bayamón. His quick footwork made him a world champion in three different weight classes and he held the WBC super featherweight title from 1983 to 1984, the WBC lightweight title from 1985 to 1987, and the WBO junior welterweight title twice between 1989 and 1992. After his death in 2012, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016. Camacho became a reference in popular culture after appearing on shows like The Wayan Bros, King of the Hill, and in songs by Lil Wayne.

Other outstanding Puerto Rican athletes include baseballers Carlos Beltrán, Roberto Alomar, and Yadier Molina; boxers Miguel Cotto and Felix “TitoTrinidad; golfer Juan «Chi-Chi» Rodríguez; basketball players José Juan Barea and Carlos Arroyo; tennis player Mónica Puig; hurdler Javier Culson; and many others.


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The Greatest Puerto Rican Actresses

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Rita Moreno

(Puerto Rican Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Anita’ in ‘West Side Story’)

Birthdate: December 11, 1931

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Renowned for her work in film, television, and theater in a career spanning more than seven decades, Rita is among a few elite performers to have received all four major American entertainment awards: Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and an Oscar. Among Rita Moreno’s numerous accolades is the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Birthdate: April 2, 1973

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, model, producer, and writer. She is best known for playing Elena Delgado in the popular police procedural drama TV series Without a Trace, for which she received the 2008 ALMA Award. Roselyn Sánchez also works with organizations like Fundación de Niños San Jorge, which helps sick children from poor families.


Adria Arjona


Birthdate: April 25, 1992

Sun Sign: Taurus

Birthplace: Puerto Rico


Dayanara Torres


Birthdate: October 28, 1974

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Birthplace: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico


Joseline Hernandez

(Rapper, Actress and Cast Member of the Vh2 Reality Series ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’. )

Birthdate: November 3, 1986

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reality star Joseline Hernandez of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta broke down after losing custody of her son to her former boyfriend, Stevie J, in Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition. Earlier, the bisexual entertainer had confirmed that her marriage with Stevie had been faked for publicity.


Lauren Velez


Birthdate: November 2, 1964

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Zuleyka Rivera


Birthdate: October 3, 1987

Sun Sign: Libra

Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico


Adamari López


Birthdate: May 18, 1971

Sun Sign: Taurus

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico


Lymari Nadal

(Puerto Rican Actress, Film Producer and Scriptwriter)

Birthdate: February 11, 1978

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Lymari Nadal is a Puerto Rican actress, scriptwriter, and film producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Eva in the American biographical crime film, American Gangster. In 2011, she wrote and produced her own movie titled America, which was chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 84th Academy Awards under the Best Foreign Language Film category.


Ivonne Coll

(Actress best known to American audiences for her role as Alba Villanueva in the CW series Jane the Virgin)

Birthdate: June 18, 1947

Sun Sign: Gemini

Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico


Wilnelia Merced


Birthdate: October 12, 1959

Sun Sign: Libra

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico Caguas, Puerto Rico


Ivy Queen

(Singer, Musician)

Birthdate: March 4, 1972

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Añasco, Puerto Rico


Joyce Giraud

(Model and actress who held the Miss Puerto Rico title twice and was a runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in 1998)

Birthdate: April 4, 1975

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico


Miriam Colon


Birthdate: August 20, 1936

Sun Sign: Leo

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Died: March 3, 2017


Holly Woodlawn


Birthdate: October 26, 1946

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Birthplace: Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico

Died: December 6, 2015


Joan Smalls


Birthdate: July 11, 1988

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: Hatillo, Puerto Rico


Denise Quinones


Birthdate: September 9, 1980

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico


Jeimy Osorio


Birthdate: December 22, 1988

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico


Iris Chacon


Birthdate: March 7, 1950

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico


Giselle Blondet


Birthdate: January 9, 1964

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Birthplace: New York, New York

Birthdate: March 22, 1998

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Bayamón

Paola Nicole Andino is an actress best known for her lead role as Emma Alonso in the Nickelodeon series, Every Witch Way. As a child, she became a member of Lewisville’s Footlights Dance Studio and danced competitively. She soon started taking acting classes as well. As of today, she has acted in numerous TV shows and TV movies.


Maripily Rivera


Birthdate: June 15, 1977

Sun Sign: Gemini

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico


Valery Ortiz

(Actress, Model)

Birthdate: August 1, 1984

Sun Sign: Leo

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Viviana Ortiz


Birthdate: September 12, 1986

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Corozal


Laura Carmine


Birthdate: April 2, 1983

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Yolandita Monge


Birthdate: September 16, 1955

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Trujillo Alto


Mariana Vicente


Birthdate: January 8, 1989

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Birthplace: San Juan


Karla Monroig

(Actress, Model)

Birthdate: March 5, 1979

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Guayama, Puerto Rico


Ana Isabelle


Birthdate: April 11, 1986

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Caguas


Cynthia Olavarría

(Actress, Beauty Pageant Winner)

Birthdate: January 28, 1982

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Aleyda Ortiz


Birthdate: October 5, 1988

Sun Sign: Libra

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico Bayamón, Puerto Rico


Angelique Burgos

(Actress, Model)

Birthdate: December 17, 1978

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico


Mara Croatto


Birthdate: February 2, 1969

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela


Lydia Echevarría


Birthdate: October 14, 1931

Sun Sign: Libra

Birthplace: Puerto Rico


Manoella Torres

(Singer, Actress)

Birthdate: April 21, 1954

Sun Sign: Taurus

Birthplace: New York, United States


Lourdes Chacon


Birthdate: February 14, 1956

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico Cayey, Puerto Rico


Marian Pabón


Birthdate: 1958 AD

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Ivonne Orsini

(Beauty pageant contestant)

Birthdate: April 6, 1988

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico Bayamón, Puerto Rico


Awilda Carbia


Birthdate: January 30, 1938

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Died: March 22, 2009


Alba Nydia Díaz


Birthdate: April 27, 1950

Sun Sign: Taurus

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico


Mapita Cortés

(Actress of telenovelas and the cinema of Mexico)

Birthdate: August 4, 1939

Sun Sign: Leo

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Died: January 1, 2006

Latin American actors: photos, films, roles

In the last two decades of the twentieth century, millions of Russian viewers watched the series of overseas show business. They empathized with the heroes played by popular Latin American actors and actresses, plunging with them into the world of love passions, vile intrigues and betrayals, unexpected twists of fate. These heroes won the hearts of many fans, forever remaining in the hearts of viewers. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the actors of Latin American TV shows were recognizable and enjoyed great popularity.

Veronica Castro

«The rich also cry» is one of the most popular Mexican TV series. It was based on the play of the same name by the Latin American writer Ines Rodena. For a whole year, Soviet viewers closely followed the events of this series, consisting of 278 episodes. The role of the main character of the telenovela Marianna Villareal was performed by Veronica Castro, who was starting her acting career. She immediately liked the Mexican audience. The Soviet viewers did not remain indifferent to the main character.

Veronica Castro started her modeling career. Appearing at the age of sixteen naked on the cover of the men’s magazine Caballero, she instantly became infamous. After filming the series «The Rich Also Cry» she proved that, in addition to her pretty appearance, she also has acting talent. This telenovela gained immense popularity not only throughout Latin America, but also conquered Spanish, French, Soviet and even Chinese viewers.

The actress was lucky. After filming this television drama, two years later, Veronica Castro gets the role of the main character Rosa Garcia in the series «Wild Rose». In addition, the actress personally performed the soundtrack song Rosa Salvaje, which instantly became the most popular hit both in Mexico and in other countries of South America. Thus, thanks to the series «The Rich Also Cry» and «Wild Rose», Veronica Castro has become one of the most famous Mexican serial actresses and singers.

Guillermo Capetillo

This is a Latin American actor, most recognizable by television viewers after watching the series «The Rich Also Cry». He played the role of Beto, the son of Marianna Villareal. After the huge success in this TV drama, he was invited to shoot the cult Mexican series «Wild Rose», where he again starred with Veronica Castro, but this time in the role of Ricardo Linares, the wife of Rosa Garcia. Here, this handsome Latin American actor played two roles of twin brothers at once. Subsequently, the practice of one actor playing two roles at the same time began to be applied everywhere. Guillermo Capetillo was once considered the sex symbol of Mexico. He starred in many more serials. The last of them is Love Truths, which was released in 2013.

Victoria Ruffo

Among the Latin American actors there is the name of Victoria Ruffo. She began her acting career with the series «Problems of a Doctor». Thanks to her acting talent and bright appearance, Victoria was noticed by famous producers. As a result, she received the main roles in the series «Victoria» and «Just Maria». The Russian audience saw the TV drama «Just Maria» in 1992. The success of this soap opera repeated the success of the previously broadcast series The Rich Also Cry. Later, Victoria Ruffo continued her acting career in the series «Stepmother». Currently, she is one of the highest paid actresses of the television company Televisa, which produces series in Latin America.

Natalia Oreiro

This is one of the most beautiful Latin American female actors. Natalia Oreiro is a Uruguayan actress and singer. For the first time, success came to her after the television series «The Rich and Famous.» But she became world famous after the release of the television series «Wild Angel». The role of the orphan Milagros brought her worldwide fame and selfless love of fans. The actress was very actively involved in creating this image and writing the script. The television series «Wild Angel» was broadcast in 60 countries around the world.

In parallel with filming, Natalia Oreiro is seriously involved in music. She has released two solo discs of her songs. Nowadays, the popularity of Natalia Oreiro does not fade away. In addition, photos of this outstanding actress are much more often than other photos of Latin American actors used on the covers of printed publications, posters, stickers and so on. This indicates that its popularity is undeniable.

Facundo Arana

This is one of the most popular Latin American male actors. World fame came to him after Facundo Arana became Natalia Oreiro’s partner in the series «Wild Angel» — the male lead of the blue-eyed handsome Ivo. The next successful role of this Latin American actor was the role of the modern Robin Hood — the robber Coraje and Padre Juan in the TV series «Padre Coraje».

After that, he got the role of Martin Quesada in the TV series You Are My Life. And this time he played in tandem with Natalia Oreiro — the star of the series and the singer. Currently, Facundo Arana plays in the theater and simultaneously acts in TV series.

Diego Ramos

This is a famous Latin American actor. Diego Ramos became known to television audiences around the world after the release of the series «The Rich and Famous» and «Wild Angel». His first television work was a commercial. His debut as an actor in the series took place in «Roller Coaster» — a television series in which he played the role of a modest young man Maxi. After that, he successfully starred in many other projects.

In the series «The Rich and Famous» he worked in tandem with Natalia Oreiro, playing a couple in love. In 1998, Diego Ramos again works on the same set with Natalia Oreiro in the series «Wild Angel». This time he plays the role of lawyer Sergio Costa, who is unrequitedly in love with a beautiful woman. This series has gained immense popularity and recognition among Russian viewers. Currently, Diego Ramos successfully continues his career as an actor in television series.

Sylvia Phifer

Sylvia Phifer started her career with modeling business. In fashion houses, the long-legged Brazilian fashion model was a huge success and was extremely in demand. But one day she decided to leave the modeling business and began to take theater lessons. The debut of Sylvia Phifer as a television actress took place in the series «My Love, My Sorrow».

In 1993, the actress got the lead role in the TV series Tropicanka. She played the role of the beautiful Leticia with great success. Russian viewers accepted this series with great enthusiasm. The next significant work of this actress was shooting in the most popular television series «Clone», where she played the role of the beautiful Sinira.

Lucelia Santos

Before starting her career as a television actress, Brazilian-born Lucelia Santos worked at the reception desk of a polyclinic. At the same time, she starred in candid photo shoots. The young model, who did not have any experience in television, was invited to the main role of the series «Slave Izaura».

This series was a huge success in many countries around the world. Fans of Lucelia Santes wrote her a huge number of letters. The actress was also recognized as a sex symbol of her country. After that, she continued to shoot in erotic scenes, starred naked for men’s magazines. Lucelia currently works as a producer and director of documentaries.

Maria Sorte

Mexican actress Maria Sorte got the lead role of Daniela Lorente in the series «My Second Mother» at the beginning of her career in 1993. This role was written specifically for her. The actress has been preparing for it for a long time, trying to authentically play the heroine who survived sexual violence. In Russia, this series was a huge success, becoming popular.

Gabriel Corrado

One of the most talented actors in Latin American TV series. He made his acting debut on television in the film Blue Trousers. His next role is in the telenovelas «I want to die tomorrow» and «I love you.» For the first time, Gabriel receives the main role in the TV series «Princess». But the actor receives real recognition after the release of «Black Pearl» and «Gypsy» on television. After the success of the actor, they are invited to the role of a TV presenter.

In 2000, in Argentina, he works on the set of the new telenovela «Wild Moon», where he leads the cast. This telenovela was nominated for the Martin Ferrero Award as the best telenovela of the year. His last acting work was the telenovela «Maximo’s Heart». In it, he acted as a producer. Currently, Gabriel’s creative plans are to work as a producer.

Victor Camara

Victor Camara was born into a seventh generation family of actors. He began his career in the theater of his family. He worked as a stagehand, sound engineer, and assistant director. The debut of this Latin American actor took place in the telenovela Kuma. In the future, he played many roles in various TV shows.

Marcio Garcia

Brazilian actor and TV presenter. With an athletic build, he started his career in modeling. He received his first role in the famous television series Tropicanka. In subsequent series, he played only positive characters. The first role of a negative hero was played by him in the TV series «Celebrity». The actor did not want this role too much, as he was afraid to spoil his positive image, especially among the children’s audience. After all, he previously worked as a TV presenter for a children’s show. In the future, he played many roles in television series. In 2008, he starred in the title role of the television series Roads of India.

Osvaldo Laporte

He was born into a simple rural Uruguayan family, but dreamed of becoming a famous actor. For a long twenty years he went to his cherished dream. On the way to his goal, he knew many hardships and disasters. The actor played many minor roles. He knew success while traveling in Europe. A huge number of women dreamed about him.

One of his first works on television was the series «Face to Face» with Veronica Castro. After that, he received minor roles in other series. The real success brought him the main role in the film «Harvesting Your Harvest». Since then, the success of this actor is stunning. He began to constantly appear in serials. Among them is the hugely successful series «The Bodyguard». He became the best comedy actor, for which he received the Martin Fierro Award.

Along with his acting career, Osvaldo is also involved in musical activities. He recorded his album «God forbid!», from which one of the songs in the series «Emerald Necklace» was used as a soundtrack, where he played the main role. The series «A Girl named Destiny» made famous this Latin American actor in Russia.

Eduardo Capetillo

This famous Mexican actor and singer made his debut in 1985. Since then, he has played more than twenty roles in films and television series. In Russia, Eduardo Capetillo is known for the series Marimar and Stepmother, in which he brilliantly played his roles. In the same year, he makes his debut in the musical genre. Initially, he became the vocalist of a musical group, and after its breakup, he continued his solo career.

Manuel Saval

Among the prominent Latin American actors who died at the beginning of the twenty-first century is the Mexican Manuel Saval. He was born in the family of the famous Mexican singer and actress Manolita Saval. He has worked in both theater and television. In the TV series «Just Maria» he played the role of Juan Carlos del Villar. In his acting career, it was the most successful and famous series. Manuel fell seriously ill and died at the age of 53.


The main contingent of viewers of Latin American TV shows are housewives. After all, they make up for the lack of impressions in life, bright events and feelings, empathizing with the heroes of their favorite TV shows. Since all Latin American TV shows consist of a large number of episodes and last, sometimes, for several years, the heroes of all the events taking place in them become close and loved. Therefore, it is not surprising that photos of Latin American actors, both men and women, often adorn home interiors.

These serials are especially attractive because of the happy ending, which takes place in spite of all the misadventures of the characters. The main characters are sure to reunite, love triumphs, ill-wishers are punished according to their deserts or remain in the cold. Everything is very similar to a fairy tale, where good triumphs over evil. Therefore, despite the fact that all the events of the series are close to reality, nevertheless they take the viewer into the world of illusions, showing how it should be when justice triumphs.

10 hot actors of Latin American TV series 90-x — Women’s magazine «GOLDEN»

Ivo, Sergio Costa, Luis Alberto, fisherman Ramiro — find out how the lives of the actors who won hearts in the 90s.

In the 90s, we watched with bated breath the rivalry between Ivo and Sergio from the Wild Angel and the difficult fate of the fisherman Ramiro from the Tropicanka — we recall the main idols of those years.


Facundo Arana, «Wild Angel»

The Argentine TV series «Wild Angel» appeared on the screens in 1998 and immediately became wildly popular. The romantic story of the rich heir Ivo and the maid Milli fell in love with both schoolgirls and their grandmothers, and the leading actors Natalia Oreiro and Facundo Aranda immediately became generation 9 sex symbols0’s. Big blue eyes (always a little wet from an overabundance of feelings) and wheat-colored hair of handsome Ivo made millions of girlish hearts beat faster.

Few people know that just a few years before his starring role, the young Facundo Arana suffered cancer — after chemotherapy, not a single hair was left on his head, and it seemed that his dream of becoming an actor could be forgotten.

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After «Wild Angel» Arana was literally flooded with job offers: every Argentinean director wanted to see an actor in his series. He starred in several high-profile projects (including «You are my life!» with the same Natalia Oreiro). Now Facundo plays in the theater, actively tours with his musical group The Blue Light Orquestra, brings up three charming kids and surfs with his beautiful wife Maria. In a month he will be 49 years old: “Most of all, I am glad that I got to this point alive and in my right mind. I enjoy the sunset, I see the children and Maria walking nearby. It’s hard to believe… I thought that this couldn’t happen to me!” — he says about himself.

Diego Ramos, «Wild Angel»

Another hero of the «Wild Angel» that we remember is the burning brunette Sergio, Ivo’s rival in the fight for Millie’s heart. Many fans of the series were rooting for him: from the look of the warm brown eyes of actor Diego Ramos, hearts melted. However, Diego managed to acquire an army of admirers even before «Angel»: he played a major role in another serial hit — «The Rich and Famous.» The courageous face of the actor did not leave the billboards and magazine covers, the directors lined up for him, but … at the very peak of his popularity «at the behest of the soul» Diego left the cinema for the theater. But he managed to popularize theatrical art in Argentina: every time he played, the Rekhina Theater was filled with crowds of female fans who wanted to get closer to their idol for at least an hour.

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With age, the actor has only become more attractive: he actively goes in for sports, adheres to a healthy diet and protects himself from negative emotions . In an interview, Diego admitted that he prefers to be a bachelor because he does not want to limit himself for the sake of another person. The star has a promoted Instagram account and tens of thousands of likes under the photo in which he advertises the boxers of a well-known lingerie brand.

Rogelio Guerra, «The rich also cry»

The second (after «Slave Isaura») real «soap opera» was released on Soviet screens on November 18, 1991 — and produced the effect of a bombshell. Only a month remained before the collapse of the USSR, and our viewers were worried not so much about the fate of the state, but about the relationship between the beautiful Marianna and the heartthrob Luis Alberto. Actors Veronica Castro and Rogelio Guerra instantly made world celebrities their roles. By the time of filming «The Rich …» Rogelio managed to exchange his fifth decade — it would seem that the age is rather big, however, he played the heroes-lovers for a long time, winning the hearts of millions of spectators from all over the world with his textured, courageous appearance. In total, the artist starred in 101 films and television series.

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An interesting detail: the plot of “The Rich…”, in which all the clichés of world literature are bizarrely intertwined, seemed to Russian television people such utter nonsense that they flatly refused to buy it. Then the distributors offered them to sample a few episodes for free — for the sake of experiment, so to speak. Sticking out their little fingers in disgust, the CT employees agreed — and then whole bags of letters fell on them, in which angry viewers demanded the continuation of the series. Subsequently, the incredible adventures of Marianna and Luis Alberto were shown in prime time and two episodes at once.

Toño Mauri, Just Maria

A series about a poor girl Maria Lopez, meanly abandoned by the seducer Juan Carlos, but, like Katya from Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, who managed to succeed, found popular love at 90 -e. The image of «just Mary» was used in his videos by Sergei Mavrodi, and in honor of the illegitimate son of the heroine Jose Ignacio, compassionate Russian women named their own children. Charming heartthrob Lopez Jr. was played by Tono Mauri.

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Toño came to the cinema from show business – in the 80s he performed in a popular Mexican band. The role of Jose Ignacio opened the way for the young man to further film career. Now Toño is 56, he is in great shape and consistently acts in films about love (“Love Outlaw”, “Two Faces of Passion”, “Under the Reins of Love” — the titles of his works speak for themselves). In addition, he is engaged in business and produces young musicians. In his personal life, everything is fine too: for more than 30 years, Tono has been happily married to the granddaughter of the ex-president of Mexico and the daughter of Miss Universe-1953 Carloy Aleman. He does not have a soul in his daughter, who, like his wife, was named Karla, and helps her in every possible way in her singing career — she even sings a duet with her.

Guillermo Capetillo, «Wild Rose»

Veronica Castro’s triumph again — despite the fact that many years have passed since the series «The Rich Also Cry», the actress plays here a young tomboy girl who plays football with children and wearing caps backwards. But the most interesting thing is that her former on-screen son Guillermo Capetillo in the new series transformed into a rich lover: Russian viewers, who had not yet forgotten their mother-son relationship, could not get used to this for a long time. However, it was a completely logical move: Veronica was considered the main celebrity of Mexican cinema, Guillermo was its main handsome man, so they decided to combine them. After the release of «Wild Rose», the actor was awarded the prize for «Best Positive Leading Role».

Guillermo’s biography is more interesting than any series: in addition to acting, he is also a sought-after model, a wonderful singer and … a professional matador who has taken part in more than 300 bullfights. In 2005, he played the main, in his opinion, the role of his life in the film «Matador».

Erson Capri, «Tropikanka»

The story of the poor fisherman Ramiro and the rich beauty Leticia opened the era of Brazilian TV series on our television. Needless to say, they turned out to be much more dynamic and modern than their Mexican predecessors, and they also had more humor and good music. As many as 19For 4 episodes, the audience, as if chained, watched the twists and turns of the plot: the characters converged and parted, acquired new families and sacrificed them for the sake of their love. And, of course, the girls fully understood Leticia, who preferred paradise in a fishing hut to wealth and position in society — after all, there a tanned bearded man performed by Erson Capri was waiting for her. The photo of the actor was cut out of newspapers and carefully framed.

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During his career, Erson outplayed many ordinary people from the people — reliable and real, like himself. In 1999, he was diagnosed with cancer in the initial stage — after a successful operation, he returned to the cinema. The actor recently made his debut as a screenwriter with All Men Are From Mars, That’s where I’ll go.

Victor Fazanu, «Tropikanka»

The only one who could compete in male charm with Ramiro is the architect Francois, who is also madly in love with Leticia. However, the hero looked more like a model than a representative of the creative intelligentsia — and it is not surprising, because the actor who played him, Victor Fazanu, worked as a model for many years. Almost two meters tall, noble facial features, athletic torso — it was enough for this actor to simply smile with his radiant smile to win the hearts of the spectators. By the way, in the finale of the film, Leticia chooses not the romance of the sea Ramiro, but much more suitable for her Francois.

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After Tropicanka, Victor traveled a lot, was a TV presenter, served as secretary for the protection and protection of animals in the government of Rio de Janeiro. He also continued to act in films: one of his major roles was Tavinho in the mega-successful TV series Clone. When asked why a successful model wants to become an actor, Victor replies: “Such a development is natural for this profession. Sharon Stone, Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger started as models. The market sifts everything through a sieve — the one who should stay remains, and the one who should leave leaves.

Guilherme Fontes, The Tropican Secret

project. The plot here is based on the story of two twin sisters — good Ruth and bad Raquel. In the series, they fight for the heart of the sweet guy Marcus: the materialistic Raquel pretends to be her sister and deceives into marrying a rich heir.

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Thanks to the role of Marcus Guilherme Fontes was recognized all over the world. The first few years after the release of the series, the filming schedule was so packed that there was simply no time left for personal life. A sad story is connected with his name: having decided to make a feature film, the actor got into big debts that he could not repay, so he was sentenced to three years in prison (which were later replaced by community service). It was possible to restore the reputation only in 2015, when the painting “Chateau” was nevertheless released. Guilherme was then even recognized as the best director of the year.

Thiago Lacedra, «Land of Love»

The events of this series unfold at the end of the 19th century. Hundreds of Italian emigrants go in search of a better life in the New World. Among them are Mateo and Juliana, madly in love with each other. As soon as they go ashore, life separates them. The main male role in the film was played by a very young Thiago Lacedra. For her sake, he began to study Italian culture, communicate closely with Italian emigrants and take tarantella lessons.

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Before becoming an actor, Thiago worked as a model and professionally engaged in swimming — he has more than 150 medals, including gold. A spectacular appearance helped him get his first film role — however, Thiago never relied only on attractiveness and honestly studied for several years at acting courses. The success of «Land of Love» immediately transferred the tall handsome of their novice actors to the rank of stars of the first magnitude, he graced the covers of all major Brazilian magazines. Today, the artist is still handsome, hardworking and successful. For a long time he has been married to colleague Vanessa Loes, together they raise three sons.

Gabriel Corrado, Black Pearl

The story of a girl abandoned by her mother and raised in a boarding school aroused the sympathy of millions. The main characters of the series were the stars of Argentine cinema — the beautiful Andrea del Boca and the blue-eyed heartthrob Gabriel Corrado. The actors showed a real hurricane of passions; listening to Thomas’ speeches in the spirit: “Your eyes are like two bottomless oceans,” all the girls stopped chewing sandwiches and wiped away their tears.

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