Puerto Rican people of Spanish descent

Posted Aug 5, 2010
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  1. Ricky Martin
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    Ricky Martin

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    Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and author. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, becoming a modest star in the country. In 1994 he starred on the American TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer.


  2. Benicio Del Toro
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    Benicio Del Toro

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    Benicio Monserrate Rafael Del Toro Sánchez, better known as Benicio Del Toro (born February 19, 1967), is a Puerto Rican actor and film producer. He has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez in Traffic (2000). He is the third person of Puerto Rican descent to win an Academy Award. He is also known for his roles as Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995), Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Franky Four Fingers in Snatch (2000), Jackie Boy in Sin City (2005) and Che Guevara in Che (2008), a performance which garnered him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and at the Goya Awards in Spain. He has also portrayed The Collector in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.


  3. Dayanara Torres
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    Dayanara Torres

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    Dayanara Torres Delgado (born October 28, 1974 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, model, writer and beauty queen who won Miss Universe 1993.


  4. Chayanne
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    Chayanne

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    Elmer Figueroa Arce (born June 28, 1968), better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, actor and composer. As a solo artist, Chayanne has released 21 solo albums and sold over 30 million albums worldwide.


  5. Maria Celeste Arraras
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    Maria Celeste Arraras

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    Maria Celeste Arrarás (born September 27, 1960 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican journalist and the host and producer of Spanish language news magazine program, Al Rojo Vivo, and co-anchor of Telemundo's national newscast Noticiero Telemundo.


  6. Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza
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    Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza

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    Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (born October 3, 1987) is a Puerto Rican actress, TV Host, dancer, model and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006. She made her debut as a telenovela actress in Mexico's Telemundo's soap opera Dame Chocolate in 2007.


  7. Dawn Beattie
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    Dawn Beattie

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    Noelia Lorenzo Monge (born in San Juan), mostly known as Noelia, is an international Puerto Rican pop EDM singer who rose to fame in 1999. She is the first daughter of Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge and Uruguayan businessman Alfredo Lorenzo.


  8. Joan Smalls
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    Joan Smalls

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    Joan Smalls Rodríguez (born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican fashion model. In 2013, she ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine's "World's Highest-Paid Models" list. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics. In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the "Return of the Supermodel" cover of American Elle.


  9. Joyce Giraud
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    Joyce Giraud

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    Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica (born April 4, 1975 in Aguas Buenas), also known as Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She is a two time Miss Puerto Rico and the second runner up in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant. She had previously represented Puerto Rico at Miss World 1994.


  10. Lymari Nadal
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    Lymari Nadal

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    Lymari Nadal Torres (born 11 February 1978) is a Puerto Rican actress, film producer and scriptwriter. She has performed different roles in several films including American Gangster and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. In 2011, she also produced her own film, America, for which she was also its writer.


  11. Cynthia Olavarría
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    Cynthia Olavarría

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    Cynthia Enid Olavarría Rivera (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actress, fashion model, TV Host and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2005 and placed 1st Runner-Up at Miss Universe 2005.


  12. Denise Quiñones
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    Denise Quiñones

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    Denise Marie Quiñones August (born September 9, 1980, in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actress, model and beauty queen who was the fourth woman from Puerto Rico to win the Miss Universe contest. Prior to winning the Miss Universe pageant, she represented her hometown of Lares in the Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2001 pageant. Since 2010 she lives in Santo Domingo.


  13. Ingrid Marie Rivera
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    Ingrid Marie Rivera

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    Íngrid Marie Rivera Santos (born October 8, 1983 in Luquillo) is a Puerto Rican actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Mundo de Puerto Rico 2005 and represented her country at Miss World 2005. She later won Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2008 and represented her country at Miss Universe 2008.


  14. Shalim Ortiz
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    Shalim Ortiz

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    Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco (born February 26, 1979 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican singer/actor. He is the eldest son of Puerto Rican entertainer Elin Ortiz and his wife, the Dominican singer, television presenter, and actress Charytín Goyco.


  15. José Juan Barea
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    José Juan Barea

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    José Juan "J.J." Barea Mora (born June 26, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Northeastern University before joining the Mavericks in 2006 and becoming just the seventh Puerto Rican to play in the NBA. He went on to win an NBA championship with the Mavericks in 2011 before signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves where he played for the next three seasons. He has also played in the NBA Development League and the Baloncesto Superior Nacional.


  16. Mariana Paola Vicente
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    Mariana Paola Vicente

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    Mariana Paola Vicente Morales (born January 8, 1989 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010 and placed in the Top 10 at the 2010 Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada.


  17. Yolandita Monge
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    Yolandita Monge

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    Yolandita Monge (born September 16, 1955) is an international singer-songwriter and actress from Puerto Rico and the one of the first Puerto Rican female pop singers to be nominated for the Grammy Music Awards in 1987. She has been in the music business since her adolescence, and has recorded over thirty albums through her career. She is the mother of International POP EDM Singer Noelia. Yolandita is also widely recognized as one of Puerto Rico's Divas and one of the best selling artists in her homeland.


  18. Daniel Santos (singer)
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    Daniel Santos (singer)

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    Daniel Santos (February 5, 1916 – November 27, 1992) was a singer and composer of boleros, and an overall performer of multiple Caribbean music genres, including guaracha, plena and rumba. Over the course of his career he adopted several names created by the public and became known as "El Jefe" and "El Inquieto Anacobero".


  19. Deborah Carthy Deu
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    Deborah Carthy Deu

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    Deborah Carthy-Deu is a Puerto Rican actress, host and beauty queen. She is known for being the second Miss Universe from Puerto Rico. The contest was held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida on July 15, 1985.


  20. Miguel Arteta
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    Miguel Arteta

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    Miguel Arteta (born 1965) is a Puerto Rican director of film and television, known for his independent film Chuck & Buck (2000), for which he received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award, and for the films The Good Girl (2002) and Cedar Rapids (2011).


  21. Jennifer Colón
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    Jennifer Colón

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    Jennifer Colón Alvarado (born December 21, 1987 in Bayamón), also known as Jenny Colon, is a Puerto Rican beauty queen who represented her country in Miss World 2009.


  22. Chucho Avellanet
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    Chucho Avellanet

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    Armando Hipólito Avellanet González (born August 13, 1941 in Mayagüez), nicknamed "Chucho" (from the Basque Txutxo), is a Puerto Rican singer and comedic actor.


  23. Kany García
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    Kany García

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    Encarnita "Kany" García de Jesús (born September 25, 1982) is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter. Born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, García first appeared on television in 2004 as a contestant on Objetivo Fama. She is widely considered the most successful non-winner in the history of the show.


  24. Antonio Valero de Bernabe
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    Antonio Valero de Bernabe

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    Antonio Valero de Bernabé (October 26, 1790 – June 7, 1863), aka The Liberator from Puerto Rico, was a Puerto Rican military leader. Trained in Spain, he fought with the Spanish Army to expel the French leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, from Spain and was promoted to colonel during these years.


  25. Alicia Moreda
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    Alicia Moreda

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    Alicia Moreda Tuya (November 1, 1912 – June 13, 1983), was a soap opera actress, comedian, and a pioneer in Puerto Rico television.


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