Ernesto “Che” Guevara, June 14,1928–October 9, 1967, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist Revolutionary physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous counter culture symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture.
Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardes, 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango. The unerring musicality of Gardel’s baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics made miniature masterpieces of his hundreds of three-minute tango recordings. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.
Charly García (born Carlos Alberto García Moreno on October 23, 1951) is a singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist and bassist from Argentina with a long career in rock music, forming successful groups such as Sui Generis and Seru Giran, cult status groups like La Maquina de Hacer Pajaros, and as a solo musician. Widely considered by critics as one of the most influential rock artists in the Spanish rock .
Evita or Eva Duarte de Peron was the second wife of President Juan Peron and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She famously gave a speech from the Casa Rosada to successfully get her husband out of jail and reinstated as the leader. Her rise from obscure poverty to the heights of national and even international prestige is a compelling story of personal ambition and achievement. Evita represents hope, beauty, Argentine identity and women.
Diego Armando Maradona 8 born 30 October 1960) is an Argentine football coach as well as a manager and former player. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans in general consider Maradona to be the greatest football player of all time. He was joint FIFA player of the 20th Century with Pele. Formerly a player for Boca Juniors he was soon raised to an unprecedented status. Today the Boca fans say this; ‘Boca is our religion, La Doce (home supporters stand) is our church and Maradona is our God.´
Alejandro Agresti (born June 2, 1961, in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine film director, writer and producer. He has become increasingly influential in the United States and directed The Lake House with top Hollywood actors Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in 2006.
Emanuel David “Manu” Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977) is an Argentine professional basketball player. Coming from a family of professional basketball players, he is a member of the Argentine men’s basketball team and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA.
Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (born 16 May 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argetina) is a former professional Argentine tennis player. She was one of the leading players on the women’s circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1990, the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, two Year-End Championships in 1988 and 1994, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic games.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; (born 17 May 1971) is the wife of King Willem-Alexander. On 30 April 2013, she became the first Dutch queen consort since Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont who held that title until 1890.
Bérénice Bejo (born 7 July 1976) is an Argentine-born French actress, known for playing Christiana in the 2001 film A knight´s tale and Peppy Miller in the 2011 film The Artist. Her work in The Artist received a nomination for the 2011 Academy Award for best supporting actress and won her the Cesar Award for best actress.
Los Gatos – The group got their start in 1967. They recorded their first two singles “Ayer Nomás” and A-side “La Balsa”, which turned into an unpredicted large scale hit in the Argentine winter of 67, selling over 200,000 copies, leading to their full-length debut later that year. The following year they went on tour around the Southern Cone, and then released their 2nd album Seremos Amigos, permeating psychedelic rock during the height of that sub-genre of rock.
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986), known as Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the “character of unreality in all literature”. His most famous books, Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, animals, fictional writers, philosophy, religion and God. His works have contributed to philosophical literature and also to both the fantasy and magical realism genres.
Ricardo Darin is one of the biggest movie stars in Argentina. He played a number of parts in TV series for several years where he became popular as a young leading actor. His most prominent roles as a film actor include Nueve Reinas (2000), El hijo de la Novia (2001),Luna de Avellaneda (2004), El Aura (2005) and La senal (2007), which was also his directorial debut. He recently starred in the Academy Award winning film The secret in their eyes (2009). In 2011 the Konex Foundation from Argentina granted him the Diamond Konex Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Argentina, as the most important personality in Entertainment in the last decade in his country.
José Francisco de San Martín (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850), known simply as José de San Martín, was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America´s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. Born in Yapeyu, Corrientes, in modern Argentina, he left his mother country at the early age of seven to study in Malaga, Spain.
Juan Manuel Fangio; June 24, 1911 – July 17, 1995, nicknamed El Chueco (“the bowlegged one”, also commonly translated as “bandy legged”) or El Maestro (“The Master”), was a racing car driver from Argentina, who dominated the first decade of Formula One racing. He is viewed by many as the all time best F1 driver. His influence is ever present today on the streets of Buenos Aires….
Benito Quinquela Martin (March 1, 1890 – January 28, 1977) was an Argentine painter born in La Boca, Buenos Aires. Quinquela Martín is considered the port painter-par-excellence and one of the most popular Argentine painters. His paintings of port scenes show the activity, vigor and roughness of the daily life in the port of La Boca.
Messi – Say no more…………………………………………….