Hometown: San Jose
Claim to fame: As the most famous actress and singer in the country, Ms. Guardia achieved fame after she began staring in Mexican films and telenovelas such as Tu y yo and Nina de mi corazon. But, of course, her introduction to the entertainment industry was as Miss Costa Rica 1978, making her quite possibly the prototype for the trend among the countdown's preceding women. No. 1 for No. 1.