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Ventura

Ventura (Italian, Portuguese and Spanish for "fortune") may refer to:

Places

; Brazil
  • Boa Ventura de São Roque, a municipality in the state of Paraná, southern Brazil
  • Boa Ventura, Paraíba, a municipality in the state of Paraíba, in the northeast Rrgion of Brazil

    ; United States
  • Ventura, California
  • Ventura County, California
  • Ventura Boulevard, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California
  • Buenaventura Lakes, Florida, a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Osceola County, Florida
  • Ventura, Iowa, a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
  • Ventura Village, Minneapolis, a neighborhood within the Phillips community in Minneapolis
  • Ventura, Minnesota, former name of St. Augusta, Minnesota
  • Ventura, New Mexico, a census-designated place in Luna County, New Mexico, United States.

    People

    ; Surname
  • Amy Austria-Ventura (born 1961), Filipino film and television actress
  • Andrey da Silva Ventura (born 1993), Brazilian football goalkeeper
  • Antoni Reig Ventura (born 1932), Spanish Escala i corda Valencian pilota variant player
  • Battista de Ventura (died 1492), Italian Roman Catholic Bishop of Avellino e Frigento
  • Bella Clara Ventura, Colombian-Mexican novelist and poet
  • Guglielmo Ventura (1249/50–c.1322), Italian merchant, public official and chronicler of Asti
  • Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura (1919–1987), Italian actor who starred mainly in French films
  • Cassie Ventura, American recording artist, dancer, actress and model, known mononymously as Cassie
  • Carlos Eduardo Ventura (born 1974), Brazilian retired football forward or right winger
  • Charlie Ventura (1916–1992), tenor saxophonist and bandleader from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Denis Ventúra (born 1995), Slovak football midfielder
  • Elsa Margarida Meira Ventura, Portuguese football midfielder
  • Elys Saguil-Ventura (born 2001), New Zealand tennis player
  • Felipe Ventura dos Santos (born 1984), Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Uberlândia Esporte Clube, known as Felipe
  • Feliu Ventura (born 1976), Spanish singer-songwriter
  • Fortunato Ventura (1953–2007), Chilean painter
  • Francisco "Paco" C. Ventura, one of the pioneers in establishing motor racing in the Philippines in the 1960s
  • František Ventura (1894-1969), Czech equestrian
  • Gian Piero Ventura (born 1948), Italian football manager and former player
  • Gilberto Ventura Ceballos (born 1975), Dominican serial killer
  • Gioacchino Ventura (dei Baroni) di Raulica (1792–1861), Italian Roman Catholic pulpit orator, patriot, philosopher and writer
  • Giorgio Ventura (also Zorzi Ventura), Italian mannerist painter of the Venetian school
  • Giovanni de Ventura, municipal plague doctor for the town of Pavia
  • Giovanni Ventura Borghesi (1640–1708), Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Rome
  • Hamilton Ventura da Conceicao (born 1983), Brazilian amateur boxer
  • Héctor Ventura (born 1944), Mexican former field hockey player
  • Héctor Hugo Olivares Ventura (born 1944), Mexican politician from the Institutional Revolutionary Party
  • Hugo Ventura Ferreira Moura Guedes (born 1988), Portuguese football goalkeeper
  • Iñaki Astiz Ventura (born 1983), Spanish football central defender
  • Isabel Ortega Ventura (born 1954), Bolivian Aymara-Quechua politician
  • Jair Zaksauskas Ribeiro Ventura (born 1979), known as Jair Ventura, Brazilian retired football forward
  • Jean-Baptiste Ventura (1794–1858), Italian soldier, mercenary in India and early archaeologist of the Punjab region of the Sikh Empire
  • Jesse Ventura (born 1951), American media personality, former politician and retired professional wrestler
  • João Pedro Ventura Medeiros (born 1994), Portuguese footballer
  • Joaquín Alonso Ventura (born 1956), retired Salvadoran football player
  • Joaquín Ferrándiz Ventura (born 1963), an incarcerated Spanish abductor, rapist and (later) serial killer
  • Johnny Ventura (born 1940), Dominican singer and band leader
  • José María Ventura Casas (1817-1875), Spanish musician and composer who consolidated the long sardana and reformed the cobla
  • José Ramón Machado Ventura, M.D. (born 1930), Cuban revolutionary and politician, the First Vice President of the Council of State
  • , American pornographic performer
  • Julián Ventura Valero (born 1966), Mexican diplomat, who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexic
  • Lino Ventura (1919–1987), Italian actor who starred mainly in French films
  • Lucas de Souza Ventura (born 1998), simply known as Nonoca, Brazilian professional football midfielder
  • Luigi Ventura (born 1944), Italian Roman Catholic apostolic nuncio to France since 2009
  • Maria Ventura (1888-1954), Romanian-French actress and theatre director
  • Marlon Ventura Rodrigues (born 1986), or simply Marlon, Brazilian central defender
  • Manuel Mateus Ventura (1921-2018), Brazilian biophysicist, biochemist, and educator
  • Michael Ventura (born 1945), American novelist, film director, and cultural critic
  • Miguel Ventura Terra (1866–1919), Portuguese architect
  • Montserrat Carulla i Ventura (born 1930), Catalan actress
  • Moses Ventura (called also Ventura of Tivoli and Ventura of Jerusalem), rabbi of Silistria, Bulgaria, in the latter half of the 16th century
  • Orlando Ventura (born 1948), Mexican former field hockey player
  • Paolo Ventura (born 1968), Italian photographer, artist and set designer
  • Ray Ventura (1908-1979), French jazz bandleader
  • Reinaldo Miguel Silva Ventura (born 1978), Portuguese roller hockey player
  • Robbie Ventura (born 1971), American former professional racing cyclist
  • Robert Costa Ventura (born 1994), Spanish football central defender
  • Roberto Ventura (born 1957), Uruguayan neuropsychologist, psychiatrist, activist, musician, author and professor
  • Robin Ventura (born 1967), American former professional baseball third baseman and manager
  • Santiago Ventura Bertomeu (born 1980), retired tennis player from Spain
  • Santiago Ventura Morales (born 1968), Mexican social worker
  • Simona Ventura (born 1965), Italian television presenter, actress and singer
  • Susana Ventura (born 1950), American performance artist, actress, and playwright
  • Vince Ventura (1917–2001), American professional baseball left fielder
  • Yolanda Ventura (born 1968), Spanish actress and singer
  • Yordano Ventura (1991–2017), Dominican professional baseball pitcher
  • Zé Ventura (born 1996), Angolan football midfielder
  • Zuenir Ventura (born 1931), Brazilian journalist and writer

    ; Given name
  • Ventura Alonzo (1904–2000), Mexican-born American musician
  • Ventura Alvarado Aispuro (born 1992), American soccer player
  • Ventura Benassai (died 1511), Italian Roman Catholic Bishop of Massa Marittima
  • Ventura Blanco y Calvo de Encalada (c.1782–1856), Chilean political figure
  • Ventura Bufalini (died 1504), Roman Catholic Bishop of Terni (1499–1504) and Bishop of Città di Castello
  • Ventura Díaz (born 1937), former Spanish cyclist
  • Ventura García Calderón, or Francisco García Calderón (1834-1905), lawyer and Provisional President of the Republic of Peru
  • Ventura Mazza, or Mazzi or Marzi or Mazi or Magi (c.1560-1638), Italian painter of the late-Renaissance
  • Ventura Gassol (1893-1980), Catalan poet, playwright and politician
  • Ventura Miguel Marcó del Pont (1768-1836), Spanish merchant and treasurer for the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
  • Ventura Monge Domínguez (1914–1937), an infantry officer of the General Staff of the Spanish
  • Ventura Pons Sala (born 1945), Spanish movie director
  • Ventura Rodríguez (1717–1785), Spanish architect and artist
  • Ventura Ruiz Aguilera (1820–1881), Spanish lyric poet, called "the Spanish Béranger.”
  • Ventura Tenario (1911–1984), with ring name of Chief Little Wolf, American professional wrestler

    Transportation

  • Ventura Freeway, a highway connecting downtown Los Angeles with Ventura County, CA
  • Lockheed Ventura, World War II aircraft
  • Moyes Ventura, an Australian hang glider design
  • MV Ventura, a cruise ship
  • Pontiac Ventura, automobile produced by General Motors
  • Ventura Bus Lines, Australian bus and coach company
  • Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority, a public transit agency providing bus service in Ventura County, California

    Art, entertainment, and media

    Fictional entities

  • Ace Ventura, a fictional pet detective in Warner Bros comedy films
  • Alice Ventura, a fictional character, one of the antagonists of the Brazilian soap opera Força de um Desejo
  • Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura, a psychedelic music ensemble formed in Manchester
  • Las Venturas, San Andreas, a fictional city in Grand Theft Auto series of video games
  • Marisa Ava Marie Ventura, fictional character of the American romantic comedy-drama Maid in Manhattan
  • Sharon Ventura, also known as She-Thing, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics

    Music

  • La-Ventura, Netherlands-based Gothic/melodic metal band
  • Ventura (Phish album)
  • Ventura (Anderson Paak album)
  • Ventura (Los Hermanos album)
  • "Ventura", a song by Thomas Bangalter from the Irréversible soundtrack, 2002
  • "Ventura Highway", a 1972 song by the band America

    Other uses

  • Ventura (Japanese guitars), a brand of stringed instruments imported from Japan by C. Bruno and Company during the 1960s and 1970s
  • Ventura (horse), American race horse
  • Corel Ventura, software package from Corel Corporation
  • Paxman Ventura, diesel engine
  • Ventoura
  • PortAventura World, an entertainment resort in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada in Catalonia, Spain
  • Ventura Black Widows, a women's tackle football Tier 3 team, was founded in 2008 by Ahmad Newton of Los Angeles, CA
  • Ventura Oil Field, a large and currently productive oil field in the hills north of Ventura, in southern California
  • Ventura Oilers, a California League baseball team based in Ventura
  • Ventura Farms, a ranch featured in a number of Western films, located in the Hidden Valley in Thousand Oaks, California
  • Ventura Film Festival, an international film festival held each year in Ventura, California
  • Ventura Lambrate, an international design show, held annually in April in Milan, Italy