List of Famous people born in El Salvador

Nayib Bukele

Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez
First Name Nayib
Born on July 24, 1981 (age 41)

Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez is a Salvadoran politician and businessman who is the 46th and current President of El Salvador who has served since 1 June 2019 after winning the 2019 election. He ran as the candidate of the centre-right GANA party and became the first president since José Napoleón Duarte (1984–1989) not to have been elected as the candidate of one of the country's two major political parties: the FMLN and ARENA. He is also the founder of the political party Nuevas Ideas.

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Óscar Romero

Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez
First Name Óscar
Last Name Romero
Born on August 15, 1917
Died on March 24, 1980 (aged 62)

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture amid a growing war between left-wing and right-wing forces. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. Though no one was ever convicted for the crime, investigations by the UN-created Truth Commission for El Salvador concluded that the extreme right-wing politician, founder of ARENA and the U.S.-backed death squad leader Roberto D'Aubuisson had given the order.

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Imanol Uribe

Imanol Uribe is a Spanish screenwriter and film director.

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Eeileen Romero

Eeileen Auxiliadora Romero Valle
First Name Eeileen
Born on February 3, 1974
Died on October 25, 2021 (aged 47)

Eeileen Auxiliadora Romero Valle was a Salvadoran lawyer, politician and public servant. A member of the National Coalition Party, she served in the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador from 2018 to 2021.

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Ariane de Rothschild

First Name Ariane
Born on November 14, 1965 (age 57)

Baroness Ariane de Rothschild is a French banker, president of the board of the Edmond de Rothschild Group since April 2019. She is the first woman to run a Rothschild-branded financial institution.

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Alfredo Pacheco

First Name Alfredo
Born on December 1, 1982
Died on December 27, 2015 (aged 33)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Alfredo Alberto Pacheco was a Salvadoran footballer who had the record for most appearances on the El Salvador national football team when he was banned for life in 2013, for match-fixing while playing for the national team. He was murdered on December 27, 2015.

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Mágico González

First Name Mágico
Last Name González
Born on March 13, 1958 (age 65)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Jorge Alberto González Barillas, popularly known as El Mágico, is a Salvadoran former footballer who played mainly as a forward.

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Carlos Humberto Romero

First Name Carlos
Last Name Romero
Born on February 29, 1924
Died on February 27, 2017 (aged 92)

General Carlos Humberto Romero Mena was a Salvadoran politician who served as President of El Salvador between July 1, 1977, and his overthrow on October 15, 1979.

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Gabriela Rodríguez de Bukele

First Name Gabriela
Last Name Bukele
Born on March 31, 1985 (age 38)

Gabriela Roberta Rodríguez de Bukele is a Salvadoran educator, prenatal psychologist and the current first lady of El Salvador, as the wife of the 46th President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele. She is also a professional ballet dancer and is part of the dance company Fundación Ballet de El Salvador.

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Francisco Flores Pérez

Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez
First Name Francisco
Last Name Pérez
Born on October 17, 1959
Died on January 30, 2016 (aged 56)

Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez was a Salvadoran politician who served as President of El Salvador from June 1, 1999 to June 1, 2004 as a member of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA). He previously served as a deputy of the Legislative Assembly from 1994 to 1999, having been president of the Assembly from 1997 to 1999.

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Alicia Nash

Alicia Esther Lardé López-Harrison
First Name Alicia
Last Name Nash
Born on January 1, 1933
Died on May 23, 2015 (aged 82)

Alicia Esther Nash was a Salvadoran-American physicist. The wife of mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr., she was a mental-health care advocate, who gave up her professional aspirations to support her husband and son who were both diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Patricia de Arzú

First Name Patricia
Last Name Arzú
Born on October 3, 1953 (age 69)

Patricia Escobar de Arzú, also known as Patricia de Arzú, is a Salvadoran-Guatemalan entrepreneur and politician. She is the widow of Former President of Guatemala and mayor of Guatemala City Álvaro Arzú Irigoyen, having served as First Lady of Guatemala from January 14, 1996 to January 14, 2000 and as First Lady of Guatemala City from 1991 to 1996, and again from 2004 until his death in 2018. She was an unsuccessful presidential candidate in the 2011 elections for the Unionist Party.

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Daniel Alejandro Riveros Sepúlveda

Daniel Alejandro Riveros Sepúlveda, known as Gepe, is a Chilean singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has released five solo albums in addition to one album as a member of the band Taller Dejao. He has been described as the "new 'guru' of Chilean folk" for combining the sensibilities of 1960s and 1970s Chilean folk with a minimalist, electropop sound.

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Armando Calderón Sol

First Name Armando
Last Name Sol
Born on June 24, 1948
Died on October 9, 2017 (aged 69)

Armando Calderón Sol was President of El Salvador from June 1, 1994, to June 1, 1999, representing the Nationalist Republican Alliance. He was the first president elected in El Salvador after twelve years of civil war.

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Carlos Calleja

First Name Carlos
Last Name Calleja
Born on February 11, 1976 (age 47)

Juan Carlos Calleja Hakker is a Salvadoran businessman and politician. He is currently vice president of Grupo Calleja, owner of the largest supermarket chain in El Salvador—and former candidate for President of El Salvador for the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) for the presidential election of 2019.

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Cristina Cornejo

Cristina Cornejo Amaya
First Name Cristina
Last Name Cornejo
Born on October 10, 1982 (age 40)

Cristina Cornejo Amaya is a Salvadoran lawyer, feminist, and politician of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).

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Milena Mayorga

Milena Mayorga is a Salvadoran deputy to the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador for San Salvador department, former model and beauty pageant contestant who represented El Salvador in Miss Universe 1996, where she finished in top ten. On September 24, 2020 president Nayib Bukele appointed her as ambassador to the United States.

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Mauricio Funes

First Name Mauricio
Last Name Funes
Born on October 18, 1959 (age 63)

Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena is a Salvadoran politician who was President of El Salvador from 1 June 2009 to 1 June 2014. He won the 2009 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) political party and took office on 1 June 2009. In July 2019, Funes became a naturalized citizen of Nicaragua, where he and his immediate family have been residing in exile since 2014.

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Roque Dalton Garcia

First Name Roque
Last Name Garcia
Born on May 14, 1935
Died on May 10, 1975 (aged 39)

Roque Antonio Dalton García, born Roque Antonio García, better known as Roque Dalton, was a Salvadoran poet, essayist, journalist, communist activist, and intellectual. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets. He wrote emotionally strong, sometimes sarcastic, and image-loaded works dealing with life, death, love, and politics.

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José Napoleón Duarte

First Name José
Last Name Duarte
Born on November 23, 1925
Died on February 23, 1990 (aged 64)

José Napoleón Duarte Fuentes was a Salvadoran politician who served as President of El Salvador from June 1, 1984 to June 1, 1989. He was mayor of San Salvador before running for president in 1972. He lost, but the election is widely viewed as fraudulent. Following a counter-coup in 1979, Duarte led the subsequent civil-military Junta from 1980 to 1982. He was then elected president in 1984, defeating ARENA party leader Roberto D'Aubuisson.

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