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Famous People From Ecuador

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List of famous people from Ecuador, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Ecuador, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Ecuador you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Ecuador, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of people like Lady Mina and León Febres Cordero.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Ecuador?" or "Which celebrities were born in Ecuador?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Age: 59

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityUnited States of America, Ecuador

    Michael Craig Judge (born October 17, 1962) is an Ecuadorian-born American animator, cartoonist, actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, composer, filmmaker, and former physicist. Judge...  more
  • Dec. at 50 (1956-2007)

    BirthplaceCuenca, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Guadalupe Larriva (July 28, 1956 – January 24, 2007) was an Ecuadorian politician. She was born in Cuenca, the eldest daughter of Deifilio Larriva Polo and Teresita Gonzalez Harris. She had 5...  more
  • Dec. at 40 (1940-1981)

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jaime Roldós Aguilera (November 5, 1940 – May 24, 1981) was 33rd President of Ecuador from August 10, 1979 until his death on May 24, 1981. In his short tenure, he became known for his firm stance on...  more
  • Dec. at 116 (1889-2006)

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    María Esther Heredia Lecaro de Capovilla, known internationally as María Capovilla (14 September 1889 – 27 August 2006), was an Ecuadorian supercentenarian, and, at the time of her death at age 116...  more
  • BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityUnited States of America, Ecuador

    Victor M. Medina is a production designer, actor and a film art director....  more
  • Age: 56

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Gerardo may refer to:...  more
  • Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    León Esteban Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra (9 March 1931 – 15 December 2008), known in the Ecuadorian media as LFC or more simply by his composed surname (Febres-Cordero), was the 35th President of...  more
  • BirthplaceQuito, Ecuador

    NationalityUnited States of America, Ecuador

    Stephen Farris Saint (born January 30, 1951) is an Ecuadorian-born business entrepreneur, pilot, and author. He is known for being the son of Nate Saint, a famous missionary pilot, as well as for his...  more
  • BirthplaceGuamote, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Delfín Quishpe (also known as Delfin Hasta El Fin (Dolphin To The End)) (born December 1977 in Guamote, Ecuador) is an Indigenous Quechua Ecuadorian singer-songwriter, celebrity, performing in a...  more
  • BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    Xavier Castro Muñoz (born 1965, Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorean attorney. He earned his degree in Law from the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil in 1990, followed by a master's...  more
  • BirthplaceQuito, Ecuador

    Byron Aldemar Moreno Ruales (born 23 November 1969) is an Ecuadorian former football referee and convicted drug smuggler....  more
  • BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Alex Leonardo Quiñónez Martínez is an Ecuadorian sprinter who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres He won the 100 m and 200m at the 2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics, with his...  more
  • BirthplaceCuenca, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada (born July 1, 1974 in Cuenca) is a retired Ecuadorian race walker. He specialized in the 20 km event, in which he has won the only two medals his country has ever...  more
  • BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Luis Adrián Morejón (born 28 March 1973) is a former tennis player from Ecuador who turned professional in 1991. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia,...  more
  • BirthplaceImbabura, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá (born 23 December 1974 in Ambuquí, Imbabura) is a retired Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward. Nicknamed Tín, Delgado is the all-time top scorer for the...  more
  • Dec. at 58 (1925-1984)

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Otto Arosemena Gómez (19 July 1925 – 20 April 1984) was President of Ecuador from 16 November 1966 to 1 September 1968....  more
  • BirthplaceLoja, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jorge Jamil Mahuad Witt (born July 29, 1949) is an Ecuadorian lawyer, academic and former politician, he was the 39th President of Ecuador from August 10, 1998 to January 21, 2000....  more
  • BirthplaceBolívar Canton, Carchi, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Lucy Jaramillo is an athlete....  more
  • BirthplacePortoviejo, Ecuador

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Irina Falconi (Spanish: Falconí; born May 4, 1990) is a professional American tennis player, who was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. She moved to Manhattan, New York, as a toddler. Her highest WTA...  more
  • BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Beatriz Parra Durango (b. 1940) is an Ecuadorian classical soprano....  more
  • BirthplacePortoviejo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jose Adrian Sornoza is an athlete....  more
  • BirthplaceSan Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Érika Benilda Chávez Quinteros is an Ecuadorian sprinter....  more
  • BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Mario David Quiroz Villón (born September 8, 1982 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian Association footballer....  more
  • Dec. at 69 (1842-1912)

    BirthplaceMontecristi, Ecuador, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    José Eloy Alfaro Delgado (June 25, 1842 – January 28, 1912) was an Ecuadorian politician who served as the President of Ecuador from 1895 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1911. Alfaro became one of the...  more
  • Dec. at 79 (1828-1908)

    BirthplaceQuito, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Mario Ignacio Francisco Tomás Antonio de Veintemilla y Villacís (July 31, 1828 – July 19, 1908) was President of Ecuador September 8, 1876 to January 10, 1883. During his presidency, his niece...  more