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List of famous people from French Guiana, 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 French Guiana, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from French Guiana 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 French Guiana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Léopold Héder and Stéphane Martine are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from French Guiana?" or "Which celebrities were born in French Guiana?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Henri Salvador is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Dec. at 91 (1917-2008)

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Henri Salvador (18 July 1917 – 13 February 2008) was a French Caribbean comedian and singer.
Malia Metella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Age: 36

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Malia Metella (born 23 February 1982 in Cayenne, French Guiana) is a French Olympic freestyle swimmer from French Guiana. She swam for France at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, winning a silver ...more
Cyrille Regis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Cyrille Regis Age: 61

Birthplace: Maripasoula, France

Cyrille Regis, MBE (9 February 1958 – 14 January 2018) was an English international footballer who played as a forward. His professional playing career spanned 19 years, where he made 614 league ...more
Gaston Monnerville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Gaston Monnerville Dec. at 94 (1897-1991)

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Gaston Monnerville (2 January 1897 – 7 November 1991) was a French politician and lawyer.
Laurent Petchy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Laurent Petchy Age: 35

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Laurent Petchy is a soccer player who plays for French Guiana.
Eric Martinon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Eric Martinon Age: 38

Birthplace: French Guiana, France

Eric Martinon is a French Guianese footballer who plays for US Matoury.
Jean-Claude Darcheville ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Jean-Claude Darcheville Age: 43

Birthplace: Sinnamary, France

Jean-Claude Ducan Darcheville (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ klod dykɑ̃ daʁʃ(ə)vil]; born 25 July 1975) is a French Guianan footballer who played as a striker. He played for various clubs in ...more
Claude Dambury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Claude Dambury Age: 47

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Claude Dambury (born 30 July 1971) is a former French football player.
Christiane Taubira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Christiane Taubira Age: 67

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Christiane Taubira or Christiane Taubira-Delannon (French: [kʁis.tjan to.bi.ʁa]; born 2 February 1952, Cayenne, French Guiana) is a French politician who on 15 May 2012, was appointed Minister ...more
Enzo Lefort is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Enzo Lefort Age: 27

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Enzo Lefort is a French foil fencer, bronze medal in the 2014 World Championships, European and World team champion in 2014.
Félix Ébou... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Félix Éboué Dec. at 60 (1884-1944)

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Adolphe Sylvestre Félix Éboué (1 January 1884 – 17 May 1944) was a French colonial administrator and Free French leader. He was the first black French man appointed to a ...more
Édouard Montoute ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Age: 48

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Édouard Montoute is an actor.
Marc-Antoine Fortun&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Marc-Antoine Fortuné Age: 37

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (born 2 July 1981) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker. Fortuné started his professional career at Angoulême in 1998, switching to ...more
Raoul Diagne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Raoul Diagne Dec. at 92 (1910-2002)

Birthplace: Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, France

Raoul Diagne (born 10 November 1910 – 12 November 2002) was a French footballer who played defender, and who had stints as a coach after his playing career. Born in French Guiana, Diagne, son of ...more
Edith Lefel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Edith Lefel Dec. at 40 (1963-2003)

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Edith Lefel (November 1963, in Cayenne, French Guiana - 20 January 2003, in Dreux, France) was a French-based singer. Lefel's mother was from French Guiana and her father from the island of ...more
Lecsinel Jean-Fran&ccedi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Lecsinel Jean-François Age: 32

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Lecsinel Jean-François (born 2 October 1986) is a Haitian former footballer who played as a defender. He last played for Sheffield United in 2013. Born in Cayenne, French Guiana, ...more
Florent Malouda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Age: 38

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Florent Johan Malouda (French pronunciation: ​[flɔ.ʁɑ̃ ma.lu.da] ; born 13 June 1980) is a French football coach and former professional player. A left winger, he spent most of his career at ...more

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Kevin Séraphin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Age: 29

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Kevin Séraphin (born December 7, 1989) is a French professional basketball player who last played for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He was drafted 17th overall in ...more
Lesly Malouda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Lesly Malouda Age: 35

Birthplace: Kourou, France

Lesly Marguerite Malouda (born 16 November 1983) is a French Guianan former professional footballer who played as a defender.
Sloan Privat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Sloan Privat Age: 29

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Sloan Privat (born 24 July 1989) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 2 club Sochaux.
Patrice Maurel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Patrice Maurel Age: 40

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Patrice Maurel (born 16 October 1978) is a French former football midfielder.
Mike Maignan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Mike Maignan Age: 23

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Mike Maignan is a French football player.
Gary Marigard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Gary Marigard Age: 31

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Gary Marigard is a French soccer player.
Roy Contout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Roy Contout Age: 34

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Roy Contout (born 11 February 1985) is a French Guianan international footballer.
Nekie Adipi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From French Guiana
Nekie Adipi Age: 34

Birthplace: Cayenne, France

Nekie Adipi is a French soccer player.