Famous People From French Guiana

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.
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  • Henri Salvador
    Dec. at 90 (1917-2008)
    • Birthplace: Cayenne, France
    Henri Salvador (18 July 1917 – 13 February 2008) was a French Caribbean comedian and singer.
    • 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 medal in ...more
  • Cyrille Regis

    Cyrille Regis

    Age: 65
    • 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

    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

    Laurent Petchy

    Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Cayenne, France
    Laurent Petchy is a soccer player who plays for French Guiana.
  • Eric Martinon

    Eric Martinon

    Age: 43
    • Birthplace: French Guiana, France
    Eric Martinon is a French Guianese footballer who plays for US Matoury.