Entertainment

Famous People Named Rene 

Reference
Updated January 20, 2019 4.7k views 101 items

If your name is Rene, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Rene, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Rene can you think of? The famous Renes below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Rene, athletes named Rene, and even political figures named Rene. The music industry is no stranger to the name Rene, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Rene are worth mentioning? This list includes Rene Russo, René Descartes, Rene Bourque and Rene Auberjonois. To read more about these notable people named Rene, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Rene Russo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 65

Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America

Rene Marie Russo (born February 17, 1954) is an American actress, producer, and former model. Russo began her career as a fashion model in the 1970s, appearing on several magazine covers such as ...more

More Rene Russo 

#296 of 940 The Best Actresses in Film History #62 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever #22 of 30 Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks

René Descartes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 54 (1596-1650)

Birthplace: Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France

René Descartes ( day-KART, also UK: DAY-kart, French: [ʁəne dekaʁt] (listen); Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: Cartesian ; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French ...more

More René Descartes 

#72 of 2,835 The Most Influential People of All Time #27 of 1,471 The Greatest Minds of All Timelisted on 16 Famous Bodies From History Found In Inconspicuous Places

Rene Bourque is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 37

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Rene Gary Wayne Bourque (born December 10, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). An undrafted player, Bourque was signed ...more
Rene Auberjonois is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

René Murat Auberjonois (June 1, 1940 - December 8, 2019) was an American actor and singer. In films, Auberjonois portrayed Father Mulcahy in M..A.SH (1970), and Chef Louis in The Little ...more

More Rene Auberjonois 

#17 of 151 Celebrities Who Died In 2019 #5 of 38 Actors in the Most Robert Altman Movies

René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 52

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

José René Higuita Zapata (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈne iˈɣita]; born 27 August 1966) is a retired Colombian football goalkeeper. He was nicknamed El Loco ("The Madman") ...more

More René Higuita 

#21 of 230 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time #568 of 1,415 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #113 of 209 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

René Magritte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 69 (1898-1967)

Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium

René François Ghislain Magritte (French: [ʁəne fʁɑ̃swa ɡilɛ̃ maɡʁit]; 21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number ...more
René Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 92 (1904-1996)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Jean René Lacoste (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁəne laˈkɔst]; 2 July 1904 – 12 October 1996) was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" because ...more

More René Lacoste 

#73 of 156 The Most Influential People in Fashion #13 of 58 The Best Tennis Players from France

René Fonck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 59 (1894-1953)

Birthplace: Saulcy-sur-Meurthe, France

Colonel René Paul Fonck (27 March 1894 – 18 June 1953) was a French aviator who ended the First World War as the top Entente fighter ace and, when all succeeding aerial conflicts of the ...more
René Barrientos ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 50 (1919-1969)

Birthplace: Tarata, Cochabamba, Bolivia

René Barrientos Ortuño (30 May 1919 – 27 April 1969) was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as his country's Vice President in 1964 and as its President from ...more
René Schneider is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970)

Birthplace: Concepción, Chile

General René Schneider Chereau (; December 31, 1913 – October 25, 1970) was the commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army at the time of the 1970 Chilean presidential election, when he was ...more
René Rivera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 35

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

René Rivera (born July 31, 1983) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, ...more
René Adler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 34

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

René Adler (born 15 January 1985) is a retired German footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
René Robert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 70

Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada

René Paul Robert (born December 31, 1948) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. Robert was selected to 2 ...more
René Enríq... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 57 (1933-1990)

Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua

René Enríquez (November 24, 1933 – March 23, 1990) was a Nicaraguan-born American television actor of the 1970s and 1980s. He is best-remembered for his role as Lt. Ray Calletano ...more
René Moawad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 64 (1925-1989)

Birthplace: Zgharta, Zgharta District, Lebanon

René Moawad (April 17, 1925 in Zgharta – November 22, 1989 in Beirut) (Arabic: رينيه معوض‎) as 13th President of Lebanon for 17 days in 1989, from the 5 to 22 November, when he was ...more
René Pontoni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 63 (1920-1983)

Birthplace: Santa Fe, Argentina

René Alejandro Pontoni (born May 18, 1920 in Santa Fe, Argentina, died May 14, 1983) was a footballer. He played club football in Argentina, Colombia and Brazil as well as representing ...more
René Arnoux is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 70

Birthplace: Grenoble, France

René Alexandre Arnoux (born 4 July 1948) is a French former racing driver who competed in 12 Formula One seasons (1978 to 1989). He participated in 165 World Championship Grands Prix (149 ...more
René Dorme is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 23 (1894-1917)
Sous Lieutenant René Pierre Marie Dorme (30 January 1894 – 25 May 1917), Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre was a French World War I fighter ace credited ...more
René Balcer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 65

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

René Balcer (born February 9, 1954) is a Canadian-American television writer, director, producer, and showrunner.
René Cléme... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 83 (1913-1996)

Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

René Clément (French: [klemɑ̃]; 18 March 1913 – 17 March 1996) was a French film director and screenwriter.
René Goscinny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 51 (1926-1977)

Birthplace: Paris, France

René Goscinny (French: [ʁəne ɡosini], Polish: [ɡɔɕˈtɕinnɨ] (listen); 14 August 1926–5 November 1977) was a French comic editor and writer of Polish descent, who created the Astérix ...more
René Coty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Dec. at 80 (1882-1962)

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Jules Gustave René Coty (French pronunciation: ​[ʁəne kɔti]; 20 March 1882 – 22 November 1962) was President of France from 1954 to 1959. He was the second and last president of the ...more
René Pérez... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 40

Birthplace: United States, with Territories

René Pérez Joglar, born February 23, 1978 in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico, better known by his stage name "Residente Calle 13" or simply "Residente", is the ...more
René Toft Hansen ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 34

Birthplace: Sallingsund Municipality, Denmark

René Toft Hansen is a Danish handballer, playing for the German league club THW Kiel. He had his first game with the Danish national team in 2005. He is the older brother of HSV Hamburg ...more
René Pape is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Rene
Age: 54

Birthplace: Dresden, Germany

René Pape (born 4 September 1964) is a German operatic bass.