Famous Ecuadorian People

Vote For Your Favourite Ecuadorian Personality

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Julian Assange
(Computer programmer)
Julian Assange
75
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Townsville

Julian Assange made headlines all over the world in 2010 when WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization founded by him, gained international attention after publishing leaks, such as the Afghanistan war logs and Iraq war logs. After dodging arrest for several years, he was finally arrested in 2019 and is currently imprisoned in HM Prison Belmarsh.

 2 
Antonio Valencia
(Football player)
Antonio Valencia
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nueva Loja
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Pancho Segura
(Ecuadorian Tennis Player and Coach)
Pancho Segura
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Died: November 18, 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
Manuela Sáenz
(South American Revolutionary and Spy)
Manuela Sáenz
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito
Died: November 23, 1856

Manuela Sáenz was an Ecuadorian revolutionary who supported women's rights. She received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution. Today, she is widely regarded as a feminist symbol of the 19th century. In 2007, the Ecuadorian government honored her with the rank of General.

 5 
Andres Gomez
(Ecuadorian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Andres Gomez
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Marlon Vera
(Mixed martial artist)
Marlon Vera
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chone
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Juan Manuel Correa
(American-Ecuadorian Racing Driver)
Juan Manuel Correa
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quito
 8 
Maria Elisa Camargo
(Actress)
Maria Elisa Camargo
6
Birthdate: December 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Julio Jaramillo
(Singer)
Julio Jaramillo
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Died: February 9, 1978
 10 
Christian Benitez
(Ecuadorian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Christian Benitez
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quito
Died: July 29, 2013
 11 
Oswaldo Guayasamín
(Painter)
Oswaldo Guayasamín
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quito
Died: March 10, 1999
 12 
Carlo Alban
(Actor)
Carlo Alban
2
Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ecuador
 13 
Sixto Durán Ballén
(President of Ecuador from 1992 to 1996)
Sixto Durán Ballén
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston
Died: November 15, 2016

Sixto Durán Ballén was an Ecuadorian architect and political figure. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Ecuador from 1992 to 1996. A prominent politician, Durán-Ballén also served as the Mayor of Quito from 1 August 1970 to 16 February 1978. Sixto Durán Ballén is also credited with co-founding the Social Christian Party.

 14 
Jaime Roldós Aguilera
(Former President of Ecuador)
Jaime Roldós Aguilera
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Died: May 24, 1981

Jaime Roldós Aguilera was an Ecuadorian political figure who served as the President of Ecuador from 1979 until his death in 1981. Although his presidency was short-lived, Jaime Roldós Aguilera achieved immense popularity and reverence for his support for human rights.

 15 
José María Velasco Ibarra
(The 24th President of Ecuador)
José María Velasco Ibarra
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito
Died: March 30, 1979

Conservative Party politician and the 24th president of Ecuador, José María Velasco Ibarra held the post of the president 5 times and was ousted by the military 4 times. He was a qualified lawyer, too. His tenure witnessed the construction of institutes, roads, bridges, and hospitals.

 16 
Juan José Flores
(First President of Ecuador)
Juan José Flores
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1800
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Died: October 1, 1864

Juan José Flores was a Venezuelan-born military general who served as the president of the new Republic of Ecuador on three non-consecutive terms. Enlisted as a private in the Spanish Royalist army at the age of 15, he grew up to be a military man with a commanding presence. He was an intelligent man and an eloquent orator. 

 17 
Katherine Espin
(Model)
Katherine Espin
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Troncal
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Iván Hurtado
(Retired Ecuadorian Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Iván Hurtado
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Esmeraldas

Retired Ecuadorian footballer Iván Hurtado made a name for himself as a defender. With his 168 international games, he scripted history as the world’s 15th-most-capped male footballer in the history of the game. He had successful stints with clubs such as Barcelona, Atlético Nacional, and Emelec.

 19 
Matilde Hidalgo
(The First Ecuadorian Woman to Exercise Suffrage)
Matilde Hidalgo
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Loja
Died: February 20, 1974

Matilde Hidalgo was an Ecuadorian poet, physician, and activist. The first Ecuadorian woman to exercise suffrage, Hidalgo fought for women's rights throughout her life. Today, Matilde Hidalgo is recognized as one of the most prominent women in Ecuadorian history.

 20 
Eugenio Espejo
(Writer & Medical Pioneer)
Eugenio Espejo
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1747
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito
Died: December 28, 1795

Eugenio Espejo was a medical pioneer, writer, and lawyer. He was of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. He inspired the separatist movement in Quito and is regarded as a key figure in colonial Ecuador. He spread enlightened ideas in the Royal Audiencia and wrote about sanitary conditions in colonial Ecuador. He aspired to awaken a rebellious spirit in the people.

 21 
Juan Montalvo
(Ecuadorian Essayist and Author)
Juan Montalvo
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ambato
Died: January 17, 1889

Juan Montalvo was an Ecuadorian essayist and author. He is best remembered for his 1880 work Las catilinarias, which made him popular throughout intellectual circles in Europe, the USA, and the rest of Latin America. Although the book made him famous, it also forced him to live in France for the rest of his life as a refugee.

 22 
Nicolás Lapentti
(Ecuadorian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Nicolás Lapentti
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 23 
Narcisa de Jesus
(Saint)
Narcisa de Jesus
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nobol
Died: December 8, 1869
 24 
Jack Culcay
(Ecuadorian-Born German Professional Boxer)
Jack Culcay
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambato
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 25 
Roberto Quiroz
(Ecuadorian Professional Tennis Player)
Roberto Quiroz
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Rosalía Arteaga
(Ecuador's First Female President)
Rosalía Arteaga
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cuenca

The 39th president of Ecuador, Rosalía Arteaga had been an acting president for a couple of days in 1997 and thus also scripted history as Ecuador’s first woman to hold the post. Initially a lawyer and educator, she stepped into politics as a councilwoman in Cuenca.

 27 
Juan Leon Mera
(Ecuadorian Novelist, Essayist, Painter, and Politician)
Juan Leon Mera
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1832
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ambato
Died: December 13, 1894

Juan Leon Mera was an Ecuadorian novelist, essayist, painter, and politician. He is credited with writing Ecuador's national anthem, Salve, Oh Patria. Among his other well-known literary works is a novel titled Cumandá, which was translated into English by Noé O. Vaca in 2007.

 28 
Cynthia Viteri
(Ecuadorian Politician Who is Currently Serving as the Mayor of Mayor of Guayaquil)
Cynthia Viteri
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil

Cynthia Viteri is an Ecuadorian politician, journalist, and lawyer. She is currently serving as the Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador's second-largest city. After starting her career as a public relations manager for lawyer and politician, Jaime Nebot, Cynthia Viteri went on to establish herself as a successful politician. She even competed in the 2006 presidential elections, where she finished fifth.

 29 
Rafael Correa
(45th President of Ecuador (2007 - 2017))
Rafael Correa
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guayaquil

Rafael Correa is an Ecuadorian economist and politician. From 2007 to 2017, Correa served as the president of Ecuador. During his presidency, Ecuador managed to reduce its poverty and raised the minimum wage, which in turn enhanced the standard of living in the country.

 30 
Andres Crespo
(Actor)
Andres Crespo
0
Birthdate: November 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil
 31 
Juan Fernando Velasco
(Musician)
Juan Fernando Velasco
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito
 32 
Richard Carapaz
(Ecuadorian Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Richard Carapaz
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: El Carmelo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Jhonatan Narváez
(Ecuadorian Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Jhonatan Narváez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sucumbíos Canton
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Alex Quinonez
(Athlete)
Alex Quinonez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Esmeraldas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Rocío González Navas
(Businesswoman)
Rocío González Navas
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Latacunga
 36 
Lenín Moreno
(Political leader)
Lenín Moreno
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nuevo Rocafuerte

Lenín Moreno is an Ecuadorian politician and the current president of Ecuador. Before being elected as the president, Moreno served as the vice president under President Rafael Correa from 2007 to 2013. Also known for his support towards people with disabilities, Moreno received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012.  

 37 
Hugo Savinovich
(Best known as part of the Spanish language commentary team for the professional wrestling promotion WWE from 1994 to 2011.)
Hugo Savinovich
5
Birthdate: February 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Danilo Carrera
(Actor)
Danilo Carrera
5
Birthdate: January 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guayaquil
 39 
Andrea Suarez
(Beauty pageant)
Andrea Suarez
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ecuador
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Chico Borja
(Soccer player)
Chico Borja
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quito
Died: January 25, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Zoraida Córdova
(Ecuadorian-American Writer Who Specializes in Children's Literature)
Zoraida Córdova
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guayaquil

Zoraida Córdova is an Ecuadorian-American writer who specializes in children's literature. She is best known for a series of novels, collectively known as Brooklyn Brujas. Zoraida Córdova also writes short stories and works as an editor.

 42 
Maria Alejandra Vicuna
(Ecuador's 49th Vice President)
Maria Alejandra Vicuna
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil

Ecuador’s 49th vice-president, Maria Alejandra Vicuna has also led the country as its Minister of Urban Development and Housing. The PAIS Alliance member also co-founded the Ecuadorian Commission on Education, Science, Technology, and Communication. She has also spent a year in prison for receiving money illegally.

 43 
Gonzalo Escobar
(Ecuadorian Tennis Player)
Gonzalo Escobar
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manta
 44 
Gabriela Villalba
(Singer)
Gabriela Villalba
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quito
 45 
Abdalá Bucaram
(President of Ecuador from 1996 to 1997)
Abdalá Bucaram
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil

Abdalá Bucaram is an Ecuadorian lawyer and politician. He is best known for his service as the President of Ecuador from 1996 to 1997. An influential politician, Abdalá Bucaram also served as the Mayor of Guayaquil from August 1984 to September 1985.

 46 
Fernando Chaves
(Ecuadorian Novelist, Journalist, and Essayist)
Fernando Chaves
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Otavalo
Died: 1999 AD

Fernando Chaves was an Ecuadorian novelist, journalist, and essayist. He also served as Ecuador's ambassador to Nicaragua and El Salvador. Fernando Chaves was the first writer from Ecuador to depict an indigenous theme and his 1927 novel Silver and Bronze was Ecuador's first indigenist novel.

 47 
Jorge Icaza Coronel
(Ecuadorian Playwright and Novelist)
Jorge Icaza Coronel
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quito
Died: May 26, 1978

Jorge Icaza Coronel was an Ecuadorian writer best remembered for his novel Huasipungo, which brought to light the exploitation of the indigenous people of Ecuador by Ecuadorian whites. After starting his career as a playwright, Jorge Icaza Coronel went on to establish himself as a novelist and achieved fame after writing about Ecuador's social conditions. 

 48 
Isabel Godin des Odonais
(Journeyer)
Isabel Godin des Odonais
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1728
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riobamba
Died: September 28, 1792
 49 
Maria Fernanda Espinosa
(Ecuadorian Diplomat and Politician)
Maria Fernanda Espinosa
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salamanca

Maria Fernanda Espinosa is an Ecuadorian diplomat and politician. She is best known for her service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions; from January 2007 to December 2007 and again from May 2017 to June 2018. An influential political leader, Maria Fernanda Espinosa also served as the Minister of National Defense from November 2012 to September 2014.

 50 
Fernanda Cornejo
(Model)
Fernanda Cornejo
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quito
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)