Famous People Born In San Salvador

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Gabriela Rodríguez de Bukele
(Educator)
Gabriela Rodríguez de Bukele
44
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
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Mauricio Funes
(Former President of El Salvador)
Mauricio Funes
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra

Mauricio Funes is a Salvadoran politician who won the 2009 presidential election representing the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front political party. He served as the 44th president of El Salvador from 2009 to 2014. Before establishing himself as a politician, Mauricio Funes had a successful career in journalism, hosting local news programs and interviewing leftist rebel leaders.

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Roque Dalton
(Salvadoran Poet, Essayist, Journalist and Communist Activist)
Roque Dalton
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 10, 1975
An illegitimate son of a Salvadoran nurse and an American businessman, poet Roque Dalton, best known for works such as El mar, Los testimonios, was also a famed leftist figure of the 20th century. He was eventually killed by people who didn’t agree with his political views.
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Bernard Lewinsky
(Physician and medical researcher)
Bernard Lewinsky
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 5 
Irma Dimas
(Model)
Irma Dimas
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Tatiana Huezo
(Film director)
Tatiana Huezo
4
Birthdate: January 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Tatiana Huezo is a film director of Mexican and Salvadoran nationality. She gained international recognition for her first documentary film El lugar más pequeño, which is about the Salvadoran Civil War. In 2016, she received the Fénix Award for her documentary film Tempestad, which also won the prestigious Ariel Award for Best Director in 2017.

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Julio Torres
(Writer known for Saturday Night Live)
Julio Torres
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Milena Mayorga
(Former Beauty Pageant Contestant and Model)
Milena Mayorga
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus

Milena Mayorga is a Salvadoran political figure and former beauty pageant contestant and model. She represented El Salvador at the 1996 Miss Universe pageant where she entered the top ten. Milena Mayorga is currently serving as Salvadoran Ambassador to the United States of America.

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Idubina Rivas
(Model)
Idubina Rivas
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Ariane de Rothschild
(Banker)
Ariane de Rothschild
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 11 
María Isabel Rodríguez
(One of the First Women to Enter the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly)
María Isabel Rodríguez
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio

María Isabel Rodríguez is a physician, government official, and academic. In 1956, Rodríguez was among the first set of women to enter the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly. She then went on to serve as the Minister of Health and Social Welfare from 2009 to 2014. Rodríguez also served as the rector of the University of El Salvador from 1999 to 2007. 

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Maria Cristina Vilanova
(Politician, First Lady)
Maria Cristina Vilanova
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 5, 2009
 13 
Arabella Árbenz
(Actress)
Arabella Árbenz
4
Birthdate: January 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 5, 1965
 14 
Luciana Sandoval
(Television presenter)
Luciana Sandoval
5
Birthdate: November 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 15 
Ana Vilma de Escobar
(First Salvadoran Female Vice President)
Ana Vilma de Escobar
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces

Ana Vilma de Escobar is a Salvadoran politician who served as the Vice President of El Salvador from 2004 to 2009. An important member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance party, De Escobar is the first Salvadoran woman to serve as the country's vice president.

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Patricia Escobar
(Politician)
Patricia Escobar
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
 17 
Sonia Cruz
(Beauty pageant contestant)
Sonia Cruz
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1990 AD
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
Lourdes Rodríguez de Flores
(First Lady)
Lourdes Rodríguez de Flores
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1959 AD
 19 
Marianella García Villas
(Salvadoran Attorney & Human Rights Activist)
Marianella García Villas
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 13, 1983

Marianella García Villas was a Salvadoran attorney who gave up her political career to establish the country's first independent human rights commission. After the 1979 coup d'état, García started documenting human rights abuses in El Salvador. She achieved international recognition when she took her documentation to the UNCHR. In 1983, Marianella García Villas was killed by the Salvadoran Armed Forces.   

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Alisson Abarca
(Model)
Alisson Abarca
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Matilde Elena López
(Salvadoran Poet, Playwright, Essayist, and Literary Critic)
Matilde Elena López
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 11, 2010

Matilde Elena López was a Salvadoran poet, playwright, essayist, and literary critic. She also worked as a professor at the University of El Salvador. A revolutionary with leftist ideas, Matilde Elena López is credited with developing an extensive literary work favoring women's rights.

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Alice Lardé de Venturino
(Salvadoran Writer and Poet)
Alice Lardé de Venturino
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 13, 1983

Alice Lardé de Venturino was a Salvadoran writer and poet. Best remembered for her lyric poems, Lardé has been recognized and honored by the government of Chile as well as El Salvador. Apart from writing poems, Alice Lardé de Venturino also published scientific works throughout her career.

 23 
Takeshi Fujiwara
(Salvadoran Sprinter)
Takeshi Fujiwara
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Eleonora Carrillo
(Salvadoran Model)
Eleonora Carrillo
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
 25 
Carmen Elena Figueroa
(Salvadoran Politician and Former Beauty Pageant Winner)
Carmen Elena Figueroa
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous

Carmen Elena Figueroa is a Salvadoran politician who was elected to the National Assembly in 2006. She is currently an important member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance. A former beauty pageant winner, Carmen Elena Figueroa represented her country at the 1975 Miss Universe Pageant.

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Karina Sosa
(Salvadoran Political Figure)
Karina Sosa
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

Karina Sosa is a Salvadoran politician and a member of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. During the 2019 presidential election, Sosa achieved popularity as the running mate of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front's presidential candidate, Hugo Martínez.

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Ana Yancy Clavel
(Beauty pageant contestant)
Ana Yancy Clavel
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Carmen Aída Lazo
(Economist)
Carmen Aída Lazo
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Rebeca Moreno
(Beauty pageant contestant)
Rebeca Moreno
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Claudia Hernández González
(Salvadoran Short Story Writer)
Claudia Hernández González
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

Claudia Hernández González is a Salvadoran writer who specializes in writing short stories. Many of her stories depict the effects of the Salvadoran Civil War. Widely regarded as one of the greatest living Salvadoran writers, Claudia Hernández González was honored with the prestigious Anna Seghers Prize in 2004.

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Antonia Navarro Huezo
(Engineer)
Antonia Navarro Huezo
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 22, 1891
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Carmen María Gallardo Hernández
(Salvadorian Diplomat)
Carmen María Gallardo Hernández
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Carmen María Gallardo Hernández is a Salvadorian diplomat who has served in important diplomatic posts abroad. She has also served in various representative roles in international organizations such as the United Nations. Carmen María Gallardo Hernández has also received many accolades over the course of her illustrious career.

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José Batres Montúfar
(Poet, Politician)
José Batres Montúfar
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 9, 1844
 34 
Alba Delgado
(Model)
Alba Delgado
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Arturo Ambrogi
(Salvadoran Journalist and Writer Who is Regarded as One of the Pioneers of Salvadoran Literature)
Arturo Ambrogi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 8, 1936

Arturo Ambrogi was a Salvadoran journalist and writer. He is often counted among the pioneers of Salvadoran literature alongside Alberto Masferrer and Francisco Gavidia. Some of his best known works include Máscaras, Manchas y Sensaciones, Cuentos y Fantasías, and Sensaciones del Japón y de la China.

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Eva Dimas
(Salvadoran Retired Weightlifter)
Eva Dimas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
 37 
Marta Benavides
(Salvadoran Theologian and Feminist Religious Leader)
Marta Benavides
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Birthdate: 1943 AD

Marta Benavides is a Salvadoran theologian and feminist religious leader. A multi-talented personality, Benavides is also an ordained American Baptist minister, artist, educator, and permaculturist. She is credited with founding an organization called Siglo XXIII, which promotes cultural activities. Marta Benavides is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Women's World Summit Foundation Prize.

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Jacinta Escudos
(Salvadoran Novelist, Poet, Translator, and Short Story Writer)
Jacinta Escudos
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jacinta Escudos is a Salvadoran novelist, poet, and short story writer. Her extensive body of work also includes journalistic chronicles and creative nonfiction. She also works as a translator as she is fluent in English, Spanish, German, and French. Jacinta Escudos also contributes as a blogger and is well known for her official blog, Jacintario.

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Elena Tedesco
(Model)
Elena Tedesco
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila
(Lawyer)
María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 41 
Jose B. Gonzalez
(Poet)
Jose B. Gonzalez
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1967 AD
 42 
Lil Milagro Ramírez
(Salvadoran Revolutionary Leader and Poet)
Lil Milagro Ramírez
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 17, 1979
Lil Milagro Ramírez was a Salvadoran revolutionary leader and poet. Influenced by Marxism, Lil Milagro played an important role during the Salvadoran Civil War. Today, Lil Milagro Ramírez is remembered for her bravery and her work to benefit the unprivileged lower classes.
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Manuel Escobar
(Sailor)
Manuel Escobar
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
 44 
Lilian Serpas
(Salvadoran Poet Best Remembered for Her Association with Che Guevara)
Lilian Serpas
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 10, 1985

Lilian Serpas was a Salvadoran poet best remembered for her association with Che Guevara. Many believe that Serpas may have had a physical and intense relationship with Che Guevara. Lilian Serpas has also been featured on a postage stamp in El Salvador.

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Frank Avelar
(Boxer)
Frank Avelar
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 46 
Nora Méndez
(Salvadoran Poet Best Known For Writing 'Resistance Poems')
Nora Méndez
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries

Nora Méndez is a Salvadoran poet best known for writing resistance poems in reaction to the political situation in her country. She has also written poems that discuss the status of women and domestic violence in El Salvador. A multi-talented personality, Nora Méndez also worked as a singer-songwriter during the 1980s and appeared alongside a band named Nuevamérica.

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Rafael Alfaro
(Salvadoran Swimmer)
Rafael Alfaro
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Luis Flores
(YouTube Star)
Luis Flores
3
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Juan Molina
(Cyclist)
Juan Molina
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Iván Bustillo
(YouTuber Whose Videos Consist of Funny Monologues About Any Topic)
Iván Bustillo
1
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)