List of Réunionnais

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This is a list of prominent people from Réunion.

Artists[edit]

  • [photographr], actor
  • Jack Beng-Thi, sculptor
  • Olivier Appollodorus, artist, designer
  • Serge Huo-Chao-Si, artist, designer, engineer
  • Jace, graffiti artist
  • Li-An, artist
  • Renaud Mader, artist
  • Blanche Pierson, artist
  • Henri Malliot-Rosély, artist
  • Enzo Mayo, artist
  • Antoine Roussin, artist
  • Alain Séraphine, artist
  • Téhem, cartoonist
  • Wilhiam Zitte, multi-media artist
  • Gilbert Clain, sculptor
  • Helne Cor, multi-media artist
  • Mickael Elma, painter
  • Dominique Ficot, painter and multi-media artist
  • Francois Giraud, artist
  • Jean-Marc Grenier, photographer
  • Alain Louis Padeau, multi-media artist
  • Eric Pongerard, sculptor
  • Raymond Barthes, photographer
  • Jack Damien Beng-Thi, multi-media artist
  • Gabrielle Manglou, painter, illustrator
  • Richard Riani, painter, academician of Academia Internazionale "Greci-Marino", Italy
  • Kid Kreol ans Boogie, graffiti duo
  • Corinne Granger, photographer
  • Edgar Marsy, photographer
  • Ann Marie Valencia, painter
  • Jean Colbe, photographer
  • Jean Legros, photographer
  • Francois-Louis Athenas, photographer

Musicians[edit]

  • Maxime Laope
  • Léon Céleste
  • Henri Madoré
  • Ti Fock
  • Abou
  • Aim'a nou, musical group
  • Alain Peters
  • Apolonia
  • Baster
  • Canasuc
  • Créolie
  • Cyclon
  • Danyel Waro
  • Ekzeko
  • El Diablo
  • Fenoamby
  • Firmin Viry
  • Free Jam
  • Gondwana, musical group
  • Granmoun Lélé
  • Jules Arlanda
  • Kayambe
  • Kiltir, Creole-cultured musical group
  • Kom'Zot
  • Kultur Bourbon
  • Leilla Negrau
  • Luc Donat
  • Mafane
  • Manleo
  • Maperine
  • Marlene
  • Mascareignas
  • Message Roots, musical group
  • Naessayé
  • Nathalie Natiembe
  • Natty Dread Reunion
  • Olivier Rebecca
  • Patrick Persee
  • Paykan
  • Progression, musical group
  • Racine Des Iles, musical group
  • Raggastyle

*Ras Amadeüs Bongo, musical group

  • Ravan'
  • René Lacille
  • Rob's Phil
  • Sabiah
  • Salem Tradition, musical group
  • Tapok
  • Ti Fred
  • Tonton David
  • Vyin Bougé
  • Zantak
  • Zarboutan
  • Ziskakan, musical group
  • Gilbert Aubrey, musician, poet
  • Gérald De Palmas
  • Georges Fourcade
  • Célimène Gaudieux, folk singer
  • Thierry Gauliris
  • Anne-Laure Girbal
  • Granmoun Bébé
  • Françoise Guimbert
  • Gilbert Pounia
  • Davy Sicard
  • Benoite Boulard
  • Loulou Pitou
  • Faf Larage
  • Idjeyd
  • Olivier Ker Ourio
  • Shurik'N
  • Ousanousava, musical group
  • Benjam
  • Pat' Jaunes
  • Joel Manglou
  • Pierrot Vidot, composer
  • Morgane Ji, singer

Poets[edit]

Politicians[edit]

  • Louis Henri Hubert Delisle, politician
  • Gilbert Annette, politician
  • Bertho Audifax, politician
  • Raphaël Babet, politician
  • Huguette Bello, politician
  • Alain Bénard, politician
  • Marcel Cerneau, politician
  • Ibrahim Dindar, politician
  • Nassimah Dindar, politician
  • Jean Fontaine, politician
  • Jean-Claude Fruteau, politician
  • Claude Hoarau, politician
  • Élie Hoarau, politician
  • Gélita Hoarau, politician
  • Jean-Louis Lagourgue, politician
  • Pierre Lagourgue, politician
  • Auguste Legros, politician
  • Léon de Lepervanche, politician
  • François Césaire de Mahy, politician
  • Monique Orphé, politician
  • Anne-Marie Payet, politician
  • Christophe Payet, politician
  • Jean-Luc Poudroux, politician
  • Camille Sudre, politician
  • Michel Tamaya, politician
  • André Thien Ah Koon, politician
  • Laurent Vergès, politician
  • Michel Vergoz, politician
  • Pierre Vergès, politician
  • Marie Adolphe Raymond Vergès, politician
  • René-Paul Victoria, politician
  • Alexis de Villeneuve, politician
  • Jean-Paul Virapoullé, politician
  • Wilfried Bertile, politician
  • Pierre Lagourgue, politician
  • Paul Demange, prefect of Reunion
  • Roland Luc Béchoff, prefect of Reunion
  • Pierre Philip, prefect of Reunion
  • Jean François Pierre Perreau-Pradier, prefect of Reunion
  • Alfred Diefenbacher, prefect
  • Jean Vaudeville, prefect
  • Paul Cousseran, prefect
  • Claude Edmond Vieillescazes, prefect
  • Robert Lamy, prefect
  • Bernard Landouzy, prefect
  • Jacques Seval, prefect
  • Michel Francis Levallois, prefect
  • Michel Blangy, prefect
  • Jean Anciaux, prefect
  • Daniel Constantin, prefect
  • Jacques Dewatre, prefect
  • Hubert Fournier, prefect
  • Pierre Steinmetz, prefect
  • Robert Pommies, prefect
  • Jean Daubigny, prefect
  • Gonthier Friederici, prefect
  • Dominique Vian, prefect
  • Laurent Cayrel, prefect
  • Pierre-Henry Maccioni, prefect
  • Gélita Hoarau, senator
  • Paul Moreau, senator
  • Georges Repiquet, senator
  • Albert Ramassamy, senator
  • Éric Fruteau, mayor
  • Daniel Gonthier, mayor
  • Monica Govindin, mayor
  • Jean-Claude Lacouture, mayor
  • Jean-Yves Langenier, mayor
  • François Léa, mayor
  • Roland Robert, mayor
  • Teddy Soret, mayor
  • André-Paul Técher, mayor
  • Daniel Tholozan, mayor
  • Yvon Virapin-Kichenin, mayor
  • Anatole Cabolémol, politician, mayor of l'Entre-Deux and Le Tampon
  • Paul Vergès, regional president
  • Margie Sudre, politician

Writers[edit]

Other notable people[edit]

  • Keiiti Aki, professor, seismologist, author and mentor
  • Edmond Albius, slave who discovered how to fertilize vanillia
  • Bao Vang (Yves Claude Vinh-San), son of Emperor Duy Tân
  • Joseph Bédier, academic and member of the French Academy (born in Paris to Réunionnais parents, raised on the island)
  • Valerie Berger, dancer and choreographer
  • Celine Vanweydeveld, Tennis Pro, Educator
  • Roland Garros, war hero
  • Gilbert Aubry, Bishop of St-Denis
  • Georges Guibert, Bishop of St-Denis
  • Laurent Robert, footballer
  • Florent Sinama Pongolle, footballer
  • Pierre F. Landry, political scientist
  • Noemie Lenoir, top model
  • Pauline Hoarau, top model
  • Claudia Carpentier, Cape Town model and actress
  • Ivane Grondin, London-based model
  • Blandine Pothin, fashion designer
  • Philippe Orrico, Hong Kong chef
  • Nicolas Médéa, professional break dancer (2009 World Hip Hop Dance Champion)
  • Adrien Lebreton, androgynous male model
  • Thomas Legros, fashion designer
  • Alexandre Boutie, film maker
  • Valérie Begue, miss Réunion 2008, miss France 2008

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