List of Salvadorans
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- Augusto Crespin, painter
- Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, painter, sculptor, and author; wife of Antoine de Saint Exupéry
- Fernando Llort, painter and sculptor
- Noe Canjura, painter
- Patricia Chica, filmmaker
- Toño Salazar, caricaturist
Scholars, Authors, and Educators
- Alberto Masferrer, intellectual
- Alfredo Betancourt, educator, philosopher
- Ana Sol Gutiérrez, educator
- Claribel Alegría,writer
- Claudia Lars, poet
- Ignacio Martín-Baró, Social psychologist and priest
- Manlio Argueta, novelist
- Marcos Villatoro, author
- Pedro Geoffroy Rivas, poet, scholar
- Roque Dalton, poet
- Salarrué (Salvador Salazar Arrué), novelist, poet, painter.
- Dr. Tania Pleitez, art historian, author
- Adrian Bellani Italian-Salvadoran actor born in Miami.
- Allison Iraheta, winner of Telemundo reality show, Quinceañera
- Álvaro Torres, singer
- Crooked Stilo,Urban artist.
- Efren Ramirez, actor
- J.D. Pardo, actor
- DJ Keoki, Techno DJ
- Martina Topley-Bird, vocalist and songwriter
- Mauricio Merino Jr Actor and Model.
- Pescozada, Latino rap artist
- Pete Sandoval, drummer for the group Morbid Angel
- The Fabulous Wonder Twins, Entertainment Personalities
Fashion Designers and Models
- Christy Turlington American-Salvadoran, supermodel
- Francesca Miranda internationally renowned fashion designer.
Past and Current Political Figures
- Alfredo Cristiani, former president
- Álvaro Magaña, banker and interim president
- Ana Maria, guerrilla leader
- Anastasio Aquino King of the Nonualco tribes, who defeated the government army in 1833
- Antonio Saca, former president
- Armando Calderón Sol, former president
- Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, defense minister, convicted of human rights abuses
- Cayetano Carpio, leader of the leftist insurgency, founder of the FPL.
- Domingo Monterrosa, was a military commander of the Armed Forces of El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War.
- Farabundo Martí, revolutionary
- Francisco Flores, former president
- Gerardo Barrios, liberal president
- Guillermo Ungo, opposition leader and former vice-president
- Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán, national hero
- Joaquín Villalobos, noted guerrilla leader during Salvadoran civil war
- José Inocencio Alas, former priest and activist
- José Matías Delgado, national hero
- José Napoleón Duarte, former president
- Juan Rafael Bustillo former Head of the Salvadoran Air Force
- Manuel José Arce, was a decorated General and president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1825 to 1829.
- Mauricio Funes, current President
- Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, dictator-president
- Roberto D'Aubuisson, politician, ARENA
- Rutilio Grande, martyred priest
- José Castellanos Contreras, humanitarian
- Óscar Arnulfo Romero, humanitarian he was the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador.
- Vicky Guzman, doctor and humanitarian
- Arturo Alvarez, soccer player
- Edwin Figueroa, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.
- Ivan Menjivar, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.
- Jaime Alas, soccer player
- John Martinez, Soccer Player
- Jose Cortez, former NFL football player
- Léster Blanco, soccer player
- Mágico González, soccer player.
- Mauricio Cienfuegos, soccer player
- Raúl Díaz Arce, Soccer Player
- Ricardo Saprissa, athlete, coach, and sport promoter
- Rodolfo Zelaya, soccer player.
- Roger Huerta, Mixed martial arts Fighter.
- Ronnie Aguilar, Los Angeles Lakers Player
- Rosemary Casals, former tennis player and winner of multiple Grand Slams.
- Steve Purdy, soccer player
- Carlos Hernandez, boxer
- Ingmar Guandique Undocumented US immigrant convicted in death of Chandra Levy and two other American women
- José Salvador Alvarenga Claimed to have spent 13 months adrift in a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean.
- De Graaf, Mia (4 February 2014). "‘I saw him alive in my dreams’: Stunned mother of Pacific castaway who claimed to have spent 14 months adrift at sea wants him home as his daughter, 14, says first thing she will do is hug and kiss him". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 February 2014.