Famous Hispanic People Biographies?

You have come to the right place. These biographies of these well known famous Hispanic people, Latinos and Hispanic Americans are divided by professions and under each one of them there is an alphabetical list.

Enjoy and be inspired! Let your imagination fly while reading the wonderful stories of these well-known famous Hispanics who have been a source of motivation and pride for many of us today.

These “smart” biographies are compiled from interviews these famous Latinos gave, information I found important from other websites and paper sources like published biographies or books. I cite the sources when possible.

Take a look into the main fields where these “famosos Hispanos” -also called famous Spanish people- have contributed throughout time. To get an overall idea of who are some of the most recognized go to my famous Spanish people article.

Please remember that I keep adding biographies on a monthly basis, so come back and continue enjoying Hispanic culture through the amazing lives of these well known Hispanic athletes, famous Latinos and Hispanic Americans.

Famous Hispanic Actors and Media Personalities

Andy García
Anthony Quinn
Cristina Saralegui
Desi Arnaz
Eva Longoria
John Leguízamo
Jorge Ramos
Luis Guzmán
Penelope Cruz – The Spanish Enchantress
Salma Hayek
Selena Gómez
Zoe Saldaña

Hispanic Athletes – Baseball Players

Alex Rodriguez – A-Rod
Roberto Clemente Walker
Tony Pérez
José Canseco

Latino Authors

Gabriel García Márquez Bio – Gabo’s Biography

Latino Boxers and Wrestlers

Oscar de la Hoya – The Golden Boy
Alberto del Río – The Mexican Aristocrat

Famous Hispanic Athletes – Soccer Players

Diego Armando Maradona – El Pibe de Oro

Hispanic Racers

Pablo Montoya – JP Montoya

Hispanic Leaders

César Chávez – Labor Leader
Sonia Sotomayor – Supreme Court Judge in the U.S.
Ernesto Ché Guevara
The Tale of Oscar Zeta Acosta

Famous Hispanic Dictators

Fidel Castro – Cuban Dictator

Hispanic Comedians

George López
Carlos Mencía


Carlos Santana
Tito Puente – El Rey del Mambo

Famous Hispanic Artists

Frida Khalo
Diego Rivera

Hispanic Singers

Aventura Music – Grupo Aventura
Celia Cruz – La Guarachera de Cuba
Enrique Iglesias
Gloria Estefan
Jennifer López – JLo
Marc Anthony
Vicente Fernández Biography
Pitbull Biography
Selena Quintanilla – The Queen of Tejano Music
Shakira Mebarak Ripoll – Shakira

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  1. This website really helped me because I had a Spanish project due in like 2 days and I didn’t even start it because I couldn’t find a famous Spanish person, so thanks!! Lol!

    • Marcela Hede says:

      I am very glad Lauren! The idea is to share the lives of many famous Hispanic people who have changed the world in several ways.

  2. jarrod setliff says:

    You should include sports like track or marathon racers and WRESTLING.

    • Marcela Hede says:

      Thanks for the suggestion. Any particular names you would like to see here? I don’t know much about wrestling however, some suggestions will help me along the way 🙂

  3. Briana Nealey says:

    Thank you for your website! I think Adam Rodriguez should be featured on here. He is going to be in a new show called Reckless and I am very excited to see his work.

  4. Alexander Graves says:

    What about some famous Hispanic scientists, mathematicians, or inventors?

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