Puerto Rican people of French descent

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  1. Dawn Beattie

    Dawn Beattie


    Noelia Lorenzo Monge (born in San Juan), mostly known as Noelia, is an international Puerto Rican pop EDM singer who rose to fame in 1999. She is the first daughter of Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge and Uruguayan businessman Alfredo Lorenzo.

  2. Joyce Giraud

    Joyce Giraud


    Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica (born April 4, 1975 in Aguas Buenas), also known as Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She is a two time Miss Puerto Rico and the second runner up in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant. She had previously represented Puerto Rico at Miss World 1994.

  3. Marisol Malaret

    Marisol Malaret


    Marisol Malaret Contreras (born October 13, 1949) is a Puerto Rican TV Host, model and beauty queen. She was the very first Puerto Rican woman to be crowned Miss Universe.

  4. Shalim Ortiz

    Shalim Ortiz


    Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco (born February 26, 1979 in San Juan) is a Puerto Rican singer/actor. He is the eldest son of Puerto Rican entertainer Elin Ortiz and his wife, the Dominican singer, television presenter, and actress Charytín Goyco.

  5. Nydia Caro

    Nydia Caro


    Nydia Caro (born June 7, 1948) is a Puerto Rican singer born in Puerto Rico's community in New York City.

  6. Yolandita Monge

    Yolandita Monge


    Yolandita Monge (born September 16, 1955) is an international singer-songwriter and actress from Puerto Rico and the one of the first Puerto Rican female pop singers to be nominated for the Grammy Music Awards in 1987. She has been in the music business since her adolescence, and has recorded over thirty albums through her career. She is the mother of International POP EDM Singer Noelia. Yolandita is also widely recognized as one of Puerto Rico's Divas and one of the best selling artists in her homeland.

  7. Rene Farrait

    Rene Farrait


    Rene Farrait is a former member of the boy band Menudo.

  8. George Lamond

    George Lamond


    George Lamond (born George Garcia, February 25, 1967, Washington, D.C., USA), sometimes styled George LaMond, is an American freestyle music and salsa music singer.

  9. Luis Vigoreaux

    Luis Vigoreaux


    Luis Vigoreaux Rivera (April 12, 1928 – January 17, 1983) was a Puerto Rican radio and television show host, announcer, comedian and producer. Vigoreaux was considered a pioneer in the television business in Puerto Rico, and enjoyed success with several radio and television shows throughout his career.

  10. Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier

    Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier


    Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier (1819–1879.) was a Puerto Rican poet.

  11. Carlos E. Chardón

    Carlos E. Chardón


    Carlos Eugenio Chardón Palacios, D.Sc., D.Litt, (September 28, 1897 – March 7, 1965) was the first Puerto Rican mycologist, a high-ranking official in government on agriculture during the 1920s, the first Puerto Rican appointed as Chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico (1931-1935), and the head of the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration in the mid-to late 1930s during the Great Depression. He was also known as "the Father of Mycology in Puerto Rico". He discovered that the aphid "Aphis maidis" was the vector of the sugar cane Mosaic virus. Mosaic viruses are plant viruses.

  12. Fernando and Nefty Sallaberry

    Fernando and Nefty Sallaberry


    Oscar Neftalí Sallaberry Valls (Nefty, born March 1, 1964 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) and Fernando Ramón Sallaberry Valls (born November 25, 1965 in Barcelona, Spain), are Puerto Rican singers who were part of the original lineup of the band Menudo.

  13. Carmen Jovet

    Carmen Jovet


    Carmen Jovet Esteves, (born June 9, 1944), is a journalist, the first Puerto Rican woman news anchor in Puerto Rico.

  14. Glenn Monroig

    Glenn Monroig


    Glenn Monroig (born April 22, 1957), is a composer, guitarist, and singer of various types of music styles, such as salsa, boleros and rumba. He is credited with having recorded the first rap song in Spanish.

  15. Hugo Margenat

    Hugo Margenat


    Hugo Margenat (October 10, 1933 – April 7, 1957), was a Puerto Rican poet and Puerto Rican Independence advocate. His art was committed to serving a militant nationalistic agenda. He was the founder of the political youth pro-independence organizations "Acción Juventud Independentista" (Pro-independence Youth Action) and the "Federación de Universitarios Pro Independencia" (University Pro-Independence Federation of Puerto Rico).

  16. Gilberto Monroig

    Gilberto Monroig


    Gilberto Monroig (July 2, 1930 – May 3, 1996) was a Puerto Rican guitarist, and singer of boleros.

  17. Luisito Vigoreaux

    Luisito Vigoreaux


    Luis Vigoreaux Lorenzana (born July 1, 1951) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer. He is the son of Luis Vigoreaux, a Puerto Rican media personality and Rosaura Lorenzana Vilches. He is also the brother of Roberto Vigoreaux, who at times was a local senator, television producer, actor, singer, marketing executive, telecommunications technician and ice cream entrepreneur.

  18. Eduardo Bhatia

    Eduardo Bhatia


    Eduardo Bhatia Gautier (born in May 16, 1964) is an attorney-at-law and the current and 15th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico. Bhatia is also a former executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration and a Fulbright scholar.

  19. Ana Roque de Duprey

    Ana Roque de Duprey


    Ana Roqué de Duprey, also known as "Flor del Valle" (Flower of the Valley), (April 18, 1853 – 1933), was an educator, suffragist and one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico.

  20. Noris Joffre

    Noris Joffre


    Noris Joffre, née Theresa Ann Ryan (born October 27, 1966) is an actress and comedienne from Puerto Rico, who was born in Miami, Florida. She was adopted by a Cuban couple, Alberto Noffre and Noris Albuena, who subsequently moved to Puerto Rico.

  21. Teófilo Marxuach

    Teófilo Marxuach


    Lieutenant Colonel Teófilo Marxuach, (July 28, 1877 – November 8, 1939), was the person who ordered the first shots fired in World War I on behalf of the United States on an armed German supply ship trying to force its way out of the San Juan Bay. Marxuach ordered hostile shots from a machine gun and a cannon located at the Santa Rosa battery of "El Morro" fort, in what is considered to be the first shots of World War I fired by the regular armed forces of the United States against any ship flying the colors of the Central Powers, forcing the Odenwald to stop and to return to port where its supplies were confiscated.

  22. Michele LaFountain

    Michele LaFountain


    Michele LaFountain (born 1969) is the first Puerto Rican to become anchor of ESPN's Spanish version of SportsCenter.

  23. David Bernier

    David Bernier


    David Enrique Bernier Rivera (born January 21, 1977) is an odontologist and the current Secretary of State of Puerto Rico. Bernier previously served as Secretary of Sports and Recreation of Puerto Rico, as well as Executive Director of Puerto Rico's Office of Youth Affairs and President of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee. He is also a former athlete and former member of the Puerto Rican National Fencing Team.

  24. Manuel Gregorio Tavárez

    Manuel Gregorio Tavárez


    Manuel Gregorio Tavárez Ropero (November 16, 1843 – July 1, 1883), was a Puerto Rico's classical and danza composer. He has been called "The Chopin of America".

  25. Antulio Segarra

    Antulio Segarra


    Colonel Antulio Segarra (January 20, 1906 - September 14, 1999), was a United States Army officer who in 1943 became the first Puerto Rican in history to command a Regular Army Regiment. Segarra served as Military Aide to the Military Governor of Puerto Rico Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and during World War II commanded the 65th Infantry Regiment.

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