Famous People Born In Barcelona

Vote for Your Favourite People Born In Barcelona

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Pau Gasol
(One of the Greatest Basketball Power Forwards of All Time)
Pau Gasol
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Four-time All-Star NBA power-forward/center Pau Gasol left medical school to join FC Barcelona. He won two NBA championships with the LA Lakers. The Spanish footballer and the 2002 NBA Rookie of the Year is an all-time EuroBasket top-scorer, reads historical novels, is a polyglot, and loves concerts and operas. 
 2 
Joan Miró
(Spanish Painter, Sculptor and Ceramicist Known for His work in ‘Surrealism’, ‘Fauvism’ and ‘Expressionism’)
Joan Miró
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 25, 1983

Born to an artisan father in Catalan, Joan Miró was allowed to attend art school after falling sick working as a clerk. Known for combining surrealism and abstract art, he experimented with various forms of art, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, and created masterpieces such as The Farm.

 3 
Montserrat Caballé
(Spanish Operatic Soprano Known for Her Pure and Powerful Vocals With Exquisite Pianissimo)
Montserrat Caballé
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 6, 2018

Spanish opera singer and a legend of classical music, Montserrat Caballé became an international sensation after recording the duet Barcelona, the official anthem for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, with Freddie Mercury. She is also remembered for his iconic portrayal of the title role of Lucrezia Borgia.

 4 
Gerard Piqué
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Gerard Piqué
80
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, who plays for FC Barcelona, is considered one of the world’s best centre halves. He is amongst the few players who have won the UEFA Champions League for two consecutive years, but for different teams. He also played a crucial role in the Spain national team’s victory in 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

 5 
Daniel Brühl
(One of the Most Versatile and Influential Spanish-German Actors and Filmmakers)
Daniel Brühl
29
Birthdate: June 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Spanish-German actor Daniel Brühl began his career with the soap Verbotene Liebe. Raised trilingual, he is now fluent in six languages. Hollywood knows him best as Fredrick Zoller from Inglourious Basterds, while he first made waves with the German film Good Bye, Lenin! He later co-owned two bars.

 6 
José Carreras
(Spanish Operatic Tenor Known for His Performances in the Operas of 'Donizetti', 'Verdi' and 'Puccini')
José Carreras
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

José Carreras is a Spanish operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. Making his debut on the operatic stage at the age of 11, he went on to build an illustrious career in the following decades. A leukemia survivor, he founded the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.  

 7 
Marc Gasol
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Cente' Position)
Marc Gasol
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Spanish basketball sensation Marc Gasol is one of the most promising centers from his country. He has previously been part of NBA teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers. The 3-time NBA All-Star has also earned 2 Olympic team silver medals as part of the Spanish national team.

 8 
Hector Bellerin
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back or Wing-Back)
Hector Bellerin
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
(Best Known for Playing 'Mermaid Syrena' in the Film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’)
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
8
Birthdate: May 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini

Born to a French-American mother and a Spanish father, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey had initially worked as a waitress and had even decided to pursue a career in osteopathy. The actor-model later made waves with her roles in The Sea Wall and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

 10 
Alejandro Balde
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Alejandro Balde
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Ariadna Gil
(Spanish Actress Known for Her Films: 'Belle Époque' and 'Black Tears')
Ariadna Gil
5
Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Ariadna Gil is a Spanish actress best known for playing Violeta in the 1992 Spanish comedy-drama film, Belle Époque, for which she received the Best Lead Actress award at the prestigious Goya Awards. Although she predominantly acts in Spanish films, Ariadna Gil has also played important roles in films of various other languages, such as English, Catalan, and French.

 12 
Ivana Baquero
(Actress)
Ivana Baquero
6
Birthdate: June 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 13 
Christina Ochoa
(Spanish Actress and Science Communicator Known for Her TV Series ‘Animal Kingdom’ and ‘Promised Land’)
Christina Ochoa
5
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Christina Ochoa is a Spanish actress best known for her portrayal of Grace D'Argento in the American science fiction series, Blood Drive. Ochoa is credited with founding QE Productions, which produced the critically acclaimed short film, Stay with Me. Also a science communicator, Christina Ochoa has been the host of many scientific shows and conferences.

 14 
Sergi Bruguera
(Spanish Former Professional Tennis Player)
Sergi Bruguera
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Sergi Bruguera is a Spanish former professional tennis player who won consecutive men's singles titles at the French Open in 1993 and 1994. He is the only man to have a winning record against both Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. He is also the winner of a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in men's singles. 

 15 
Jordi Mollà
(Spanish Actor, Artist, Writer, and Filmmaker)
Jordi Mollà
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jordi Mollà is a Spanish actor, writer, filmmaker, and artist. A critically acclaimed actor, Mollà has been thrice nominated for the prestigious Goya Award for Best Actor. His portrayal of Daniel in the 1997 Spanish drama film, The Lucky Star, earned him a Butaca Award. A self-taught painter, Mollà showcased his works at the Carmen de la Guerra in 2002.

 16 
Georgina Amoros
(Actress)
Georgina Amoros
2
Birthdate: April 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Sergi Samper
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Sergi Samper
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Carmen Amaya
(Dancer)
Carmen Amaya
5
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 19, 1963
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 19 
AuronPlay
(Spanish YouTuber, Twitch Streamer and Comedian)
AuronPlay
2
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 20 
Mireia Lalaguna
(Model Actress)
Mireia Lalaguna
2
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
(Spanish Novelist Known for His 2001 Novel 'La sombra del viento')
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 19, 2020

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón gained international fame with his first adult novel, The Shadow of the Wind. Previously, he had dabbled in the young-adult genre, with novels such as The Prince of Mist. He had initially been associated with the advertising industry and later also wrote scripts.

 22 
Matilda of Flanders
(Queen)
Matilda of Flanders
1
Birthdate: 1031 AD
Died: November 2, 1083
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 23 
Pedro de la Rosa
(Racing driver)
Pedro de la Rosa
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
 24 
Lina Romay
(Was a Spanish Actress Who often appeared in films directed by her long-time companion (and later husband) Jesús Franco)
Lina Romay
0
Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 15, 2012
 25 
Daniel Jarque
(Association football player)
Daniel Jarque
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 8, 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(Spanish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Former world no. 1 Spanish tennis legend Arantxa Sánchez Vicario has 14 Grand Slam titles in her kitty, apart from 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics. The International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, however, has been accused of fraudulently moving her assets to avoid paying debt.

 27 
Michelle Jenner
(Actress)
Michelle Jenner
2
Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 28 
Joaquim Rodríguez
(Former Spanish Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Joaquim Rodríguez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Marc Clotet
(Actor)
Marc Clotet
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

Spanish actor and model Marc Clotet is the son of famous physician and author Bonaventura Clotet. Best known for his performance in the soap El cor de la Ciutat, he has also been admired for his roles in the films The Sleeping Voice and The Chessplayer.

 30 
Sandro Rosell
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)
Sandro Rosell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
 31 
Ferran Soriano
(Businessperson)
Ferran Soriano
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
 32 
Albert Adrià
(Spanish Chef)
Albert Adrià
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
 33 
Juan Antonio Samaranch
(Sports administrator)
Juan Antonio Samaranch
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 21, 2010
 34 
Alicia de Larrocha
(Spanish Composer and Pianist)
Alicia de Larrocha
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 25, 2009
 35 
Montserrat Martí
(Spanish Soprano Who Is the Daughter of Soprano Montserrat Caballé)
Montserrat Martí
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The daughter of soprano Montserrat Caballé and tenor Bernabé Martí, Montserrat Martí, or Montsita, is a renowned Spanish soprano in her own right. Known for playing roles such as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, she has also been part of many charitable concerts. She has also sung with her mother.

 36 
Lady Pamela Hicks
(British Aristocrat and the Younger Daughter of 'Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma')
Lady Pamela Hicks
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries

Lady Pamela Hicks is a British aristocrat best known as the daughter of Edwina Mountbatten and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Lady Pamela Hicks' memoirs of her time in India during the Indian Independence revealed important details surrounding the event, including her mother's extra-marital relationship with the future Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

 37 
Melina Matthews
(Actress)
Melina Matthews
0
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 38 
Jaime Alguersuari
(Formula One driver, Racecar driver, Disc jockey)
Jaime Alguersuari
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
 39 
Assumpta Serna
(Actress)
Assumpta Serna
1
Birthdate: September 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Joan Pujol Garcia
Joan Pujol Garcia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 10, 1988
 41 
Juan Antonio Bayona
(Spanish Film Director)
Juan Antonio Bayona
2
Birthdate: May 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus

Juan Antonio Bayona is a Spanish film director. He is known for directing films across genres, including horror, drama, science fiction, and fantasy. He studied at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) before beginning his career. He won the Goya Best Director Award for the disaster film The Impossible.  

 42 
Joan Laporta
(Spanish Politician and Lawyer)
Joan Laporta
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
 43 
Jil Teichmann
(Swiss Professional Tennis Player)
Jil Teichmann
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer

Spanish-born Swiss-origin tennis player Jil Teichmann not only experimented with various sports in her early days, before choosing tennis, but also learned 5 languages. With a career-best singles ranking of 31, she has 2 WTA singles and 6 ITF singles titles in her kitty. She has also defeated stars such as Naomi Osaka.

 44 
Marc López
(Spanish Retired Professional Tennis Player)
Marc López
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo

Marc López is a Spanish professional tennis player who won a Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open in men's doubles with Feliciano López as his partner. The same year, at the Rio Olympics, he won the gold medal in men's doubles for Spain partnering Rafael Nadal. Marc and Feliciano also played at the 2017 US Open. 

 45 
Fernando Sor
(Spanish Classical Guitarist and Composer of the Early Romantic Era)
Fernando Sor
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1778
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 10, 1839

Fernando Sor was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist best remembered for writing solo classical guitar music. Widely regarded as the best classical guitarist of his generation, Fernando Sor also composed an opera, two ballets, and three symphonies. Many of his works have been studied by students and guitar enthusiasts all over the world.

 46 
Álvaro Soler
(Singer)
Álvaro Soler
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Álvaro Soler is a Spanish-German singer who rose to fame following the success of his 2015 hit single El Mismo Sol. He is especially popular in Europe and Latin America. Interested in music from an early age, he began his career by forming a musical band as a young man. As of today, he has released many albums and singles. 

 47 
Toni Ribas
(Pornographic actor)
Toni Ribas
4
Birthdate: June 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Ada Colau
(Politician)
Ada Colau
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
 49 
Iván Massagué
(Actor)
Iván Massagué
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Tito Rabat
(Spanish Motorcycle Racer)
Tito Rabat
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini