Famous People Born In Madrid

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Carlos Sainz Jr.
(Spanish Formula One Driver)
Carlos Sainz Jr.
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Elsa Pataky
(Known for Her Role as Elena Neves in the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise)
Elsa Pataky
46
Birthdate: July 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

Elsa Pataky is one of the most famous Spanish models and actresses to make it big in the American film industry. She is best known for playing Officer Elena Neves alongside Dwayne Johnson in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. A polyglot, Elsa Pataky can speak Spanish, English, Romanian, Portuguese, French, and Italian fluently.

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Enrique Iglesias
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Best-Selling Latin Music Artists)
Enrique Iglesias
56
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus

One of the most popular Spanish singer-songwriters of all time, Enrique Iglesias is widely known as the King of Latin Pop. Having sold more than 180 million records worldwide, Enrique Iglesias is among the best-selling Latin music artists list. He often uses his popularity to help raise funds to benefit humanitarian organizations like the American Red Cross.

 4 
Raúl González
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Forward)
Raúl González
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Placido Domingo
(Spanish Opera Singer, Conductor and Part of 'The Three Tenors' Operatic Singing Group)
Placido Domingo
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Spanish opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo has performed in a variety of languages, such as English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. The winner of nine Grammys and five Latin Grammys, he later performed as part of The Three Tenors, with legends Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras, releasing bestselling albums.

 6 
David de Gea
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
David de Gea
47
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea currently plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester United and has helped his team win a Premier League, an FA Cup, and an EFL Cup, among other titles. With his previous team, Atletico Madrid, he won a UEFA Europa League and a UEFA Super Cup.
 7 
Carlos Sainz Sr.
(Rally driver)
Carlos Sainz Sr.
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Iker Casillas
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Casillas
38
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Iker Casillas is a Spanish former footballer who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Counted among the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Casillas was renowned for his spectacular saves and athleticism. He was named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper on a record five occasions. Also a philanthropist, Casillas owns a charitable foundation in Spain.

 9 
Alvaro Morata
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Alvaro Morata
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

Alvaro Morata is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented popular clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, and Atlético Madrid. He is also an important player for the national team, having gathered the experience of playing in high-pressure tournaments like the UEFA European Football Championship. A versatile player, Alvaro Morata is best known for his pace, energy, and technique.

 10 
Oona Chaplin
(Spanish-British Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Crimson Field’ and ‘Taboo’)
Oona Chaplin
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini

Oona Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, is best known as Talisa Maegyr from the iconic series Game of Thrones. She had started as a Shakespearean theater actor. She has also been seen in series such as The Hour and Taboo, and has been cast in the upcoming Avatar sequels.

 11 
Achraf Hakimi
(Moroccan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Achraf Hakimi
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Charles II of Spain
(King of Spain from 1665 to 1700)
Charles II of Spain
17
Birthdate: November 6, 1661
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 1, 1700

Charles II of Spain reigned as the king of Spain from 1665 to 1700. He was the last king from the House of Habsburg to rule the Spanish Empire. Despite suffering from many illnesses throughout his life, Charles proved to be a reasonably influential king. The town of Charleroi and the Caroline Islands in modern Belgium were named after Charles.

 13 
Julio Iglesias
(Spanish Singer-Songwriter)
Julio Iglesias
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.
 14 
Maria Pedraza
(Actress)
Maria Pedraza
10
Birthdate: January 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Spanish actress and ballerina, Maria Pedraza first came to limelight with her role in the Netflix series Money Heist, debuting on screen earlier in the same year with Amar: With You Until the End of the World. Since then she has been appearing in number of productions, including the thriller teen drama series, Elite, concurrently focusing on her ballet.

 15 
Infanta Leonor of Spain
(Heir Presumptive to the Throne of Spain)
Infanta Leonor of Spain
54
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 16 
Felipe VI of Spain
(King of Spain)
Felipe VI of Spain
14
Birthdate: January 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Felipe VI of Spain is the current King of Spain, reigning since 2014. He ascended the throne upon the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos I. His mother is Queen Sofía. As the king, he is head of state and commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armed Forces as well. He also serves as the honorary president of several associations and foundations. 

 17 
Ester Expósito
(Actress, Model)
Ester Expósito
32
Birthdate: January 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Best known for her role in the Netflix series Elite, Madrid Theater Award-winning Spanish actor Ester Expósito is a true-blue feminist who has attended rallies for the cause. She had started attending acting classes as soon as she finished school. She is also a passionate dancer.

 18 
Alba Flores
(Spanish Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Saray Vargas' in the TV Series 'Vis a Vis')
Alba Flores
15
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Alba Flores, the only daughter of Spanish musician Antonio Flores, achieved international fame as Nairobi in the Spanish series La Casa De Papel, or Money Heist. Apart from drama, she is trained in the piano, too. She is also an avid animal lover and has campaigned for PETA.

 19 
Marian Rivera
(Filipina Recording Artist, Actress, and Commercial Model)
Marian Rivera
34
Birthdate: August 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

Marian Rivera is a Spanish-Filipino model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series like Marimar, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife. Apart from winning awards for her acting skills, Rivera has also been named FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman on a couple of occasions. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Marian Rivera often participates in fundraising campaigns.

 20 
Blanca Suárez
(Actress)
Blanca Suárez
8
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

Spanish actor Blanca Suárez of Cable Girls fame also earned a Goya Award nomination for the psychological thriller The Skin I Live In. Her debut performance as Julia Medina in the Spanish drama-thriller series The Boarding School earned her initial fame. She was also GQ’s Woman of the Year in 2012.

 21 
Nacho
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nacho
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Esther Acebo
(Actress)
Esther Acebo
6
Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 23 
Infanta Sofía of Spain
(Younger daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia)
Infanta Sofía of Spain
43
Birthdate: April 29, 2007
Sun Sign: Taurus
 24 
Belinda Peregrín
(Spanish-Mexican Singer, Songwriter and Actress)
Belinda Peregrín
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Belinda Peregrín, tagged as "Princess of Latin Pop" by international press is best known for her commercially hit studio albums like Belinda and Utopía and singles like Vivir, which made her the third best-selling female Mexican act. She also had screen success with films like The Cheetah Girls 2 and Mexican telenovelas like Amigos x siempre.   

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Pepe Reina
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Pepe Reina
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Itzan Escamilla
(Actor)
Itzan Escamilla
10
Birthdate: October 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Hiba Abouk
(Actress)
Hiba Abouk
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Wally Szczerbiak
(Basketball player)
Wally Szczerbiak
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 29 
George Santayana
(Regarded as One of the Most Important Thinkers of the First Half of the 20th Century)
George Santayana
4
Birthdate: December 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 26, 1952

One of George Santayana’s initial works, The Sense of Beauty, spoke about aesthetics, an oft-repeated topic in his later works. The Spanish-born American philosopher and Harvard professor is remembered for his quote “Only the dead have seen the end of war,” which has often been misattributed to Plato.

 30 
Marcos Alonso Mendoza
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back / Left-Back)
Marcos Alonso Mendoza
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Marcos Alonso Mendoza is a Spanish football player who plays for the Chelsea Football Club of Premier League. Alonso was part of the Chelsea Football Club when they won the 25th season of the Premier League and the 48th season of UEFA Europa League. Over the years, Alonso has also been an important member of the Spain national team.

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Willy Hernangomez
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays the Center Position)
Willy Hernangomez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Mina El Hammani
(Actress)
Mina El Hammani
6
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 33 
Koke
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Koke
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Emilio Butragueño
(Spanish Retired Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Emilio Butragueño
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 35 
Javier Fernández
(Spanish Former Figure Skater and Olympic Medalist)
Javier Fernández
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Rocio Durcal
(Singer)
Rocio Durcal
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 25, 2006
 37 
Charlotte Vega
(Actress)
Charlotte Vega
4
Birthdate: February 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
Maribel Verdú
(Actress)
Maribel Verdú
1
Birthdate: October 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
Alfonso XIII of Spain
(King of Spain from 1886 to 1931)
Alfonso XIII of Spain
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 28, 1941

Alfonso XIII began ruling as the king of Spain under the regency of his mother, María Cristina. His strategy of rotating governments led to 33 governments in 21 years. Known as El Africano for his support to those who wished to colonialize African countries, he eventually had to leave Spain.

 40 
Alejandro Sanz
(Spanish Singer-Songwriter and Composer Known for His 1997 Album ‘Más')
Alejandro Sanz
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singer, musician, and composer, who has won 22 Latin Grammy Awards and four Grammy Awards. He is best known for his flamenco-influenced ballads. A versatile singer, he often experiments with different genres, such as pop, funk, rock, jazz, and R&B. He has collaborated with artists like Shakira, Alicia Keys, and Juanes. 

 41 
Edurne
(Spanish Singer and Television Presenter Best Known for Her Part in the Show 'Operación Triunfo')
Edurne
4
Birthdate: December 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Spanish singer-actor Edurne started her career as a child actor and later soared to fame with the show Operación Triunfo. She then released hit singles such as Amores Dormidos and Despierta, and was part of the Spanish version of Britain’s Got Talent. She is also the wife of Spanish footballer David De Gea.

 42 
Quique Flores
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Right-Back)
Quique Flores
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Amarna Miller
(Spanish Youtuber and Former Adult Film Actress)
Amarna Miller
6
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Amarna Miller is a Spanish internet personality and former pornographic actress, director, writer, and producer. She has also appeared in popular magazines like Mongolia. Starting from 2014, Miller won three consecutive Ninfa Awards. After giving up on her pornographic career, Amarna Miller has been publishing literary works. She has also established herself as a popular YouTuber.

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Amaia Salamanca
(Actress)
Amaia Salamanca
4
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 45 
Adelina Patti
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Popular Sopranos of All Time)
Adelina Patti
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 27, 1919

Adelina Patti was an Italian opera singer who achieved immense poularity in the USA and Europe. One of the finest singers of her generation, Patti was also among the highest-paid at the peak of her career. Along with her near contemporaries Thérèse Tietjens and Jenny Lind, Adelina Patti is considered one of the most popular sopranos of all time.

 46 
Omar ayuso
(Actor)
Omar ayuso
3
Birthdate: March 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Ferdinand VI of Spain
(King)
Ferdinand VI of Spain
2
Birthdate: September 23, 1713
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 10, 1759
 48 
Julio Iglesias, Jr.
(Spanish Pop Singer and Elder Brother of Singer 'Enrique Iglesias')
Julio Iglesias, Jr.
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces

Julio Iglesias, Jr. is a Spanish singer. He is the son of singer Julio Iglesias and journalist Isabel Preysler.  Enrique Iglesias is his brother. Julio Jr. began his career as a model and was offered acting gigs. However, he declined the acting offers to focus on music. He has participated in several reality TV shows.  

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Luis Aragonés
(Spanish Football Manager and Player)
Luis Aragonés
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 1, 2014
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Nathalia Ramos
(Actress)
Nathalia Ramos
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)