Spanish Celebrities Born In January

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Pep Guardiola
(Former Spanish Football Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
Pep Guardiola
95
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santpedor, Spain

A football addict from beginning, Pep Guardiola went on to become a key player with the Barcelona and the Spanish National team. He played a crucial role in winning major titles like the La Liga and an Olympic gold medal. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and is widely regarded as one of the world's best coaches. 

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Xavi
(Retired Spanish Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Xavi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Terrassa, Spain
Former Barcelona footballer Xavi won multiple trophies with the team, such as the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Famous for his tiki-taka style, he also helped Spain win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. After playing for the Qatari club Al-Sadd, he began coaching the team.
 3 
David Silva
( Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays As Midfielder )
David Silva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arguineguín, Spain
Spanish footballer David Silva played a key role in Spain's victories in the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010. A midfielder, he is known for his dribbling skills and ability to retain possession of the ball. Having played for football clubs like Valencia and Manchester United, he currently plays for Real Sociedad.
 4 
Ester Expósito
(Actress, Model)
Ester Expósito
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Birthdate: January 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 5 
Maria Pedraza
(Actress)
Maria Pedraza
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Birthdate: January 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 6 
Marco Asensio
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger and Attacking Midfielder)
Marco Asensio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palma, Majorca Palma, Spain
 7 
Paz Vega
(Spanish Actress)
Paz Vega
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Birthdate: January 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Spanish actor Paz Vega is best known for her roles in films such as Sex and Lucia, Spanglish, All Roads Lead to Rome, and Rambo: Last Blood. Fans loved her as Catalina Creel in the Mexican series Cuna de lobos and as Renata in the American series The OA
 8 
Jose Marti
(Cuban Nationalist, Poet and Philosopher)
Jose Marti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: May 19, 1895

Son of Spanish immigrants, Jose Marti spent his childhood in a strife-torn Cuba and attended high school on financial aid. Marti’s poems, essays, and articles were laced with his patriotic vigor to free Cuba from the Spanish rule. He died battling on the field at Dos Ríos.

 9 
Felipe VI of Spain
(King of Spain)
Felipe VI of Spain
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Birthdate: January 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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. 

 10 
Placido Domingo
(Spanish Opera Singer, Conductor and Part of 'The Three Tenors' Operatic Singing Group)
Placido Domingo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 11 
Charo
(Actress Best Known for Her Sassiness, Sexy Outfits and Signature Phrase during the 1970s, ‘Cuchi-Cuchi')
Charo
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Birthdate: January 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Spanish-American actress, singer, comedian, and flamenco-guitarist Charo, whose birth year remains a subject of dispute for several years, is known for her seductive deep voice with Spanish accent, unrestrained and exuberant manner, and the catch-phrase cuchi-cuchi. She has released albums like Guitar Passion, featured in films like The Concorde...Airport '79 and guest starred in TV series like The Love Boat.

 12 
Víctor Valdés
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Víctor Valdés
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
 13 
Theodosius I
(Emperor)
Theodosius I
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Birthdate: January 11, 0347
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: January 17, 0395

Theodosius I, or Theodosius the Great, ruled as the Roman emperor from 379 to 395. He made Christianity the state religion of his empire and constructed architectural marvels, such as the Column of Theodosius, the Golden Gate, and the Theodosian Walls, in Constantinople. He ended conflicts with the Goths and barred pagan rituals in the Olympics.

 14 
Sergio García
(Spanish Professional Golfer)
Sergio García
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Borriol, Castellón, Spain
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Marc Gasol
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Cente' Position)
Marc Gasol
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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.

 16 
Nacho
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nacho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 17 
Danny Carvajal
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Danny Carvajal
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
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Cristóbal Balenciaga
(Fashion Designer)
Cristóbal Balenciaga
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Getaria, Spain
Died: March 24, 1972

Remembered as The King of Fashion, Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga had begun sewing at 10, helping his mother earn a living after his father’s death. A visit to Paris at 15 turned his luck around. A closeted gay, Balenciaga later revolutionized fashion with his signature flowy gowns and dresses.

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Esther Acebo
(Actress)
Esther Acebo
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Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 20 
Juan Carlos I
(King of Spain (1975-2014))
Juan Carlos I
5
Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Ariadna Gil
(Spanish Actress Known for Her Films: 'Belle Époque' and 'Black Tears')
Ariadna Gil
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Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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.

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Xavier Cugat
(Spanish Musician and Bandleader)
Xavier Cugat
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Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Died: October 27, 1990

Xavier Cugat was a Spanish musician and bandleader. He studied classical violin as a child and began working in silent films to support his family. He grew up to become a successful musician and played a leading role in the spread of Latin music. Besides music, he was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. He was married five times. 

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Ilaix Moriba
(Guinean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Ilaix Moriba
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
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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
Birthplace: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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.

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Belén Cuesta
(Actress)
Belén Cuesta
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Birthdate: January 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Best known to international audiences for her performance as the transgender character Manila in the iconic hit series La Casa de Papel, or Money Heist, Belén Cuesta is a popular Spanish actor. A fine theater actor, too, she has been part of production such as Sonias and Metamorfosis.

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Angela Ponce
(Model)
Angela Ponce
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
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Vincent Ferrer
(Valencian Dominican Friar, Preacher and Logician)
Vincent Ferrer
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1350
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: April 5, 1419

Initially a professor of theology, Vincent Ferrer later traveled across Europe to preach. He became known for his austere lifestyle. The Catholic saint is now revered as the patron saint of builders, fishermen, prisoners, and others. He had a major role in ending the Great Western Schism.

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Hilaria Baldwin
(American Yoga Instructor, Entrepreneur, Author and Wife of Actor Alec Baldwin)
Hilaria Baldwin
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Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Jesus Castro
(Actor)
Jesus Castro
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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Joseph Bonaparte
(Older Brother of Napoleon Bonaparte)
Joseph Bonaparte
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Birthdate: January 7, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corte, France
Died: July 28, 1844

Older brother of Napoleon, Joseph Bonaparte, had been the king of Naples and Spain. After Napoleon’s fall, he was exiled to New Jersey, U.S. Later, in Europe, he lived a lavish life at Point Breeze, surrounded by all the wealth he had inherited, along with a classy collection of paintings.

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Baltasar Gracian
(Spanish Jesuit and Baroque Prose Writer and Philosopher)
Baltasar Gracian
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Birthdate: January 8, 1601
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belmonte de Gracián, Spain
Died: December 6, 1658

Spanish baroque author and philosopher Baltasar Gracian was a leading proponent of the conceptismo style. Inspired by his priest uncle, he took Jesuit vows. His notable works include Subtlety and the Art of Genius and the three-part novel The Critick, with the latter written under a pseudonym.

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Ilia Topuria
(Featherweight mixed martial artist)
Ilia Topuria
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
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Sergi Samper
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Sergi Samper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
 34 
Blanca Padilla
(Model)
Blanca Padilla
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collado Villalba, Madrid, Spain
 35 
Marina Ginestà
(War Correspondent)
Marina Ginestà
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Birthdate: January 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: January 6, 2014

Spanish communist Marina Ginestà became famous for an iconic photo by Juan Guzmán that featured her on the rooftop of Hotel Colón in Barcelona, carrying a gun, during the 1936 military uprising. Part of the Socialist Youth, she was a reporter and translator for Pravda correspondent Mikhail Koltsov.

 36 
Carles Rexach
(Football Winger)
Carles Rexach
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
 37 
Francisco Suárez
(Leading Theological and Philosophical Light of Spain’s Golden Age)
Francisco Suárez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1548
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: September 25, 1617

Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian Francisco Suárez was born to an affluent lawyer and had initially studied law. However, he joined the Jesuits later, following which he taught philosophy and theology. Known for writing Disputationes Metaphysicae, he was a prime figure of the School of Salamanca movement.

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
(Spanish Baroque Painter, Best Known for His Religious Works)
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
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Birthdate: January 1, 1617
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: April 3, 1682

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. He is most famous for his religious works. He also produced numerous paintings of contemporary women and children, especially of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars. He had many followers and pupils and was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art). 

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Vicente Iborra
(Association football player)
Vicente Iborra
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moncada
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Henry IV of Castile
(King)
Henry IV of Castile
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Birthdate: January 5, 1425
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain
Died: December 11, 1474
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Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier
(Duchess)
Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain
Died: February 2, 1897
 42 
Daniel Jarque
(Association football player)
Daniel Jarque
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona
Died: August 8, 2009
 43 
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
(Bestselling Spanish Novelist Known for His Novel ‘Blood and Sand')
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: January 28, 1928

Best known for his war novels, such as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was a prominent member of the Spanish Generation of ’98 movement. Though he had been elected to the parliament, he later went into self-exile. Many of his novels were later adapted into films.

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Carlos Saura
(Spanish Film Director and Photographer)
Carlos Saura
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huesca, Spain

Renowned Spanish director Carlos Saura is known for his iconic films, which include the Academy Award-nominated Carmen and Tango. The son of a concert pianist mother, he specialized in dance dramas and tragedies. He has also included his childhood memories of the Spanish Civil War in his works.

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Rosalía Mera
(Spanish Entrepreneur and Businesswoman)
Rosalía Mera
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Died: August 15, 2013
 46 
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
(Spanish Neoclassical Statesman, Author, Philosopher and a Major Figure of the Age of Enlightenment in Spain)
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gijón, Spain
Died: November 27, 1811

An important figure of  the Spanish Enlightenment, statesman author Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos began his career as a criminal judge before returning to his native province, where he completed his best known work, arguing for agricultural reforms. As Minister of Justice he argued against Inquisition and as an important member of the Supreme Central Junta, actively opposed the French invasion.

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Manuela Vellés
(Actress)
Manuela Vellés
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Birthdate: January 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Sergi Bruguera
(Spanish Former Professional Tennis Player)
Sergi Bruguera
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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. 

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Belle Perez
(Musician)
Belle Perez
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neerpelt, Pelt, Belgium

Belle Perez is a Belgian-Spanish songwriter and musician. Apart from writing songs and performing on tours, Perez also presents Dutch music shows and poses for magazines like FHM. She has also received several prestigious awards like the Zamu Award, Zomerhit Award, and TMF Award.

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Felix Candela
(Spanish Mexican Architect )
Felix Candela
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: December 7, 1997