Famous Spanish Film & Theater Personalities

Sometimes fate has its own way of giving it back to you. Little did Antonio Banderas know at the age of fourteen that soccer wasn’t what he was born to do! However, a mishap that broke his foot led him towards a career that made him internationally renowned. The ‘Spanish enchantress’ Penelope Cruz danced her way to a career in film and theatre and became a hot pick for every director and production house. A child prodigy, Santiago Segura’s trysts with filmmaking started when he was merely fourteen years of age. After his first short film, he decided to make a career in the same. Segura’s big break came in 1998, when he directed his first feature film, the smashing hit Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley. Going back to the tides of time in 1960s, the world of entertainment had a new pop culture icon in Cesar Romero. The Spanish artist and film actor was phenomenal on stage and on screen and got acclaimed for his portrayal of maniacal Joker in the 1966 television series ‘Batman’. Spanish film and theatre personalities have time and again proved their mettle on screen with their power-packed performance, creative inputs and ingenious style. They have adorned various hats like that of actors, directors, dancers, script writers, producers, art directors with élan. Check this segment and find out more about famous Spanish film and theatre personalities.

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 1 Javier Bardem

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Spanish

Spanish actor, Javier Bardem, is an acclaimed artist and has worked in notable films like Skyfall, Love in the Time of Cholera, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Mother and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He has also acted in numerous Spanish movies. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 2007 film No Country for Old Men.

 2 Antonio Banderas

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

One of the most popular Spanish-American actors of all time, Antonio Banderas has made a name for himself in Hollywood. Apart from being a successful actor, he is also an accomplished businessman. A perfume industry veteran, Antonio Banderas has been working with the fragrance and beauty company Puig for several years and is the brand's most popular representative.

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 3 Penelope Cruz

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Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

Penelope Cruz is a Spanish model and actress who has had major success in the American entertainment industry. Also known for her work as a philanthropist, Cruz has been touching the lives of many for the past several years. Apart from donating money to charity, Cruz has also volunteered in India and Uganda. She has also advocated for PETA's anti-fur campaign.

 4 Pau Gasol

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Famous As: Basketball Player, Actor
Birthdate: July 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish
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. 

 5 Mark Consuelos

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish, American

 6 Elsa Pataky

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish

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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 7 Charo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Spanish, American
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 8 Enrique Iglesias

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

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.

 9 Alba Flores

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish

 10 Úrsula Corberó

Úrsula Corberó
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

Úrsula Corberó is a Spanish actress who achieved international fame after playing Tokyo in the popular heist crime drama TV series, Money Heist. Renowned for her good looks, Corberó has been the face of many brands, such as Maybelline, Tampax, and Calzedonia. Also a philanthropist, Corberó has been part of many awareness campaigns pertaining to breast cancer and climate change.

 11 Miguel Herrán

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

 12 Pedro Almodovar

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Birthdate: September 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish

Pedro Almodovar is a Spanish screenwriter, filmmaker, and former actor. Regarded as one of the most successful Spanish filmmakers of all time, Almodovar has two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards under his belt. His films are characterized by complex narratives, irreverent humor, and great music.

 13 Jon Kortajarena

Jon Kortajarena
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

 14 Paz Vega

Paz Vega
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Spanish

 15 Miguel Ángel Silvestre

Miguel Ángel Silvestre
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish

 16 Ariadna Gil

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish

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.

 17 Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Astrid Berges-Frisbey
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: May 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 18 Elena Anaya

Elena Anaya
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish

 19 Mario Casas

Mario Casas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 20 Ivana Baquero

Ivana Baquero
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 21 Nacho Vidal

Nacho Vidal
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Film director, Actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Spanish

 22 Javier Botet

Javier Botet
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

 23 Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Spanish, Mexican
Died: July 29, 1983

 24 Blanca Suárez

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish

 25 Toni Ribas

Toni Ribas
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Film director, Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 26 Najwa Nimri

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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish

 27 Mónica Cruz

Mónica Cruz
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Spanish

 28 Christina Ochoa

Christina Ochoa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish

 29 Shelley Morrison

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish, American

 30 Jordi Mollà

Jordi Mollà
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish

 31 María Valverde

María Valverde
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish

 32 Joe Hisaishi

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish

 33 Yon González

Yon González
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

 34 Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish, Trinidadian, American
Died: October 5, 2014

 35 Infanta Sofía of Spain

Infanta Sofía of Spain
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Birthdate: April 29, 2007
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

 36 John Casablancas

John Casablancas
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Famous As: Model agent
Birthdate: December 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish, American
Died: July 20, 2013

 37 Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz
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Famous As: Rally driver
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish, Kosovar

 38 Amaia Salamanca

Amaia Salamanca
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish

 39 Amarna Miller

Amarna Miller
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish

 40 Rebeca Linares

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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Glamour model
Birthdate: June 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 41 Laia Costa

Laia Costa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish

 42 Edurne

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Famous As: Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Model
Birthdate: December 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish

 43 Camilo Sesto

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Spanish

 44 Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish

 45 Maribel Verdú

Maribel Verdú
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish

 46 Jaume Collet-Serra

Jaume Collet-Serra
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer
Birthdate: March 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish, American

 47 Adriana Ugarte

Adriana Ugarte
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Spanish

 48 Lola Flores

Lola Flores
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Choreographer
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish
Died: May 16, 1995

 49 David Bisbal

David Bisbal
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Spanish

 50 Martiño Rivas

Martiño Rivas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Spanish