Famous Spanish Singers

Find out more about the greatest Spanish Singers, including Enrique Iglesias, Elsa Pataky, Diego Boneta, Julio Iglesias and Placido Domingo.

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 1 Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 2 Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The King of Latin Pop Ricky Martin ruled the music scene of the 1990s, with hits such as Livin' La Vida Loca and The Cup of Life. He began performing with the band Menudo at age 12 and later released multiple Billboard number 1 albums as a solo artist.

 3 Rosalia

Rosalia
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain

Grammy-winning Spanish flamenco singer Rosalia is quite a sensation in Latin music and has often experimented with R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music, too. She gained global fame with the single Malamente and also scripted history as the first-ever Spanish-language artist to gain a Best New Artist nomination at the Grammys.

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 4 Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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.

 5 Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo
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Famous As: Opera singer, Conductor
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.

 6 Charo

Charo
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Famous As: Actress
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.

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 7 Mabel

Mabel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

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 8 Montserrat Caballé

Montserrat Caballé
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: April 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
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.

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 9 José Carreras

José Carreras
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sants, Barcelona, Spain

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.  

 10 Aitana

Aitana
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant Climent de Llobregat, Spain

Spanish singer Aitana first gained attention with her YouTube covers and then with the reality show Operación Triunfo. She then released her gold-certified debut single, No Puedo Vivir sin Ti, and later continued to release hits such as Lo Malo and Telephono. She is also known as the Spanish Princess of Pop.

 11 Najwa Nimri

Najwa Nimri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pamplona, Navarre, Spain

Najwa Nimri is a Spanish actress and singer best known for playing a  policewoman inspector in the TV drama series La casa de papel. As a singer, she formed the band Najwajean with Carlos Jean and has also released a few solo albums. In 2020, she hosted a podcast called Vis a vis: Cara B. 

 12 Belinda Peregrín

Belinda Peregrín
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Famous As: Singer whose debut album Belinda sold more than two and half million copies
Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.   

 13 Lilian Garcia

Lilian Garcia
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Famous As: Singer, Ring announcer, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: August 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Juan

The daughter of a US Embassy employee, Lilian Garcia was born in Spain. She was a singer as a child and worked as an RJ after graduation, following which she soared to fame as a WWE announcer. She scripted history when she became the first female announcer at WrestleMania.

 14 Manu Chao

Manu Chao
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Famous As: French-Spanish singer.
Birthdate: June 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Born to Spanish parents in Paris, Latin Grammy-winning artist Manu Chao is one of the pioneers of Latin alternative rock. His French rock band Mano Negra has delivered hits in English, Spanish, and Arabic. His solo career has seen him release international hits such as Clandestino and Me Gustas Tu.

 15 Edurne

Edurne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 16 Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat
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Famous As: Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer, Bandleader
Birthdate: January 1, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Girona
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. 

 17 Adelina Patti

Adelina Patti
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: February 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919

 18 Alejandro Sanz

Alejandro Sanz
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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. 

 19 Camilo Sesto

Camilo Sesto
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Famous As: Former pop rock musician who totaled 52 number 1 hits and 18 top 40 list songs throughout his career
Birthdate: September 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alcoy, Spain
Died: August 8, 2019

Camilo Sesto was a Spanish singer wgo began his musical career playing in bands before deciding to go solo. He became popular for his hits like Fresa Salvaje, Algo de Mi, and El Amor de Mi Vid. He was also a successful songwriter and music producer and gained praise for his role in the Spanish version of Jesus Christ Superstar.

 20 Álvaro Soler

Álvaro Soler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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. 

 21 Carlos Marín

Carlos Marín
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, Germany

Spanish singer, actor and baritone, Carlos Marín is a member of the popular multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo. Marin has also spawned solo studio albums Little Caruso and Mijn Lieve Mama, performed in musicals like Les Misérables and Grease, earned acclaim as primo baritono in operas like The Barber of Seville and Madame Butterfly, and participated in zarzuela.

 22 Lola Flores

Lola Flores
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Died: May 16, 1995

Lola Flores was a Spanish singer, dancer, and actress turned businesswoman. She received training in dance as a child and made her debut as a teenager. She had a successful career touring throughout Latin America. She also appeared in many films and is considered an icon of traditional Andalusian folklore. All of her children also entered the entertainment industry. 

 23 Miguel Bosé

Miguel Bosé
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Famous As: Musician, Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Miguel Bosé is a Spanish pop new wave musician and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for five decades. He studied acting, dancing, and singing and began his career as an actor. He eventually forayed into music as well. He is openly gay and is in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau. 

 24 Alfredo Kraus

Alfredo Kraus
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Famous As: Tenor
Birthdate: November 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Died: September 10, 1999

 25 La Veneno

La Veneno
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Famous As: Singer Actress
Birthdate: March 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adra, Almería, Spain
Died: November 9, 2016

 26 Julio Iglesias, Jr.

Julio Iglesias, Jr.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.  

 27 Pablo Hasel

Pablo Hasel
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

 28 David Bisbal

David Bisbal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Almería, Spain

David Bisbal is a Spanish singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to fame following his appearance in the reality TV show Operación Triunfo. He has since built a successful entertainment career with several live and studio albums to his name. A crossover international artist, he is popular throughout Europe and Latin America and has sold more than six million records. 

 29 C. Tangana

C. Tangana
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 30 Luisito Rey

Luisito Rey
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: December 9, 1992

 31 Pablo Alborán

Pablo Alborán
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter best known for his singles
Birthdate: May 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Pablo Alborán is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. He developed a love for music at a young age and learned to play several instruments. He began his career playing with a Flamenco band and has since pursued a successful solo career. He has been nominated for several Latin Grammy Awards. He openly came out as homosexual in 2020. 

 32 Jeanette

Jeanette
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

English-born Spanish singer Jeanette, considered a cult-artist, caught attention as lead-singer of teenage folk-pop band Pic-Nic that topped the charts in 1968 with their lead single Cállate, niña penned by Jeanette. She redefined her career as a romantic balladist with the hit single Soy rebelde and furthered it with albums like Corazón de poeta and singles like Porque te vas.

 33 Natalia Jiménez

Natalia Jiménez
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter who has received Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards and has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide
Birthdate: December 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Natalia Jiménez began her career at the age of fifteen singing on streets and subways. At twenty, she signed agreement with Sony Music and became the lead singer of La Quinta Estación, releasing her debut album at the age of thirty. Recipient of several awards, including Latin Grammy and Grammy, she has so far sold more than 3 million albums worldwide.

 34 Isabel Pantoja

Isabel Pantoja
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Famous As: Singer who released Se me enamora el alma, her most commercial album
Birthdate: August 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seville, Spain

 35 Victoria Abril

Victoria Abril
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Victoria Abril is a Spanish singer and actress. International audiences mainly recognize her for her role in the film ¡Átame! She began her career in the mid-1970s and found fame almost immediately. In the ensuing years, she appeared in films in Italy, France, and Iceland as well. She made her debut as a singer with a Bossanova-jazz album in 2005.

 36 Enrique Bunbury

Enrique Bunbury
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Enrique Bunbury is a Spanish singer-songwriter who rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Héroes del Silencio. He built a solo career following the band’s disbandment. Active in the music scene since the early 1980s, he is known for constantly reinventing his music. He received the Icon Award from SESAC Latina Music Awards in 2019. 

 37 Victoria de los Ángeles

Victoria de los Ángeles
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: November 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: January 15, 2005

 38 Antonio Flores

Antonio Flores
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: May 30, 1995

Antonio Flores was a Spanish actor and singer-songwriter. He is best remembered for his pop rock style and his songs cover a wide range of genres. As an actor, Flores is known for starring alongside American actress Sharon Stone in the 1989 Spanish drama film Blood and Sand. At age 33, Flores committed suicide two weeks after his mother's demise.

 39 Sara Montiel

Sara Montiel
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Famous As: Actress who became the most internationally popular and highest paid star of Spanish cinema in the 1960s
Birthdate: March 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Campo de Criptana, Spain
Died: April 8, 2013

 40 Cecilia Krull

Cecilia Krull
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 41 Leroy Sanchez

Leroy Sanchez
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abetxuko

Spanish singer Leroy Sanchez is a self-taught musician who made a name for himself through YouTube covers such as Adele’s Hello on his channel superleroyvv. He had also been a background vocalist on American Idol. Discovered by producer Jim Jonsin, he was later  nominated for a Teen Choice Award, too.

 42 Leonor Watling

Leonor Watling
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Born to a British mother and a Spanish father in Madrid, Leonor Watling initially wished to a ballerina but had to quit training due to a knee injury. She then turned toward acting and later earned Goya nominations for two Spanish films. She also dubbed for Anne Hathaway in Hoodwinked.

 43 Rosario Flores

Rosario Flores
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Rosario Flores is a Spanish singer and actress. She is the daughter of musician Antonio González and singer Lola Flores. A successful performer in her own right, she is a two-time Latin Grammy Award winner. As an actress, she has appeared in films and TV shows, such as  Talk to Her, Against the Wind, and Brigada Central. 

 44 Abraham Mateo

Abraham Mateo
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Famous As: Singer Known for His Soulful & Dance-Oriented Music
Birthdate: August 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Fernando, Spain

Abraham Mateo is a Spanish singer, record producer, songwriter, and actor. Renowned for his dance-oriented and soulful music, Mateo has contributed to the soundtrack of popular movies, such as Minions and Frozen. Over the course of his career, Abraham Mateo has received prestigious awards like the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

 45 Camarón de la Isla

Camarón de la Isla
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Famous As: Former Flamenco singer known for his collaborations with Paco de Lucia and Tomatito
Birthdate: December 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Fernando, Spain
Died: July 2, 1992

Spanish Romani flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla, counted among all-time greatest flamenco singers, is best-remembered for his collaborations with Paco de Lucía and Tomatito. The three remained instrumental in reviving flamenco during second half of the 20th century. Camarón’s albums with de Lucía include Canastera and Castillo de Arena and with Tomatito include Flamenco Vivo and Paris 1987.  

 46 Concha Buika

Concha Buika
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palma, Spain

Concha Buika is a Spanish singer who has been active in the music industry for two decades. She is the daughter of writer Juan Balboa. As a singer and composer, she derives inspiration from a wide range of genres including jazz, flamenco, pop, soul, and African polyrhythm. She is internationally famous and has performed in US, Europe, and Latin America. 

 47 Joaquín Sabina

Joaquín Sabina
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Poet
Birthdate: February 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Úbeda, Spain

Joaquín Sabina had begun writing lyrics at age 14. The legendary Spanish singer and songwriter mostly sings on heartbreak and love. Apart from releasing triple-platinum tracks such as Vinagre y Rosas, he has also penned books on poetry. He once went on a 4-year hiatus after a stroke.

 48 Natalia Sánchez

Natalia Sánchez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 49 Andrés Ceballos Sánchez

Andrés Ceballos Sánchez
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 50 Ana Mena

Ana Mena
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Famous As: Singer Actress
Birthdate: February 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Estepona, Spain