Spanish Women Film & Theater Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many Spanish women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Spanish female film & theater personalities such as Paz Vega, Christina Ochoa, Penelope Cruz, Stella Banderas, Astrid Berges-Frisbey.

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 1 Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

A Spanish-Cuban actress, Ana de Armas worked in Spanish films and television shows before moving to Hollywood. Overcoming the obstacle of not knowing English, she established herself as a solid actress by working in films like Knives Out and Blade Runner 2049. She will play a Bond girl in No Time to Die movie and will portray Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix biopic Blonde.

 2 Penelope Cruz

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Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

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.

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 3 Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 4 Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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.

 5 Charo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

 6 Úrsula Corberó

Úrsula Corberó.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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.

 7 Alba Flores

Alba Flores
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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 8 Nico

Nico.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne
Died: July 18, 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

 9 Ester Expósito

Ester Expósito.
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 10 Lupe Fuentes

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Lupe Fuentes had started out as a porn actor, with her own website, at 19. The Colombian artist later stepped into music, joining the group The Ex-Girlfriends. Now a social-media influencer and a house music DJ/producer, Lupe lives in Los Angeles and is married to actor/singer Evan Seinfeld.

 11 Paz Vega

Paz Vega.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seville, Andalusia
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

 12 Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Astrid Berges-Frisbey .
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: May 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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.

 13 Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes.
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana

Cuban-American TV personality Daisy Fuentes became MTV's first Latina VJ and Revlon's first global Latina spokesperson. She also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and later launched a clothing and haircare line. She has worked for cancer research and other charitable causes, too. She is married to singer Richard Marx.

 14 Ariadna Gil

Ariadna Gil.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Catalonia

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.

 15 Elena Anaya

Elena Anaya
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palencia

 16 Ivana Baquero

Ivana Baquero
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona

 17 Blanca Suárez

Blanca Suárez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 18 Lady Pamela Hicks

Lady Pamela Hicks
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Famous As: British aristocrat
Birthdate: April 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

 19 Mónica Cruz

Mónica Cruz
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid

 20 Christina Ochoa

Christina Ochoa.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona

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.

 21 Belinda Peregrín

Belinda Peregrín
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Pianist, Television actor, Model, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Guayana

 22 Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid

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.

 23 Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 24 Rebecca Loos

Rebecca Loos
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 25 Najwa Nimri

Najwa Nimri
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pamplona

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. 

 26 María Valverde

María Valverde.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carabanchel, Spain

María Valverde is a Spanish actress who has played important roles in Spanish as well as British films. Valverde didn’t take long to hog the limelight as she won the Goya Award for her debut performance in The Weakness of the Bolshevik , at the age of 16! She is best known for playing Zipporah in the epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings. 

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 27 Amarna Miller

Amarna Miller
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 28 Laia Costa

Laia Costa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

 29 Amaia Salamanca

Amaia Salamanca
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid

 30 Rebeca Linares

Rebeca Linares
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Glamour model
Birthdate: June 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Donostia/San Sebastián

 31 Edurne

Edurne
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Famous As: Singer, Television presenter, Actor, Model
Birthdate: December 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid

 32 Infanta Sofía of Spain

Infanta Sofía of Spain
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Birthdate: April 29, 2007
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid

 33 Maribel Verdú

Maribel Verdú
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid

 34 Nathalia Ramos

Nathalia Ramos
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid

 35 Adriana Ugarte

Adriana Ugarte
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 36 Lola Flores

Lola Flores
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Choreographer
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerez de la Frontera
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. 

 37 Rossy de Palma

Rossy de Palma
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palma

 38 Cecilia Suárez

Cecilia Suárez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Tamaulipas, México

 39 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 40 Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia

Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia
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Birthdate: December 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid

 41 Pilar Bardem

Pilar Bardem
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seville

 42 Victoria Abril

Victoria Abril
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Famous As: Television actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Film actor
Birthdate: July 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid

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.

 43 Sara Montiel

Sara Montiel
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Vedette, Film actor
Birthdate: March 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Campo de Criptana
Died: April 8, 2013

 44 Manuela Velasco

Manuela Velasco
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Famous As: Presenter, Actor
Birthdate: October 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid

 45 Leonor Watling

Leonor Watling
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid

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.

 46 Lina Romay

Lina Romay
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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barcelona
Died: February 15, 2012

 47 Natalia Sánchez

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

 48 Lola Forner

Lola Forner
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: June 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alicante

 49 Miriam Giovanelli

Miriam Giovanelli
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 50 Rosario Flores

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

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.