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 Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alcobendas, 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.

 2 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.

 3 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.

 4 Maria Pedraza

Maria Pedraza
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 5 Úrsula Corberó

Úrsula Corberó
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sant Pere de Vilamajor, 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.

 6 Alba Flores

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

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.

 7 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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 8 Ester Expósito

Ester Expósito
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Famous As: Actress, Model
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.

 9 Itziar Ituño

Itziar Ituño
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basauri, Spain
Itziar Ituño is best known to audiences as Raquel Murillo in the iconic Spanish series La casa de papel, or Money Heist. While she initially studied sociology, she simultaneously studied acting, too. Her initial projects included the role of a lesbian police officer in the Basque opera Goenkale.

 10 Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky
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Famous As: Model, Actress
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.

 11 Paz Vega

Paz Vega
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Famous As: Actress
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

 12 Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Astrid Berges-Frisbey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, 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 Ariadna Gil

Ariadna Gil
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 14 Isabel Preysler

Isabel Preysler
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Isabel Preysler is a  Filipina socialite and TV host. As a teenager, she participated in beauty pageants and worked as a model. She later started working as a journalist. An elegant woman, she is considered a fashion icon. Her first husband was Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer.  Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr. are her sons.

 15 Esther Acebo

Esther Acebo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 16 Blanca Suárez

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

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.

 17 Elena Anaya

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

 18 Ivana Baquero

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

 19 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. 

 20 Mina El Hammani

Mina El Hammani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 21 Mónica Cruz

Mónica Cruz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alcobendas, Spain

Known as the younger sister of Spanish actor Penélope Cruz, Mónica Cruz is not just an actor but also a trained dancer, specializing in flamenco and ballet. Known for her roles in projects such as The Inquiry and Last Hour, she is now also a mother of a daughter, through artificial insemination.

 22 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.   

 23 Belén Cuesta

Belén Cuesta
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 24 Berta Vazquez

Berta Vazquez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

 25 Infanta Sofía of Spain

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

 26 Christina Ochoa

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

 27 Lady Pamela Hicks

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

Lady Pamela Hicks is a British aristocrat best known as the daughter of Edwina Mountbatten and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Lady Pamela Hicks' memoirs of her time in India during the Indian Independence revealed important details surrounding the event, including her mother's extra-marital relationship with the future Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

 28 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. 

 29 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

Shelley Morrison was an American actress best remembered for her portrayal of Rosario Salazar in the popular NBC sitcom Will & Grace. During her career, which spanned more than five decades, Shelley Morrison played a housekeeper or maid on 32 separate occasions.

 30 Maggie Civantos

Maggie Civantos
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

 31 Rebecca Loos

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

Dutch model and TV personality Rebecca Loos soared to fame after her claim of having had an affair with British footballer David Beckham, whom she had served as a personal assistant briefly. She also created controversy for pleasuring a pig in a 10-minute scene on the show The Farm.

 32 Charlotte Vega

Charlotte Vega
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 33 Rocio Durcal

Rocio Durcal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: March 25, 2006

 34 Georgina Amoros

Georgina Amoros
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

 35 Marta Milans

Marta Milans
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 36 Laia Costa

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

Laia Costa is a Spanish actress known for her performance in the German film Victoria, for which she won the German Film Award for Best Actress. Her performance also earned her nominations at the European Film Awards and BAFTA Rising Star Awards. Costa, who can speak English, French, Spanish, and Catalan, has worked in the US, UK, Russia, and Germany.

 37 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.

 38 Amaia Salamanca

Amaia Salamanca
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 39 Maribel Verdú

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

 40 Lupe Fuentes

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.

 41 Diana Gómez

Diana Gómez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Igualada, Catalonia, Spain

 42 Sandra Escacena

Sandra Escacena
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 43 Clara Lago

Clara Lago
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain

 44 Cecilia Suárez

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

 45 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. 

 46 Rossy de Palma

Rossy de Palma
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palma, Spain

 47 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

 48 Mireia Lalaguna

Mireia Lalaguna
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Famous As: Model Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

 49 Hiba Abouk

Hiba Abouk
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 50 Paula Echevarría

Paula Echevarría
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Candás, Carreño, Asturias, Spain