Spanish Women Film & Theater Personalities

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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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Penelope Cruz
(The First and the Only Spanish Actress to be Nominated for and to Win an Academy Award)
Penelope Cruz
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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.

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Ana de Armas
(Actress)
Ana de Armas
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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.

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Oona Chaplin
(Spanish-British Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Crimson Field’ and ‘Taboo’)
Oona Chaplin
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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 
Úrsula Corberó
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘Tokyo’ in Netflix Series ‘Money Heist’ )
Úrsula Corberó
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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.

 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.

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Alba Flores
(Spanish Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Saray Vargas' in the TV Series 'Vis a Vis')
Alba Flores
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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
(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.

 8 
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.

 9 
Elsa Pataky
(Known for Her Role as Elena Neves in the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise)
Elsa Pataky
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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.

 10 
Itziar Ituño
(Actress)
Itziar Ituño
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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.
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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
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Astrid Berges-Frisbey
(Best Known for Playing 'Mermaid Syrena' in the Film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’)
Astrid Berges-Frisbey
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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 
Isabel Preysler
(Filipina Socialite, Television Host and Mother of Enrique Iglesias)
Isabel Preysler
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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.

 14 
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.

 15 
Blanca Suárez
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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.

 16 
Najwa Nimri
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Alicia Sierra' in the Spanish Series 'La Casa De Papel'(Money Heist))
Najwa Nimri
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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. 

 17 
Esther Acebo
(Actress)
Esther Acebo
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Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Ivana Baquero
(Actress)
Ivana Baquero
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Birthdate: June 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
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Elena Anaya
(Actress)
Elena Anaya
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Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
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Mónica Cruz
(Spanish Actress and Younger Sister of Actress 'Penélope Cruz')
Mónica Cruz
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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.

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Belinda Peregrín
(Singer whose debut album Belinda sold more than two and half million copies)
Belinda Peregrín
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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.   

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Mina El Hammani
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Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Infanta Sofía of Spain
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Birthdate: April 29, 2007
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid
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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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Christina Ochoa
(Spanish Actress and Science Communicator Known for Her TV Series ‘Animal Kingdom’ and ‘Promised Land’)
Christina Ochoa
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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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María Valverde
(Spanish Actress Best Known for Her Film ‘The Weakness of the Bolshevik’)
María Valverde
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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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Berta Vazquez
(Actress)
Berta Vazquez
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Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Maggie Civantos
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Birthdate: December 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
 29 
Charlotte Vega
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Birthdate: February 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 30 
Rocio Durcal
(Singer)
Rocio Durcal
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Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: March 25, 2006
 31 
Maribel Verdú
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Birthdate: October 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 32 
Laia Costa
(Spanish Actress Known for Her Role in Movies: 'Victoria', 'Only You' and 'Life Itself')
Laia Costa
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Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, 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.

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Georgina Amoros
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Birthdate: April 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
 34 
Amaia Salamanca
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Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 35 
Marta Milans
(Actress)
Marta Milans
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Birthdate: April 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Diana Gómez
(Actress)
Diana Gómez
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Birthdate: March 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Igualada, Catalonia, Spain
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Rossy de Palma
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Birthdate: September 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palma, Spain
 38 
Clara Lago
(Actress)
Clara Lago
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Birthdate: March 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain
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Cecilia Suárez
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Birthdate: November 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
 40 
Hiba Abouk
(Actress)
Hiba Abouk
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Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 41 
La Veneno
(Singer Actress)
La Veneno
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Birthdate: March 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adra, Almería, Spain
Died: November 9, 2016
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Lola Flores
(Spanish Actress, Bailaora and Singer)
Lola Flores
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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. 

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Claudia Traisac
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Birthdate: December 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
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Paula Echevarría
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Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Candás, Carreño, Asturias, Spain
 45 
Mireia Lalaguna
(Model Actress)
Mireia Lalaguna
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Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
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Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
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Birthdate: November 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Sandra Escacena
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Birthdate: March 30, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Adriana Ugarte
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Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Veronica Echegui
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Birthdate: June 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Lorena Bernal
(Actress)
Lorena Bernal
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Birthdate: May 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina