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List of famous people from Barcelona, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Barcelona, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Barcelona you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Barcelona, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples of people on this list include Ramón Matheu and Josep Gamot.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Barcelona?" or "Which celebrities were born in Barcelona?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Jinx Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Eugenia Lincoln "Jinx" Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an American actress and model. She married journalist and publicist Tex McCrary in 1945. Known as "Tex ...more

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Vanessa Lorenzo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 42

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Vanesa Lorenzo (born 7 January 1977 in Barcelona, Spain) is a model. She has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, ELLE,Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 90 (1893-1983)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Joan Miró i Ferrà ( mi-ROH, also US: mee-ROH, Catalan: [ʒuˈam miˈɾo j fəˈra]; 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A ...more

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José Carreras is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 72

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛb məˈɾi.ə kəˈreɾəs i ˈkɔʎ]; born 5 December 1946), better known as José Carreras (, Spanish: [xoˈse kaˈreɾas]), is a Spanish tenor who is ...more

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Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquis of Tàpies (Catalan: [ənˈtɔni ˈtapi.əs]; 13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of ...more

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Arantxa Sánchez V... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 47

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾanθaθu isaˈβel maˈɾi.a aˈɾantʃa ˈsantʃeθ βiˈkaɾjo]; born 18 December 1971) is a Spanish ...more

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Michelle Jenner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 32

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Michelle Jenner Husson is a Spanish cinema and television actress. She has starred in several films.
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Joaquim Rodríguez... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 39

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver (born 12 May 1979) is a former Spanish professional road racing cyclist, who competed between 2001 and 2016 for the ONCE–Eroski, Saunier Duval–Prodir, Caisse ...more
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Jordi Mollà is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 50

Birthplace: Europe, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, + more

Jordi Mollà y Perales (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾði muˈʎa]; known professionally as Jordi Mollà, (born July 1, 1968) is a Spanish actor, director, filmmaker, writer, and
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Alberto Closas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 73 (1921-1994)

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Alberto Closas Lluró (30 October 1921 in Barcelona – 19 September 1994 in Madrid) was a prolific Spanish film actor who appeared in the Cinema of Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s and in ...more
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Víctor Garc&iacut... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 44

Birthplace: Europe, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, Spain, + more

Víctor García is a film director.
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Mastretta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Mastretta Age: 54

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nacho Mastretta is a film score composer.
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Joan Brossa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Joan Brossa (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈam ˈbɾɔsə]; 19 January 1919 – 30 December 1998) was a Catalan poet, playwright, graphic designer and visual artist. He wrote only in the Catalan language. ...more
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Sonia Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 41

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Sonia Ferrer González (born 26 September 1977) is an actress, model and television presenter on Spanish television.
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Joan Manuel Serrat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 75

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈam mənuˈɛl səˈrat]; born 27 December 1943) is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He is considered one ...more

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Laura Ester Ramos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Laura Ester Ramos Age: 29

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Laura Ester Ramos is a Spanish water polo player.
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Antoni Clavé is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Antoni Clavé (5 April 1913 – 1 September 2005) was a Catalan master painter, printmaker, sculptor, stage designer and costume designer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Art ...more
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David Martí is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 48

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

David Martí is an actor and makeup specialist. He won the Academy Award for Makeup for his work in Pan's Labyrinth, which he shared with his fellow make-up and special effects supervisor, ...more
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Erika Villaécija ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: 34

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Erika Villaécija (born 2 June 1984 in Barcelona, Spain) is a three-time Olympic swimmer from Spain. She swam at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic team. And she has qualified for the 2016 ...more
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Carlos Surinach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 82 (1915-1997)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Carlos Surinach (or Carles Suriñach) i Wrokona (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɾləs suɾiˈɲak]; March 4, 1915 – November 12, 1997) was a Spanish-born composer and conductor.

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Bigas Luna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Age: Died at 67 (1946-2013)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

José Juan Bigas Luna (Barcelona, 19 March 1946 - la Riera de Gaià, Catalonia, 5 April 2013), known artistically as Bigas Luna, was a Spanish film director, designer and artist. His ...more
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Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 66 (1070-1136)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם בַּר חִיָּיא הַנָשִׂיא; c. 1070 – 1136 or 1145), also known as Abraham Savasorda, Abraham Albargeloni, and Abraham Judaeus, was a Jewish ...more
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Alicia de Larrocha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle (23 May 1923 – 25 September 2009) was a Spanish pianist and composer. She was considered one of the great piano legends of the 20th century. Reuters called her ...more

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Luis Alberni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 76 (1886-1962)

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Luis Alberni (October 4, 1886 – December 23, 1962) was a Spanish-born American character actor of stage and films.
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Josep Comas i Solà... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 69 (1868-1937)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Josep Comas i Solà (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛp ˈkoməz i suˈla]; 17 December 1868 – 2 December 1937) was a Spanish astronomer and discoverer of minor planets, comets and double stars, ...more