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Famous People From Barcelona

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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.
  • Jinx Falkenburg1

    Jinx Falkenburg

    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Eugenia Lincoln "Jinx" Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an American actress...  more

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  • Vanessa Lorenzo2

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Vanesa Lorenzo (born 7 January 1977 in Barcelona, Spain) is a model. She has been featured in...  more
  • Joan Miró3

    Joan Miró

    Dec. at 90 (1893-1983)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Joan Miró i Ferrà ( mi-ROH, also US: mee-ROH, Catalan: [ʒuˈam miˈɾo j fəˈra]; 20 April 1893 –...  more
  • José Carreras4

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛb məˈɾi.ə kəˈreɾəs i ˈkɔʎ]; born 5 December 1946),...  more

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  • Antoni Tàpies5

    Antoni Tàpies

    Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquis of Tàpies (Catalan: [ənˈtɔni ˈtapi.əs]; 13 December 1923 – 6...  more
  • Arantxa Sánchez Vicario6

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾanθaθu isaˈβel...  more

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  • Michelle Jenner7

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    Michelle Jenner Husson is a Spanish cinema and television actress. She has starred in several...  more
  • Joaquim Rodríguez8

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver (born 12 May 1979) is a former Spanish professional road racing...  more
  • Jordi Mollà9

    BirthplaceEurope, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe

    Jordi Mollà y Perales (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾði muˈʎa]; known professionally as Jordi...  more
  • Alberto Closas10

    Alberto Closas

    Dec. at 73 (1921-1994)

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    Alberto Closas Lluró (30 October 1921 in Barcelona – 19 September 1994 in Madrid) was a...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceEurope, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, Spain

    Víctor García is a film director....  more
  • 12


    Age: 56

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Nacho Mastretta is a film score composer....  more
  • Joan Brossa13

    Joan Brossa

    Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Joan Brossa (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈam ˈbɾɔsə]; 19 January 1919 – 30 December 1998) was a...  more
  • Sonia Ferrer14

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    Sonia Ferrer González (born 26 September 1977) is an actress, model and television presenter...  more
  • Joan Manuel Serrat15

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈam mənuˈɛl səˈrat]; born 27 December...  more
  • Laura Ester Ramos16

    Laura Ester Ramos

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Laura Ester Ramos is a Spanish water polo player....  more
  • 17

    Antoni Clavé

    Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Antoni Clavé (5 April 1913 – 1 September 2005) was a Catalan master painter, printmaker,...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    David Martí is an actor and makeup specialist. He won the Academy Award for Makeup for his...  more
  • Erika Villaécija García19

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Erika Villaécija (born 2 June 1984 in Barcelona, Spain) is a three-time Olympic swimmer from...  more
  • 20

    Carlos Surinach

    Dec. at 82 (1915-1997)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Carlos Surinach (or Carles Suriñach) i Wrokona (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɾləs suɾiˈɲak];...  more
  • Bigas Luna21

    Bigas Luna

    Age: Died at 67 (1946-2013)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    José Juan Bigas Luna (Barcelona, 19 March 1946 - la Riera de Gaià, Catalonia, 5 April 2013),...  more
  • Abraham bar Hiyya22

    Abraham bar Hiyya

    Dec. at 66 (1070-1136)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם בַּר חִיָּיא הַנָשִׂיא; c. 1070 – 1136 or 1145),...  more
  • Alicia de Larrocha23

    Alicia de Larrocha

    Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle (23 May 1923 – 25 September 2009) was a Spanish pianist and...  more
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    Luis Alberni

    Dec. at 76 (1886-1962)

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    Luis Alberni (October 4, 1886 – December 23, 1962) was a Spanish-born American character actor...  more
  • Josep Comas i Solà25

    Josep Comas i Solà

    Dec. at 69 (1868-1937)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Josep Comas i Solà (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛp ˈkoməz i suˈla]; 17 December 1868 – 2...  more