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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) Eugenia Lincoln "Jinx" Falkenburg was an actress, expert swimmer and tennis star, and one of the highest-paid and most ubiquitous cover-girl models in the United States during the ...more

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Vanessa Lorenzo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 42 Vanessa Lorenzo 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) Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established ...more

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José Carreras is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 72 Josep Maria Carreras i Coll, better known as José Carreras, is a Spanish tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini. Born in Barcelona, he ...more

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Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 89 (1923-2012) Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation.

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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 47 Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario is a Spanish former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She won four Grand Slam singles titles, six Grand Slam ...more

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Michelle Jenner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 32 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 Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist. He has been competing since 2001, and currently rides for the UCI ProTeam Team Katusha. His notable results in ...more

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Jordi Mollà is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 50 Jordi Mollà i Perales is a Spanish actor, filmmaker, writer, and artist. Mollà's artwork is represented in the Carmen De la Guerra Gallery in Madrid, Picasso Mio Gallery in Madrid ...more

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Alberto Closas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 73 (1921-1994) Alberto Closas was a prolific Spanish Catalan film actor who appeared in the Cinema of Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s and in Spanish cinema after 1955 His family emigrated to Argentina in 1936 ...more

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Víctor García is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 44 Víctor García is a film director.

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Bella-Marie Wolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 37 Bella-Marie Wolf is a Spanish adult pornographic actress active from around 2002 to 2006.

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Mastretta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Mastretta age 54 Nacho Mastretta is a film score composer.

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Joan Brossa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 79 (1919-1998) Joan Brossa was a Catalan poet, as well as a playwright, graphic designer and visual artist. He wrote his huge literary work in the Catalan language only. He was one of the founders of both the ...more

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Sonia Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 41 Sonia Ferrer González is an actress, model and television presenter on Spanish television.

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Joan Manuel Serrat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 75 Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa is a Spanish musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He is considered one of the most important figures of modern, popular music in both the ...more

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Laura Ester Ramos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Laura Ester Ramos age 29 Laura Ester Ramos is a Spanish water polo player.

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Antoni Clavé is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005) Antoni Clavé was a Catalan master painter, printmaker, sculptor, stage designer and costume designer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work on the 1952 film Hans Christian ...more

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David Martí is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 48 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 García is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
age 34 Erika Villaécija is a two-time Olympic swimmer from Spain. She swam at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. She has also qualified for Spain's 2012 Olympic team. As of June 2009, she holds the ...more

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Carlos Surinach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 82 (1915-1997) Carlos Surinach i Wrokona was a Catalan Spanish-born composer and conductor.

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Bigas Luna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 67 (1946-2013) Josep Joan Bigas i Luna, known artistically as Bigas Luna, was a Spanish film director, designer and artist. His films are typically characterised by a strong emphasis on the erotic, often ...more

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Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 66 (1070-1136) Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi was a Jewish mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, also known as Savasorda or Abraham Judaeus. He was born in Barcelona and scholars suspect he travelled to ...more

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Alicia de Larrocha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 86 (1923-2009) Alicia de Larrocha i de la Calle was a Spanish pianist from Catalonia. One of the great piano legends of the 20th century, Reuters called her "the greatest Spanish pianist in history", ...more

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Luis Alberni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Barcelona
Dec. at 76 (1886-1962) Luis Alberni was a Spanish-born American character actor in American films.