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Famous People From Barcelona

Updated June 14, 2019 24.7k views994 items

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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    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    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 and Jinx", the couple...  more
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    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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....  more
  • 3
    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 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    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 particularly...  more
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    Dec. at 88 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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 the most famous...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾanθaθu isaˈβel maˈɾi.a aˈɾantʃa ˈsantʃeθ βiˈkaɾjo]; born 18 December 1971) is a Spanish former world No. 1 retired tennis...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    Michelle Jenner Husson is a Spanish cinema and television actress. She has starred in several films....  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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 d'Epargne and...  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceL'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

    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 artist....  more
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    Dec. at 72 (1921-1994)

    BirthplaceSpain, 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 Spanish...  more
  • 11

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

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

    Mastretta

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Nacho Mastretta is a film score composer....  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 79 (1919-1998)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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. He...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Sonia Ferrer González (born 26 September 1977) is an actress, model and television presenter on Spanish television....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    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 of...  more
  • 16

    Laura Ester Ramos

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Laura Ester Ramos is a Spanish water polo player....  more
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    Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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 Direction and...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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, Montse...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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 Olympic...  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 82 (1915-1997)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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....  more
  • 21
    Dec. at 67 (1946-2013)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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 films are...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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 mathematician,...  more
  • 23
    Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    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 "the...  more
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    Dec. at 76 (1886-1962)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Luis Alberni (October 4, 1886 – December 23, 1962) was a Spanish-born American character actor of stage and films....  more
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    Dec. at 68 (1868-1937)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, 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, born of...  more