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Famous People From Spain

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List of famous people from Spain, 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 Spain, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Spain 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 Spain, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Francisco Largo Caballero and Dolores Ibárruri are only the beginning of the people on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Spain?" or "Which celebrities were born in Spain?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 58

Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (born 10 August 1960), known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, producer and singer. He began his acting career with a series of ...more

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 43

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias began his career during ...more

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Kane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 51
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Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 37

Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Fernando Alonso Díaz audio (born 29 July 1981) is a Spanish racing driver and former Formula One racing driver. He is a two-time Formula One World Champion and is often regarded as one of ...more

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Jinx Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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Clara Alonso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 31

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

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Federico García L... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðel saˈɣɾaðo koɾaˈθon de xeˈsuz ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈloɾka]; 5 June 1898 – 19 August ...more

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Vanessa Lorenzo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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Sara Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 43

Birthplace: Mazatlán, Mexico

Sara Elena Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsaɾa eˈlena raˈmiɾes]; born August 31, 1975) is a Mexican American actress, singer, and songwriter. Born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, she ...more

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Francisco Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Spain

Birthplace: Trujillo, Cáceres, Spain

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Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 37

Birthplace: Móstoles, Spain

Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Portuguese club Porto and ...more

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Ana Patricia Botin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 58

Birthplace: Santander, Spain

Ana Patricia Botin is the the head of investment banking for Spain's largest bank, Banco Santander. She is the current chairman of Banesto and considered by Forbes Magazine as one of the most ...more
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Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 75

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo iˈɣlesjas]; born 23 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter and former professional footballer. Iglesias is ...more

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Cristóbal Balenci... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)

Birthplace: Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house.

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Inés Sastre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 45

Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain

Inés Sastre Moratón (born 21 November 1973) is a Spanish model and actress.
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Kira Miró is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 38

Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

Kira García-Beltrán Miró (born March 13, 1980 in Santa Brígida, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria) is a Spanish actress and TV presenter.
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Enrique Granados is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 49 (1867-1916)

Birthplace: Lleida, Spain

Enrique Granados Campiña (27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916) was a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music.

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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Letizia, Princess of Ast... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 46

Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (Spanish pronunciation: [leˈtiθja oɾˈtiθ]; born 15 September 1972) is the current Queen of Spain as the wife of King Felipe VI. Letizia Ortiz came from a middle-class ...more
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Ramon Llull is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 83 (1232-1315)

Birthplace: Palma, Majorca, Spain

Ramon Llull, T.O.S.F. (Catalan: [rəˈmoɲ ˈʎuʎ]; c. 1232 – c. 1315; Anglicised Raymond Lully, Raymond Lull; in Latin Raimundus or Raymundus Lullus or Lullius) was a mathematician, polymath, ...more
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Elena Anaya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Spain
Age: 43

Birthplace: Spain, Palencia

Elena Anaya Gutiérrez (born 17 July 1975) is a Spanish actress whose career started in 1995. She starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, for ...more
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Ignacio Ellacuría... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 59 (1930-1989)

Birthplace: Portugalete, Spain

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Luis Carrero-Blanco, 1st... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 69 (1904-1973)

Birthplace: Santoña, Spain

Luis Carrero Blanco (4 March 1904 – 20 December 1973) was a Spanish Navy officer and politician, who served as Prime Minister of Spain from June 1973 until his assassination in December of that ...more
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Francisco de Orellana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 35 (1511-1546)

Birthplace: Trujillo, Cáceres, Spain

Francisco de Orellana Bejarano Pizarro y Torres de Altamirano (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko ðe oɾeˈʝana]; 1511 – November 1546) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He completed ...more

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José Carreras is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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