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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
José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, director, and producer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro ...more

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 43
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, simply known as Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American ...more

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Kane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 51
Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor, and insurer. He works for WWE, and is best known by his ring name Kane. Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the ...more

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Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 37
Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a double World Champion who is currently racing for McLaren-Honda. Alonso started in karting from the age of 3. He won ...more

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Jinx Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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Clara Alonso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 31
Clara Alonso is a Spanish fashion model. Alonso was the only Spanish model to walk in the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 1999. She has been the face of GUESS and AX Armani Exchange.

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Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved ...more

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Vanessa Lorenzo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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Avy Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 39

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Sara Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 43
Sara Elena Ramirez is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter and actress. She is known for her role as Dr. Callie Torres in the medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and as the original Lady of the Lake ...more

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Samantha Torres is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 45
Samantha Torres is an actress.

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Francisco Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Spain
Francisco Pizarro González was a Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire. Pizarro González was born in Trujillo, Spain, the illegitimate son of Gonzal Pizarro, an ...more

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Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 37
Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains both Real Madrid and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper. In 2008 he was the captain of the ...more

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Ana Patricia Botin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 58
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) 15 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 75
Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has sold more than 300 million records worldwide in 14 languages and released more than 80 albums, and more than 2,600 gold and platinum ...more

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Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)
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) 17 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 45
Inés Sastre Moratón is a Spanish model and actress.

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Kira Miró is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 38
Kira García-Beltrán Miró is a Spanish actress and a presenter.

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Enrique Granados is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 49 (1867-1916)
Enrique Granados Campiña was a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music. His music is in a uniquely Spanish style and, as such, is representative of musical nationalism.

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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Letizia, Princess of Asturias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 46
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is the Queen of Spain as the wife of King Felipe VI, who ascended on 19 June 2014 on the abdication of his father Juan Carlos I. Before her marriage to Felipe, Letizia ...more

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Ramon Llull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 83 (1232-1315)
Ramon Llull, T.O.S.F. was a Majorcan writer and philosopher, logician and a Franciscan tertiary. He is credited with writing the first major work of Catalan literature. Recently surfaced ...more

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Elena Anaya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 43
Elena Anaya Gutiérrez is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. She starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In.

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Ignacio Ellacuría is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 59 (1930-1989)
Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian who did important work as a professor and rector at the Universidad Centroamericana "José ...more

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Luis Carrero-Blanco, 1st Duke ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 69 (1904-1973)
Don Luis Carrero Blanco, 1st Duke of Carrero Blanco, Grandee of Spain was a Spanish admiral and long-time confidant of dictator Francisco Franco. He was assassinated by members of the group