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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 57 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 42 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 50 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 36 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 30 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 41 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 38

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Sara Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 42 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 42 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 36 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 57 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 74 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 44 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 35 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 43 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 40 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

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Francisco de Orellana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 35 (1511-1546) Francisco de Orellana was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. He completed the first known navigation of the entire length of the Amazon River, which initially was named "Rio de ...more

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José Carreras is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 71 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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Pilar Rubio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 40 Pilar Rubio Fernández is a Spanish reporter and TV presenter. She became famous for covering events for the program Sé lo que hicisteis... for the television network La Sexta. From ...more

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Miquel Barcelo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 61 Miquel Barceló is a Spanish painter from Felanitx, Majorca.

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Alejandro Sanz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 49 Alejandro Sanz is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. For his work, Sanz has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has won the Latin Grammy for Album of ...more

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Mark Consuelos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 44 Mark Andrew Consuelos is a Spanish-born American television and film actor.

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Luis Cernuda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 61 (1902-1963) Luis Cernuda, was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. During the Spanish Civil War, in early 1938, he went to the UK to deliver some lectures and this became the start of an exile ...more

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Fernando Cámara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 66 Fernando Cámara is a film producer.

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Antoni Tàpies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Spain
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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José Canalejas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 58 (1854-1912) José Canalejas y Méndez was a Spanish politician, born in Ferrol.

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Juan Prim, 1st Marquis of los ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 56 (1814-1870) Don Juan Prim y Prats, Marquis of Los Castillejos, Grandee of Spain, Count of Reus, Viscount of El Bruch was a Spanish general and statesman.

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Felipe VI of Spain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 50 Felipe VI is the King of Spain. He succeeded to the throne on 19 June 2014 following the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I. As heir apparent to the throne, he previously bore the ...more

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Andreu Nin i Pérez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 45 (1892-1937) Andreu Nin i Pérez, also known as Andrés Nin, was a Spanish communist politician.

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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 46 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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Ana Fernández is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 54 Ana Fernández is an actress.

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Goya Toledo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 46 Gregoria Micaela Toledo Machín, professionally known as Goya Toledo, is a Spanish actress and model. She has appeared in Amores Perros, Killing Words and 13 Roses. Before venturing into ...more

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Dafne Fernández is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 30 Dafne Fernández is a Spanish actress, dancer, and singer. Dafne became famous for playing Marta Ramos in the Spanish TV series Un paso adelante, along with actors like Mónica Cruz, ...more

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Mónica Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 41 Mónica Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and dancer. She is the younger sister of actress Penélope Cruz.

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Eugenia Silva is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 42 Eugenia Silva is a Spanish model. With a degree in Law from Madrid's Complutense University, she has been the image of many fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta.

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Nati Abascal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 75 Natividad Abascal y Romero-Toro, more commonly known as Nati Abascal, is a Spanish socialite and a former fashion model. She is also a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1984.

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Soraya Arnelas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 35 Soraya Arnelas Rubiales, better known by her stage name Soraya, is a Spanish singer. Soraya represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia with the song "La noche ...more

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Michelle Jenner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 31 Michelle Jenner Husson is a Spanish cinema and television actress. She has starred in several films.

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Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 54 (1957-2011) Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. A member of a gifted ...more

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Maverick Viñales is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Spain
age 23 Maverick Viñales Ruiz is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from Spain, best known for winning the 2013 Moto3 World Championship.

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Pedro de Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Spain
Dec. at 56 (1485-1541) Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras was a Spanish conquistador and governor of Guatemala. He participated in the conquest of Cuba, in Juan de Grijalva's exploration of the coasts of Yucatan and the ...more