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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.
  • Antonio Banderas1

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain

    José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (born 10 August 1960), known professionally as Antonio...  more

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  • Enrique Iglesias2

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and...  more

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  • Kane3


    Age: 53
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  • Fernando Alonso4

    BirthplaceOviedo, Spain

    Fernando Alonso Díaz audio (born 29 July 1981) is a Spanish racing driver and former Formula...  more
  • Jinx Falkenburg5

    Jinx Falkenburg

    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Eugenia Lincoln "Jinx" Falkenburg (January 21, 1919 – August 27, 2003) was an American actress...  more

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  • Clara Alonso6

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Clara Alonso (born 21 September 1987) is a Spanish model. Alonso was the only Spanish model to...  more

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  • Federico García Lorca7

    Federico García Lorca

    Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

    BirthplaceFuente Vaqueros, Spain

    Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðel...  more

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  • Vanessa Lorenzo8

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Vanesa Lorenzo (born 7 January 1977 in Barcelona, Spain) is a model. She has been featured in...  more
  • Sara Ramirez9

    BirthplaceMazatlán, Mexico

    Sara Elena Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsaɾa eˈlena raˈmiɾes]; born August 31, 1975) is a...  more

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  • Francisco Pizarro10
    Francisco Pizarro González (; Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko piˈθaro]; c. 1471 – 26 June 1541) was a...  more

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  • Iker Casillas11

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981)...  more

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  • Ana Patricia Botin12

    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

    Ana Patricia Botin is the the head of investment banking for Spain's largest bank, Banco...  more
  • Julio Iglesias13

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born 23 September 1943) is a Spanish singer, songwriter and...  more

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  • Cristóbal Balenciaga14

    Cristóbal Balenciaga

    Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)

    BirthplaceGetaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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

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  • Inés Sastre15

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

    Inés Sastre Moratón (born 21 November 1973) is a Spanish model and actress....  more
  • Kira Miró16

    Kira Miró

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceLas Palmas, Spain

    Kira García-Beltrán Miró (born March 13, 1980 in Santa Brígida, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria) is a...  more
  • Enrique Granados17

    Enrique Granados

    Dec. at 49 (1867-1916)

    BirthplaceLleida, Spain

    Enrique Granados Campiña (27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916) was a Spanish pianist and composer of...  more
  • Joan Miró18

    Joan Miró

    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 –...  more
  • Letizia, Princess of Asturias19

    BirthplaceOviedo, Spain

    Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (Spanish pronunciation: [leˈtiθja oɾˈtiθ]; born 15 September 1972)...  more
  • Ramon Llull20

    Ramon Llull

    Dec. at 83 (1232-1315)

    BirthplacePalma, Majorca, Spain

    Ramon Llull, T.O.S.F. (Catalan: [rəˈmoɲ ˈʎuʎ]; c. 1232 – c. 1315; Anglicised Raymond Lully,...  more
  • Elena Anaya21

    BirthplacePalencia, Spain

    Elena Anaya Gutiérrez (born 17 July 1975) is a Spanish actress whose career started in 1995....  more
  • Ignacio Ellacuría22

    Ignacio Ellacuría

    Dec. at 59 (1930-1989)

    BirthplacePortugalete, Spain

    Ignacio Ellacuría (Portugalete, Biscay, Spain, November 9, 1930 – San Salvador, November 16,...  more
  • Luis Carrero-Blanco, 1st Duke of Carrero-Blanco23

    BirthplaceSantoña, Spain

    Luis Carrero Blanco (4 March 1904 – 20 December 1973) was a Spanish Navy officer and...  more
  • Francisco de Orellana24

    Francisco de Orellana

    Dec. at 35 (1511-1546)

    BirthplaceTrujillo, Cáceres, Spain

    Francisco de Orellana Bejarano Pizarro y Torres de Altamirano (Spanish pronunciation:...  more

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  • José Carreras25

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛb məˈɾi.ə kəˈreɾəs i ˈkɔʎ]; born 5 December 1946),...  more

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