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Famous People From Spain

Updated February 5, 2018 93.3k views987 items

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

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain

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

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    Enrique Iglesias

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

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

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    Age: 53

    BirthplaceTorrejón de Ardoz, Spain

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    Fernando Alonso

    BirthplaceOviedo, Spain

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

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    Jinx Falkenburg

    Jinx Falkenburg

    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

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

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    Clara Alonso

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

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    Federico García Lorca

    Federico García Lorca

    Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)

    BirthplaceFuente Vaqueros, Spain

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

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    Vanessa Lorenzo

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

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

    BirthplaceMazatlán, Mexico

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

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    Francisco Pizarro
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    Iker Casillas

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

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

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    Ana Patricia Botin

    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

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

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

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

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    Cristóbal Balenciaga

    Cristóbal Balenciaga

    Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)

    BirthplaceGetaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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    Inés Sastre

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

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

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Enrique Granados

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Joan Miró

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Letizia, Princess of Asturias

    BirthplaceOviedo, Spain

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

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Elena Anaya

    BirthplaceSpain, Palencia

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

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    Ignacio Ellacuría

    Ignacio Ellacuría

    Dec. at 59 (1930-1989)

    BirthplacePortugalete, Spain

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

    BirthplaceSantoña, Spain

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

    Francisco de Orellana

    Dec. at 35 (1511-1546)

    BirthplaceTrujillo, Cáceres, Spain

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    José Carreras

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

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

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