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Popular Film Actors from Spain

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Spain, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Spain has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Spanish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Spain and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list features film actors like Enrique Ávila and Ane Gabarain.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Spanish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Spain?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Spain in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Spanish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Penélope Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 41, Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky & Blow

Birthplace: Alcobendas, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (; Spanish: [peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, she made her acting debut at ...more

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Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 58, Credits: Shrek 2, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles & Philadelphia

Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

Nationality: 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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Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 52, Credits: The Usual Suspects, Sin City & Guardians of the Galaxy

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Spain, Puerto Rico

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor. He won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his ...more

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Mario Casas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 32, Credits: Summer Rain, Unit 7 & Neon Flesh

Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Mario Casas Sierra is a Spanish actor. He is probably best known for his performances in television series Paco's Men and The Boat, as well as in films Summer Rain, Three Steps Above Heaven and ...more
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Martin Garralaga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Dec. at 87 (1894-1981), Credits: Casablanca, Lonely Are the Brave & Going My Way

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Nationality: Spain

Martín Garralaga (November 10, 1894, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – June 12, 1981 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California) was a film and television actor.
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Paz Vega is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 43, Credits: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Spanglish & Talk to Her

Birthplace: Seville, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Paz Vega ([paθˈβeɣa]; born 2 January 1976) is a Spanish actress. Her film credits include Sex and Lucia (2001), Spanglish (2004), 10 Items or Less (2006), All Roads Lead to Rome (2015), and in ...more

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Fernando Rey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Dec. at 77 (1917-1994), Credits: The French Connection, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie & Chimes at Midnight

Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Fernando Casado Arambillet (20 September 1917 – 9 March 1994), best known as Fernando Rey, was a Spanish film, theatre, and television actor, who worked in both Europe and the United States. A ...more
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Carmen G. Cervera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 75, Credits: Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Carmen G. Cervera is an actress.
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Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 49, Credits: No Country for Old Men, Skyfall & Collateral

Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor and environmental activist. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic ...more

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Ramon Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Ramon Fernandez is an actor.
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Vincent Pérez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 54, Credits: Cyrano de Bergerac, La Reine Margot & The Crow: City of Angels

Birthplace: Lausanne District, Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Lausanne, Canton of Vaud

Nationality: Switzerland, Spain

Vincent Perez (born 10 June 1964) is a Swiss actor, director and photographer. He is best known internationally for playing the title character, Ashe Corven, in The Crow: City of Angels, and for ...more
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Lolita Flores is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Lolita Flores Age 60, Credits: Rancour and El libro de las aguas

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Lolita Flores is a Spanish actress and singer. She is the daughter of Lola Flores and Antonio González, sister of Antonio Flores and Rosario Flores. She was married to Guillermo Furiase ...more
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Nacho Pérez de la... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Nacho Pérez de la Paz Age 28, Credits: Bad Education, My Life in Ruins & Alatriste

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nacho Pérez de la Paz is a film director, screenwriter and actor.
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Antón Reixa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 61, Credits: Once Upon Another Time

Birthplace: Vigo, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Antón Reixa is a film producer and an actor.
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Jordi Mollà is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 50, Credits: Blow, Bad Boys II & Riddick

Birthplace: Europe, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, + more

Nationality: Spain

Jordi Mollà y Perales (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾði muˈʎa]; known professionally as Jordi Mollà, (born July 1, 1968) is a Spanish actor, director, filmmaker, writer, and
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Daniel Brühl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 40, Credits: Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum & Good bye

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spain, Germany

Daniel César Martín Brühl González (German pronunciation: [ˈbʁyːl ɡonthæləth-]; born 16 June 1978) is a German-Spanish actor. He began his work at a young age in ...more

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Antonio Ferrandis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Dec. at 79 (1921-2000), Credits: Begin the Beguine, Miracle of Marcelino & Tristana

Birthplace: Spain, Paterna

Nationality: Spain

Antonio Ferrandis Monrabal was a Spanish actor, remembered especially for his character Chanquete.
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Louis de Funès is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Dec. at 69 (1914-1983), Credits: Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!, Queen Margot & The Long Teeth

Birthplace: France, Courbevoie

Nationality: France

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (French pronunciation: ​[lwi də fy.nɛs]; 31 July 1914 – 27 January 1983) was a French actor and comedian. According to several polls conducted ...more
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Lola Flores is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Lola Flores Dec. at 72 (1923-1995), Credits: Morena Clara, Sevillanas & Tú y las nubes

Birthplace: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Nationality: Spain

María Dolores "Lola" Flores Ruiz was a Spanish singer, dancer, and actress.
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Reine Louis Laforgue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Reine Louis Laforgue Dec. at 39 (1928-1967), Credits: The Lovers of Teruel

Birthplace: Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Reine Louis Laforgue is a music composer
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Jesús Franco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013), Credits: Venus in Furs, Bloody Moon & Female Vampire

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Jesús Franco (born Jesús Franco Manera; 12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor, best known for his stylish exploitation films, directing around
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Pilar Velázquez ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Pilar Velázquez Age 73, Credits: The Forgotten Pistolero, Churchill's Leopards & Naked Girl Killed in the Park

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

Pilar Velázquez is an actress.
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Ramon Novarro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Dec. at 69 (1899-1968), Credits: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Ben-Hur & Mata Hari

Birthplace: Durango Municipality, Durango, Durango, Mexico, Latin America, + more

Nationality: United States of America, Spain, Mexico

Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968), known professionally as Ramón Novarro, was a Mexican-born United States film, stage and television actor who began ...more

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George Martin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
George Martin Age 81, Credits: License to Kill, A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Nationality: Spain

George Martin (born Francisco Martínez Celeiro; 1937 in Barcelona, Catalonia) is a Spanish film actor. He is known as a frequent star in the Italian Los Tres Supermen series and for ...more
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Carmen Maura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Spain
Age 73, Credits: Volver, Tetro & Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spain

María del Carmen García Maura OAXS (born 15 September 1945) is a Spanish actress. In a career that has spanned six decades, Maura is best known for her collaborations with noted ...more

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