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Popular Film Actors from Spain

Updated June 14, 2019 23.0k views1.7k items

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.
  • Penélope Cruz1

    Penélope Cruz

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vanilla Sky

    BirthplaceAlcobendas, Spain


    Penélope Cruz Sánchez (; Spanish: [peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish...  more

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  • Antonio Banderas2

    Antonio Banderas

    Shrek 2, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain


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

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  • Benicio del Toro3

    Benicio del Toro

    The Usual Suspects, Sin City

    BirthplaceSan Germán, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico, Spain

    Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor....  more

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  • Mario Casas4

    Mario Casas

    Summer Rain, Unit 7

    BirthplaceA Coruña, Spain


    Mario Casas Sierra is a Spanish actor. He is probably best known for his performances in...  more
  • Martin Garralaga5

    Martin Garralaga

    Casablanca, Lonely Are the Brave

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona


    Martín Garralaga (November 10, 1894, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – June 12, 1981 Woodland...  more
  • Paz Vega6

    Paz Vega

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Spanglish

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain


    Paz Vega ([paθˈβeɣa]; born 2 January 1976) is a Spanish actress. Her film credits include Sex...  more

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  • Fernando Rey7

    Fernando Rey

    The French Connection, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    BirthplaceA Coruña, Spain


    Fernando Casado Arambillet (20 September 1917 – 9 March 1994), best known as Fernando Rey, was...  more
  • Carmen G. Cervera8

    Carmen G. Cervera

    Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Carmen G. Cervera is an actress....  more
  • Javier Bardem9

    Javier Bardem

    No Country for Old Men, Skyfall

    BirthplaceLas Palmas, Spain


    Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor and environmental activist....  more

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    Ramon Fernandez

    The Visitor, No Reservations

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Ramon Fernandez is an actor....  more
  • Vincent Pérez11

    Vincent Pérez

    Cyrano de Bergerac, La Reine Margot

    BirthplaceLausanne District, Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Lausanne, Canton of Vaud

    NationalitySwitzerland, Spain

    Vincent Perez (born 10 June 1964) is a Swiss actor, director and photographer. He is best...  more
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    Lolita Flores

    Rancour, El libro de las aguas

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Lolita Flores is a Spanish actress and singer. She is the daughter of Lola Flores and Antonio...  more
  • 13

    Nacho Pérez de la Paz

    Bad Education, My Life in Ruins

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Nacho Pérez de la Paz is a film director, screenwriter and actor....
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    Antón Reixa

    Once Upon Another Time

    BirthplaceVigo, Spain


    Antón Reixa is a film producer and an actor....  more
  • Jordi Mollà15

    Jordi Mollà

    Blow, Bad Boys II

    BirthplaceEurope, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe


    Jordi Mollà y Perales (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾði muˈʎa]; known professionally as Jordi...  more
  • Daniel Brühl16

    Daniel Brühl

    Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    NationalitySpain, Germany

    Daniel César Martín Brühl González (German pronunciation: [ˈbʁyːl ɡonthæləth-]; born 16 June...  more

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  • Antonio Ferrandis17

    Antonio Ferrandis

    Begin the Beguine, Miracle of Marcelino

    BirthplaceSpain, Paterna


    Antonio Ferrandis Monrabal was a Spanish actor, remembered especially for his character...  more
  • Louis de Funès18

    Louis de Funès

    Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!, Queen Margot

    BirthplaceFrance, Courbevoie


    Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza (French pronunciation: ​[lwi də fy.nɛs]; 31 July 1914...  more
  • Lola Flores19

    Lola Flores

    Morena Clara, Sevillanas

    BirthplaceJerez de la Frontera, Spain


    María Dolores "Lola" Flores Ruiz was a Spanish singer, dancer, and actress....  more
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    Reine Louis Laforgue

    The Lovers of Teruel

    BirthplaceDonostia / San Sebastián, Spain


    Reine Louis Laforgue is a music composer...
  • Jesús Franco21

    Jesús Franco

    Venus in Furs, Bloody Moon

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Jesús Franco (born Jesús Franco Manera; 12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker,...  more
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    Pilar Velázquez

    The Forgotten Pistolero, Churchill's Leopards

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Pilar Velázquez is an actress....  more
  • Ramon Novarro23

    Ramon Novarro

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Ben-Hur

    BirthplaceDurango Municipality, Durango, Mexico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Spain, Mexico

    Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968), known professionally as Ramón...  more

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    George Martin

    License to Kill, A Pistol for Ringo

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona


    George Martin (born Francisco Martínez Celeiro; 1937 in Barcelona, Catalonia) is a Spanish...  more
  • Carmen Maura25

    Carmen Maura

    Volver, Tetro

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    María del Carmen García Maura OAXS (born 15 September 1945) is a Spanish actress. In a career...  more