100 grandes actrices españolasby cinecarlos1 | created - 10 Nov 2013 | updated - 10 Nov 2013 | Public
Actress | Tormento
Concha Velasco studied dancing and became an actress in a revue with Celia Gámez. In 1954 she made her film debut with roles in several minor films. At the end of the regime of dictator Francisco Franco she worked with director Pedro Olea, among others, in higher-quality films, such as Tormento (...
3. Carmen Maura
Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel (1977) she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV ...
Actress | Locura de amor
At a young age she went to Barcelona where she studied theater in the "Instituto del Teatro" with Marta Grau. She debuted in theater in 1944 in Barcelona and in 1948 in the "Teatro Espanol de Madrid". She married a Mexican medical doctor, temporarily interrupting her career. In 1967 she came back ...
Actress | La gran familia
Amparo Soler Leal was born on August 23, 1933 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She was an actress, known for La gran familia (1962), The Cuenca Crime (1980) and Bearn o la sala de las muñecas (1983). She was married to Alfredo Matas and Adolfo Marsillach. She died on October 25, 2013 in Barcelona, ...
Actress | King of Kings
Born on October 6, 1930 in Seville, popular Spanish entertainer Carmen Sevilla is better regarded as a dancer and singer than for her output of films, most of them, especially her later ones, seldom testing her abilities. Starting very young, she made her movie debut in grand style with the musical...
Actress | Carmen (la de Triana)
Spanish actress. Parents: Antonio Nile (guitar player) and Rosario del Río. She was born during an artistic tournee of her parents in Argentina. She lived in Málaga till she the age of 12. There she studied dance. When she was 12 years old, she debuted in the comedy theatre of Buenos Aires with the...
12. Maribel Verdú
Actress | El laberinto del fauno
Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Snow White (2012), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001). She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro Larrañaga...
15. Emma Penella
Actress | Fortunata y Jacinta
Emma Penella was born on March 2, 1930 in Madrid, Spain as Manuela Ruiz Penella. She was an actress, known for Fortunata y Jacinta (1970), Aquí no hay quien viva (2003) and The Executioner (1963). She was married to Emiliano Piedra. She died on August 27, 2007 in Madrid.
Actress | La colmena
María Luisa Ponte was born on June 21, 1918 in Medina de Rioseco, Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain as María Luisa Ponte Mancini. She was an actress, known for La colmena (1982), El nido (1980) and The Executioner (1963). She was married to Luis López Rueda. She died on May 2, 1996 in Aranjuez, ...
17. Julia Caba Alba
Actress | Maribel y la extraña familia
Julia Caba Alba was born on July 31, 1912 in Madrid, Spain. She was an actress, known for Maribel y la extraña familia (1960), La mies es mucha (1948) and Los ladrones somos gente honrada (1956). She was married to Manuel San Román. She died on November 14, 1988 in Madrid.
19. María Isbert
Actress | Un hombre de negocios
María Isbert was born on April 21, 1917 in Madrid, Spain as María Vicenta Ysbert Soriano. She was an actress, known for Un hombre de negocios (1945), Viridiana (1961) and El C.I.D. (1990). She was married to Antonio Spitzer. She died on April 25, 2011 in Villarrobledo, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha,...
20. Aurora Redondo
Actress | Ninette y un señor de Murcia
Aurora Redondo was born on January 1, 1900 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Aurora Redondo Pérez. She was an actress, known for Ninette y un señor de Murcia (1966), El mar y el tiempo (1987) and Estudio 1 (1965). She was married to Valeriano León García. She died on July 10, 1996...
Actress | Tiempo de amor
Enriqueta Carballeira was born on April 28, 1944 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Enriqueta Carballeira Troteaga. She is known for her work on Tiempo de amor (1964), La frontera de Dios (1965) and La tía Tula (1964). She was previously married to Javier Aguirre.
22. Victoria Abril
Actress | Sin noticias de Dios
This Spanish actress started studying dancing. Her teacher encouraged her to participate in her first film Obsesión (1977). After that, she was chosen by the director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador to be one of the co-hostesses of the famous TV contest Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972) ...
23. Pilar Bardem
Actress | Carne trémula
Pilar Bardem was born on March 14, 1939 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Pilar Bardem Muñoz. She is an actress, known for Live Flesh (1997), Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto (1995) and María querida (2004). She was previously married to José Carlos Encinas ...
24. Penélope Cruz
Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...
25. Lola Gaos
Actress | Tristana
She goes to South America with her family in 1939 after the Spanish Civil War. There she begins her artistic career and follows in Spain in the theater companies of Mary Carrillo, Guillermo Marín and Mercedes Prendes. She has been one of the best supporting actresses of the Spanish cinema.
Soundtrack | Ha llegado un ángel
Spanish actress and singer. She was discovered by her future producer Manuel J. Goyanes in an exhibition of the "Coros y Danzas de Málaga" in TVE in 1959. Her debut in cinema was in 1960. She complemented her activity in cinema with records, recitals and TV-shows.
29. Charo López
Actress | La regenta
After having studied philosophy and philology Lopez went to the "Escuela Oficial de Cinematografia de Madrid" and studied interpretation. The first part of her filmography was mainly made by young directors until she was discovered by Gonzalo Suárez ("Diatrambo (1967)") with whom she worked again ...
32. Amparo Baró
Actress | 7 vidas
Amparo Baró was born on September 21, 1937 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Amparo Baró San Martín. She was an actress, known for 7 vidas (1999), El internado (2007) and Siete mesas de billar francés (2007). She died on January 29, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
33. Florinda Chico
Actress | La casa de Bernarda Alba
Florinda Chico was born on April 24, 1926 in Don Benito, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain as Florinda Chico Martín-Mora. She was an actress, known for The House of Bernarda Alba (1987), Jarrapellejos (1988) and Cria Cuervos (1976). She was married to Santos Pumar. She died on February 19, 2011 in Madrid...
34. Gracita Morales
Actress | Operación Mata Hari
Gracita Morales was born on November 11, 1928 in Madrid, Spain as María Gracia Morales Carvajal. She was an actress, known for Operación Mata Hari (1968), Más bonita que ninguna (1965) and Buenos días, condesita (1967). She was married to Martín Zerolo. She died on April 3, ...
35. Paz Vega
Actress | Lucía y el sexo
Actress Paz Campos Trigo was born in Seville, Spain, to a bullfighter father. She has been based in Los Angeles since 2008.
She has starred in dozens of films in Europe and North America. After six successful seasons as Laura in "Seven Lives" (Telecinco,) one of Spain's longest running sitcoms, the ...
37. Emma Suárez
Actress | Julieta
Made her first film when she was 15 and from then on shared her time between studying dramatic art and performing in plays, films and TV productions. However it was not until the 1990s that she began to make her worthiest appearances in films directed by Julio Medem (Vacas, La Ardilla Roja and ...
38. Rafaela Aparicio
Actress | El mar y el tiempo
Rafaela Aparicio was born in 1906, the daughter of a merchant ship pilot. She began her career on stage in 1931 at age 23 in the play "El conflicto de Mercedes" after having worked for a few years as a teacher. She is a symbol for the Andalusian woman, smart and happy. With El mar y el tiempo (1989)...
41. Sara Montiel
Actress | La violetera
Sara Montiel was born in the village of Campo de Criptana, province of Ciudad Real, in the region of Castille-La Mancha, Spain. Her parents were Isidoro Abad, a peasant, and Maria Vicenta Fernández, a door-to-door beautician. The future star was christened Maria Antonia Alejandra Abad Fernández. ...
42. Ángela Molina
Actress | Los abrazos rotos
Ángela Molina was born on October 5, 1955 in Madrid, Spain as Ángela Molina Tejedor. She is an actress, known for Broken Embraces (2009), La mitad del cielo (1986) and Gran Reserva (2010). She has been married to Leo Blakstad since 1995. They have two children. She was previously married to Hervé ...
43. Ana Duato
Actress | Cuéntame
Ana Duato was born on June 18, 1968 in València, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain. She is an actress, known for Cuéntame (2001), Médico de familia (1995) and Severo Ochoa. La conquista de un Nobel (2001). She has been married to Miguel Ángel Bernardeau since 1991. They have two ...
48. Marisa Paredes
Actress | Todo sobre mi madre
Marisa Paredes was born on April 3, 1946 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Luisa Paredes Bartolomé. She is an actress, known for All About My Mother (1999), La piel que habito (2011) and High Heels (1991). She is married to Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi. They have one child.
51. Loles León
Actress | Aquí no hay quien viva
Loles León was born on August 1, 1950 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as María Dolores León Rodríguez. She is an actress, known for Aquí no hay quien viva (2003), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989).
52. Ariadna Gil
Actress | El laberinto del fauno
Born in January, 1969, she's the daughter of August Gil Matamala, a prestigious lawyer. Grew up studying singing, dancing and the violin. She even appeared occasionally singing with her two brothers in their banda named "Matamala". At 17, she appeared on the cover of an avant-garde Catalonian ...
53. Elena Anaya
Actress | La piel que habito
Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucia (2001).
Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into being an ...
54. María Barranco
María Barranco was born on June 11, 1961 in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain as María de los Remedios Barranco García. She is an actress, known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Don Juan, mi querido fantasma (1990) and Las edades de Lulú (1990).
60. Assumpta Serna
Actress | Borgia
Assumpta Serna was born in Barcelona, Spain. She studied Law but abandoned it for her real passion, acting. Her career has spanned over 103 films and TV projects in over 20 countries. She has won more than twenty best actress awards throughout the world (Spain, France, Italy, USA, Mexico, Argentina...
61. Chus Lampreave
Actress | Volver
Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Belle Epoque (1992). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, 2016 in Almería,...
65. Irene Escolar
Actress | Un otoño sin Berlín
Irene Escolar, born in 1988 in Madrid, Spain, is the sixth generation of a family of actors. She trained in an acting school in Madrid for four years and did an intensive course in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. As well as her acting training she is finishing a degree in English ...
68. Laly Soldevila
Actress | Soltera y madre en la vida
Born in 1933 in Barcelona. Her first artistic formation was acquired in the Spanish University Theater. She obtained great work triumphs like "La Celestina" or "El realquilado". Very characteristic voice, very popular through cinematographic casts, great comedian, although she interpreted with ...
Actress | Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos
Mercedes Sampietro was born on January 24, 1947 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Mercedes Sampietro Marro. She is an actress and director, known for Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos (1980), Common Ground (2002) and Extramuros (1985).
71. Lola Flores
Actress | Una señora estupenda
Since very young she is famous as a dancer and singer of andalusian folklore. In 1939 she debuts in cinema in the role of a gipsy. Her greatest success is in folklore shows with Manolo Caracol as artistic partner till 1951. She marries in 1958 to the guitarrist Antonio González "El Pescaílla".
78. Paquita Rico
Actress | Malvaloca
Paquita Rico was born on October 13, 1929 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Francisca Rico Martínez. She was an actress, known for Malvaloca (1954), Brindis a Manolete (1948) and El Cid cabreador (1983). She was married to Guillermo Arocha and Juan Ordóñez. She died on July 9, 2017 in ...
79. Marujita Díaz
Actress | Pelusa
Marujita Díaz was born on April 27, 1932 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as María del Dulce Nombre Díaz Ruiz. She was an actress, known for Pelusa (1960), La revoltosa (1950) and El pescador de coplas (1954). She was married to Antonio Gades, Espartaco Santoni and Ricardo Ferrante. She died ...
Actress | Las huellas borradas
Asunción Balaguer was born on November 8, 1925 in Manresa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Asunción Balaguer Golobart. She is an actress, known for Wiped-Out Footprints (1999), Gran Hotel (2011) and Diego de Acevedo (1966). She was previously married to Francisco Rabal.
81. Elvira Quintillá
Actress | Juzgado permanente
Elvira Quintillá was born on September 19, 1928 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Elvira Quintillá Ramos. She was an actress, known for Juzgado permanente (1953), El guardián del paraíso (1955) and Anillos de oro (1983). She was married to José María Rodero. She died on December 27, ...
86. Isabel Garcés
Actress | Una gran señora
Isabel Garcés was born on January 28, 1901 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Isabel Garcés Cerezal. She was an actress, known for Una gran señora (1959), Las 4 bodas de Marisol (1967) and Solos los dos (1968). She was married to Arturo Serrano. She died on February 3, 1981 in Madrid.
88. Beatriz Carvajal
Actress | Compañeros
Beatriz Carvajal was born in Madrid, Spain. Although he worked since the seventies in films of the so-called Spanish, begins to be known as a result of his appearance in the eighties in the television program Un, two, three ... Chicho I. Serrador. From there it can be said that she becomes one of ...
92. Mary Carrillo
Actress | El pisito
Mary Carrillo was born on October 14, 1919 in Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain as María Carrillo Moreno. She was an actress, known for The Little Apartment (1958), La colmena (1982) and Más allá del jardín (1996). She was married to Diego Hurtado. She died on July 31, ...
93. Rossy de Palma
Rossy De Palma was born September 16, 1964. She was discovered in 1986 by Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid. She appeared in several of his films: Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)...
95. María Valverde
Actress | Exodus: Gods and Kings
She began acting in 2002, when film director Manuel Martin Cuenca chose her from 3000 girls to be the lead actress in his film "The Bolshevik's Weakness". One year later, Maria's work impressed both the audience and the Spanish Film Academy, who awarded her with the Goya for Best Newcomer. Since ...
96. Adriana Ugarte
Actress | El tiempo entre costuras
Along 2013 year, has starred as Sira Quiroga in a tv series "El tiempo entre costuras" - L'espionne de Tanger - written by María Dueña best-seller. Acting this role, Sira was a young seamstress, who moved from Madrid (Spain) to Tanger (Morocco) in 1930 decade, when she had as clients important ...
99. Cecilia Roth
Actress | Todo sobre mi madre
She moved to Spain with her father and her brother, Ariel Rot, in 1976 and started acting. Her first major role was in Iván Zulueta's Arrebato (1979). After appearing in Pedro Almodóvar's debut feature _Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)_ she kept working with him in Labyrinth of ...