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1. Tyrone Power Tyrone Power Actor, Witness for the Prosecution Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known to historians as Tyrone Power Sr....
2. George Sanders George Sanders Actor, All About Eve George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936...
3. Denholm Elliott Denholm Elliott Actor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.
4. Madeleine Carroll Madeleine Carroll Actress, The 39 Steps The original ash-blonde "iceberg maiden", Madeleine Carroll was a knowing beauty with a confident air, the epitome of poise and "breeding". Not only did she have looks and allure in abundance, but she had intellectual heft to go with them, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham University at the age of 20...
5. Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Actor, Going My Way Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band...
6. Roy Kinnear Roy Kinnear Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the original members of the television series That Was the Week That Was...
7. Jesús Franco Jesús Franco Writer, Killer Barbys He was only six years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and an easy-read novel writer (under the pseudonym David Khume)...
8. Mark Stevens Mark Stevens Actor, The Snake Pit Mark Stevens, a second-tier star during the 1940s and 1950s, was born Richard William Stevens in Cleveland, Ohio in 1916 (the dates in reference books vary between 1915 and 1920). Of Scottish and English heritage, the freckle-faced boy with the reddish hair had a father who was an American flyer. But his parents divorced while he was young and Mark was sent to England...
9. Guy Hamilton Guy Hamilton Director, Goldfinger Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, Hamilton spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service...
10. Lina Romay Lina Romay Actress, Female Vampire Stunningly comely and slinky brunette Lina Romay rates highly as one of the boldest, most sensuous, and enticing actresses to have appeared with tremendous frequency in a large volume of European horror and exploitation features made from the early 1970s to the early 21st century. Romay was born Rosa Maria Almirall on June 25...
11. Silvana Mangano Silvana Mangano Actress, Dune Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...
12. Stanley Baker Stanley Baker Actor, Zulu Stanley Baker was unusual star material to emerge during the Fifties - when impossibly handsome and engagingly romantic leading men were almost de rigueur. Baker was forged from a rougher mould. His was good-looking, but his features were angular, taut, austere and unwelcoming. His screen persona was taciturn...
13. Fernando Rey Fernando Rey Actor, The French Connection Fernando Rey, the great Spanish movie actor primarily known in the United States for his role as "Frog One" in The French Connection and its sequel, was born Fernando Casado D'Arambillet on September 20 1917, in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, the son of Colonel Casado Veiga. Originally, the young Fernando intended to become an architect...
14. Madeleine Lebeau Madeleine Lebeau Actress, Casablanca
15. Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat Soundtrack, 2046 Born in Spain, Xavier Cugat's family moved to Havana, Cuba, when he was three. Always musically inclined, he packed up and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times newspaper during the day and labored to put together a band at night. After a few years of playing smaller clubs in the L.A...
16. Henry Beckman Henry Beckman Actor, The Brood
17. Salvador Dalí Salvador Dalí Director, Impressions de la haute Mongolie Surrealist-turned-catholic painter Dalí worked on various movies as well. While a member of the French surrealist group, he co-wrote Un Chien Andalou and L'Age d'Or with Luis Buñuel. The latter may have marked the beginning of a long-lasting quarrel with the surrealists when Dalí did not agree on Buñuel's anti-clericalism...
18. Sara Montiel Sara Montiel Self, Ven al Paralelo 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. Barely in her teens...
19. Craig Hill Craig Hill Actor, Whirlybirds
20. Barbara Murray Barbara Murray Actress, Passport to Pimlico A self-assured and stylish actress, Barbara Murray was born into a showbusiness family, the daughter of actors and granddaughter of professional ballroom dancers. She was first thrust into the limelight as a six year old, dancing in the family variety act. Barbara and her mother were evacuated to Wales upon the outbreak of World War II...
21. Aldo Sambrell Aldo Sambrell Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Prolific, versatile, and ubiquitous character actor Aldo Sambrell was featured in over 140 international motion pictures in a remarkably long, varied, and illustrious career that spanned four and a half decades. Swarthy and burly, usually sporting a thick mustache, and often projecting an air of quiet oily menace...
22. Mike Reid Mike Reid Actor, EastEnders
23. Juan Luis Galiardo Juan Luis Galiardo Actor, Familia He studies in the Escuela Oficial de Cinematografia (Madrid). His debut was in 1966. He works also in theater and TV.
24. Bigas Luna Bigas Luna Writer, Jamón, Jamón
25. Paul Naschy Paul Naschy Actor, Count Dracula's Great Love Paul Naschy reigns supreme as the true king of Spanish horror cinema. He was born Jacinto Molina Alvarez on September 6, 1934, in Madrid, Spain. His father ran a successful fur business. Naschy grew up during the Spanish Civil War, and sought escape from the real-life horrors around him in adventure...
26. José Luis Manzano José Luis Manzano Actor, El pico 2
27. Fernando Fernán Gómez Fernando Fernán Gómez Actor, All About My Mother Spanish actor and director of cinema and theater. Son of the actress Carola Fernán Gómez. When he was three years old he comes back to Spain from Argentina. He has written comedies, novels and poem books. He plays a wide repertoire of roles from comedy to drama.
28. James Hayter James Hayter Actor, Oliver! The son of a police superintendent in India, the character actor James Hayter was educated in Scotland, where he was urged into acting by his headmaster. After one year (1924-5) at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London, he performed in repertory theater, eventually appearing in The West End...
29. José Luis López Vázquez José Luis López Vázquez Actor, Los ladrones van a la oficina Spanish actor. He started his career in theatre in 1939, when he was only 17, with the support of the director Modesto Higueras and the painter José Caballero. His first works were as actor, set decorator and costume designer in non-commercial amateur theatre plays, basically at the 'Teatro de las Organizaciones Juveniles (TOI)' and at the TEU...
30. Chus Lampreave Chus Lampreave Actress, Volver
31. José Saramago José Saramago Writer, Enemy
32. Jean Negulesco Jean Negulesco Director, How to Marry a Millionaire Jean Negulesco made his reputation as a director of both polished, popular entertainments as well as critically acclaimed dramatic pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Craiova, Romania, he left home at age 12, ending up in Paris. He earned some money washing dishes, which paid for his art tuition...
33. Eloy de la Iglesia Eloy de la Iglesia Director, La semana del asesino Spanish movies director. He studied cinema in Paris at the IDHEC. He began working in cinema in 1966, though he became famous in the years of the spanish transition to the democracy with provoking films. Drugs, delinquence, terrorism and generational problems are the common subjects in his films.
34. Cilla Black Cilla Black Self, Blind Date
35. Ricardo Montez Ricardo Montez Actor, Mamma Mia!
36. Emilio Ruiz del Río Emilio Ruiz del Río Visual Effects, Pan's Labyrinth
37. Andrea Albani Andrea Albani Actress, El pico 2
38. José Marco Davó José Marco Davó Actor, Marcelino pan y vino
39. José Ramón Larraz José Ramón Larraz Director, Symptoms
40. Sancho Gracia Sancho Gracia Actor, El crimen del Padre Amaro
41. Luis Barboo Luis Barboo Actor, Conan the Barbarian
42. Luis García Berlanga Luis García Berlanga Writer, El verdugo Berlanga commenced his studies in Valencia in1928, although in 1929 his family sent him and his brother Fernando (due to a lung disease) to the Beau-soleil hospital school in Switzerland. In 1930, he returned to the San José School in Valencia where he stayed until 1931, the year in which the Jesuits were expelled from Spain...
43. Emma Cohen Emma Cohen Actress, La semana del asesino
44. May Heatherly May Heatherly Actress, Goya's Ghosts May Heatherly was born on May 13, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. Heatherly moved to Spain when she was eleven years old and first started acting in various films and television shows in the early 1960's. May was best known for her memorable roles as the infected Nurse Helen in Cannibal Apocalypse and the bitchy Mrs...
45. Nico Nico Soundtrack, The Royal Tenenbaums Model and singer Nicol was born in Cologne, Germany in 1938. She was a part of the Andy Warhol "scene" in the 1960s. A member of The Velvet Underground experimental rock band (with John Cale), circa 1967, she made several solo albums during the 1970s. A heroin addict for the latter part of her life...
46. Mariví Bilbao Mariví Bilbao Actress, Aquí no hay quien viva
47. Al Mulock Al Mulock Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
48. Pablo G. del Amo Pablo G. del Amo Editor, El espíritu de la colmena
49. José Sancho José Sancho Actor, Cuéntame
50. Juan Piquer Simón Juan Piquer Simón Writer, Extra Terrestrial Visitors Juan Piquer Simon (who goes by "J.P. Simon" on foreign releases) resides in Madrid, Spain, where he has produced and directed "exploitation" pictures for two decades running. He owns his own studio and creates and/or designs many of the impressive special effects sequences you see in any of his many imaginative undertakings...
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