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1. 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...
2. Tyrone Power Tyrone Power Actor, Witness for the Prosecution 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....
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. Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Soundtrack, Holiday Inn Bing Crosby was the fourth of seven children of Tacoma, Washington, brewery bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby and Kate Harrigan Crosby. He studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band. Bing and the band's piano player, Al Rinker...
5. 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...
6. Jesús Franco Jesús Franco Writer, The Treasure of the Living Dead He was only 6 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)...
7. Lina Romay Lina Romay Actress, L'éventreur de Notre-Dame 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...
8. Silvana Mangano Silvana Mangano Actress, Dune In 1947 she was one of the girls in the Miss Italia contest. Lucia Bose' became "The Queen", and nearby, on the stage of Stresa, were some other future stars of Italian cinema: Gina Lollobrigida Silvana Mangano, Eleonora Rossi Drago and Gianna Maria Canale
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. José Saramago José Saramago Writer, Blindness
12. Salvador Dalí Salvador Dalí Writer, Un Chien Andalou 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...
13. Sara Montiel Sara Montiel Self, Sara, una estrella 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...
14. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Writer, Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes' baptism occurred on October 9, 1547, at Alcala de Henares, Spain, so it is reasonable to assume he was born around that time, and Alcala de Henares has long claimed itself as his birthplace. The son of Rodrigo de Cervantes, an itinerant and not-too-successful surgeon, Miguel was educated by monks as he and his family wandered from city to city...
15. Mike Reid Mike Reid Actor, Snatch.
16. Aldo Sambrell Aldo Sambrell Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Prolific, versatile and ubiquitous character actor Aldo Sambrell was featured in over 150 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...
17. 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 1940's and 50's. Born in Craiova, Romania, he absconded from home at the age of twelve, ending up in Paris. He earned some money washing dishes, which paid for his art tuition...
18. Bigas Luna Bigas Luna Writer, Jamón, Jamón
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Alfredo Landa Alfredo Landa Actor, The Holy Innocents Spanish actor. Born in Pamplona and son of a Civil Guard, he moved to San Sebastián when he was 12 years old, and some years later started studying Law. While studying his legal career, he participated in the Teatro Español Universitario and so he discovered his real vocation. His first contact with cinema was as a dubbing actor...
23. Paul Naschy Paul Naschy Actor, Night of the Werewolf 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...
24. 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...
25. Alfonso Bayard Alfonso Bayard Actor, Rumbo a peor
26. Craig Hill Craig Hill Actor, All About Eve
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. José Luis de Vilallonga José Luis de Vilallonga Actor, Breakfast at Tiffany's
29. Pablito Calvo Pablito Calvo Actor, Uncle Hyacynth
30. Henry Beckman Henry Beckman Actor, The Brood
31. 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...
32. Ricardo Montez Ricardo Montez Actor, Mamma Mia!
33. William Tarmey William Tarmey Actor, Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas!
34. Luis García Berlanga Luis García Berlanga Writer, The Executioner 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...
35. Faye Emerson Faye Emerson Self, Men's Fashions: Steve Allen Synonymous with chic, the ever-fashionable Faye Emerson certainly qualified as one of the "first ladies" of TV glamor. Bedecked in sweeping, rather low-cut gowns and expensive, dangling jewelry, she was a highly poised and stylish presence on the small screen during its exciting "Golden Age". An enduring presence throughout the 1950s...
36. Al Mulock Al Mulock Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
37. Rocío Dúrcal Rocío Dúrcal Actress, Buenos días, condesita Rocío Durcal, was born María de los Angeles de las Heras Ortíz, in Madrid, Spain on October 4th, 1945. At the age of 10, she took part in the radio show, 'Conozca a sus Vecinos' ('Meet Your Neighbours'). In these shows, Marietta (her familiar nickname, pronounced Mar-ee-etta) charmed the audience with...
38. Juan Antonio Bardem Juan Antonio Bardem Writer, La venganza
39. Sirpa Lane Sirpa Lane Actress, The Beast
40. Luis Barboo Luis Barboo Actor, Conan the Barbarian
41. Gérard Tichy Gérard Tichy Actor, Doctor Zhivago
42. Fernando Sancho Fernando Sancho Actor, Return of the Evil Dead
43. Javier Ibarretxe Javier Ibarretxe Producer, Timecrimes
44. Junior Junior Soundtrack, Más bonita que ninguna
45. Peter Viertel Peter Viertel Writer, White Hunter Black Heart Peter Viertel, a WWII veteran whose first novel was published to glowing reviews when he was only 18, was born of parents of the European intelligentsia, refugees from Adolf Hitler's Europe. Brought up in Hollywood, in a household where Greta Garbo (his mother's closest friend), Bertolt Brecht Thomas Mann...
46. Patty Shepard Patty Shepard Actress, Watch Out, We're Mad Strikingly comely brunette Patty Shepard was born in 1945 in Greenville, South Carolina. The daughter of a U.S. Air Force official, Patty moved to Spain when she was only 18 years old. After becoming popular as a model in a series of TV commercials, the lovely Ms. Shepard embarked on an acting career...
47. Tim Turner Tim Turner Actor, A Town Like Alice
48. Amando de Ossorio Amando de Ossorio Writer, Return of the Evil Dead He was born in 1918, although there isn't a consensus as some books date his birth in 1925. He was one of the main directors of the Spanish horror boom in the 70s, specially for his quartet of films about the living dead templars which started with Tombs of the Blind Dead.
49. Sancho Gracia Sancho Gracia Actor, The Crime of Father Amaro
50. Juan Piquer Simón Juan Piquer Simón Writer, Los nuevos extraterrestres 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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