Top 100 Spanish & Portuguese Actorsby minalex | created - 19 Jul 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
The best actors from Spain (94) and Portugal (6).
Actor | La aldea maldita
Pedro Larrañaga was born on April 27, 1887 in Aviles, Asturies, Spain. He was an actor and producer, known for The Cursed Village (1930), El conde de Maravillas (1927) and Águilas de acero o los misterios de Tánger (1927). He was married to María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara. He died on...
Actor | Los últimos de Filipinas
Spanish actor (although reportedly born in Puerto Rico) who relocated to Mexico in 1946 and became a popular leading man opposite stars like María Félix, María Antonieta Pons, and Gloria Marín. Calvo, the son of well-known Spanish actor Juan Calvo, began working on the stage at the age of 5. His ...
Actor | Embajadores en el infierno
Antonio Vilar was born in Lisbon, Portugal on October 31st. 1912. His career began as a newspaperman but soon entered in movies as a makeup artist first, sound technician, production designer and director's assistant. His first role was in Portuguese film A Severa (1931) and developed his film ...
Writer | El último amor de Goya
Carlos Martinez Baena was a character actor, who was born in Spain. At an early age he moved with his family to Mexico where he became a journalist. By 1920 he decided to become an actor while he was living in Argentina, and shortly afterward moved to Spain where he worked as a stage actor, ...
5. Manolo Morán
Actor | ¡Viva lo imposible!
Manolo Morán was born on December 30, 1905 in Madrid, Spain as Manuel Morán León. He was an actor and assistant director, known for ¡Viva lo imposible! (1958), Brindis a Manolete (1948) and Don Quijote de la Mancha (1947). He died on April 27, 1967 in Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.
Actor | Una muchachita de Valladolid
During the spanish civil war he goes with his family to Buenos Aires. There he studies in the Escuela de Arte Dramatico of Margarita Xirgu. He debuts in cinema in 1946 in Argentina and in 1955 he comes back to Spain and still working in cinema and theater. He is the owner of the Marquina theater in...
Actor | Marcelino pan y vino
Pablito Calvo was born on March 16, 1948 in Madrid, Spain as Pablo Calvo Hidalgo. He was an actor, known for The Miracle of Marcelino (1955), Uncle Hyacynth (1956) and Barcos de papel (1962). He was married to Juana Olmedo. He died on February 1, 2000 in Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.
Actor | El Lazarillo de Tormes
Carlos Casaravilla was born on October 12, 1900 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Carlos Casaravilla Ríos. He was an actor, known for El Lazarillo de Tormes (1959), Fall of the Mohicans (1965) and Saul e David (1964). He died on February 17, 1981 in Cullera, Valencia, Spain.
9. Juan Calvo
Actor | Marcelino pan y vino
Juan Calvo was born on May 22, 1892 in Onteniente, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as Juan Calvo Domenech. He was an actor, known for The Miracle of Marcelino (1955), The Rocket from Calabuch (1956) and Count Max (1957). He died on March 7, 1962 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
10. Rafael Rivelles
Actor | Murió hace quince años
Rafael Rivelles was born on December 23, 1898 in El Cabañal, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. He was an actor, known for Murió hace quince años (1954), Carmen (la de Triana) (1938) and The Miracle of Marcelino (1955). He was married to María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara. He died ...
12. Antonio Vico
Actor | Currito de la Cruz
Antonio Vico was born on April 16, 1904 in Santiago de Chile, Chile as Antonio Vico Camarero. He was an actor, known for Currito de la Cruz (1936), The Miracle of Marcelino (1955) and Uncle Hyacynth (1956). He was married to Carmen Carbonell. He died on March 20, 1972 in Madrid, Spain.
13. José Suárez
Actor | La boda
José Lisardo Suárez Sánchez was born in Trubia (Asturias, Spain) on Sept 9th.1919. He was raised in Oviedo until in 1927 the family moved to Logroño.
In 1935 after returning to Asturias his father died and he left school urged to find work. Only 16 when the Spanish Civil War broke out, he entered ...
14. Luis Peña
Actor | Amanecer en Puerta Oscura
Luis Peña was born on June 20, 1918 in Santander, Cantabria, Spain as Luis Peña y Illescas. He was an actor, known for Whom God Forgives (1957), Historias para no dormir (1966) and Estudio 1 (1965). He was married to Luchy Soto. He died on March 29, 1977 in Madrid, Spain.
15. Francisco Rabal
Actor | Goya en Burdeos
Francisco Rabal -- Paco to everyone -- was born in the mining camp where his father worked. His mother owned a small mill. At the age of six, with the Civil War breaking out, the family emigrated to Madrid and he started working as a street salesman and later in a chocolate factory, which later led...
16. José Isbert
Actor | El cochecito
He debuted in theater when he was 19 years old and later he worked in the company of the Lara theater where he played as a first actor during 16 years. He participated in a short in 1912 but his cinematographic career mostly began on the 30s, working more in cinema than in theater in the 40s and ...
17. José Calvo
Actor | Per un pugno di dollari
José Calvo was born on March 3, 1916 in Madrid, Spain as Jose Calvo Salgado. He was an actor, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), El gran crucero (1970) and Barcelona Kill (1973). He was married to Mercedes Barranco. He died on May 16, 1980 in Los Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
19. José Baviera
Actor | El ángel exterminador
José Baviera was born on August 17, 1906 in Valencia, Spain as José Luis Baviera Navarro. He was an actor and director, known for The Exterminating Angel (1962), La barraca (1945) and Cinco vidas y un destino (1957). He died on August 13, 1981 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico.
20. Enrique Irazoqui
Actor | Il vangelo secondo Matteo
Enrique Irazoqui was a Spanish economics student, the son of a Spanish father and Italian mother, who after meeting in a political event was cast by Pasolini to play the role of Jesus in "The Gospel according to St. Matthew" (1964). After this film, Irazoqui was the leading actor in two films of ...
21. Alfredo Landa
Actor | El crack
He abandoned his studies of law for the universitary theater. His debut in cinema was in 1962. During the 60's and 70's he participates mainly in not very good comedies. But in the 80's he has revealed as one of the best spanish actors with films like The Holy Innocents (1984) or El bosque animado ...
22. Carlos Estrada
Actor | Romeo e Giulietta
Carlos Estrada was born on October 22, 1927 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Demetrio Jorge Otero Logares. He was an actor, known for Romeo e Giulietta (1964), Los libros (1974) and El mar y el tiempo (1987). He was married to Erika Wallner. He died on November 16, 2001 in Buenos Aires.
An Argentinian-Spanish actor.
Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's
José Luis de Vilallonga was born on January 29, 1920 in Madrid, Spain as José Luis de Vilallonga y Cabeza de Vaca. He was an actor and writer, known for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Darling (1965) and The Lovers (1958). He was married to Begoña Aranguren, Syliane Stella, Essylt-Priscilla ...
24. Manuel Zarzo
Assistant_director | The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Manuel Zarzo was born on April 26, 1932 in Madrid, Spain as Manuel López Zarza. He is an actor and assistant director, known for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), Nuevo en esta plaza (1966) and The New Spaniards (1974).
27. José María Prada
Actor | La caza
José María Prada was born on March 31, 1925 in Ocaña, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain as José María Prada Oterino. He is known for his work on The Hunt (1966), Aunt Tula (1964) and Teatro de siempre (1966). He died on August 13, 1978 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain.
29. Ismael Merlo
Actor | Ninette y un señor de Murcia
His professional debut took place in 1934 with the Enrique Rambal company, in a spectacular production of "Around the World in 80 Days." After the Spanish Civil War ended, he became part of the Isabel Garcés company Between 1940 and 1943, while he also played important roles in various films. ...
30. Francisco Pierrá
Actor | El jardín de las delicias
Francisco Pierrá was born on December 22, 1895 in Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco Pierrá Gómez. He was an actor and writer, known for The Garden of Delights (1970), Don Juan (1950) and Cielo negro (1951). He was married to Amparo Martí. He died on February 6, 1975 in Madrid, Spain.
33. 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 (1971) 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...
Actor | Mi querida señorita
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 ...
38. Fernando Delgado
Actor | Estudio 1
Fernando Delgado was born on June 28, 1930 in Porcuna, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain as Fernando Martínez Delgado. He was an actor and director, known for Estudio 1 (1965), Teatro de siempre (1966) and El teatro (1970). He was married to Carmen Valero. He died on June 15, 2009 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
39. Ovidi Montllor
Actor | Pepe Carvalho
At 12 years he worked as an apprentice mechanic, starting as an actor at age 20 and with the theater group of Alcoy natal "Casserole." In the mid-60's economic crisis forced him to emigrate to Barcelona, since then his career combining theatrical Companies Adrià Gual, CIFC and Nuria Espert with ...
40. Héctor Alterio
Actor | El hijo de la novia
Héctor Alterio was born on September 21, 1929 in Chacarita, Buenos Aires City, Argentina as Héctor Benjamín Alterio Onorato. He is an actor, known for Son of the Bride (2001), The Last Train (2002) and To an Unknown God (1977). He has been married to Bacaicoa, Tita since 1969. They have two ...
An Argentinian-Spanish actor.
44. Imanol Arias
Actor | El Lute (camina o revienta)
Imanol Arias began his career with a traveling theatre group in Spain performing in Euskadi (Basque Country). After minor roles on stage, he travels to Cuba to shoot Cecilia (1982) directed by Humberto Solás. In 1987 he won the Concha de Plata of the San Sebastian Film Festival for the biography of ...
52. Antonio Gades
Actor | Bodas de sangre
Antonio Gades was born on November 14, 1936 in Elda, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as Antonio Esteve Ródenas. He is known for his work on Blood Wedding (1981), Carmen (1983) and Los tarantos (1963). He was married to Eugenia Eiriz, Daniela Frey, Marisol, Pilar Sanclemente and Marujita Díaz....
55. Miguel Molina
Director | Un tiempo precioso
Sixth of the eight children of the singer and actor Antonio Molina; brother of Ángela, Paula, Mónica and Noel and uncle of Olivia Molina, has four children, Clara and Adrián, born of their relationship with the model Kirsa van Pallandt; Andrea, born of her relationship with the actress Lydia Bosch;...
Actor | Fast Five
Joaquim de Almeida was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Son of two pharmacists and the sixth of eight kids, Joaquim showed signs at an early age that his future lay not in the family business. At the age of eighteen, after attending the theater course at the Lisbon Conservatory for two years, he left ...
Guillermo Montesinos was born on January 10, 1948 in Castellón de la Plana, Castellón, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as Guillermo José Montesinos Serrano. He is an actor, known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Blood and Sand (1989) and La corte de Faraón (1985).
58. Miguel Bosé
Actor | Tacones lejanos
For the past 30 years Miguel Bose has been a major force in Latin Music, crossing all genres but always maintaining an electronic beat. He grew up with Picasso and Ernest Hemingway, who where family friends. In 2007 to celebrate his 30 year career he made the album "Papito" in collaboration with ...
Actor | Todo sobre mi madre
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.
61. Jordi Mollà
Actor | Riddick
One of Spain's best-recognized artistic personalities, Jordi Mollà is an actor, director, painter and a writer.
Jordi Mollà Perales was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Jordi was trained as an actor at the Barcelona Institute of Theatre and he also studied in Italy, ...
63. Juan Echanove
Actor | Madregilda
Juan Echanove was born on April 1, 1961 in Madrid, Spain as Juan Echanove Labanda. He is an actor and director, known for Madregilda (1993), Las chicas de hoy en día (1991) and Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006). He has been married to Cuchita Lluch since May 14, 2015.
65. Eduardo Noriega
Actor | Vantage Point
Eduardo Noriega Gómez was born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. The youngest of 7 siblings, he had shown a very big talent for artistic activities since he was a child. He began taking piano lessons and got into the Santander Music Conservatory, where he studied for five years. His music professors ...
66. Liberto Rabal
Director | Síndrome
Liberto Rabal was born on May 30, 1975 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Francisco Liberto Rabal Cerezales. He is an actor and director, known for Síndrome (2004), Live Flesh (1997) and Tramway to Malvarrosa (1996). He is married to Adriana Davidova. They have one child.
68. José Sancho
Actor | Carne trémula
José Sancho was born on November 11, 1944 in Manises, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as José Asunción Martínez Sancho. He was an actor, known for Live Flesh (1997), Talk to Her (2002) and Cuéntame (2001). He was married to Reyes Monforte and María Jiménez. He died on March 3, 2013 in ...
74. Javier Cámara
Actor | Hable con ella
Born in La Rioja (Spain) in 1967. Soon he moved to Madrid to graduate in Dramatic Arts. He use to work as an usher at the Fígaro Theatre in Madrid. His stage debut was in "El caballero de Olmedo" by Félix Lope de Vega back in 1991. After his great success in the TV-sitcom 7 vidas (1999), he worked ...
Actor | Zama
Daniel Giménez-Cacho was born on May 15, 1961, in Madrid, Spain. He is a Mexican actor and director, Ariel award winner, who has starred in several Mexican films such as 'Solo con tu pareja' (1991), 'Cronos' (1993), 'Midaq Alley' (1995) and 'Arráncame la Vida' (2008), among others. He is also known...
77. Joan Dalmau
Actor | Mar adentro
Joan Dalmau was born on February 19, 1927 in Montcada y Reixac, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Joan Dalmau Comas. He was an actor, known for The Sea Inside (2004), Soldiers of Salamina (2003) and Julia's Eyes (2010). He died on February 6, 2013 in Coria del Río, Seville, Andalusia, Spain.
81. Sergi López
Actor | El laberinto del fauno
Sergi López is a Spanish actor, whose specialty is villains of all types but whose range also includes dramatizing romantic and comedic roles with equal mastery. He was born outside of Barcelona in the seaside town of Villanova i la Geltrú on December 22nd, 1965. As a youth he was inclined towards ...
82. Álex Angulo
Actor | El laberinto del fauno
Álex Angulo was born on April 12, 1953 in Erandio, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain as Alejandro Angulo León. He was an actor, known for Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Day of the Beast (1995) and Periodistas (1998). He died on July 20, 2014 in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain.
85. Javier Godino
Actor | El secreto de sus ojos
Javier Godino is a Spanish actor, he has worked in both Spanish and international cinematic productions, as well as musicals, theater and television.
In 2009, he played an important role for his career, playing Isidoro Gomez in Argentine director Juan José Campanella's film The Secret in Their Eyes,...
87. Javier Bardem
Actor | Skyfall
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.
He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal ...
91. Antonio Banderas
Actor | The Mask of Zorro
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.
He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, ...
96. Ramón Barea
Writer | Pecata minuta
Talented and prolific theater and movie actor from Bilbao, Ramón Barea came to the fore of Spanish cinema in Hitting Bottom (1997) with his memorable role of Juan, a jobless electrician who becomes homeless. It took a great actor to make this xenophobic moaner a likable fellow. Which escaped ...