Top 100 Spanish & Portuguese Actressesby minalex | created - 10 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
The best actresses from Spain (92) and Portugal (8).
Actress | Lilian
Inocencia Alcubierre was born in 1901 in Uncastillo, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain as Inocencia Alcubierre Rodríguez. She was an actress, known for Lilian (1921), Don Juan Tenorio (1922) and El niño de oro (1925). She died on August 12, 1930 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Actress | Les enfants du paradis
María Casares was born on November 21, 1922 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as María Victoria Casares Pérez. She was an actress, known for Children of Paradise (1945), La Chartreuse de Parme (1948) and The Revenge of Roger (1946). She was married to André Schlesser. She died on November 22, 1996 in La ...
8. 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. ...
Actress | Mariona Rebull
Blanca de Silos was born on August 3, 1914 in Vitoria, Álava, País Vasco, Spain as Blanca Silos López de la Calle. She was an actress, known for Mariona Rebull (1947), Orosia (1944) and Castillo de naipes (1943). She was married to Baron Max von Kettenburg. She died on September 13, 2002 in Segovia...
10. Ana Mariscal
Actress | Una sombra en la ventana
Ana Mariscal was born on July 31, 1923 in Madrid, Spain as Ana María Rodríguez-Arroyo Mariscal. She was an actress and director, known for Una sombra en la ventana (1945), Segundo López, aventurero urbano (1953) and A Man on the Road (1949). She was married to Valentín Javier. She died on ...
13. Lolita Sevilla
Actress | Bienvenido Mister Marshall
Lolita Sevilla was born on March 11, 1935 in Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain as Ángeles Moreno Gómez. She was an actress, known for Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953), Habanera (1958) and Lo que cuesta vivir (1967). She was married to José María Gallardo. She died on December 16, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
14. 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, ...
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), Canción de cuna (1994) and Ensayo general para la muerte (1963). She was married to Luis López Rueda. She died ...
18. 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, ...
19. 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 and Jacinta (1970), Aquí no hay quien viva (2003) and The War Starts in Cuba (1957). She was married to Emiliano Piedra. She died on August 27, 2007 in Madrid.
22. Aurora Bautista
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 | 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 Aunt Tula (1964). She was previously married to Javier Aguirre.
27. Sonia Bruno
Actress | Oscuros sueños de agosto
Sonia Bruno was born on July 31, 1943 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as María Antonia Oyamburu Bruno. She is an actress, known for Oscuros sueños de agosto (1968), El juego de la oca (1965) and La chica de los anuncios (1968). She has been married to José Martínez 'Pirri' since ...
28. María Massip
Actress | Colorín colorado
María Massip was born on December 15, 1942 in Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. She was an actress, known for And They Lived Happily Ever After (1976), El teatro (1970) and Estudio 1 (1965). She was married to Juan Miguel Lamet. She died on July 10, 2002 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
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 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972). She was married to Alfredo Matas and Adolfo Marsillach. She died on October 25, 2013 in Barcelona, ...
30. Lola Gaos
Actress | Furtivos
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.
31. Nati Abascal
Actress | Bananas
Nati Abascal was born in 1944 in Seville, Spain as Natividad Abascal Romero de Toro. She is an actress, known for Bananas (1971), Tele 5 ¿dígame? (1990) and Primero izquierda (1991). She was previously married to Rafael Medina Fernandez de Cordoba, Duke of Feria & Marquis of Villalba.
35. Yelena Samarina
Actress | Currito de la Cruz
Yelena Samarina was born on December 16, 1927 in Omsk, Russian SFSR, USSR as Yelena Georgievna Volozhanina. She was an actress, known for The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971), The Happy Sixties (1963), El filo del miedo (1967) and Don Juan in Hell (1991). She was married to Juan Manuel ...
36. Lina Canalejas
Born in a family of musicians, she studied ballet. Enter a company performs folk and various tours in Spain, beginning in the genre of the magazine. Draws the attention of actor Ismael Merlo and debuted as a theater actress in "Life on a pad" and in films with "That's Madrid.". Over the next 25 ...
40. 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 Makinavaja (1995). She was married to Santos Pumar. She died on February 19, 2011 in Madrid, ...
41. Ángela Molina
Actress | Carne trémula
Ángela Molina was born on October 5, 1955 in Madrid, Spain as Ángela Molina Tejedor. She is an actress, known for Live Flesh (1997), Broken Embraces (2009) and 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992). She has been married to Leo Blakstad since 1995. They have two children. She was previously married to ...
45. Icíar Bollaín
Director | Flores de otro mundo
Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, ...
50. 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 ...
52. Assumpta Serna
Actress | Red de libertad
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...
55. Julieta Serrano
Julieta Serrano was born on January 2, 1933 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Julieta Serrano Romero. She is an actress, known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Dark Habits (1983) and Teatro de siempre (1966).
56. 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, My Dear Ghost (1990) and Tu novia está loca (1988).
Actress | Pulp Fiction
Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher.
Studied at Lycée ...
59. Victoria Abril
Actress | ¡Átame!
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) ...
60. Chus Lampreave
Actress | Volver
Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress and writer, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Broken Embraces (2009). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, ...
Actress | Belle Epoque
Miriam Díaz-Aroca was born on March 4, 1962 in Madrid, Spain as Margarita Míriam Díaz Aroca. She is an actress, known for Belle Epoque (1992), Mis adorables vecinos (2004) and Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (1972). She was previously married to Luis Washington and Pedro Luis Llorente.
Actress | The Machinist
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón was born on November 5, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Aitana Sánchez-Gijón de Angelis. She is an actress, known for The Machinist (2004), A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and Mouth to Mouth (1995). She has been married to Papin Luccadane since September 2002. They have two children.
66. 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)...
67. 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 ...
68. Najwa Nimri
Actress | Abre los ojos
Najwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea is a Spanish actress and singer of Navarrese and Jordanian descent.
Nimri's mother is Navarrese and her father is Jordanian; his name is Karam Nimri. She has a brother named Karim Nimri, a half-brother named Andre Nimri and two half-sisters named Sara and Nadia Nimri. Najwa...
73. Elena Anaya
Actress | La piel que habito
Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucía (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 ...
74. 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 ...
75. 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 Blancanieves (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 ...
80. 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 ...
83. Ivana Baquero
Actress | El laberinto del fauno
Ivana was born on June 11th, 1994, in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated High School at The American School of Barcelona in 2012.
She got her big break in 2006 when Guillermo Del Toro cast her as the lead in his critically acclaimed fantasy thriller "Pan's Labyrinth." The role of Ofelia was originally ...
84. Belén Rueda
Actress | El orfanato
María Belén Rueda García-Porrero (born 16 March 1965) is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Lucía in the TV series Los Serrano (2003); as Julia in The Sea Inside (2004), for which she won a Goya Award; and as Laura in The Orphanage (2007), for which she received another Goya ...
89. Blanca Suárez
Actress | La piel que habito
Blanca Martínez Suárez (born 21 October 1988), professionally known as Blanca Suárez, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her performances on television series The Boarding School (2007-10), The Boat (2011-13), and the Netflix series Cable Girls. She has also worked with Pedro Almodóvar in ...
92. Beatriz Batarda
Actress | Night Train to Lisbon
Beatriz Batarda was born on April 1, 1974 in London, England as Beatriz da Silveira Moreno Batarda Fernandes. She is known for her work on Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Yvone Kane (2014) and The Murmuring Coast (2004). She was previously married to Bernardo Sassetti.
99. Laia Costa
Actress | Victoria
Laia Costa is a Spanish actress. She is known for Victoria (2015) and Newness (2017). She speaks fluent Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Laia was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award, for her role in the critically acclaimed Victoria, for which she became the first foreign actress...
100. Anna Castillo
Actress | El olivo
Anna Castillo was born October 9, 1993 in Barcelona, Spain. At the age of seven she began her artistic training in various specialized schools in Barcelona and Madrid. Anna was a member of the band sp3 from 2005 to 2011. In 2011 she earned her Bachelor in Arts and continued her acting career ...