by gabriellimx | created - 01 Aug 2018 | updated - 01 Aug 2018 | Public

There has been a lot of gifted actors in spanish language; some of them never worked in Hollywood, but they were really great!

1. Arturo de Córdova

Actor | Las tres perfectas casadas

Entering the Mexican film industry in the 1930s, it didn't take Arturo de Córdova long to become a major star, specializing in action and adventure films. At the height of his popularity he was beckoned to Hollywood in an attempt to make him a "Latin lover" type in the mold of Ricardo Montalban, ...

2. Pedro Infante

Actor | Tizoc (Amor indio)

Undoubtedly, Pedro Infante was, and still is, the idol of Mexico. Because of his movies (59 including 55 leading roles and four cameos), records (366 songs recorded between 1943 and 1956) and public appearances in Mexico and Latin America, Infante became a star and the most beloved human being in ...

3. David Silva

Actor | Campeón sin corona

David Silva was born on October 9, 1917 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as David Silva Guglielmeti. He was an actor and producer, known for Campeón sin corona (1946), El Topo (1970) and Espaldas mojadas (1955). He died on September 21, 1976 in Mexico City, Mexico.

4. Ángel Garasa

Actor | La verbena de la Paloma

Ángel Garasa was born on December 12, 1905 in Madrid, Spain as Ángel Garasa Bergés. He was an actor, known for Fair of the Dove (1963), The Three Musketeers (1942) and College Boarding House (1948). He was married to María del Carmen Turanzas. He died on August 27, 1976 in Mexico, Distrito Federal,...

5. Pedro Armendáriz

Actor | From Russia with Love

Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...

6. Enrique Rambal

Actor | El ángel exterminador

Enrique Rambal was born on May 8, 1924 in Valencia, Spain as Enrique Rambal Sacia. He was an actor and director, known for The Exterminating Angel (1962), Los caudillos (1968) and El mártir del Calvario (1952). He was married to Lucy Gallardo and Mercedes Borqué. He died on December 15, 1971...

7. Ignacio López Tarso

Actor | Macario

Ignacio López Tarso was born on January 15, 1925 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Ignacio López López. He is an actor, known for Macario (1960), Rosa blanca (1961) and El Pantera (2007).

8. Carlos Ancira

Director | Vivir enamorada

Carlos Ancira was born on August 20, 1929 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Carlos Ancira Negrete. He was an actor and director, known for Vivir enamorada (1982), Fando and Lis (1968) and El camino secreto (1986). He was married to Thelma Berny Castilla and Karina Duprez. He died on August 10,...

9. Joaquín Pardavé

Actor | Los nietos de Don Venancio

Joaquín Pardavé was born into the theatrical milieu, the son of a pair of stage actors. He was a popular stage actor and appeared in several silent films and some early sound features, but achieved his greatest fame in the early 1940s in films like My Memories of Mexico (1944) and El baisano Jalil ...

10. Fernando Soler

Actor | El grito de la carne

Fernando Soler was born on May 24, 1896 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico as Fernando Díaz Pavía. He was an actor and director, known for El grito de la carne (1951), The Great Madcap (1949) and Chucho el Roto (1934). He was married to Sagra del Río. He died on October 24, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico.

11. José Elías Moreno

Actor | Santa Claus

José Elías Moreno was born on November 12, 1910 in Las Palmas, Unión de San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico as José Elías Moreno Padilla. He was an actor and writer, known for Santa Claus (1959), Las tres perfectas casadas (1953) and The Magnificent Beast (1953). He died on July 15, 1969 in Mexico, D.F., ...

12. Wolf Ruvinskis

Actor | Neutrón, el enmascarado negro

Of Jewish origins, Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics was born in 1921 in Riga (Latvia), but fearing persecution during World War II his family relocated to Argentina, where they lived in extreme poverty. In spite of his deprived childhood, Wolf excelled in sports and became interested in wrestling. When he ...

13. 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, ...

14. David Reynoso

Actor | Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales

David Reynoso was born on January 29, 1926 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico. He was an actor and director, known for Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales (1968), Seis días para morir (1967) and Un hombre en la trampa (1965). He died on June 9, 1994 in Mexico City, Mexico.

15. Héctor Suárez

Actor | El mil usos

Héctor Suárez was born on October 21, 1938 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is an actor and director, known for El mil usos (1981), Las fuerzas vivas (1975) and Neutron Traps the Invisible Killers (1965).

16. Manolo Fábregas

Actor | Mecánica nacional

Manolo Fábregas was born on July 15, 1921 in Vigo, Spain as Manuel Sánchez Navarro. He is known for his work on National Mechanics (1972), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) and College Boarding House (1948). He died on February 4, 1996 in Mexico City, Mexico.

17. Jorge Mistral

Actor | El conde de Montecristo

He was a Spanish actor; his father was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Catalonia. His debut in theater was in 1943 and in cinema in 1944. At the end of the fifties he lived in South America. He committed suicide with a gunshot while living in Mexico City, Mexico.

18. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).


19. 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 ...

20. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority ...

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