The Leading Spanish Ladies!by dziwnytenswiat | created - 10 Nov 2012 | updated - 08 Oct 2017 | Public
Top 25 from all films I've seen. Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes. Including Actresses from all Spanish Speaking Regions.
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 ...
2. 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 ...
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 ...
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.
5. 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 ...
6. Goya Toledo
Actress | Amores perros
Goya Toledo was born on September 24, 1969 in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain as Gregoria Micaela Toledo. She is an actress, known for Amores Perros (2000), Maktub (2011) and Plans for Tomorrow (2010).
7. Salma Hayek
Actress | Frida
One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...
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 ...
Actress | [Rec]
Manuela Velasco is a Spanish TV hostess and actress. Velasco is best known for starred in the Spanish horror films REC (2007), REC 2 (2009), REC 4: Apocalypse (2014), and the Spanish television series Velvet.
She make her film debut in Pedro Almodovar's Law of Desire (1987).
In 2007, she won the Goya...
10. Rosario Flores
Actress | Hable con ella
Rosario Flores was born on November 4, 1963 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Rosario González Flores. She has been married to Pedro Lazaga since April 8, 2006. They have two children. She was previously married to Carlos Orellana.
11. Soledad Villamil
Actress | El secreto de sus ojos
Soledad Villamil was born on June 19, 1969 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an actress, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999) and It's Not You, It's Me (2004). She has been married to Federico Olivera since 1997. They have two children.
12. Cecilia Roth
Actress | Todo sobre mi madre
She moved to Spain with her father and her brother, Ariel Rot, in 1976 and started acting. Her first major role was in Iván Zulueta's Rapture (1979). After appearing in Pedro Almodóvar's debut feature _Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)_ she kept working with him in Labyrinth of ...
13. 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 ...
14. Lola Dueñas
Actress | Mar adentro
Lola Dueñas was born on October 6, 1971 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as María Dolores Dueñas Navarro. She is an actress, known for The Sea Inside (2004), Volver (2006) and Broken Embraces (2009).
15. Maricel Álvarez
Actress | Biutiful
Maricel Alvarez is a stage and film actress, director, choreographer and curator. Her practice develops at the intercrossing of theater, performance and visual arts, blending the boundaries where the body, as artistic and critical device, may reveal itself. This essentially interdisciplinary ...
16. 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) ...
17. 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 ...
18. Paulina Gaitan
Actress | Sin nombre
19. Ana Torrent
Actress | Tesis
20. 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 ...
Actress | Maria Full of Grace
Catalina Sandino Moreno was born on April 19, 1981 in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an actress and producer, known for Maria Full of Grace (2004), Che: Part One (2008) and Fast Food Nation (2006). She has been married to David Elwell since April 15, 2006. They have one child.
22. Silvia Pinal
Actress | Viridiana
Now a living legend and still very active, Silvia Pinal began her career in theater and became a leading lady in her first movie roles, in the late 1940s. Always a smart urban girl, she belongs to the second and most versatile generation of Mexican movie stars of the Golden Era, together with Pedro...
23. María Valverde
Actress | Exodus: Gods and Kings
She began acting in 2002, when film director Manuel Martin Cuenca chose her from 3000 girls to be the lead actress in his film "The Bolshevik's Weakness". One year later, Maria's work impressed both the audience and the Spanish Film Academy, who awarded her with the Goya for Best Newcomer. Since ...
24. 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)...
25. Emma Suárez
Actress | Julieta
Made her first film when she was 15 and from then on shared her time between studying dramatic art and performing in plays, films and TV productions. However it was not until the 1990s that she began to make her worthiest appearances in films directed by Julio Medem (Vacas, La Ardilla Roja and ...