Famous People from Spain

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Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Born Feb. 5, 1985 in Madeira, Portugal
  • At age 10 was known as superstar at "football" in the neighborhood
  • "A kid who ate, slept, and drank" -Ronaldo's Father
  • Youngest of 4 children
  • Father was often drunk during Rolando's childhood

Salador Dali

  • Born in Figures, Spain in 1904
  • Only surviving male child of his family
  • Attended a prominent art academy in Matrid
  • Married to Gala Eluard
  • Broke the surrealist movement in 1939
  • He & Gala flew to Europe in 1940
  • Spent the war years in the United States
  • He has a long mustache
  • He painted a picture that is known as a brain teaser.

Penelope Cruz Sanchez

  • Born: 1974 in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
  • Made film debut in 1992 (Jamon Jamon)
  1. Nominations for film: Spanish Actors Union Newcomer Award and the Goya Award (Spain's Academy Award) for Best Lead Actress
  • Played role in The Age of Beauty (1992) which won an Oscar and virtually swept the Goya Awards
  • At age 25 she moved to Hollywood
  • Cruz was the first Spanish actress to win an Academy Award for her performance in Vicky Christina Barcelona