Famous People of Spain

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Paco de Lucia

Paco was born into a musical family on December 21, 1947 in Algeciras, Spain. He is most famous for his Flamenco guitar playing. He uses intricate fingering, emotions, and suspense in his music that people love. Paco's most famous rumba was called "Entres Dos Aquas". In 1970's, Paco was named the best guitarist in the world. By 2012, Paco de Lucia received his second Latin Grammy Award for best Flamanco recording. Sadly, he died from a heart attack at the age of 66 in 2013. Paco de Lucia will always be remembered for his master guitar playing that inspired many people around the world.

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz was born on April 28, 1974 in Spain. She is famous for being the first Latin woman to win an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2008 for the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In the 1990's and 2000's she played roles in many movies such as Open Your Eyes(1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000), Women on Top (2000), and received recognition for her lead roles in the movies Vanilla Sky and Blow. Cruz is currently 39 years old. She has played in 56 movies and is still acting. Penelope Cruz has inspired many people around the world to follow their dreams.

Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca was a famous poet born in 1898. He was murdered by Franco the dictator at died at age 38