List of Famous people born in Community of Madrid, Spain

Almudena Grandes

María Almudena Grandes Hernández
First Name Almudena
Born on May 7, 1960
Died on November 27, 2021 (aged 61)

Almudena Grandes Hernández is a Spanish writer. She is a recipient of the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize.

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Elsa Pataky

Elsa Lafuente Medianu
First Name Elsa
Born on July 18, 1976 (age 46)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Elsa Lafuente Medianu, known professionally as Elsa Pataky, is a Spanish model and actress. Pataky is known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise. She has appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane (2006), Giallo (2009) and Give 'Em Hell, Malone (2009). She also starred in the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood (2010).

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Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz Sánchez
First Name Penélope
Last Name Cruz
Born on April 28, 1974 (age 49)

Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television, and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón Jamón (1992). Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Belle Époque (1992), Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000), and Woman on Top (2000). Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and Blow. She has garnered numerous awards, including an Academy Award from three nominations.

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Fernando Torres

Fernando José Torres Sanz
First Name Fernando
Last Name Torres
Born on March 20, 1984 (age 39)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a striker.

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Rafa Benítez

Rafael Benítez Maudes
First Name Rafa
Born on April 16, 1960 (age 63)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Rafael Benítez Maudes is a Spanish professional football manager and former player and a manager who recently managed Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional. He joined Real Madrid's coaching staff at the age of 26, going on to work as the under-19 and reserve team coach, and assistant manager for the senior team. He moved away from Real Madrid in 1995, but management spells at Real Valladolid and Osasuna were short-lived and unsuccessful. He guided Segunda División side Extremadura back to the Primera División in his first season in 1997, but the team was relegated the following season. He left the club, and coached Tenerife in 2000, winning promotion in his only season.

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Isabel Díaz Ayuso

Isabel Natividad Díaz Ayuso
First Name Isabel
Last Name Ayuso
Born on October 17, 1978 (age 44)

Isabel Díaz Ayuso is a Spanish politician who serves as the President of the Community of Madrid. A member of the People's Party (PP), and the Vice-Secretary of Communication and Spokeswoman of the party's Madrilenian branch, she was the regional candidate for President of the Community of Madrid ahead of the 2019 Madrilenian regional election. Although her party lost the regional elections for the first time since May 1991, she was later elected President by the Assembly of Madrid. Her administration represented several firsts: it was the first time that the region was run by a coalition government—formed by Ayuso's own conservative People's Party (PP) and Citizens—and it was the first time that the far right, represented by Vox, props up a regional executive in Madrid.

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Verónica Forqué

Verónica Forqué Vázquez-Vigo
First Name Verónica
Last Name Forqué
Born on December 1, 1955
Died on December 13, 2021 (aged 66)

Verónica Forqué Vázquez-Vigo is a Spanish actress of stage, film and television who comes from an artistic and theatrical family. Her mother is Carmen Vázquez Vigo and her father was the director José María Forqué. Her brother is director Álvaro Forqué. She was married to Spanish actor Manuel Iborra, by whom she has a daughter, María.

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Achraf Hakimi

First Name Achraf
Born on November 4, 1998 (age 24)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Achraf Hakimi Mouh is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Morocco national team. Mainly a right-back or right wing-back, he can also play on the left or as a winger.

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Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia

First Name Grand
Last Name Russia
Born on March 13, 1981 (age 42)

George Mikhailovich Romanov is the heir apparent to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, a claimant to the disputed Headship of the Imperial Family of Russia. She attributes to him the title of Tsesarevich and he bears, as a title of pretence, the prefix of "Grand Duke" with the style of Imperial Highness. As a cadet member of the branch of the House of Hohenzollern which formerly ruled the German Empire and Kingdom of Prussia, he is also traditionally entitled "Prince of Prussia" with the style of Royal Highness.

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Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
First Name Enrique
Last Name Iglesias
Born on May 8, 1975 (age 48)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and philanthropist who is known as the King of Latin Pop. He began his career during the mid-1990s on American Spanish-language record label Fonovisa Records under the stage name Enrique Martinez, before switching to his notable surname Iglesias. His father Julio Iglesias was a very successful singer and Iglesias wanted to make it on his own without receiving benefits from his family name. By the turn of the millennium, after becoming one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic market in the United States, he made a successful crossover into the US mainstream market. He signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for US$68 million with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope Records to release English albums.

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Felipe VI of Spain

Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia
First Name Felipe
Last Name Spain
Born on January 30, 1968 (age 55)

Felipe VI or Philip VI is the King of Spain. He ascended the throne on 19 June 2014 upon the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos I. His mother is Queen Sofía, and he has two elder sisters, Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, and Infanta Cristina. In 2004, Felipe married TV news journalist Letizia Ortiz with whom he has two daughters, Leonor and Sofía.

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Álvaro Morata

Álvaro Borja Morata Martín
First Name Álvaro
Last Name Morata
Born on October 23, 1992 (age 30)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Álvaro Borja Morata Martín is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus, on loan from La Liga club Atlético Madrid, and the Spain national team.

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Alba Flores

Alba González Villa
First Name Alba
Last Name Flores
Born on October 27, 1986 (age 36)

Alba González Villa, known professionally as Alba Flores, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Saray Vargas in Vis a Vis and Nairobi in La Casa de Papel .

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Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso Mendoza
First Name Marcos
Last Name Alonso
Born on December 28, 1990 (age 32)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Marcos Alonso Mendoza is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left back or wing back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Spain national team.

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Antonio Escohotado

First Name Antonio
Last Name Escohotado
Born on July 5, 1941 (age 81)

Antonio Escohotado Espinosa is a Spanish philosopher, essayist and university professor whose work, while mainly focused on law, philosophy and sociology, has covered a wide range of fields. Escohotado gained public renown for his research on drugs as well as for his well-known anti-prohibitionist positions. His major work, The General History of Drugs, is widely respected.

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Victoria Abril

Victoria Mérida Rojas
First Name Victoria
Last Name Abril
Born on July 4, 1959 (age 63)

Victoria Mérida Rojas, better known as Victoria Abril, is a Spanish film actress and singer. She is possibly best known to international audiences for her performance in the film ¡Átame! by director Pedro Almodóvar.

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Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo

Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo y Peralta-Ramos
First Name Cayetana
Born on October 15, 1974 (age 48)

Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo y Peralta-Ramos, 14th Marchioness of Casa Fuerte, MP is a Spanish journalist, historian, and politician of the People's Party. She has served as Member of the Congress of Deputies since 21 May 2019 for Barcelona and was Spokesperson of her party in Congress until 21 August 2020. She is of French—Argentine descent.

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Raúl de tornillo

First Name Raúl
Born on October 17, 1994 (age 28)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Raúl de Tomás Gómez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as a striker.

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Glenn Thomas Jacobs

Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor, author, businessman, and politician. As a Republican, he is the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. In professional wrestling, Jacobs is signed to WWE, where he is known by his ring name Kane. He began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992, wrestling in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the younger half-brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction.

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Alejandro Sanz

Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro
First Name Alejandro
Last Name Sanz
Born on December 18, 1968 (age 54)

Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro, better known as Alejandro Sanz, is a Spanish musician, singer and composer. Sanz has won 22 Latin Grammy Awards and 4 Grammy Awards. He has received the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist. The singer is notable for his flamenco-influenced ballads, and has also experimented with several other genres including pop, rock, funk, R&B and jazz.

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