Interested in famous Spanish speaking people? Want to know which actors, singers, politicians, and business people are Spanish speaking? Our guide gives you the facts and information you want to know.
Antonio Banderas (born August 19, 1960) is a Spanish film actor who has starred in prestigious Hollywood films including Evita, Interview with the Vampire, The Mask of Zorro, the Mariachi sequels, and the Shrek sequels. As a Spanish national, he obviously is a famous Spanish speaking person
His voice role as Puss in Boots in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third made the character popular on the family film circuit. In 2005, he resumed his role as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro, although this was not as popular as the original. In 2006, he starred in Take the Lead, a high school-set movie in which he played a real-life ballroom dancing instructor. That year, he also received the L.A. Latino International Film Festival’s “Gabi” Lifetime Achievement Award, on October 14.
Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award winning Mexican-American actress and a famous Spanish speaking person. Hayek has played a role in more than thirty movies and performed as an actress outside of Hollywood in Mexico and Spain. Hayek’s altruistic work includes increasing awareness on violence against women and prejudice against immigrants. Salma Hayek is the first Mexican national to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and only the second Latin American, after Fernanda Montenegro for Central Station.
Famous Spanish Speaking People: Singers
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, humanitarian and famous Spanish speaking person who has been a key figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s. In 2001, she broke through into the English-speaking world with the release of Laundry Service, which sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. She has also won numerous awards worldwide, including two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, fifteen Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards and a People’s Choice Award.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and famous Spanish speaking person. She is the wealthiest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes, and the most important Hispanic artiste in America according to People en Español’s list of “100 Most Influential Hispanics”.