Here are 8 famous actresses from Spain were born in 1923:
Ana Mariscal (July 31, 1923 Madrid-March 28, 1995 Madrid) a.k.a. Ana María Rodríguez-Arroyo Mariscal or Anna Mariscal was a Spanish screenwriter, film director, actor and film producer.
Born in Madrid in 1923, Ana Mariscal began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress, working prolifically in Spanish cinema during the 1940s and 1950s. However, she soon became frustrated with the limited roles available to women in the industry and began writing her own scripts. She went on to become one of the few female filmmakers in Spain at the time and directed a number of successful films.
In addition to her work as a filmmaker, Mariscal was also a prominent figure in Spanish cultural life. She was a staunch supporter of the Franco regime and was known for her conservative political views. She was a member of Franco's Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts and was awarded numerous honors for her contributions to Spanish culture.
Mariscal died in Madrid in 1995 at the age of 71. Today, she is remembered as an important figure in Spanish cinema, as well as a controversial one due to her politics.
Luisa Sala (July 7, 1923 Madrid-June 16, 1986 Madrid) was a Spanish actor.
She began her acting career in the 1940s and appeared in theater productions, films, and TV shows throughout her career. Sala was known for her versatility and ability to play a wide range of characters. Some of her notable films include "Calle Mayor" (1956), "Un rayo de luz" (1960), and "La residencia" (1969). She also regularly appeared on Spanish TV shows like "Estudio 1" and "La Cabina". Sala was highly respected in the Spanish acting community and won several awards, including the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 1983. She passed away in Madrid in 1986 at the age of 62.
María Martín (July 14, 1923 Marbella-) also known as Mary Martin, Mery Martin, Maria Martinez, Mary Martín, Mery Martín, María Martín or María Martín Vargas is a Spanish actor.
She began her acting career in the 1940s and quickly became a prominent figure in the Spanish film industry. Martin starred in a variety of popular films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "El Camino" (1959), "Plácido" (1961), and "La Gran Familia" (1962). She was known for her versatility as an actress, able to play both dramatic and comedic roles with equal skill. In addition to her work in film, Martin also appeared in several popular television series, including "Curro Jiménez" and "Cañas y Barro". Martin was honored with numerous awards during her career, including the Order of Civil Merit and the Gold Medal for Fine Arts. She remains an important figure in Spanish cinema, and her contributions to the industry continue to be celebrated today.
Lola Flores (January 21, 1923 Jerez de la Frontera-May 16, 1995 Madrid) also known as Flores, Lola, María Dolores Flores Ruiz, María Dolores "Lola" Flores Ruiz, Lola or La Faraona was a Spanish singer and actor. She had three children, Rosario Flores, Antonio Flores and Lolita Flores.
Lola Flores was known for her passionate performances of flamenco and copla music. She began her career as a child prodigy in flamenco dance and later transitioned to singing and acting. She became a beloved icon in Spain and her career spanned over five decades. She appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including "Esperanza y Gloria," "La Faraona," and "Lola la piconera." She was also a successful recording artist, with hits such as "Ay pena, Penita, Pena" and "La Zarzamora." Flores received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including the Gold Medal for Fine Arts and the National Prize for Performing Arts. She passed away in 1995 at the age of 72, but her legacy as one of Spain's greatest performers lives on.
Trini Alonso (June 27, 1923 Santander-January 20, 2000) also known as Trinidad Alonso Fernández or Trinidad Alonso was a Spanish actor.
Alonso began his acting career in the late 1940s, appearing in Spanish films such as "La fe" and "Molinos de viento." He later gained international recognition for his role in the film "Fortunata y Jacinta" in 1970. Alonso also acted in numerous television series and theater productions throughout his career. In addition to acting, he was also a theater director and a teacher at the Escuela de Arte Dramático. Alonso received several awards during his career including the Medal of Fine Arts in 1989. He passed away in Madrid at the age of 76.
Nani Fernández (February 22, 1923 Madrid-November 9, 1960 Madrid) also known as Nani Fernandez was a Spanish actor.
He was best known for his roles in Spanish films during the 1940s and 1950s. Nani began his acting career at a young age and quickly gained popularity for his charming persona and talent on screen. He starred in over 60 films throughout his career, showcasing his versatility as an actor in dramas, comedies, and romances. Nani's notable films include "La Lola se va a los puertos," "Botón de ancla," and "Una muchachita de Valladolid."
Nani also became known for his controversial personal life, which included several high-profile relationships with women and alleged involvement in political activism. He maintained a reputation as a rebel and nonconformist until his tragic death at the age of 37 in a car accident in Madrid. Despite his short career, Nani Fernandez is remembered as one of the most talented and beloved actors of Spanish cinema.
Concha Hidalgo (December 13, 1923 Logroño-) a.k.a. Conchita Hidalgo is a Spanish actor.
She started her acting career in 1947 with her appearance in the film "El Correo del Rey". Hidalgo was one of the prominent actresses of the Spanish cinema during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of her notable films include "Marisol rumbo a Río", "Los tramposos", and "Gritos en la noche". She also performed on stage, especially in theater productions of Zarzuela, Spanish operetta, and musical comedy. In addition to acting, Hidalgo also dubbing foreign actresses into Spanish, including Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. She was awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 1987 and the National Film Award in 2002 in recognition of her contribution to Spanish cinema.
Fernanda de Utrera (February 9, 1923 Utrera-August 24, 2006 Utrera) also known as Utrera, Fernanda de, Fernanda Jiménez Peña or de Utrera, Fermanda was a Spanish actor and singer.
Born in Utrera, Andalusia, Spain, Fernanda de Utrera was raised in a family of renowned Flamenco artists. She began performing at a young age and soon became one of the most prominent Flamenco performers of her time. Utrera was recognized for her powerful voice, unique style, and deep knowledge of the Flamenco tradition. In addition to her singing career, she also appeared in several films and television programs, showcasing her acting talent. Utrera was a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Flamenco Prize, the Gold Medal for Fine Arts, and the Andalusian Medal of Merit. Her legacy continues to influence the Flamenco world, and she remains a beloved figure in Spanish culture.