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One of Britain's most adored female impersonators, and certainly one of the highest paid entertainers of his era, Dani La Rue, once owned a luxurious apartment in the Alkaid complex in the Lomo de Los Riscos district of Torremolinos. A Steinbach grand piano, complete with crystal chandelier, took centre stage in the apartment, which he shared with his long-time lover.

Hollywood heartthrob, Anthony Quinn, also left his mark on the Pez Espada hotel whilst staying there during the filming of The Lost Command. On one occasion, the actor, a competent saxophonist, got up on stage with the house orchestra and entertained the guests with his exceptional musical skills.

Frank Sinatra put the Hotel Pez Espada on the map after he was involved in a fracas while staying there during the filming of Von Ryan's Express. The incident involved a Spanish photographer and the Cuban b-movie actress called Cañibano Ondina.

Remedios Cervantes Montoya (Malaga, June 20, 1964) is a Spanish actress, television presenter and model. Her election as Miss Spain1 in 1986, opened the doors to the world of fashion, to which she dedicated twelve years of her professional career. Later she won the title of Best Model Of Europe 1988.2 As a model she walked the catwalks of Cibeles and Gaudí, and has been on the cover of magazines such as Vogue or Elle.

Designer, TV presenter and Andalucian icon Vicky Martin Berrocal, whose dresses have adorned Harrods' windows, talks exclusively to andalucia.com about her passion for fashion, flamenco and foreign travel. I am meeting Vicky Martin Berrocal in her exclusive spa-club in the El Porvenir area Seville. The interview with the Sevillana darling, star of the small screen and queen of the catwalk.

Penélope Cruz was born in Madrid on 28 August 1974 to Eduardo Cruz, a car salesman, and Encarna Sanchez, a hairdresser. While her beginnings were decidedly lower-middle class, this star-to-be decided her destiny at the age of just 15, when she saw Pedro Almodóvar's film Átame (Tie Me up, Tie Me Down) .

American actress Melanie Griffith was well known in Spain for her acting career (Working Girl, The Bonfire of the Vanities) long before 1996. But as a star, she shot into the Spanish-celeb stratosphere that year when she married the Andalusian-born actor Antonio Banderas.

We find the handsome young Sevillian on set to film the second series of TV drama, Hispania, La Leyenda (The Legend of Spain). He plays Marco, the first-in-command to the Roman Praetor Galba, whose character is played by Lluis Omar. Olmedo’s last major role on the big screen was in Jose Luis Alema’s film La Sombra Perdida (The Lost Shadow), released in January.

Born in Valencia but considering herself an adopted Andalusian, Inma Cuesta achieved fame thanks to her role as Margarita in the successful television series Aguila Roja. She has just finished working with Daniel Sanchez Arevalo on his latest film, Primos, would love to work with directors such as Amenabar, Almodovar or Tim Burton.

The well-known Spanish actress and singer, Carmen Sevilla was born Carmen García Galisteo in Seville on the 16th October 1930. From an early age she was involved in the world of theatre and dance, appearing as a ballerina aged 12 in the theatrical spectacle, "Spanish Rhapsody", along with Paquita Rico and Ana Esmeralda.

Bibiana Manuela Fernández Chica (Tangier, February 13, 1954), formerly known artistically as Bibi Ándersen and later as Bibiana Fernández, is a film and theater actress, singer, circus drag queen, television presenter, model and Spanish socialite.

This highly acclaimed actor has it all – the looks, the charm, the drive, the energy, and the creativity. Star of innumerable Hollywood movies, Banderas is one of Andalucia’s most famous, and proudest, exports.