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Chris Chaplow - Managing Director

Chris Chaplow was awarded an honours degree in Civil Engineering at King's College, London and worked in management on a number of major construction projects before moving to Spain in 1991. An early internet adopter in 1993, launching Spain's first online image bank leading to founding Andalucia,com in 1996

Shelagh Tennant

Described by the tabloids as 'indecently charming and ‘deliciously wicked’, Shelagh Tennant, the ‘60s wild child noted for being the person who helped bring The Beatles to Spain, became one of the most important characters in the history of Torremolinos. The former model and owner of Shelagh's Bar - one of the first English pubs in Torremolinos – died in 2018, but she left a legacy that is still talked about in the town today.

Royalty in Andalucia

Andalucia has been a favourite place to visit for many members of the Royal families of Europe.

Explorers

Andalucia has been home to many celebrities and famous people in the past, including Athletes, writers, historians and religious figures. Below is a list of famous people that are from, or have once lived in, Andalucia.

Aristocracy

Andalucia has been home to many celebrities and famous people in the past, including Athletes, writers, historians and religious figures. Below is a list of famous people that are from, or have once lived in, Andalucia. 

Religious Figures in Andalucia

Andalucia has been home to many celebrities and famous people in the past, including Athletes, writers, historians and religious figures. Below is a list of famous people that are from, or have once lived in, Andalucia.

Historians

Andalucia has been home to many celebrities and famous people in the past, including Athletes, writers, historians and religious figures. Below is a list of famous people that are from, or have once lived in, Andalucia. 

Bandits

Andalucia has been home to many celebrities and famous people in the past, including Athletes, writers, historians and religious figures. Below is a list of famous people that are from, or have once lived in, Andalucia.

Athletes and Sports personalities

Andalucia people, both those native to this region and those who have a relationship with southern Spain. From Roman emperors to Moorish caliphs and poets, from movie stars to models, singers, dancers and authors, the names and faces do much to tell the story of Andalucia.

Famous faces of Torremolinos

Torremolinos is embellished with artistes from all occupations, and some of the most celebrated of them, as well as the eccentric and the notorious, have lived, or stayed, in the town at some point during their lives. The famous faces of Torremolinos are closely related to Torremolinos History.

Michelle Chaplow - Director

Michelle Chaplow has lived and worked in Andalucia in Southern Spain for over 20 years as a freelance photographer specialising in travel and tourism having studied photography at Seville University. Her work has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers all over Europe, Australia, the United States of America and even China. In 1996 she was awarded a prestigious state contract by Turespaña, the Spanish Tourist Board. In 2001 she received an honorary mention for her continuous work in the field of photography in promoting Spanish tourism and the Ortiz Echagüe prize given by the Spanish Ministry of Tourism and Commerce.

Local Heroes

Famous people who figured in the history of towns of Andalucia including Marbella, Torremolinos and Granada principally in the 1950s and 1960s.

Writers, Poets and Philosophers

Andalucia has been home to world-famous writers, poets and philosophers during the course of history, including the poet, playwright and theatre director Federico Garcia Lorca. Listed below are a number of famous writers and poets who have roots in Andalucia.

Government and Political Figures

Andalucia has seen some very important Government and Political figures over the years, including the U.S.A First Lady Michelle Obama. Listed below are the most important, both old and new, governmental and political figures in Andalucia.

Bullfighters

Andalucia is known throughout the world as a reference for the world of bullfighting. Many great bullfighters have risen to fame while touring this region as well. This page is dedicated to those who have kept this ancient tradition alive in southern Spain. Meet the "Matadores".

Antonio Ordóñez

Bullfighter 1932-1998. More >

Artists and Designers

Some of the greatest names in art history have come from Andalucia, including painters Velázquez, Murillo and Pablo Picasso. At museums throughout the region you'll find displays of the creative vein that continues to run through southern Spain. On this page, you'll meet up with the people who established local artistic traditions.

Antonio Banderas

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.

Actors, Actresses and Models

Andalucia has both produced its own icons in this department, as well as attracted many more to its sunny climes. Here is a look at who's who in southern Spain whether you're looking for movie stars, actors for TV or theatre or models "Made in Spain".