Carmen Amaya

1913 - 1963

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Carmen Amaya (2 November 1913 – 19 November 1963) was a Spanish Romani flamenco dancer and singer, born in the Somorrostro district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She has been called "the greatest Flamenco dancer ever and "the most extraordinary personality of all time in flamenco dance." She was the first female flamenco dancer to master footwork previously reserved for the best male dancers, due to its speed and intensity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carmen Amaya has received more than 235,138 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Carmen Amaya is the 401st most popular actor (down from 355th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Spain (down from 188th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Actor.

Carmen Amaya was a flamenco dancer and singer who is most famous for being the first female flamenco dancer to perform in North America.

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Among actors, Carmen Amaya ranks 401 out of 9,996Before her are Mark Hamill, Tobin Bell, Woody Harrelson, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Hogan, and Matthew McConaughey. After her are Richard Dean Anderson, John Cassavetes, Anne Baxter, Lana Turner, Alfred Molina, and Richard Crenna.

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Among people born in 1913, Carmen Amaya ranks 35Before her are Werner Mölders, Erich Priebke, Frances Farmer, Silvio Piola, Witold Lutosławski, and Leônidas. After her are Stanford Moore, Artur Axmann, Wolfgang Paul, Roger Wolcott Sperry, René Clément, and Willis Lamb. Among people deceased in 1963, Carmen Amaya ranks 27Before her are Yasujirō Ozu, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Rajendra Prasad, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, and Michael Rockefeller. After her are Theodore von Kármán, Richard Baer, Jacques Hadamard, Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Richard Barthelmess, and Józef Gosławski.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Carmen Amaya ranks 211 out of 2,932Before her are José Echegaray (1832), Brunhilda of Austrasia (543), Luis de Góngora (1561), Manuel Castells (1942), María Isabella of Spain (1789), and Infante Carlos, Count of Molina (1788). After her are Judah Halevi (1079), Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), Jacinto Benavente (1866), Pomponius Mela (15), and Manuel Godoy (1767).

Among ACTORS In Spain

Among actors born in Spain, Carmen Amaya ranks 3Before her are Antonio Banderas (1960) and Penélope Cruz (1974). After her are Javier Bardem (1969), Fernando Rey (1917), La Belle Otero (1868), Carmen Maura (1945), Sara Montiel (1928), María Casares (1922), Marisa Paredes (1946), Najwa Nimri (1972), and Francisco Rabal (1926).

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