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 207,266 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Carmen Amaya is the 355th most popular actor (down from 351st in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from Spain (up from 206th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish 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 355 out of 10,030Before her are Daniel Craig, Emil Jannings, Annie Girardot, Joaquin Phoenix, Kim Novak, and Tippi Hedren. After her are Don Johnson, Kate Winslet, Vittorio Gassman, Juliette Binoche, Virna Lisi, and Peter Stormare.

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Among people born in 1913, Carmen Amaya ranks 33Before her are Kenzō Tange, Roger Garaudy, Luz Long, Frances Farmer, Werner Mölders, and Leônidas. After her are Erich Priebke, Silvio Piola, Artur Axmann, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Willis Lamb, and René Clément. Among people deceased in 1963, Carmen Amaya ranks 23Before her are Yasujirō Ozu, Sylvia Plath, Theodor Heuss, Thích Quảng Đức, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. After her are Theodore von Kármán, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Richard Baer, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Rajendra Prasad, and Kurt Zeitzler.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Carmen Amaya ranks 188 out of 2,595Before her are Miguel Muñoz (1922), Javier Solana (1942), Berengaria of Navarre (1165), Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510), Henry III of Castile (1379), and Al-Hakam II (915). After her are Felipe VI of Spain (1968), Judah Halevi (1079), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (1535), Luis de Góngora (1561), and Blanche I of Navarre (1387).

Among ACTORS In Spain

Among actors born in Spain, Carmen Amaya ranks 2Before her are Antonio Banderas (1960). After her are Fernando Rey (1917), Penélope Cruz (1974), Javier Bardem (1969), La Belle Otero (1868), Carmen Maura (1945), Sara Montiel (1928), Francisco Rabal (1926), Marisa Paredes (1946), Najwa Nimri (1972), and Concha Velasco (1939).

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