To succeed in Hollywood, the mecca of the cinema, is a dream, is to become a star and achieve a status within the reach of very few. Ben Affleck is one of them, has two Oscar awards, a marriage to Jennifer Garner, and affairs with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez… and now has fallen in love with the cuban-Spanish Ana de Armas. Agreed last fall on the set of Deep Water.
Their romance discovered just a few weeks ago, filled the front pages of the media of the heart, especially in Spain, because a Spanish actor to win a film star continues to arouse great interest.
When Antonio Banderas opened up the road in Hollywood, their marriage in 1996, with the actress Melanie Griffith (daughter of Tippi Hedren) was a huge boost to enter the star system. The couple had met a year before sharing sign in Two Much.
Penelope Cruz, a star today, before being nominated for the first time the Oscar for Re (2007)
was partner of Tom Cruise (2001-2004) and Matthew McConaughey (2005-2006), with which it coincided in Vanilla Sky and Sahara, respectively. And his brother Eduardo was a partner between the 2011 and the 2012 Eva Longoria, a star thanks to the series
Elsa Pataky married in 2010, with Chris Hemsworth, when he was not one of the highest paid actors in the world, but an australian who was looking for an opportunity in Hollywood, like her. Before, Spanish was the girlfriend of Adrien Brody (2006-2009), which in 2004 had won the Oscar for The pianist.
But before that Flags, Cross, or Pataky, the first Spanish who found love in Hollywood was Sara Montiel. After their well-publicised adventures (real or not) with Gary Cooper, James Dean or Marlon Brando, in 1957, she married the film director Anthony Mann, and in 1963 she divorced him. In 1965, another Spanish, Carmen Cervera, married with Lex Baxter, popular for Tarzan. In 1972, he died before he could sign the divorce.
Returning to the TWENTY-first century, Viggo Mortensen and Ariadna Gil is another one of those couples that wake up interest, although they carry their relationship discreetly. Agreed Alatriste (2006) and Appaloosa (2008) and have been living together since 2009. And the partner of the actress Claudia Traisac (performer of the series Live without permission) is Josh Hutcherson (one of the protagonists of The hunger games). They fell in love in 2014, rolling Escobar: Paradise lost.
In this list of actors could also be included to Jon Kortajarena, a couple of Luke Evans (Dracula the legend never told), close to a year and a half; or Álex González, who lived a brief idyll with Olive Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse). Maria Bravo, entrepreneur and also an actress, had a relationship with Bruce Willis; and Mar Saura is also related to Brad Pitt, in the few hours that the actor has spent in Madrid, to promote Seven years in Tibetin 1997.