Antonio Banderas is well-known for his impressive acting range and performances in films such as The Mask of Zorro and Spy Kids. To gain a greater understanding of the actor it can be helpful to learn some interesting facts about him from his wife or girlfriend to his daughter’s death and even his height. So stay tuned for all the latest information on Antonio Banderas!
José Antonio Domínguez Banderas was born on 10 August 1960 in Málaga Andalusia. His parents were José Domínguez a Civil Guard policeman and Ana Banderas Gallego a teacher. He adopted his mother’s surname as his stage name when he began performing professionally.
Becoming an actor was not his first passion it was his dream to become a professional football player until a broken foot pushed his dreams aside at the age of fourteen. Soon after he showed a strong interest in the performing arts and was part of the ARA Theatre School under the direction of Ángeles Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri. He worked in the theatre and also performed in the street. This led to him landing a seat at the Spanish National Theatre.
In 1991 Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood. The following year he began to speak minimal English play in US movies and has dominated ever since.
As much as we’d like to talk about the star, it’s time to start with this theme, starting with Antonio Bandera’s wife.
Antonio Banderas Wife/Girlfriend
Antonio Banderas has been married twice, first to Ana Leza from 1987-1996. Through examining his two marriages, we may gain insight into why they were both so short-lived.
Antonio Banderas Wife; Ana Leza
Anna Leza was a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, having been born in Madrid, Spain as Ana Arana Leza and appearing in movies such as Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Of Love and Shadows (1994) and El Placer de matar (1988). She married Antonio Banderas on 27 July 1987 before they divorced nine years later. Although not as widely publicized or memorable compared to his subsequent marriage, Anna’s union with Banderas was still an important event for both parties involved.
Before that, they were together for five months and their marriage lasted eight years we have to admit that they were together for quite a long time. Ana has now moved on and is married to Dharma Villareal.
Antonio Banderas Wife; Melanie Griffith
The couple had been together for 18 years and it was by far one of the most long-lived Hollywood marriages out there so it was quite a surprise when Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from 53-year-old Antonio Banderas citing irreconcilable differences. Let’s take a look back at when her romantic relationship was still intact. On the set of the 1995 film Two Much the two fell in love. Their daughter Stella Del Carmen Banderas was born on September 24, 1996.
Although her daughter was about to turn 18 the year the divorce was filed Griffith asked for full custody and child support. According to some documents filed by disco-queen Laura Water, it is quite controversial – Stella her only child together turns 18 in September. It is said that the divorce is amicable but Griffith has asked for support for the marriage.
Apparently, the cause of the split was the result of infidelity on Antonio’s side she is not a family that is free of the shadow of vice. Antonio has his fraud allegations and Melanie had her drug addiction and her alcoholism. Yet this is not her first rodeo. This is officially Griffith’s fourth divorce and Banderas’ second.
Antonio Banderas Daughter/Dead
Antonio and Melanie have a daughter and as already mentioned her name is Stella del Carmen Banderas and she was born on September 24, 1996. She is a model and an actress and some of them may remember her work in the movies “Crazy in Alabama” “Banzai” and some others. As expected she was quite shocked by the divorce of her parents.
On the subject of Antonio Banderas’s death, the actor was recently the victim of another Internet death joke. There was a Facebook post “RIP Antonio Banderas” and it practically destroyed the Internet. This was also published in the “About” section of the page. “Around 11 am ET on Saturday (10 June 2017) our beloved actor Antonio Banderas died. Antonio Banderas was born on 10 October 1960 in Málaga. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting and liking this page”.
As expected thousands of fans expressed their condolences and on Sunday (11 June) the actor’s representatives officially confirmed that Antonio Banderas was not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities affected by this scam. He is still alive and ceases to believe what you see on the Internet.”
Antonio Banderas’s Height
In addition to Antonio Banderas’s height, here is a summary of all his listed body measurements.
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 70 kilograms
Chest Size: 45 inches
Waist Size: 34 inches
Arms/Biceps Size: 15 inches
Shoe Size: 10 US