He is definitely one of the best and most versatile actors, from the mask of Zorro to Spy Kids, he has brought his A-game to 100 percent. There is no way to go into the subject of Antonio Bandera’s wife, girlfriend, daughter, dead and his greatness without finding out some interesting facts about the star himself. Wait and see and get all the information you can get.
He was born as José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on 10 August 1960 in the Andalusian city of Málaga. He was born in the home of José Domínguez, a policeman of the Civil Guard, and Ana Banderas Gallego, a teacher. He took his mother’s surname as his stage name.
Becoming an actor was not his first passion, it was his dream to become a professional footballer until a broken foot destroyed his dreams at the age of fourteen. Soon afterward he showed a strong interest in the performing arts and became part of the ARA Theatre School, directed by Ángeles Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri. He worked in the theatre and also performed on the street. This led to him getting a place at the Spanish National Theatre.
Antonio Bandera’s wife
In 1991 Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood. The following year, still speaking minimal English, he began to appear in US films and has dominated ever since.
As much as we would like to tell more and more about the star, it is time to start with the subject, starting with Antonio Banderas’s wife.
Antonio Bandera’s wife/girlfriend
The star was married twice and we will look at his two marriages, maybe we can get an insight into why it was so short-lived. The first lady to bear the title of Antonio Bandera’s wife was Ana Leza and they were married from 1987-1996.
Antonio Bandera’s wife; Ana Leza
His first marriage was certainly not as top-class as the last one, but Anna Leza was somehow a big deal. Leza was born in Madrid, Spain as Ana Arana Leza and she is an actress, she was known for movies like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Of Love and Shadows (1994) and El Placer de matar (1988). On 27 July 1987, she married Antonio Banderas, and in 1996 they divorced.
Before that, they were together for five months and their marriage lasted 8 years, we have to admit that they were together for quite a long time. Ana has since moved on and is married to Dharma Villareal.
Antonio Bandera’s wife; Melanie Griffith
The couple was together for 18 years and it was by far one of the most long-lasting Hollywood marriages there is. So it was quite a surprise when Melanie Griffith filed for divorce from 53-year-old Antonio Banderas on the grounds of insurmountable differences. Let’s take a look back to the time when her romantic relationship was still intact. The two fell in love on the set of the 1995 film Two Much and their daughter Stella del Carmen Banderas was born on September 24, 1996.
Although their daughter was to turn 18 in the year in which the divorce was filed, Griffith applied for full custody and alimony for the child. According to some documents filed by Disso-Queen Laura Wasser, it’s quite trivial – Stella, their only child together, will be 18 in September. The divorce is said to be amicable, but Griffith has applied for spousal support.
Apparently the cause of the separation was the consequence of Antonio’s infidelity because her family is not free from the shadow of vice. Antonio has his fraud allegations and Melanie had her drug addiction and alcoholism. Nevertheless, this is not her first rodeo. This is officially Griffith’s fourth divorce and Banderas second.
Antonio Bandera’s daughter/dead
Antonio and Melanie have a daughter and as mentioned above she is called Stella del Carmen Banderas and was born on 24 September 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 shaken by the divorce of her parents.
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On the subject of Antonio Bandera’s death: The actor was recently the victim of another Internet death. There was a Facebook post “RIP Antonio Banderas” which brought the Internet practically to a standstill. It was also posted in the ‘About’ section of the site. “Around 11 am ET on Saturday (June 10, 2017), our beloved actor Antonio Banderas passed away. 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 (June 11) the representatives of the actors officially confirmed that Antonio Banderas is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have fallen victim to this hoax. He is still alive and well. Stop believing what you see on the internet.”
Antonio Banderas height
In addition to Antonio Bandera’s size, you will find a summary of all his body measurements listed here.
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: 70 kilograms
- chest size: 45 inch
- waist size: 34 inch
- arms/biceps size: 15 inch
- Shoe size: 10 US