Famous people from Torremolinos that you might know!

Torremolinos is a city through which hundreds of famous people have passed. Spanish and from outside Spain, especially the great stars of the golden age of Hollywood. However, not only celebrities come from outside. Musical groups and artists of great fame have been born in Torremolinos.

In addition to Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Brigitte Bardot… We can present in this post the painter Horcio Tengo, the group Danza Invisibles and a few footballers from Torremolinos.

The most famous people from Torremolinos is Horacio Lengo Martínez

Horacio Lengo Martínez was born in Torremolinos in 1838 and died in Madrid in 1890. He was a Spanish painter from the Malaga school of painting. He studied in Cádiz, where he came into contact with the artistic world through Serafín Martínez del Rincón.

After travelling to Paris, where he was a disciple of León Bonnat. He participated in the exhibitions of 1875 and 1876 in Paris. He also presented his works at several national exhibitions in Spain in the 1880s.

During the first half of the 1880s he was a recognized painter, prolific and in which “his paintings were bought at a weight of gold”.

He committed suicide by hanging himself in his workshop in Madrid on July 3, 1890, because he was losing his sight.

He has been called “the painter of the turtledoves” or “the painter of the birds and flowers”.

Invisible Dance

Danza Invisible is a new wave music group. It is as one of the bands that were part of the renowned movida madrileña during the 1980s.

It is originally from Torremolinos and founded by Ricardo Texidó, with Chris Navas and Manolo Rubio in 1981. Antonio Gil was also part of the guitar section. Although the last one to join the project was Javier Ojeda. Because he replaced Ricardo Texidó as lead vocalist.

There are two stages in his musical career: the first is characterized by a more alternative and avant-garde sound, inspired by British groups such as Simple Minds, U2 and The Police, or Americans such as Talking Heads or Blondie. The second stage is characterised by a progressive approach to African, danceable and Caribbean music.


The following footballers are also from Torremolinos:

  • Manuel Torres Caturla.
  • Francisco Javier Solar González.
  • José Miguel González Rey.
  • Gabriel Frías-Sánchez Seco.

And remember that Torremolinos is only five minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car.

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