Forget Hollywood, soon you will be able to visit the Spanish Walk of Fame in the capital city of Madrid where Marilyn Monroe's name won't appear but Sarah Montiel's will.. and instead of Paul Newman you will find Antonio Banderas. The project is in honor of the Spanish Film Academy's 25th anniversary and was sponsered by the State Lottery and Bets department.
25 famous Spaniards (one per year celebrated) will receive a star designed by Oscar Mariné made of granite, marble and steel. The current idea is to later expand this by 1 or 2 stars every year.
First honored are:
Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga, Luis Buñuel, Jose Luis Garci, Pilar Miró, Carlos Saura y Fernando Trueba.
Imperio Argentina, Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Sara Montiel, Emma Penella, Amparo Rivelles, Carmen Sevilla y Concha Velasco.
Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Pepe Isbert, Alfredo Landa, Toni Leblanc, Paco Rabal y Fernando Rey.
This Walk of Fame (Paseo de la Fama) will be: calle de Martín de los Heros in Argüelles district.