Antonio Banderas was born in 1960 in Malaga, Spain. Neither his father nor his mother were actors, but Antonio was into the cinema world from an early age. When he was 19 years old he moved to Madrid. He got his first film role in 1982 (Laberinto de pasiones). In 1988, he got engaged to Ana Laza, but the couple split up eight years later.
Melanie Griffith was born in 1957 in NY, USA. Her father wasn't an actor, but her mother was an actress (Tippi Hedren) and she started acting when she was nine months in a commercial. She got her first film role in 1975 (La noche se mueve). Melanie went out with Don Johnson at the age of fourteen, and they got married in 1976. Five years later they split-up, and se met Steven Bauer, who is the father of her son Alexander. They split-up in 1987.
Melanie and Don remarried in 1989, the year that their daughter Dakota was born. Finally, they got divorced six years later.
Antonio and Melanie have known each other since 1994. He fancied her the first moment he saw her. They got married in May 1996. And they had their daughter Stella del Carmen. The marriage ended in 2014, therefore they have been together for eighteen years.
When they were getting divorced, Melanie erased her mythical tattoo of a hearth with Antonio's name.