Leo Anchóriz

Leopoldo de Anchóriz Fustel (September 22, 1932 – February 17, 1987) was a Spanish actor and writer, most notable for appearing in Spaghetti Western films.

Leo Anchóriz
Leopoldo de Anchóriz Fustel

(1932-09-22)September 22, 1932
DiedFebruary 10, 1987(1987-02-10) (aged 54)
Other namesLeo Anchóriz
OccupationActor and writer
Years active1957–1976


Fustel was born in Almería, Spain on 22 September 1932. His real name was Leopoldo Anchóriz Fustel, but his stage name 'Leo Anchóriz' was instead used in films, appearing in some credits in English as 'Leo Anchoris'. He was also great friends with José María Forqué and Jaime de Armiñán, with whom he collaborated on several films, either as an actor or as a screenwriter.[1]

In 1965, he married María Callejón.[2]

He died on 17 February 1987 from a cardiac disease aged 54.[3]


He specialised in Spaghetti Western films filmed in Almería, in the 1960s and 1970s, but he also worked in various other Spanish films and television series. He also worked at the same time as a screenwriter and as an artistic director.

He has worked with directors such as José María Forqué and Italian directors Sergio Corbucci, Enzo Castellari, Franco Giraldi and Umberto Lenzi.

Throughout his film career, he has shared the screen with Agustín González, María Asquerino, Marisol, Sara Montiel and Vittorio Gassman.


  1. ^ "Muere el actor Leo Anchóriz". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019 – via PressReader.com.
  2. ^ "Boda del actor Leo Anchoriz con María Callejón". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ Pérez, José Ángel (14 October 2018). "Leo Anchóriz, el actor olvidado". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. Retrieved 28 April 2019.

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