For Melanie Griffith, it was love at first sight when she met sexy Spanish actor Antonio Banderas. “I got weak in the knees, and my heart beat really fast,” she said. “I said something really stupid, but I can’t remember what.”
Banderas agrees that there were sparks from the very start. He told Hello Magazine that the first time he spotted her was as the 60th Academy Awards in 1988, when Griffith was nominated for Working Girl. “As soon as I got out of the car, I saw her,” he said. “I didn’t recognize her because at that time I hadn’t seen the movie... I asked, ‘Who is that beautiful woman?’ She was gorgeous. She had a cream coloured dress with pearls on it. I’ll remember that my entire life.”
The two began dating in 1995, after shooting the flick Two Much together. They married in May of 1996.