Andres Garcia was born May 24, 1941 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is the son of Spanish exiles from the Spanish Civil War who received refuge in the country during the regime of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. His father was a famous Spanish Republican combat aviator named Andrés García La Calle. Andres Garcia emigrated to Mexico, where he obtained Mexican nationality and pursued a career in show business. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he became a sex symbol in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, participating in movies, Spanish soap operas and photo-romance novels (magazine featuring photos of actors who create a story – a popular phenomenon across Latin America during the 1970s).