Ana Belén

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Ana Belén
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Born María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta
(1951-05-27) 27 May 1951 (age 62)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 1961–present
Spouse(s) Víctor Manuel
Children David and Marina

Ana Belén is the professional name of María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta, a Spanish actress and singer. She was born on 27 May 1951 in Madrid.[1]

Career[edit]

Ana Belén studied acting in Spain during her youth and began acting in theatrical and cinematic productions in the mid-1960s. While working on the film Morbo by Gonzalo Suárez, she met Víctor Manuel, marrying him in 1972 in Gibraltar. At this time she also started her career as a singer, releasing several successful albums.

Ana Belén also appeared in various films: La petición by Pilar Miró, Emilia parada y fonda by Angelino Fons, El buscón by Luciano Berriatúa, La oscura historia de la prima Montse by Jordi Cadena, La criatura by Eloy de la Iglesia and Sonámbulos by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. She gave birth to her first child in 1976.

In 1991, she recorded Como una novia, with songs by Gloria Varona, Pancho Varona and Antonio García de Diego, this being the first album that did not include any songs composed or adapted by Víctor Manuel.

In 1997, she released a new album, Mírame, which consisted of her own songs and duets and which went on to become the best-selling album of her solo career. With its release, she went on tour throughout Spain, and in the autumn of the same year, the 'El gusto es nuestro' tour went to America, where it was received with the same enthusiasm as in Spain.

In 1998, Belen commemorated Federico García Lorca's centenary by releasing two albums under the title of Lorquiana, a collection of poems and popular songs by Lorca. The following year another album was released Ana Belén y Miguel Ríos cantan a Kurt Weill, and she had a role in the Tele 5 series, Petra Delicado.

Discography[edit]

  • 1965
    • Zampo y yo
    • Qué difícil es tener 18 años
  • 1973
    • Al diablo con amor (BSO)
    • Tierra
  • 1975
    • Calle del Oso
  • 1976
    • La paloma del vuelo popular
  • 1977
    • De paso
  • 1979
    • Ana
    • Lo mejor de Ana Belén
  • 1980
    • Con las manos llenas
  • 1982
    • Ana en Río
  • 1983
    • Victor y Ana en vivo
  • 1984
    • Géminis
  • 1985
    • BSO La corte de faraón
  • 1986
    • Para la ternura siempre hay tiempo (with Víctor Manuel)
    • Grandes éxitos
  • 1987
    • BSO Divinas palabras
  • 1988
    • A la sombra de un león
  • 1989
    • 26 grandes canciones y una nube blanca
    • Rosa de amor y fuego
  • 1991
    • Como una novia
  • 1993
    • Veneno para el corazón
  • 1994
    • Mucho más que dos
  • 1996
    • 20 exitos
    • El gusto es nuestro
  • 1997
    • Mírame
  • 1998
    • Lorquiana. Popular songs of Federico García Lorca
    • Lorquiana. Poems by Federico García Lorca
  • 2001
    • Peces de ciudad
    • Dos en la carretera
  • 2003
    • Viva L`Italia
  • 2006
    • Una canción me trajo aquí
  • 2007
    • Anatomía
  • 2008
    • Los grandes éxitos... y mucho más

Filmography as actress and director[edit]

Film Director Year
Zampo y yo Luis Lucia (1965)
Españolas en París Roberto Bodegas (1971)
Aunque la hormona se vista de seda Vicente Escrivá (1971)
Morbo Gonzalo Suárez (1972)
Separación matrimonial Angelino Fons (1973)
Al diablo con el amor Gonzalo Suárez (1973)
Tormento Pedro Olea (1974)
A flor de piel Luis Eduardo Aute (1974)
Vida conyugal sana Roberto Bodegas (1974)
El amor del capitán Brando Jaime de Armiñán (1974)
Jo, papá Jaime de Armiñán (1975)
La petición Pilar Miró (1976)
Emilia... parada y fonda Angelino Fons (1976)
La criatura Eloy De La Iglesia (1977)
La oscura historia de la prima Montse Jordi Cadena (1978)
Sonámbulos Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (1978)
Jaque a la dama Francisco Rodríguez (1979)
El Buscón Luciano Berriatua (1979)
Cuentos eróticos Jaime Chavarri, Josefina Molina, Fernando Colomo (1980)
La colmena Mario Camus (1982)
Demonios en el Jardín Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (1982)
La corte de Faraón José Luis García Sánchez (1985)
Sé infiel y no mires con quién Fernando Trueba (1985)
Adiós pequeña Imanol Uribe (1986)
La casa de Bernarda Alba Mario Camus (1987)
Divinas palabras José Luis García Sánchez (1987)
Miss Caribe Fernando Colomo (1988)
El vuelo de la paloma José Luis García Sánchez (1989)
Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento Ana Belén (1991)
Después del sueño Mario Camus (1992)
Rosa rosae Fernando Colomo (1993)
El marido perfecto Beda Docampo Feijóo (1993)
Tirano Banderas José Luis García Sánchez (1993)
La Pasión Turca Vicente Aranda (1994)
Libertarias Vicente Aranda (1996)
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud Manuel Gómez Pereira (1996)
Cada día hay más besos Gregorio Guzmán (1999)
Antigua vida mía Héctor Olivera (2001)
Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Manuel Gómez Pereira (2004)

Television[edit]

Serie/Program Episode Year
Teatro de siempre La comedia nueva 1970
Teatro de siempre Hamlet en los suburbios 1970
Teatro de siempre Los caprichos de Mariana 1970
Pequeño estudio La trampa 1970
Hora once El extraño secreto de Shalken, el pintor 1970
Hora once Eleonora 1971
Juegos para mayores La finca 1971
Estudio 1 Retablo de las mocedades del Cid 1971
Estudio 1 Romeo y Julieta 1972
Fortunata y Jacinta Protagonista 1980
Petra delicado Protagonista 1999

Theatre[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1971 Best TV actress for Retablo de las mocedades del Cid Fotogramas Award
  • 1972 Special mention for Morbo San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • 1980 Best TV actress for Fortunata y Jacinta Fotogramas de Plata
  • 1980 Best actress for Fortunata y Jacinta TP de Oro
  • 1980 Best actress for La Corte del Faraón Bronce
  • 1980 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
  • 1987 Best actress for La Casa de Bernarda Alba and Divinas palabras Fotogramas de Plata
  • 1988 Nominated for Best actress for Miss Caribe Goya Awards
  • 1989 Nominated for Best actress for El vuelo de la Paloma Goya Awards
  • 1991 Nominated for Best director for Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento Premios Ondas
  • 1991 Nominated for Best director debut for Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento Goya Awards
  • 1994 Best song for Contaminame Premios Ondas
  • 1994 Nominated for Best actress for La Pasión Turca Goya Awards
  • 1994 Best Actress for La Pasión Turca Goya Awards
  • 1995 Gold Medal from the Spanish Cinema Academy
  • 1995 Best theatre actress for La bella Helena Fotogramas de Plata
  • 1996 Cadena Dial Award
  • 1997 Best Female soloist. Carlos Gardel Awards
  • 1997 Best actress El amor perjudica seriamente la salud Festival de Peñíscola
  • 1997 Silver Lighthouse Award. Festival de Alfás del Pí
  • 1997 Best Tour El gusto es nuestro Spanish Music Awards
  • 1998 Nominated for Best Spanish female soloist for Lorquiana Premios Amigo
  • 2000 William Layton Award
  • 2001 Woman of the Year. Premios Elle
  • 2001 Nominated Best Spanish female soloist for Peces de ciudad Premios Amigo
  • 2002 Nominated Best female soloist for Peces de ciudad Latin Grammy Awards
  • 2002 Runner up Defensa de dama Premios Mayte of Theatre
  • 2003 Homage by the Instituto Cervantes of Toulouse
  • 2004 Nominated for Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Goya Awards
  • 2004 Nominated for Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Fotogramas de Plata
  • 2004 Nominated for Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Spanish Actors' Union
  • 2004 Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Premios Turia
  • 2006 Málaga Award. Film Festival of Málaga
  • 2007 Fine Arts Golden Medal presented by the Spanish royal family at Toledo Cathedral

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