Anabel Alonso (left)
November 11, 1964 |
Baracaldo, Vizcaya, Spain
Ana Isabel Alonso Gómez (born on 11 November 1964 in Baracaldo, Vizcaya), better known as Anabel Alonso, is a Spanish comedy actress that has appeared in theatre plays, movies and television shows, including the popular sitcom 7 Vidas and the movie Finding Nemo (as the voice of Dory). She also hosts several different television programs.
Her best known role is arguably playing Diana Freire in the popular Spanish sitcom 7 Vidas, loosely based on the American sitcom Friends. In it, she played a naive second-rate actress that as time passes comes to realize her lesbianism. The portrayal of a lesbian character going against conventional stereotypes in prime time television led to Alonso becoming a gay icon. As 7 Vidas was a show known for introducing current (mostly Spanish-related, but not exclusively) topics in a comedy key, the character of Diana dealt with issues such as same-sex marriage or adoption by same-sex couples (including a powerful speech in one episode against people who reject gay adoption). Diana came across as a funny, klutzy, very sexual character, and was one of the longest-standing characters of the show (the longest-running show in the history of Spanish television).
- 1991 - El robobo de la jojoya
- Tretas de mujer
- Amor propio
- La leyenda de la doncella
- Los hombres siempre mienten
- La boutique del llanto
- Las cosas del querer II
- Hotel y domicilio
- Boca a boca
- Corazón loco
- Pon un hombre en tu vida
- Tu nombre envenena mis sueños
- Los moños
- El crimen del cine Oriente
- Esposados (short movie)
- La mujer más fea del mundo
- Camino de Santiago
- 2000 - Carne de gallina
- 2002 - Historia de un búho (short movie)
- 2003 - Finding Nemo (voice of Dory)
- 2007 - Ángeles S.A. Simona
- Las troyanas (1984)
- Maribel y la extraña familia (1990)
- El lunático (1992)
- Los gatos (1992)
- Frankie y Johnny en el Clair de Lune (1997)
- Androcles y el león (1998)
- Un día cualquiera (1998)
- Confesiones de mujeres de 30 (2002–2003)
- La bola de cristal (1989)
- Primera función (1990)
- Venga el 91 (1990)
- Menos lobos (1992)
- Objetivo indiscreto (1992–1993)
- Habitación 503 (1993)
- El peor programa de la semana (1993)
- Los ladrones van a la oficina (1993)
- Contigo pan y cebolla (1997)
- El flechazo (1997)
- Mira quién viene esta noche (1997)
- Hermanas (1998)
- Un país maravilloso (1999)
- Secretos de Hollywood (1999)
- El camino de Santiago (1999)
- Condenadas a entenderse (1999)
- 7 Vidas (2000–2006)
- Estoy por ti (2005)
- Tal para cual (2006)
- Pelopicopata (2006)
- Distracción fatal (2006)
- La familia Mata (since 2007)
- Fotograma de Plata Award in 1993 for Best TV Actress for Los ladrones van a la oficina.
- Primera Línea Award in 1993 for Revelation Actress for Kika.
- Best Actress Award in 1996 from the Movie Festival of Badajoz for Esposados.
- El Mundo Award for Best Basque Actress in 1998 for El crimen del cine Oriente.
- Best Actress Award from the Elche Independent Movie Festival in 2002 for Historia de un búho.
- Shan Gay magazine Award in 2002 for 7 vidas
- Fotogramas de Plata Award in 2003 for Best Theatre Actress for Confesiones de mujeres de 30
- Festival LesCaiCineMad'03 Best Actress Award for 7 vidas
- Telón de Oro Chivas in 2004 for Best Veteran Comedy Theatre actress for Confesiones de mujeres de 30
- Fotogramas de Plata Award-Nomination in 2004 for 7 vidas.
- Academia de Televisión Española Award-Nomination in 2004 and 2006 for 7 vidas.