Belén Esteban

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Belén Esteban Menéndez

Belén Esteban Menéndez is a Spanish television personality. She began her television career on a Spanish TV Antena 3 channel. In 2004 she followed her colleague Ana Rosa Quintana to Cinco TV. In 2009 she left "El programa de Ana Rosa" to participate in a new Cinco TV show called "Sálvame". Although the show has changed its format over the years, it continues to feature Esteban.

"Sálvame" attracted a large audience, although it received criticism for its focus on the private life of celebrities: one complaint regarded the coverage of Esteban's own school-age daughter, who was discussed in the context of custody issues.[1] It has been characterised as telebasura or junk TV.[2]

At the end of 2009 Esteban underwent cosmetic surgery ahead of her appearance on Telecinco's New Year's Eve special: Google revealed a massive increase in searches for her on the internet.[3] Her other TV appearances include the competitive dancing programme ¡Más que baile! where she was the winner of 2010.

In 2011 she appeared in a cameo role in Lethal Crisis, a 3-D film in the Torrente series.[4]


  1. ^ The matter was addressed by the "defensor del menor", a children´s ombudsman, who recommended less coverage of Andreina, the daughter. The very public life of Belén Esteban
  2. ^ Jesús Rodríguez (2011-01-10), The very public life of Belén Esteban, El País (English edition)
  3. ^ "Current Google Insights Trends: Chris Henry's death, Belen Esteban's operation". The Independent. Relax News. 2009-12-21. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Belén Esteban at the Internet Movie Database