Elizabeth Gutiérrez

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Elizabeth Gutiérrez
Gutiérrez at a premiere in a pink dress and fishnet stockings
Gutiérrez at the premiere of El Rostro de Analía, 2008
Born Elizabeth Gutiérrez Nevárez
(1979-04-01) April 1, 1979 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2003–present
Partner(s) William Levy (2003–2011)[1]

Elizabeth Gutiérrez (/əˈlɪzəbɛθ ɡʉˈtɪɛrəz/ ə-LI-zə-beth gə-TI-err-əz; Mexican Spanish pronunciation: [eˈlisaβet ɣuˈtjeres]; born April 1, 1979) is an American actress and model of Mexican descent. She is best known for playing the leading roles in the telenovelas El Rostro de Analía and El Fantasma de Elena.

Background[edit]

Gutiérrez was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mexican parents.

While working on Protagonistas de Novela 2, she began a relationship with fellow contestant William Levy. She gave birth to their son, Christopher Alexander, in 2006, and to their daughter, Kailey Alexandra, on March 6, 2010.[2] The couple ended their relationship in 2011.[1]

Career[edit]

Gutiérrez had early work as a model on The Price Is Right. She participated in the second season of the reality show Protagonistas de Novela.

Gutiérrez began her work in telenovelas in 2005, playing the villain Isabela in Venevisión International's Olvidarte Jamas. She left the production 12 episodes before its end due to her first pregnancy. The next year she began playing Paola on Acorralada but left to take the lead role in Amor Comprado. In 2007, she played the lead role in Isla Paraiso, a mininovela of 15 two-minute episodes produced by Venevisión and published online.

In 2008, she took another female lead role, this time in the Telemundo production El Rostro de Analía. The novela was broadcast in more than 50 countries; being on one of Telemundo's most popular telenovelas brought Gutiérrez worldwide recognition.[citation needed] In 2009, she turned down the role of Priscila on Bella Calamidades to play a villain in the fifth remake of Corazón salvaje. Critics responded favorably to Gutiérrez's performance.

Elizabeth went on to play the lead in El Fantasma de Elena, her third leading role. This novela was not as popular as expected in the United States but was more successful elsewhere. It has been sold in 70 countries. She filmed the pilot episode for La Mala, La Buena y La Tonta but left the project in favor of El Fantasma de Elena. She also appeared on the dancing show ¡Mira Quien Baila! on Univision. In 2012, she accepted the role of a woman who swung between a father and a son, Mariana San Lucas in El Rostro de la Venganza, from which telenovela she left early in its presentation.

Filmography[edit]

Years Title Character Note
2003 Protagonistas de Novela[3] Herself
2005 Olvidarte Jamas[4] Isabella
supporting villain
2006 Acorralada[5] Paola / La Fiera
supporting role
2007 Amor Comprado[6] Mariana
lead role
Isla Paraiso Bibi 15 three-minute long episodes published online
2008 El Rostro de Analia[7] Ana Lucía Moncada / Mariana Andrade de Montiel
lead & supporting role
Fotonovela Melanie
lead role
2009 Corazón salvaje[8] Rosenda
supporting villain
2010 El Fantasma de Elena Elena Lafe
lead role
2011 ¡Mira Quien Baila! Herself Show (Dancing Competition); finished fourth
2012 El Rostro de la Venganza Mariana San Lucas special participation

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