Ivana Baquero

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Ivana Baquero
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Born Ivana Baquero Macías
(1994-06-11) June 11, 1994 (age 20)
Barcelona, Spain
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Parents Ivan Baquero
Julia Macías

Ivana Baquero Macías (born June 11, 1994) is a Spanish actress. At the age of 11, Baquero was chosen by director Guillermo del Toro to play the lead role of Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim and the Goya Award for Best New Actress.

Early life[edit]

Baquero attended school in her hometown of Barcelona. She went to the American School of Barcelona where she learned to speak fluent English, along with Catalan.[1] She graduated in the summer of 2012.

Career[edit]

Baquero acted in a few small roles in a number of films before receiving great acclaim on Pan's Labyrinth. The most notable of these films is Fragile, in which she played a minor role alongside Calista Flockhart and Richard Roxburgh. She was in a number of other films including Romasanta and Rottweiler. She has also appeared on Spanish television on a few occasions.[2]

From about 1000 young actresses, Baquero was picked to play the role of Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth in 2006. Guillermo Del Toro, the director of the film, said that when he first saw her with her curly hair and deep dark eyes, he knew instantly that she was perfect for the role. The role of Ofelia was originally intended for a girl of the age of 8, but the script was altered to accommodate Baquero, who was 11 at the time.

The Anarchist's Wife is one of Baquero's latest films, set in the unsettled time of the Civil War in Spain. She plays the supporting role of Paloma, a 15-year-old girl. The film was released in 2008.[3]

She has most recently played the title role in John Connolly's horror film, The New Daughter, with Kevin Costner; marking her first American role.[4]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Romasanta Ana
2004 Rottweiler Esperanza
2005 Fragile Mandy
2005 Maria i Assou Nicole TV Movie
2005 Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale Moni TV Movie
2006 Pan's Labyrinth Ofelia/Princess Moanna Goya Award for Best New Actress
Imagen Award for Best Actress - Film
Premio ACE for Best New Actress
Newcomer Award for Female (Categoría Femenina)
Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Turia Award for Best New Actress
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated—Butaca Award for Best Catalan Film Actress (Millor actriu catalana de cinema)
Nominated— Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Artist
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Actor or Actress
2008 The Anarchist's Wife Paloma—age 15
2009 The New Daughter Louisa James
2010 Absencia Lena Short film
2011 The Red Virgin Hildegart Rodriguez Short film
2013 Another Me Kaylie
2014 Gelo Joana

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