Pilar López de Ayala

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Pilar López de Ayala
Born (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978 (age 36)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress

Pilar López de Ayala Arroyo (born 18 September 1978 in Madrid) is a Spanish film actress. She received a Goya for her role as Queen Joanna of Castile in the 2001 film Juana la Loca, directed by Vicente Aranda (released in the United States as Mad Love).

Family[edit]

She has an older brother named Rodrigo López de Ayala Arroyo, born in Madrid on 20 January 1975. Their parents are Rodrigo López de Ayala Sánchez-Arjona (b. Fregenal de la Sierra, 4 July 1944) and wife Pilar Arroyo Gallego. On their father's side they are originated from the rural nobility of Extremadura and twice descendants of Christopher Columbus through Diego Colón.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2001 she won the Best Actress award of the Toulouse Cinespaña for Báilame el agua (2000), was nominated for the Newcomer Award of the Spanish Actors Union for Besos para todos (2000), won the Sant Jordi at the Sant Jordi Awards for Best Spanish Actress (Mejor Actriz Española) for Báilame el agua (2000), won the Silver Seashell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for Best Actress for Juana la Loca (2001) and was nominated for a Goya at the Goya Awards for Best New Actress (Mejor Actriz Revelación) for Besos para todos (2000).

In 2002 she won both the Newcomer Award and the Award of the Spanish Actors Union of the Spanish Actors Union for Film: Lead Performance (Protagonista Cine), the Premio ACE at the Premios ACE for Cinema – Best Actress, the Goya at the Goya Awards for Best Lead Actress (Mejor Actriz Principal), the Fotogramas de Plata of the Fotogramas de Plata for Best Movie Actress (Mejor Actriz de Cine), the CEC Award of the Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain for Best Actress (Mejor Actriz) and the ADIRCAE Award at the ADIRCAE Awards for Best Performance in a Leading Role, all of them for Juana la Loca (2001).

In 2006 she was nominated for the Award of the Spanish Actors Union of the Spanish Actors Union for Film: Supporting Performance, Female (Secundario Cine – Categoría Femenina), the Goya at the Goya Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Actriz de Reparto), the Fotogramas de Plata at the Fotogramas de Plata for Best Movie Actress (Mejor Actriz de Cine) and the CEC Award of the Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain for Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Actriz Secundaria), and won the Premio ACE at the Premios ACE for Cinema – Best Actress, all of them for Obaba (2005).

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaime de Salazar y Acha. Estudio Histórico Sobre una Familia Extremeña – Los Sánchez-Arjona, Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía, Madrid, 2000, p. 342

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