Sabine Moussier

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Sabine Moussier
Born Diana Sabine Moussier
(1966-07-12) 12 July 1966 (age 48)
Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996 – present
Partner(s) Jorge Peralta (2002–08)
Children Camila Peralta Moussier (born July 15, 2003)
Paulo Peralta Moussier (born July 3, 2006)

Diana Sabine Moussier (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈβine muˈsjer]; born 12 July 1966) is a German-born Mexican actress who is best known for her villainous roles in Televisa's telenovelas, such as El privilegio de amar, Entre el amor y el odio, La madrastra, Amar sin limites, Piel de otoño, Amor sin maquillaje, Las tontas no van al cielo, Mi pecado, Abismo de pasión and La Malquerida. She starred as the protagonist in Ni contigo ni sin ti.

Biography[edit]

Moussier was born on 12 July in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. While still a very small child, Moussier and her mother left Europe and immigrated to Mexico. Moussier had a quiet childhood in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, but as a teenager she took an interest in acting and eventually moved to Mexico City, where she attended Televisa's Centro de Educación Artística.[1]

Career[edit]

Soon after graduating from CEA, Moussier found work as the co-host of Al ritmo de la noche with Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo. In 1996, she was cast in minor roles in Morir dos veces and Luz Clarita. The following year, Moussier portrayed the pianist Mireya Serrano in María Isabel.[1]

Moussier's recognition increased in 1998 when she was cast in El privilegio de amar as the sympathetic model Lorenza Torres, which some have referred to as Moussier's best role yet.[2] Moussier later won the award for Best New Actress at the 1999 Premios TVyNovelas ceremony for her portrayal of Lorenza. That same year, she took on the role of the adulterous Diana de Lizárraga in Mujeres engañadas, alongside Arturo Peniche.

In 2001, Moussier joined the cast of El derecho de nacer (a remake of the 1981 telenovela) as Graciela, a seemingly demure secretary who, disguised as a nun, frequents Yucatec brothels in order to satisfy not only her clients' base desires, but her own as well.[2] The following year, she starred alongside César Évora and Susana González in Entre el amor y el odio, in which she portrayed the scheming Frida, the series' primary villainess, who plots alongside the odious Marcial (Alberto Estrella) to marry Évora's Octavio and gain control of his family's lands.

Following the August 2002 finale of Entre el amor y el odio, Moussier took a two-and-a-half-year hiatus from her career in order to give birth to, and care for, her newborn daughter. In February 2005, Moussier starred as Évora's ex-fiancée in La madrastra as the vain and haughty murder suspect Fabiola de Mendizábal, a character with hints of mental instability who nonetheless redeems herself by the novela's end and winds up happy with her equally suspicious husband, Bruno (René Casados). Three months later, she debuted in Piel de otoño as ambitious businesswoman Rebeca Franco, who carries on an affair with the heroine's villainous husband Ramón (Sergio Goyri).

After finishing Piel de otoño, Moussier took part in the theatrical play Hombres.[3] After giving birth to her second child, she returned to telenovelas late in 2006 as mafia boss Eva Santoro in Amar sin límites. The role marked a change for Moussier, as Eva Santoro was neither an unfaithful wife, nor a husband-stealer, nor a terrible mother. Despite her evil deeds, Eva became a popular character with the viewing audience, who came to view her more favorably than series heroine Azul (Karyme Lozano) and lamented her death.[2] For her work as Eva, Moussier was nominated at the 2007 Premios TVyNovelas for Best Actress in her antagonistic role. She briefly reunited with the cast of La madrastra and took up the role of Fabiola in order to re-film the final ten episodes of the telenovela, which was being re-aired at the time, and to provide a new resolution to the murder mystery. She joined the star-studded cast of the mini-novela Amor sin maquillaje as Beatriz, pairing up with Piel de otoño co-star Sergio Goyri. The telenovela honored the fiftieth anniversary of Televisa and telenovelas in Mexico.

In 2008, Moussier starred as Marissa in Las tontas no van al cielo, a character with which the actress professed to be enamored.[4] Marissa becomes a more sympathetic character after it is revealed that she was forced to have an unwanted abortion at the age of 15 and after her fiancé Santiago (Jaime Camil) leaves her pregnant at the altar for her friend, Candy (Jacqueline Bracamontes). However, much to Moussier's dismay,[4] After wrapping up the filming of Las tontas, Moussier replaced Edith González as the protagonist, Elena Tejero, in the musical play Aventurera, though she withdrew from the cast a few months later following a leg injury.[1]

In 2009, Moussier starred as the seductive, social-climbing Justina Almada de Huerta in Mi pecado. During the filming of Mi pecado, Moussier was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. Though she and producer Juan Osorio Ortiz initially altered her filming schedule in order to accommodate her recovery, she was forced to withdraw from the cast shortly before the finale. Her character, Justina, was not recast, as Osorio had planned in advance for the possibility of Moussier's departure.[5]

In 2011, she returned to Mexican telenovelas after she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, starring her first protagonist role as Eleonor Cortazar in Ni contigo ni sin ti. As of March 2012, Moussier is starring as the seductive, vain, haughty, ambitious, villainously, social-climbing and scheming Carmina Bouvier in Abismo de pasion, a remake of Cañaveral de Pasiones. Her character is mentally unstable, who nonetheless redeems herself. In 2013, She participation in Amores verdaderos. In 2014, Moussier starring as the main antagonist role of Perla in La Malquerida.

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, Moussier began dating Rodrigo Santos, and though they moved in together, the couple split in 2002 after two-and-a-half years together.[6] Moussier started a relationship with Chilean businessman Jorge Peralta,[7] and the couple's daughter, Camila Peralta Moussier, was born on July 15, 2003 in Mexico City.[8] They later welcomed their son, Paulo Peralta Moussier, on July 3, 2006.[9] Moussier and Peralta subsequently split in January 2008, publicly announcing their separation a month later on February 19.[7] Although Moussier often referred to Peralta as her husband,[10] Peralta himself told gossip magazine TVnotas that the couple was never officially married, because Moussier and Peralta had cohabited for more than five years and had children together. They were required, under the Mexican Constitution, to formally divorce nonetheless.[11] Shortly after breaking up with Peralta, Moussier began dating a young man named Juan,[11] but they ended their relationship in 2009.[12]

In April 2009, Moussier became involved in a public and lengthy war of words with fellow actress Sherlyn, who brought a lawsuit against Moussier's former partner Peralta, accusing him of defrauding her of MXN$2 million while they were dating.[13] Moussier paid Peralta's debt herself and then publicly denounced Sherlyn when the younger actress did not immediately drop the charges against Peralta.[14] Peralta was eventually released from prison on May 14,[15] but Moussier later accused Sherlyn of violating the non-aggression pact that was included in the settlement of the lawsuit and threatened to reveal information that would ruin Sherlyn's career.[16] The two actresses eventually came to an understanding following a telephone call and subsequently called a truce.[17]

In late 2009, Moussier developed Guillain-Barré syndrome and was forced to alter her shooting schedule on Mi pecado in order to promote her recovery.[18] According to Juan Osorio, Moussier's illness traveled from her spinal cord to her brain, affecting her ability to remember her lines and causing her such pain that doctors were forced to put her under sedation. Additionally, he claimed that Moussier might be left paralyzed as a result of the illness.[5][19] As a result of her worsening health, Moussier was forced to leave the cast of Mi pecado shortly before the completion of filming.[20] Moussier announced in late November 2009 that her health was improving and that she would not be left paralyzed, although she stressed that Guillain-Barré "is an illness that takes months [from which to recover]".[21] Although she had recovered from Guillain-Barré by March 2010, her health has been further complicated by a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.[22]

Filmography[edit]

Television

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Morir dos veces Paullette Supporting Role
1996-97 Luz Clarita Unknown Supporting Role
1997-98 María Isabel Mireya Serrano Supporting Role
1998-99 El privilegio de amar Lorenza Torres Supporting Role
1999 Rosalinda Cristina Special Appearances
1999-00 Mujeres engañadas Diana Solórzano de Lizárraga Protagonist
2001 El derecho de nacer Graciela Supporting Role
2002 Entre el amor y el odio Frida Díaz de Villareal "Dama de la Corte" Main Antagonist
2005 La madrastra Fabiola Morán de Mendizábal Antagonist
Piel de otoño Rebeca Franco Main Antagonist
2006-05 Amar sin límites Eva Santoro Supporting Role
2007 La madrastra (new scenes) Fabiola Morán de Mendizábal Antagonist
Amor sin maquillaje Beatriz
2008 Las tontas no van al cielo Marissa de la Parra Antagonist
2009 Mi pecado Justina Aldama de Huerta Antagonist
2011 Ni contigo ni sin ti Eleonor Cortázar Armenta Co-protagonist
2012 Abismo de pasion Carmina Bouvier de Castañón Main Antagonist
2014 La Malquerida Perla Main Antagonist

Theatre

Theatre
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Hombres
2008 Aventurera Elena Tejero Lead role

Awards & Nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
1999 Best Female Revelation El privilegio de amar Won
2007 Best Female Antagonist Amar sin límites Nominated
2013 Abismo de pasión

Premios ACE (Argentina)[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2006 Outstanding Character Actress La madrastra Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier: Datos Biográficos". Televisa. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Venant, María Elena (16 June 2009). "Sabine Moussier está encasillada en el rol de villana". Univision.com. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Casab, Moisés (23 August 2005). "Sabine Moussier no descansa". Televisa. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Flores, Adriana (28 March 2008). "Sabine Moussier se niega a los cambios de su personaje". Televisa. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier podría quedar paralítica". People en Español. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  6. ^ (Spanish) Navarro, Roxana (2002). "Sabine rompió con su novio". Univision. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  7. ^ a b (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier se divorcia". Univision. 19 February 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  8. ^ (Spanish) Navarro, Roxana (July 2003). "¡Ya es mamá de una linda niña!". Univision. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  9. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine, mamita por segunda vez". Univision. 18 July 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  10. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine tendrá la parejita". Univision. 27 June 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  11. ^ a b (Spanish) "Ex de Sabine abrió su corazón". Univision. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  12. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier está ¡harta!". Univision. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  13. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier pide clemencia a Sherlyn". People en Español. 14 April 2009. 
  14. ^ (Spanish) Contreras, Claudia (30 April 2009). "Sabine Moussier llega a arreglo con Sherlyn". El Universial. 
  15. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier rechaza hablar sobre situación legal de su ex". El Universial. 19 May 2009. 
  16. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier amenaza a Sherlyn: "A ver de a cómo nos toca"". People en Español. 4 June 2009. 
  17. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier y Sherlyn hacen las paces". People en Español. 12 June 2009. 
  18. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier habla de su salud". Televisa. 21 October 2009. 
  19. ^ (Spanish) "Se complica salud de Sabine Moussier". People en Español. 20 November 2009. 
  20. ^ (Spanish) "Confirmado Sabine sale "Mi Pecado"". Televisa. 2 November 2009. 
  21. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier: "No me estoy muriendo"". People en Español. 23 November 2009. 
  22. ^ (Spanish) "Sabine Moussier sobre su enfermedad: "Desde hace cinco meses no me levanto"". People en Español. 18 March 2010. 

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