Alba Raquel Barros

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Alba Raquel Barros
Born (1952-12-14) 14 December 1952 (age 62)[1]
Santurce, Puerto Rico[2]
Occupation actress, comedian, dancer

Alba Raquel Barros (born 14 December 1952 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is an actress, comedian, and dancer.[2] She is better known for her acting career, and she has won many national awards for her work, both in the television and theatrical fields.[1]


Barros participated in a rendition of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire as a student at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).[2] She graduated with a degree in Theatre from the UPR in 1974.[2]

Barros began her rise to fame as a telenovela actress in Puerto Rico's channel 2 during the 1970s. She participated in some of that channel's most famous soap operas.

By the early 1980s, she had moved to WAPA-TV,[3] where she acted in some of that channel's most famous shows, including 1982's soap, Yo Sé Que Mentía (I know he was lying), with Iris Chacón, the mini series, Las Divorciadas, (The Divorced Women),[2][3][4] with Sonia Noemí and Maribella Garcia, as well as 1984's sitcom, Barrio Cuatro Calles.[4] In the latter comedy she played a Puerto Rican girl who had been born in New York City therefore she used an Americanized, or Nuyorican, accent. She played the wife of Miguel Ángel Álvarez, who played a bakery owner. They played opposite legendary Cuban actor Leopoldo Fernández and Yazmín Mejías.

She has participated at the theatrical versions of many of Latin America's most famous novels, including La Carreta, Orinoco, La Clase del 69 and others.[2][4]

The famous Chilean show host and producer, Don Francisco has invited Barros many times to his Univision show Sábado Gigante. Barros has participated as a comedian a number of times on that television show.[2]

Barros' acting career has not been limited to television and theater, however, as she has participated in a number of Puerto Rico's most important productions of all times, including Nicolas y los demas (Nicholas and the others), directed by and starred Jacobo Morales, Héroes de Otra Patria (Heroes for Another Nation, which protested the participation of Puerto Ricans in the United States military, particularly during the Vietnam War era),[4][5][6] and Los Diaz de Doris.

In 2002, Barros moved to Venezuela to act there, after being signed by Venevision. She appeared in Ángel Rebelde as Simona Ramirez.

In 2008, she acted in Telemundo's El Rostro de Analía where she played Dionisia Valdez.

In 2010, she acted in Telemundo's Alguien Te Mira where she played Yoyita.[7]


  • Outstanding comedy actress of the year (Puerto Rico, 1985)[2]
  • Comedian of the year (Puerto Rico, 1986)[2]
  • Best female actress (Puerto Rico, 1986)[2]
  • Best soap opera starring role (Puerto Rico, 1987)[2]
  • Best actress (Puerto Rico, 1988)[2]
  • Best actress in a supporting role, Critics Circle Award Theater of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico, 1990)[2]


List of appearances in film, stage, and television
Title type Year Role Notes
Streetcar named Desire play 1972 Stella Kowalski University of Puerto Rico production[2]
La Carreta play 1979 Lydia [2]
El ídolo telenovela 1980 WKAQ-TV series starred José Luis Rodríguez
Yo Sé Que Mentía telenovela 1982
Las Divorciadas miniseries 1984 [2][3]
Barrio Cuatro Calles sitcom 1984 [4]
Padres de hoy miniseries 1985 [2]
Nicolás y Los Demás (An ordinary Day) film 1986 María Directed by and starred Jacobo Morales[2]
Camino Negro play 1987 Myrna Centro de Bellas Artes production[2]
Hemingway miniseries 1988 [4]
Tres destinos telenovela 1993 Genie Montalvo also appeared[4]
Orinoco play 1993 Mina play by Emilio Carballido performed at Centro de Bellas Artes[2]
El Callejón de los Cuernos television special 1998 WAPA-TV[2]
Nueva Yol 3 film 1997 [2]
La Clase del 69 play 1997 Gloria Centro de Bellas Artes production[2]
Esperando al Italiano play 1997 Centro de Bellas Artes production[2]
Héroes de Otra Patria film 1998 Pura Torres [4]
Los Díaz de Doris film 1999 Myrna
Entre los Dioses del Desprecio film 2000 [2]
Second Honeymoon television film 2001 Louisa [4]
El Rompecabezas film 2002 [2]
A 2.50 la Cuba Libre play 2002 Ibrahim Guerra play appeared in Miami (with Hoy Como Ayer) and in New York[2]
Ángel Rebelde telenovela 2004 Simona Ramirez [4]
Habla y Habla television documentary 2006 self
El Rostro de Analía telenovela 2008–2009 Dionisia Valdez
One Hot Summer television film 2009 Elder Lady 1
Alguien Te Mira telenovela 2010 Yoyita [7]
En Otra Piel telenovela 2014 Doña Lupe [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Alba Raquel Barros". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Caicedo Productions". Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Alba-Raquel". Ladrones Y Mentirosos (film). Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  4. ^ Héroes de Otra Patria at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Alba Raquel Barros". Movies & TV. All Movie Guide and Baseline via The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  6. ^ a b "TV Novellas - Alguien Te Mira" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  7. ^ "En Otra Piel (TV Series)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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