Ana Belén

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Ana Belén
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Born María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta
(1951-05-27) 27 May 1951 (age 66)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 1961–present
Spouse(s) Víctor Manuel
Children David and Marina

María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta (born 27 May 1951, Madrid) better known by her stage name Ana Belén is a Spanish actress and singer.

Life/career[edit]

Born in 1951, Ana Belén is the oldest of three children. Her father was a cook in Hotel Palace, and her mother worked on a farm.[1] Ana Belén studied acting in Spain during her youth and began acting in theatrical and cinematic productions in the mid-1960. While working on the film Morbo by Gonzalo Suárez, she met Víctor Manuel, marrying him in 1972 in Gibraltar. At this time she also started her career as a singer, releasing several successful albums. She appeared in various films: La petición by Pilar Miró; Emilia parada y fonda by Angelino Fons; El buscón by Luciano Berriatúa; La oscura historia de la prima Montse by Jordi Cadena; La criatura by Eloy de la Iglesia, and Sonámbulos by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón.[citation needed]

In 1986, Ana Belén, alongside songwriter Víctor Manuel, performed the song "La Puerta de Alcalá". The single remained at the top position in Spain for seven weeks in summer 1986.

In 1991, she recorded Como una novia, her first album that did not include any songs composed or adapted by Víctor Manuel. In 1997, she released a new album, Mírame, of her own songs and duets and which went on to become the best-selling album of her solo career. In autumn of 1996, she - along with Joan Manuel Serrat, Miguel Ríos, and Víctor Manuel - set ticket sales records throughout Spain with their "El gusto es nuestro" tour. In 1998, Belen commemorated Federico García Lorca's centenary by releasing two albums under the title of Lorquiana, a collection of poems and popular songs by Lorca. The following year another album was released Ana Belén y Miguel Ríos cantan a Kurt Weill, and she had a role in the Tele 5 series, Petra Delicado.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • 1965
    • Zampo y yo
    • Qué difícil es tener 18 años
  • 1973
    • Al diablo con amor (BSO)
    • Tierra
  • 1975
    • Calle del Oso
  • 1976
    • La paloma del vuelo popular
  • 1977
    • De paso
  • 1979
    • Ana
    • Lo mejor de Ana Belén
  • 1980
    • Con las manos llenas
  • 1982
    • Ana en Río
  • 1983
    • Victor y Ana en vivo
  • 1984
    • Géminis
  • 1985
    • BSO La corte de faraón
  • 1986
    • Para la ternura siempre hay tiempo (with Víctor Manuel)
    • Grandes éxitos
  • 1987
    • BSO Divinas palabras
  • 1988
    • A la sombra de un león
  • 1989
    • 26 grandes canciones y una nube blanca
    • Rosa de amor y fuego
  • 1991
    • Como una novia
  • 1993
    • Veneno para el corazón
  • 1994
    • Mucho más que dos
  • 1996
    • 20 exitos
    • El gusto es nuestro
  • 1997
    • Mírame
  • 1998
    • Lorquiana. Popular songs of Federico García Lorca
    • Lorquiana. Poems by Federico García Lorca
  • 1999
  • 2001
    • Peces de ciudad
    • Dos en la carretera
  • 2003
    • Viva L`Italia
  • 2006
    • Una canción me trajo aquí
  • 2007
    • Anatomía
  • 2008
    • Los grandes éxitos... y mucho más
  • 2011
    • A los hombres que amé
  • 2015
    • Canciones regaladas (with Víctor Manuel)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
1965 Zampo y yo Luis Lucia
1971 Spaniards in Paris Roberto Bodegas
1971 Aunque la hormona se vista de seda Vicente Escrivá
1972 Morbo Gonzalo Suárez
1973 Separación matrimonial Angelino Fons
1973 Al diablo, con amor Gonzalo Suárez
1974 Tormento Pedro Olea
1974 A flor de piel Luis Eduardo Aute
1974 Vida conyugal sana Roberto Bodegas
1974 The Love of Captain Brando Jaime de Armiñán
1975 Jo, papá Jaime de Armiñán
1976 La petición Pilar Miró
1976 Emilia... parada y fonda Angelino Fons
1977 La criatura Eloy De La Iglesia
1978 La oscura historia de la prima Montse Jordi Cadena
1978 Sonámbulos Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
1979 Jaque a la dama Francisco Rodríguez
1979 El Buscón Luciano Berriatua
1980 Cuentos eróticos Jaime Chavarri, Josefina Molina, Fernando Colomo
1982 La colmena Mario Camus
1982 Demons in the Garden Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
1985 La corte de Faraón José Luis García Sánchez
1985 Sé infiel y no mires con quién Fernando Trueba
1986 Adiós pequeña Imanol Uribe
1987 The House of Bernarda Alba Mario Camus
1987 Divinas palabras José Luis García Sánchez
1988 Miss Caribe Fernando Colomo
1989 The Flight of the Dove José Luis García Sánchez
1991 Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento Ana Belén
1992 Después del sueño Mario Camus
1993 Rosa rosae Fernando Colomo
1993 El marido perfecto Beda Docampo Feijóo
1993 Tirano Banderas José Luis García Sánchez
1994 The Turkish Passion Vicente Aranda
1996 Libertarias Vicente Aranda
1996 Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Manuel Gómez Pereira
1999 Cada día hay más besos Gregorio Guzmán
2001 Antigua, My Life Héctor Olivera
2004 Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Manuel Gómez Pereira
2016 The Queen of Spain Fernando Trueba

Television[edit]

Year Series/Program Episode Notes
1970 Teatro de siempre La comedia nueva
1970 Teatro de siempre Hamlet en los suburbios
1970 Teatro de siempre Los caprichos de Mariana
1970 Pequeño estudio La trampa
1970 Hora once El extraño secreto de Shalken, el pintor
1971 Hora once Eleonora
1971 Juegos para mayores La finca
1971 Estudio 1 Retablo de las mocedades del Cid
1972 Estudio 1 Romeo y Julieta
1980 Fortunata y Jacinta
1999 Petra delicado

Stage[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 1971 Best TV actress for Retablo de las mocedades del Cid Fotogramas Award
  • 1972 Special mention for Morbo San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • 1980 Best TV actress for Fortunata y Jacinta Fotogramas de Plata
  • 1980 Best actress for Fortunata y Jacinta TP de Oro
  • 1980 Best actress for La Corte del Faraón Bronce
  • 1980 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
  • 1987 Best actress for La Casa de Bernarda Alba and Divinas palabras Fotogramas de Plata
  • 1988 Nominated for Best actress for Miss Caribe Goya Awards
  • 1989 Nominated for Best actress for El vuelo de la Paloma Goya Awards
  • 1991 Nominated for Best director for Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento Premios Ondas
  • 1991 Nominated for Best director debut for Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento Goya Awards
  • 1994 Best song for Contaminame Premios Ondas
  • 1994 Nominated for Best actress for La Pasión Turca Goya Awards
  • 1994 Best Actress for La Pasión Turca Goya Awards
  • 1995 Gold Medal from the Spanish Cinema Academy
  • 1995 Best theatre actress for La bella Helena Fotogramas de Plata
  • 1996 Cadena Dial Award
  • 1997 Best Female soloist. Carlos Gardel Awards
  • 1997 Best actress El amor perjudica seriamente la salud Festival de Peñíscola
  • 1997 Silver Lighthouse Award. Festival de Alfás del Pí
  • 1997 Best Tour El gusto es nuestro Spanish Music Awards
  • 1998 Nominated for Best Spanish female soloist for Lorquiana Premios Amigo
  • 2000 William Layton Award
  • 2001 Woman of the Year. Premios Elle
  • 2001 Nominated Best Spanish female soloist for Peces de ciudad Premios Amigo
  • 2002 Nominated Best female soloist for Peces de ciudad Latin Grammy Awards
  • 2002 Runner up Defensa de dama Premios Mayte of Theatre
  • 2003 Homage by the Instituto Cervantes of Toulouse
  • 2004 Nominated for Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Goya Awards
  • 2004 Nominated for Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Fotogramas de Plata
  • 2004 Nominated for Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Spanish Actors' Union
  • 2004 Best actress Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Premios Turia
  • 2006 Málaga Award. Film Festival of Málaga
  • 2007 Fine Arts Golden Medal presented by the Spanish royal family at Toledo Cathedral
  • 2015 Latin Grammy Awards for Musical Excellence.
  • 2017 Honorary Goya Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) ANA BELÉN Inicios de su carrera, anabelen.es; accessed 18 March 2015.

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