Gisela Ponce de León

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ponce de León and the second or maternal family name is Franco.
Gisela Ponce de León
Born (1985-04-12) April 12, 1985 (age 32)
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1996–present

Gisela Ponce de León Franco, (born 12 April 1985) is a Peruvian film, television and stage actress and singer.[1] Gisela began working professionally as a child actor on the musical Annie and in other productions. She appeared in several more musicals before being selected for the lead role in the hit TV show Esta Sociedad.[2]

In her country has starred in the musicals Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles, Next to normal and Our Town. She played Mary Warren in Las Brujas de Salem, Rachel Corrie in My Name Is Rachel Corrie and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray.[3]

Ponce de León in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Gisela used to live in Cercado de Lima and study at Colegio de Jesús. When she was a child, she took ballet, singing and dancing classes. As an adolescent, she participated in Nubeluz.


After being part of several TV shows, Gisela decided to apply to the ETUC (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú's Theare School).

She made her debut as a film actress in the short film "Besando a tu papá" (Kissing your dad) at 2007 and lent her voice to the role of Tiffany in the Peruvian animated film "Valentino y el clan del can" (Valentino and the dongs' clan) the next year.

At 2010, Ponce de Leon participated in "El Gran Show", a reality show whose hostess was Gisela Varcárcel. She took the first place. Parallel, she starred two musicals: "El Musical 2010" and "La Cage aux Folles".

She served as the opening act for the Paramore's South America Tour at 2011. She started her career as a radio hostess in the radio station Studio92 at 2012 and as a TV hostess in the Frecuencia Latina's programme "Ponte Play" the next year.


List of credits in theatre as an actress
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Annie Peeper
2004 El Principito Rose garden
2005 La Corporacion Various roles
El Mercader de Venecia Porcia
2006 Broadway nights Christine Daaé
2006–2007 Escuela de payasos Pimpola Lead role
2007 Sueño de una noche de verano Hermia
My Name Is Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie Lead role
Peru Ja Ja Performer Voice
Canta la cloaca Griselda Lead role
Tartufo Mariana
2008 El teniente de Inishmore Mairead
Noche de tontos Olivia
Cuatro amigos en busca de la chompa perdida La osa florentina
Feisbuk Stefani Lead role
2009 Cabaret Sally Bowles Lead role
Teatro Segura
Una Pulga en la Oreja Antuanette
Incierto Concierto Franccesca Lead role
2009–2010 Las Brujas de Salem Mary Warren Teatro La Plaza
2010 El Enfermo imaginario Antoñita
El musical 2010 Various roles
The Vagina Monologues Performer
La Cage aux Folles Anne Dindon
Escuela de Payasos Pimpola Revival
2011 Next to Normal Natalie Goodman Lead role
La chica del Maxim Coco Lead role
Escuela de Payasos Pimpola Revival
2011–2012 La fiesta de cumpleaños Lulu
2012 Hairspray Penny Pingleton Teatro Peruano Japonés
Nuestro pueblo (Our Town)[4] Emily Webb Teatro La Plaza
2013 Black Comedy Carol Melkett
2014 Where are the Clowns? Pimpola


List of film credits as an actress
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Besando a tu Papá Liuva Short film
2008 Valentino y el clan del can Tifanny Voice
2009 Cu4tro Gabriela
2013 Quizás mañana[5] Natalia Lead role
Asu Mare[6] Isabel "Chabela" Vilar
Rocanrol 68 Bea
List of television credits as an actress
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Esta Sociedad Mirkala Lead role
2008 Esta Sociedad 2 Mirkala Lead role
2009 Rita y yo y mi otra yo Anís
2011 Ana Cristina María Julia Benavides Aragón
2015 Al Fondo Hay Sitio Ariana Romero Benavides
List of television credits as herself
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Karina y sus amigos Karinchiquitina Dance cast
2010 El gran show Contestant Winner
El gran show: reyes del show Contestant 3° place
2012 Yo soy Guest judge Casting week
2013 Ponte Play Host
2014 La voz kids (Perú) Guest mentor


  1. ^ Cabaret en Lima
  2. ^ Los Personajes del año 2008: Gisela Ponce de León
  3. ^ Del Águila, Sonia (03-30-12). "Gisela Ponce de León y sus planes de llegar a Broadway". El Comercio Perú.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Silva, José Miguel (04-11-12). "Gisela Ponce de León: "Entre cine, teatro y televisión, siempre preferiré el teatro"". La República.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Gisela Ponce de León y Bruno Ascenzo iniciaron grabaciones de filme "Quizás mañana"". El Comercio Perú. 05-08-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ ""Asu Mare": Gisela Ponce de León es el personaje favorito de nuestros lectores". El Comercio Perú. 2013-04-20. 

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