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Aitana Sanchez-Gijon

Aitana Sanchez-Gijon

Best known for playing comic roles in her native Spain, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon won fans in the U.S. for her dramatic portrayal of a pregnant and abandoned winegrower's daughter who is helped by traveling salesman Keanu Reeves in Alfonso Arau's romance A Walk in the Clouds.

In Spain, Sanchez-Gijon has long been an extremely popular actress, both in films and on stage. She has won international attention for such features as Manuel Gomez Pereira's Boca a Boco and Bigas Luna's The Chambermaid on the Titanic.

In 1999, she received the San Sebastian Silver Shell for her performance in Luna's Volaverunt. In the same year, Sanchez-Gijon was named President of the Spanish Film Academy. Her most recent film in Spain is La Puta y la Ballena about a quest into the mountains of Patagonia.

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Aitana Sanchez-Gijon Facts

BirthdayNovember 5, 1968 (54)
BirthplaceRome, Italy
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Aitana Sanchez-Gijon compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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