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Ana Belén

Ana Belén is a Spanish actress and singer. She studied acting in Spain during her youth and began acting in theatrical and cinematic productions in the mid-1960s. While working on the film Morbo by Gonzalo Suárez, she met Víctor Manuel and later married him in 1972 in Gibraltar. At this time she also started her career as a singer, releasing albums like 'Tierra' in 1973, and 'Calle del Oso', with songs composed by Víctor Manuel, some of them with clear political and social content.

Ana Belén became involved 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. She gave birth to her first child in 1976.

In 1991 she recorded 'Como una novia' with songs by Gloria Varona, Pancho Varona and Antonio García de Diego, this being the first album that did not include any songs composed or adapted by Víctor Manuel.

In 1997 she published a new album 'Mírame' which consisted of her own songs and duets and which went on to become the best selling album of her solo career. With its release, she went on tour throughout Spain and in the autumn of the same year, the 'El gusto es nuestro' tour went to America, where it was received with the same enthusiasm as in Spain.

1998 saw the centenary of Federico García Lorca and Ana commemorated this 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 Rios cantan a Kurt Weill' and she had a role in the Tele 5 series, Petra Delicado.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Ana Belén Facts

Birth Name María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta
OccupationMusician, Actress
BirthdayMay 27, 1951 (72)
BirthplaceMadrid, Spain
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Ana Belén compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Pilot
De jueves a domingo
Ana Belen/Victor Manuel: Mucho Mas Que Dos
The Perfect Husband
Amor Perjudica Seriamente La Salud
Atrevete y Veras
How to Be a Woman and Not Die in the Attempt
Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health
Antigua, My Life
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