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Ana Victoria García Obregón (born March 18, 1952 in Madrid, Spain), better known as Ana Obregón, is a Spanish actress, television presenter, celebrity and socialite. Obregón has appeared in films from Spain, France, United States and Italy but she is best known for her high-profile personal life and her career as a television actress, most notably for her performances in the Spanish television series A las once en casa and Ana y los 7.

Ana Obregón
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Ana Obregón
Born
Ana Victoria García Obregón

(1952-03-18) March 18, 1952 (age 67)
NationalitySpanish
OccupationActress, Celebrity, TV Series, Socialite

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EducationEdit

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology (specializing in zoology) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Film appearancesEdit

She is best known to American audiences for her role as Bo Derek's sidekick in 1984's Bolero. She also starred in Jules Verne's Mystery on Monster Island (1981) and the 3-D action adventure film Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983) with Tony Anthony. She also appeared in an episode of Who's the Boss?, playing Ana, Tony Micelli's Italian cousin.

In the gossip pressEdit

A staple of the Spanish prensa rosa or gossip press, Obregón is also famous in Spain and Britain for a long relationship with Croatia striker Davor Šuker as well as a supposed liaison with the Real Madrid and England international football player David Beckham. This led to a spat with Beckham's wife Victoria who famously referred to the then 50-year-old as a "geriatric Barbie".[1] Obregón later denied any sexual misconduct on her part, but sued instead.[2]

ControversiesEdit

Obregón was one of Jeffrey Epstein's clients at his consulting firm, Intercontinental Assets Group Inc. (IAG). In 1982 Epstein, then a high-level bounty hunter, helped her to recover her father's millions in lost investments, which had disappeared when Drysdale Government Securities collapsed because of fraud.[3][4][5]

Obregón found herself in the midst of controversy in 2007 following information disclosed by Interviú, and subsequently published by the major newspapers in Spain: according to said media, an ostensibly distraught Obregón allegedly called her bodyguard Eloy Sánchez Barba in order to ask him to hire third parties to beat up or physically assault journalist Jaime Cantinzano, in reprisal for what she deemed an unacceptable public exposure of her teenage son. According to these sources of information, she said: "...but I don't want this done by just anyone, I want you to have los Miami doing this", in reference to a well-known criminal group established mainly in Madrid.[6] Unbeknownst to her and Sánchez Barba, the latter's telephone line had been tapped by the Spanish police in connection to their investigation of a hit job presumably coordinated by Sánchez Barba months before.[7][8][9]

Selected filmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Spoiled Children Amparito
1981 Car Crash Janice
1981 Jules Verne's Mystery on Monster Island Meg Hollaney / Meg Calderón
1983 Treasure of the Four Crowns Liz
1984 Bolero Catalina
1987 Policía Luisa

TelevisionEdit

Date Title Role Network Notes
1986 The A-Team Marta NBC 3 episodes
1987 Who's the Boss? Ana ABC 1 episode
1993 - 1998 ¿Qué apostamos? Herself Televisión Española Host
1996 - 1997 Hostal Royal Manzanares Sonsy Televisión Española 43 episodes
1998 - 1999 A las once en casa Paula Televisión Española 54 episodes
2002 - 2005 Ana y los 7 Ana García Palermo Televisión Española 92 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beckham Exclusive: Posh off!", The Mirror, 15 December 2005, accessed 29 Oct 2009.
  2. ^ "Actress's threat to sue Posh", The Mirror, 17 December 2005, accessed 29 Oct 2009.
  3. ^ Patterson, James; Connolly, John (October 10, 2016). "Chapter 26". Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein. Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316362450.
  4. ^ Kornbluth, Jesse (July 9, 2019). "I was a friend of Jeffrey Epstein; here's what I know". Salon. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Herron, Janna; McCoy, Kevin (July 14, 2019). "From private island to private jet: What is 'billionaire' Jeffrey Epstein's net worth?". USA Today. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Police have spent 15 years bringing the "Los Miami" structure down", El Mundo, Number 6.940 (January 13, 2009)
  7. ^ "Ana Obregón attempts to have Jaime Cantizano beaten up", Interviú magazine
  8. ^ "Ana Obregón asked her bodyguard to have Cantizano beaten up, according to 'Interviú'", 20 Minutos
  9. ^ "Jaime Cantizano knew Ana Obregón planned on teaching him 'a lesson'" Archived 2011-03-22 at the Wayback Machine, Noticias cada día, May 27, 2008

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