Gabriela Spanic

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Gabriela Helena Španić Utrera (born December 10, 1973), known simply as Gabriela Spanic, is a Venezuelan actress and singer. She's known for her roles in several Latin telenovelas, most notably her portrayal of twins in La usurpadora (1998), one of the most popular telenovelas in the Spanish-speaking world.

Gabriela Spanic
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Gabriela Helena Spanic Utrera

(1973-12-10) December 10, 1973 (age 47)
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active1986–present
Miguel de Léon
(m. 1995⁠–⁠2003)

Spanic has been signed to Televisa, Telemundo, TV Azteca and Venevisión.

Early lifeEdit

Spanic was born in Caracas and raised in Ortiz, to Croatian father Casimiro Španić and Venezuelan mother Norma Utrera. She has a twin sister, Daniela Spanic,[1] a younger sister, Patricia, and a younger brother, Antonio. She studied Psychology in Caracas at Andrés Bello Catholic University for a year but left university to pursue an acting career.


Spanic's career started in 1992 when she joined the Miss Venezuela contest, representing her home state, Guárico, which served as a platform to launch her acting career, with appearances in Venezuelan telenovelas such as Morena Clara, where she portrayed the villain Linda Prado.

In 1994, Spanic had her first leading role in the telenovela Como Tu Ninguna, which aired for two years and became one of the largest novelas of the country and had an enormous success, including internationally.

After playing Amaranta in Todo por tu Amor (1997), Spanic moved to Mexico, where she acted in La usurpadora (1998), portraying twins Paola and Paulina, which came to worldwide success when the novela was transmitted to more than 125 countries around the world and became one of the most popular telenovelas in the Spanish-speaking world. La Usurpadora was the first novela to win more than 20 points in the grid of the TV American audience.

In 2000 Gabriela Spanic co-hosted the OTI Festival in its last edition, which was held in Acapulco.

Spanic acted in other Televisa productions such as Por Tu Amor (1999), and La intrusa (2001), before signing with Telemundo, starring in La venganza (2002), Prisionera (2004) and Tierra de pasiones (2006).

Spanic won the Orquidea Award in 2005 for her trajectory as an actress, as well as the prestigious FAMAS Award for Best Actress for her role in Tierra de Pasiones.

In 2010, Spanic worked with Televisa again when she played the antagonist of Soy tu Dueña. As of 2011, Spanic is signed to TV Azteca, and has worked in Emperatriz (2011), La otra cara del alma (2012) and Siempre tuya Acapulco (2014).

In 2020, she participated in the Hungarian version of Dancing with the Stars.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Spanic was married to actor Miguel de León from 1996 to 2002. She and her ex-boyfriend Neil Pérez[3] have a son, Gabriel de Jesús (born 2008).


Television, television films and series
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Adorable Mónica Unknown
1991 Mundo de fieras Unknown
1992 La loba herida Unknown
1992 Divina obsesión Aurora
1993 Rosangélica Carla
1993 Morena Clara Linda Prado Main Antagonist
1994 Maria Celeste Celina Hidalgo
1994 Como tú, ninguna Gilda Barreto/Raqel Sandoval
1996 Quirpa de tres mujeres Emiliana Echeverría Salazar
1997 Todo por tu amor Petra Josefina Marcano / Amaranta Rey
1998 La usurpadora Paola Bracho Montaner / Paola Bracho Martinez / Paulina Bracho Martinez Protagonist/Antagonist
1998 Más allá de la usurpadora Paulina Bracho Martinez Television film
1999 Por tu amor Aurora de Montalvo / María del Cielo Montalvo de Durán Main role
2001 La intrusa Virginia Martínez Roldán de Junquera Brito/Vanessa Martínez Roldàn de Islas Main role
2002 La venganza Valentina Díaz / Helena Fontana Main role
2004 Prisionera Guadalupe Santos Main role
2005–07 Decisiones Daniela / Mariela 2 episodes
2006 Tierra de pasiones Valeria San Román Main role
2010 Soy tu dueña Ivana Dorantes Rangel Main Antagonist
2011 Emperatriz Emperatriz Jurado Main role
2012 La otra cara del alma Alma Hernández Main role
2014 Siempre tuya Acapulco Fiscal Fernanda Montenegro Guest
2021 Si nos dejan Fedora Montelongo


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  2. ^ "Na, de mit keres Győrfi Pál és Gabriela Spanic egy videóban?". Blikk (in Hungarian). 21 September 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
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