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The emblematic actress Ángela Molina celebrates her 68th birthday: mother of five children, icon of Spanish cinema and Zara model


Ángela Molina at the 'Spanish Week Film' gala in Carabanchel, Madrid.
Ángela Molina at the ‘Spanish Week Film’ gala in Carabanchel, Madrid.

Angela Molina Tejedor He has been one of the best-known faces on the Spanish film scene. The actress has always dedicated herself body and soul to her vocation, which is why, for more than 50 years, she has been present in the world of acting. Given her long career, it is not surprising that her face is one of the most emblematic of cinema in Spain.

This Thursday, October 5, the interpreter is celebrating. Angela Molina turns 68. An age to which she reaches surrounded by great successes and being an icon of the cultural world. Her time in the world of acting has made her one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.

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Angela Molina poses on the red carpet at the 36th Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain, February 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eva Manez
Angela Molina poses on the red carpet at the 36th Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain, February 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eva Manez

Although the model has spent most of her life linked to the media spotlight, the truth is that she has known how to keep her personal life away from the cameras. What is known is that it is mother of five children. Olivia, Mateo and Samuel, fruit of her marriage to the French photographer Hervé Tirmarcheand Antonio and María, from her current husband, Leo Blakstad.

Although his beginnings in the world of cinema began back in the 1970s, the truth is that Molina already had several titles that allowed him to stand out from the rest of his peers. In those years, the actress had a fierce preparation in classical ballet, Spanish dance and Dramatic Art. As if that were not enough, she also acquired a degree as a classical Spanish dance teacher.

His first film was you will not kill, by César F. Ardavín. A film that would open the doors to a world to which Molina, who was 19 years old at the time, always wanted to belong. Little by little, he began to put his career on track towards the successes that in those years brought together thousands of spectators around the big screen, moving away from the controversial and criticized films that focused his development on the transition. Thus, he began to be part of different feature films characterized by presenting a social, political or historical theme.

Actor Angela Molina speaks on the stage during the 36th Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain, February 13, 2022. REUTERS/Eva Manez
Actor Angela Molina speaks on the stage during the 36th Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain, February 13, 2022. REUTERS/Eva Manez

His great passion has given life to numerous characters in national cinema, such as his participation in Snow White either tremulous flesh. With the film That Dark Object of Desirethe model acquires a international renown, allowing his professional career to expand to the rest of Europe. Starting in the 1980s, her success made her one of the most acclaimed actresses. Aware that its expansion to the rest of European countries would open numerous doors, Ángela Molina began to study Many languages such as French, Italian, German or English.

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Operation Ogre, Black Litter, Demons in the Garden or Half the Sky, were other of his great international successes. Throughout her journey through the world of cinema, Ángela Molina has received numerous recognitions. She has been awarded five times by the Goya Awards and, in 2021, she was awarded the Goya Honor. However, surely her list of awards will be even richer, since she is the model continue at the foot of the cannon in premieres like The Mercy by Eduardo Casanova, a film that was released this year.

An aspect that has always characterized Ángela Molina has been her disengagement from the aesthetic image that governs today’s world, where aesthetic touches are the order of the day. Contrary to what is normally seen, the actress’s face represents the natural passage of the years, which has turned her into a woman of undeniable beauty, style and class.

At 67 years old, the model became the perfect person from the collection Thirteen Pieces from Zara. An action with which Inditex manages to confront ageism and, furthermore, breaks with the common and unattainable pattern that, until now, has been maintained in the world of fashion. Ángela Molina has been the oldest ambassador to date of the Galician company.

The iconic actress Ángela Molina has become the new image of Zara.
The iconic actress Ángela Molina has become the new image of Zara.

The actress has shown off her loose and gray hair and has worn a relaxed expression for a collection that is dedicated to all women “with their own identity, who are always learning and are being shaped by their love of architecture, movies, painting, literature, music…”, This is how Zara defined it.



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