Talented singer and actress Ana BelÃ©n was born in Madrid, Spain. As a child, BelÃ©n used to express herself dancing and singing, showing up at different radio stations and participating in children contests. At the age of 12, Ana BelÃ©n recorded her first single, soon being assigned with a role in a movie called Zampo y Yo, with Fernando Rey as its star part. BelÃ©n decided to get acting lessons at TEM (Teatro Estudio MadrileÃ±o), debuting with a role in Cervante's Numancia and getting a main role for the first time in the 1970's movie EspaÃ±olas en Paris. In 1973, BelÃ©n fell in love with singer Victor Manuel and the couple got married that same year. By that time, Juan Carlos CalderÃ³n produced her first album. Ana BelÃ©n's breakthrough came with the release of 1982's Ana en Rio, recorded along with Brazilian musicians. That album included her smash hit "BalancÃ©." In March 1986, the artist was distinguished by the French government for her contribution to the popular culture. In 1991, BelÃ©n extended her career to filmmaking, starting with the acclaimed movie CÃ³mo Ser Mujer y No Morir en el Intento, being awarded in 1995 by the Spanish Cinematographic Academy with a gold medal. The following year, Ana BelÃ©n toured all over Spain along with Miguel Rios, Joan Manuel Serrat, and Victor Manuel. In 1997, MÃrame was released. ~ Drago BonacichPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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