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Alba Flores Biography, Wikipedia, Age, Nationality, Family, Career Path and Net Worth

Alba Flores is one of the popular Spanish actresses. Alba Flores is tremendously famous for her role in the world’s most popular movie, Money Heist.

Profile Summary

Full Name/Stage Name Alba González Villa/Alba Flores
Date of Birth October 27th, 1986 (36 years)
Gender Female
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Spanish Actress
Net Worth $1.5 Million to $2 Million

Who Is Alba Flores?

Alba González Villa, known professionally as Alba Flores, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Saray Vargas in Vis a Vis (Locked Up) and Nairobi in La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). She identifies as lesbian.

Early life and Education of Alba Flores

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Alba Flores was born on October 27th, 1986. She is the only daughter of musician and composer Antonio Flores and Ana Villa, a theatrical producer. Hers is a family of gitano performers, musicians, and actors: She is the granddaughter of Lola Flores, known as “La Faraona” (“The Pharaoh”), niece of singers Lolita Flores and Rosario Flores, and cousin of actress Elena Furiase. Her paternal grandfather, Antonio González [es] referred to as “El Pescaílla” was also a Spanish singer and guitarist and is considered to be one of the fathers of Catalan Rumba. He was of Gitano ethnicity.

Alba studied dramatic interpretation from the age of thirteen, with secondary training in piano performance. In her brief career onstage, she performed in a number of roles, most notably in Luna de miel en Hiroshima (Honeymoon in Hiroshima) (2005), and the Romani version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2007).

Career Path of Alba Flores

In 2005, Alba made her cinematic debut with Chus Gutiérrez’s, El calentito, with Verónica Sánchez, Ruth Díaz, Macarena Gómez, Estíbaliz Gabilondo, and Lluvia Rojo among other performers.

In television, she first participated in an episode of the series the El comisario in 2006. In 2008, she landed a role in the Antenna 3 television series The Ulysses Syndrome [es]. The same year she performed in the musical theater production of Enamorados anónimos (Love Anonymous: The Copla Musical in Broadway) helmed by dance choreographer Blanca Li and music composer Javier Limón.

In 2009, she recorded her father’s song, “No Puedo Enamorarme de Ti (I cannot fall in love with you)”, for the soundtrack of a movie by Roberto Santiago’s [es]Al final del camino [es], starring Malena Alterio and Fernando Tejero as the protagonists.

She trained at the Corazza Acting Studio by the renowned acting coach Juan Carlos Corazza. She’s one of the generation of actors of the studio, a list that includes Javier Bardem, an Oscar Awards winning actor.  She participated in the studio’s 2011 theater play, Comedia Y Sueno (Comedia and Dream, the most beautiful lie).

Beginning in 2013, she was cast in a main role as the protagonist’s Moroccan servant, Jamila, in the Antena 3 series El tiempo entre costuras (The Time in Between), set in Spain and the Northern Protectorates in Morocco, following the Spanish Civil War. She then played an Indian woman in the movie made for TV based on the life of Spanish Missionary Vicente Ferrer. Filming took place in Anantapur, India. [ This was followed by an appearance in the TVE series Cuéntame as an important witness in a plot involving corrupt police.

Alba Flores Biography Wikipedia Age Nationality Family Career Path And Net Worth
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From 2015 to 2019, she played the character named Saray Vargas de Jesús, a Gypsy who initially faced a 5-year prison sentence for Assault in Vis a Vis (Locked Up). The show suffered comparisons to Orange is the New Black before the premiere due to similar prison setting, however, after the initial episodes, was proven that the two shows are different in themes in which Vis a Vis is more of a high-octane thriller Drama and Dark Humor as to the Comedy Drama of Orange is the New Black. Considered a clever and thrilling breakout out hit by critics and fans alike, the show gave Flores her first breakout role in television. For this, she received her first TV Award, a shared Best Female Performer in Fiction Award with the female cast via Ondas Awards, a Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Award for Spanish Actors Union Awards and several other acting citations. In 2017, Netflix bought Global streaming rights for the show. With a strong following, the show run for a total of four seasons and an additional spinoff called Vis a Vis: Oasis premiered in 2020. Flores, who played an essential character on the main show had a special guest appearance in the finale to close the series.

While working with Álex Pina in Vis a Vis, the producer called her and asked if she was interested in joining his new show La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). She didn’t go to an audition process. Instead, Pina wrote a role specifically for her as one of the bank robbers on the show nicknamed Nairobi, an expert in counterfeiting and forgery and the team’s Quality Control Manager who’s in charge in printing the money in Parts One and Two and overseeing the melting of gold in Parts Three and Four. After the series was cancelled after its one-season run, Netflix acquired the show’s Global Streaming rights late 2017, the cast was called back for production and since then Money Heist gained worldwide critical recognition, becoming Netflix’s most viewed non-English series. Due to the massive popularity of the show worldwide, Netflix, ordered additional seasons prompting the producers, writers and cast members to return to the show. The series received critical acclaim for its sophisticated plot and engaging characters as well as winning several awards including best drama series at the International Emmy Awards. Her role as Nairobi brought her international recognition as well as numerous acting citations. She won an Iris Award for Best Actress as well as several nominations for her work as Nairobi.

Other Career Path

She served as the Spanish narrator for the Netflix made documentary entitled Night on Earth.

Theatre

In between working in television, she also performs in theatre plays. Some of her recent notable works are: The 2016 Spanish Representation La Rosa Tatuada by Tennessee Williams. The Troyanas, based on the tragedy written by Greek playwright Euripides about the Women of Troy after the end of Trojan War. She played Políxena, the daughter of the King of Troy who was sacrificed after the fall of Troy. It premiered on Mérida International Classical Theatre Festival. Flores was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Award in Spanish Actors Union Awards for her performance. The musical play “Drac Pack” written by her Vis a Vis co-star and friend Najwa Nimri and the Spanish version of La excepción y la regla by German Playwright Bertolt Brecht wherein she was nominated for Best Theatre Actress on Fotogramas de Plata.

Personal Details About Alba Flores

Her father, Antonio Flores composed a song dedicated for her entitled “Alba”. She was nine years old when her father died, two weeks after her grandmother, Lola Flores died.

Flores is vegetarian and has campaigned on behalf of the Latin division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, saying that, “You have to leave the animals off the plate”.

In March 2022 she was amongst 151 international feminists signing Feminist Resistance Against War: A Manifesto, in solidarity with the Feminist Anti-War Resistance initiated by Russian feminists after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Alba’s Relationship Life so far

Aba Flores publicly states that she’s a lesbian. Though, it seems that the gorgeous star prefers to enjoy her personal life away from her the attention of the media.

Currently, Alba is unmarried and there is no information from any source about her past relationship and affairs. Also, she is an active participant and advocate for the LGBT and Spanish Gypsy who is campaigning for the environmental climate cause

Apart from this, Flores is also a pure vegetarian and has worked in a program like ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’. Moreover, there are no rumours or controversies about her till now. At present, she is more focused on her career and life.

Alba Flores Body Measurement 

The stunning actress has a slim body appearance. Alba stands lanky with a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (176inches). Similarly, she has got a well-maintained body posture with an average weight of 56kg (123lbs).

In addition, her body tone is fair and her eye color is dark brown. Similarly, her body figure is 30-23-33 and her shoe size is 8.5 (US). She has got dark brown hair color and her dress size is 2 (US).

Alba Flores body measurement

Social Media Handles of Alba Flores

She is popular as well as an active personality on social media. She has an official Instagram account named @albafloresofficial which has got 12.4 million followers. Similarly, she has her official Twitter account named Alba Flores and she has 377k followers on Twitter. Finally, her Facebook page has got more than 89.7k followers

Alba Flores Net Worth

Alba has a net worth of about $1.5 Million to $2 Million. She enjoys a high-end lifestyle. Films provide the primary source of income, while television, brand advertisements, and other sources.

Conclusion

From an early age it was clear that Alba would be an actress. She never contemplated another career and started studying drama and music at the age of 13. Aware of the enormous importance of preparation, Alba dedicated six years to training before accepting her first role on stage in Honeymoon in Hiroshima followed by the gypsy version of A Midsummer Night’s Dearm. Alba made her film debut in 2005 in Chus Gutierrez’s El calentito. Spain’s entertainment community sat up and took notice of this outstanding new talent and she was immediately cast in a top rating television series, El comisario. This was quickly followed by El Sindrome de Ulises and the musical production Enamorados anonimos. The young actress went on to play important roles in two of Spain’s most beloved television series, El tiempo entre costuras and Cuentame como paso. But it was with her breakout performance as Saray Vargas, a Roma gypsy prisoner in Locked up, that Alba became a household name in Spain. When the show’s creator, Alex Pina, produced Casa de papel (Money Heist) he turned to Alba to play Nairobi, one of the series’ leading roles. Alba is presently shooting the third season of Locked Up and in November returns to the highly anticipated next season of Money Heist.

She has a net worth of $1.5Mmillion Dollars to $2 Million Dollars, and the primary source of her income has been from her salary and paychecks from TV shows like Money Heist. Money Heist has paid the actors very well.

 

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