Ana de Armas
One of the films presented at the Venice Film Festival last month was the film "Wasp Network" directed by Olivier Assayas. The main roles in the film were played by well-known to all Penelope Cruz and Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as Ana de Armas, who has already managed to establish herself in Hollywood. She also starred in the last film about the cult agent 007 James Bond, “Get Knives” (Knives Out), and we saw her in the film “Blade Runner 2049” (Blade Runner 2049), where she starred with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. We are talking about this 31-year-old actress of Cuban-Spanish origin in our material on SPLETNIK.RU.
Origin and family
Ana Cecilia de Armas Caso was born April 30, 1988 in the Cuban city of Santa Cruz del Norte in a family of ordinary workers. She grew up in the capital of Cuba, Havana, but then her family moved to the United States, where Ana spent several years in the city of Dallas. At the age of 12, she already clearly knew what she wanted to do in life, – Ana decided to become an actress. The girl returned to Cuba and entered the National Theater School, where she began to study acting.
Ana has Spanish maternal roots and, accordingly, Spanish citizenship (as well as Cuban).
Ana de Armas with mom
Ana's acting debut took place in 2006 – the first film with her participation was the picture "Rose of France" (Una rosa de Francia). For several years she starred in Cuba, but then decided to move to Spain.
I felt like I wanted something more. I have always been very ambitious. Cuba was a good start, but I knew that for a real career this would not be enough. I moved to Madrid with 200 bucks in my pocket and decided to see what came of it.
I left Cuba not in order to make money, and not for a better life, but in order to grow up as an actress, to participate in more interesting projects,
Ana de Armas in the movie "Rose of France"
After several auditions in Madrid, she got a role in the TV series "Black Lagoon" (El internado). After that, her career went uphill, and she starred in several more Spanish films and TV shows. The fame was brought to her by the film "Sex, Parties and Lies" (Mentiras y gordas) (by the way, she starred there together with the famous actor Mario casas), which earned four million euros at the box office and became the highest grossing film of 2009 in Spain.
Ana de Armas in the movie "Sex, Parties and Lies"
In 2014, Ana moved to Los Angeles. According to Ana, work in Hollywood was very different from filming in Spain.
In Hollywood, you had to start from scratch, no matter what you did before. I did not speak English at all. And for me, all this was a challenge to my ego. After an eight-year career in Spain, I again became unknown, I had to prove to the industry and myself that I was able to work in another language. It was an ongoing battle, as even American actresses are sometimes difficult to get roles. But I worked with wonderful people and was not going to stop there,
Ana de Armas in the TV series Roman Empire, Legend
So, she studied the language very intensively for several months and soon got a role in the film "Who's There" (Knock Knock), where she starred in the lead role with Keanu Reeves.
Ana de Armas and Lorenza Izzo in the movie "Who's There"
Lorenza Izzo, Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas in the movie "Who's There"
A year later, they met again on the set – together they worked in the film "Daughter of God" (Exposed).
According to the actress herself, her director Jonathan Yakubovich “discovered” her because he gave her the first international role – in 2016, De Armas was invited to the American film “Hands of Stone”. In the film, she starred with Robert De Niro, and, as she later admitted, the experience with him was invaluable to her.
Ana de Armas in the movie Stone Fists
Other famous works by Ana in Hollywood were the paintings “Guys with trunks” (War Dogs) and “Blade Runner 2049” (Blade Runner 2049).
Abraham Belaga, Freddy Thorpe, Ana de Armas, Scott Eastwood, Clemens Schick in the movie "Guys with Trunks"
Ana's work in Blade Runner was praised by film critics and called this actress role a breakthrough in her career.
Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas in the movie Blade Runner 2049
According to Ana, she agreed to the auditions with only one condition.
I told my team that I didn’t want to audition for the role of Maria or Juana. I want to go auditioning along with the rest. It was not that I did not want to go to these roles, but that I did not want to go only to these roles. I consider myself an actress, and it is strange for me to hear when someone says "you are a Cuban actress" or "you are a Spanish actress." Everyone deserves the opportunity to fight for the role he wants,
Ana de Armas and Ryan Gosling in the movie Blade Runner 2049
Ana’s talent was discerned by the director of Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve, who, she said, “loves actors very much because he understands how difficult it is to be an actor.” The film was shot for five months in Budapest, where de Armas did a lot of sports.
My role did not involve any special physical preparation, but I knew that I would have five months of very intense and emotional work, so I wanted to feel strong and healthy,
– admitted the actress.
And she was very worried before her audition with Ryan Gosling, but, as it turned out, in vain.
He was very sweet. On the set, we laughed a lot, and some doubles could not even be completed because of this,
– says Ana.
This year, the film "The Hornet Network" was released, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival. Well, the recent premiere of another high-profile picture – "Get the knives" (Knives Out), where Ana played one of the key roles.
Now Ana starred in the role of Marilyn Monroe in the film "Blonde" (Blonde). A colleague on the set of the actress became Adrien Brody. He plays the third husband of the legendary actress and singer Arthur Miller.
In 2011, Ana married the Spanish actor Mark Clotet, but their marriage did not last long – in 2013 they divorced.
Marc Cloteth and Ana de Armas
Soon, de Armas began a new romance. Her chosen one was the son of the Spanish writer Manuel Rivas Martin. Ana met him even before her wedding – together they starred in the TV series "Black Lagoon". She was also credited with novels with her other colleagues: Edgar Ramirez and Scott Eastwood.
In 2018, she began to meet with Cuban artist Alejandro Pinheiro Bello. But joint pictures with him on her Instagram did not appear for a very long time. Whether her heart is free now is unknown.
Ana de Armas and Alejandro Pinheiro Bello
Ana de Armas can already boast of high-profile projects in her filmography, but it seems that the status of a young Hollywood star so far is quite suitable for her. On the red carpet and social events, the actress so far most often preferred to appear in flirty girlish mini-dresses than in bulky evening dresses.
Ana de Armas in a Rasario dressAna de Armas in Saint Laurent dress
Ana de Armas in a Ralph & Russo dress
Ana de Armas in Miu Miu dress
However, Ana did not forget about the elegance, choosing styles with lace or sparkles. But it is worth noting that de Armas is already trying on the image of the diva. One of her most spectacular events this February was at the Campari Red Diaries event, where Ana appeared in a luxurious red dress from Versace with a high slit – a real Hollywood glamor!
Ana de Armas in Versace dress
The choice of designers, by the way, also gives ambition in Ana to join the highest acting category: on the red carpet, she also already appeared in outfits from Saint Laurent, Giambattista Valli, Miu Miu, Ralph & Russo, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry.
Ana de Armas in a dress by Giambattista Valli Ana de Armas in Dolce & Gabbana dress
I tried the actress and trouser suits, which last season became among the secular ladies almost more popular than dresses, but it seems that our heroine was not very impressed with this trend. At least, the actress had few such exits, although Ana is open to experimentation and, by her own admission, is only studying and looking for her own style.
I really enjoy the process: meeting with my stylist (Ana works a lot with Carla Welch. – Note ed.), selection of dresses and shoes and fitting. All this is fun, but I'm still learning. That's why I like my stylist, she always encourages me, finds something that I feel comfortable in, but sometimes she pushes me to something new. And I think: why not. You can play with the images and put on something that I never dared to wear before,
– Ana reasoned in an interview.
But in ordinary life, de Armas, like many stars, prefers a restrained and even modest style, although the actress also sometimes can not resist the temptations of shopping.
I don’t think my style has changed significantly since I moved to Hollywood. But if I compare my style when I lived in Cuba, where there were no shops and advertisements, with life in Los Angeles, where people are constantly obsessed with fashion and shopping, I think that I involuntarily changed something. If magazines and billboards tell me to buy these shoes, then sometimes I just take and buy these shoes! Why not, it's funny from time to time to pamper yourself and buy beautiful shoes, but I'm not always like that,
– Ana admitted sincerely.
one. In 2016, GQ magazine included Ana de Armas in the list of the most beautiful women in the world – she took the seventh line in it.
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3. Ana has a central heterochromia of the eyes: both eyes are green, but they have a brown center.
four. Ana has a charming pet – a dog named Elvis, who often appears in pictures on her Instagram and even takes part in photo shoots.
5. The actress has Instagram, in which she has one and a half million subscribers. However, she admits that social networks can be dangerous, as people begin to get too carried away with life in the virtual space, forgetting about what is happening in reality.
It’s not at all cool when everything you do is primarily for social networks. Your life will pass by, and you will not even notice it. I think that we all should be careful with publications, since many of them may have some consequences. We need to remember that we make a statement in every post, and sharing something in an irresponsible way is just crazy. We should all be responsible for what we say on social networks, as well as in real life,