Gabriela Spanic (born Gabriela Elena Spanic Utrera, 10 December 1973, Gaby Spanic, is an award-winning Venezuelan actress best known for her roles in telenovelas. Her twin sister is model/actress Daniela Spanic. She has a younger sister Patricia, and two brothers Antonio and Adiel.
Spanic's father is Croatian, having moved to Venezuela with his parents in 1960. Her mother is Venezuelan.
Her career started in the Miss Venezuela pageant in 1992 as Miss Guarico. Spanic began her university studies in psychology, but always had a latent desire for acting. Her career received a major boost in the mid 90s when she started having leading roles in Venezuelan soaps. In 2002, she became the protagonist for La Venganza, where she played a skilled boxer armed with a myriad of colored boxing gloves and swimsuit attires. Though in one episode, she got knocked out by her opponent
She 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'.
She has a son named Gabriel de Jesús who was born on July 7, 2008. On September 29, 2008, Gaby appeared on the show de Cristina and introduced her son for the first time. Gaby mentioned that she will dedicate herself to raising her baby as well as composing music and working behind the scenes by directing and producing.
2010: Soy tu dueña …. Ivana Dorantes Rangel
2005: Decisiones Daniela / … (2 episodes, 2005-2007) … aka Decisiones de famosos - A la tercera va la vencida (2007) TV episode …. Daniela - Un amor verdadero (2005) TV episode …. Mariela
2006: Tierra de pasiones …. Valeria San Román
2004: Prisionera TV series …. Guadalupe Santos
2002: La venganza TV series …. Valentina Díaz
2001: La intrusa …. Virginia Martínez Roldán de Junquera Brito
1999: Por tu amor …. Aurora de Montalvo
1998: La usurpadora …. Paola Bracho
1998: Más allá de la usurpadora (TV) …. Paulina Bracho
1997: Todo por tu amor …. Petra Josefina Marcano alias Amaranta Rey
1996: Quirpa de tres mujeres TV series …. Emiliana Echeverría Salazar
1996: Como tú, ninguna TV series …. Gilda Barreto
1995: Morena Clara TV series …. Linda Prado
1994: María Celeste TV series …. Celina Hidalgo
1993: Rosangelica TV series …. Carla (unknown episodes)
1992: Divina obsesión TV series
1992: La loba herida
1991: Mundo de fieras TV series
Gabriela first appeared as an extra, which brings her the opportunity to earn bigger parts in the future.She appared in "Rosangelica", where she plays Karla.The role the openned her doors to her firts lead role was when she peformed in "Morena Clara" where she shows all of her talent as bitchy her lead role was for sopa opera"Como Tu ninguna".
A big star of Mexican TV series, Fernando Colunga.
Her husband Miguel also got a chance to participate in
this show; he played a supporting role as billionaire
Douglas Maldonado. LA USURPADORA broke all the
records with audiences and it became one of the most
recognized telenovelas ever.
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