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Ana Brenda Contreras

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Ana Brenda Contreras
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Contreras at a Pantene event in São Paulo, Brazil, January 2015
Ana Brenda Contreras

(1986-12-24) December 24, 1986 (age 34)
Other namesAna Brenda
  • United States
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model
Years active2005–present
(m. 2013; div. 2014)
Partner(s)Iván Sánchez

Ana Brenda Contreras[1] (born December 24, 1986), also known as Ana Breco, is an American actress, singer and model.[2] From 2010 to 2011, she played Aurora Alcázar in the telenovela Teresa. From 2018 to 2019, Contreras starred as Cristal Jennings in The CW's series Dynasty, a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name.

Life and career

1986–2014: Early life and career

Contreras was born in McAllen, Texas, on December 24, 1986,[3] to Blanca Pérez and Efrain Contreras Puente.[4] Contreras is of Mexican descent and speaks both English and Spanish.[5] She moved to Mexico City in 2002 at age 15 to join the reality show Pop Stars,[6] in which she was a finalist and member of a group, T'detila, who released an album with the same name.[citation needed] In 2003, she took acting classes in the Televisa's Centro de Educación Artística (CEA) in Mexico City.[7]

In 2005, Contreras portrayed Juanita Sánchez in her debut telenovela, Barrera de amor.[6][8] In 2006, she participated in a production of Grease. That same year, Contreras played Claudia in the telenovela Duelo de Pasiones.[6] In 2008, she starred in the film Divina Confusion, directed by Salvador Garcini.[9] From 2008 to 2009, Ana also starred as Violeta Madrigal in the telenovela Juro que te amo.[6] In 2009, she played Maura Albarrán in the telenovela Sortilegio.[6] That same year, she appeared as Marcela Garrido in an episode of the TV series Mujeres asesinas and had a special participation in the original Fox series, Tiempo final.[10]

From 2010 to 2011, Contreras played the lead role of Aurora Alcázar on Teresa.[6][11] She also played Carol in the musical Timbiriche.[12] Contreras later starred in the telenovela La que no podía amar as Ana Paula Carmona from 2011 to 2012.[13]

In 2013, she portrayed Maricruz Olivarez in the telenovela Corazón indomable, a remake of Marimar which achieved international success.[14][15] In 2014, Contreras appeared in the Mexican film Volando bajo, directed by Beto Gómez.[16] That same year, she was host of the Premios Juventud.[17] In 2015, Contreras played the lead role of Verónica Prado Castelo in the telenovela Lo imperdonable.[18] She sang "Como perdonar", the telenovela's theme, on the soundtrack.[19]

2015–present: Further acting

In 2015, she also starred in the movie Tunnel 19.[20] Contreras starred as Goyita Vera in Blue Demon in 2016,[21] and as Alejandra Ponce in Por amar sin ley in 2018.[22]

From 2018 to 2019, Contreras starred as Cristal Jennings in the second season of The CW's prime time soap opera reboot, Dynasty, in her first English language role.[23][24][25]

Personal life

Contreras married Alejandro Amaya in a civil ceremony in Las Vegas on April 4, 2013. On May 14, 2014, she sent a press release announcing the permanent separation from him. In February 2016, it was confirmed by her Lo Imperdonable co-star Iván Sánchez that the two were in a relationship.[26] As of 2018, he is no longer in a relationship with Contreras.[27]


Film roles

Year Title Roles Notes
2008 Divina confusión Bibi
2009 Cabeza de buda Guest 2
2009 Sombra de Luna Isabel Short film
2014 Volando bajo Mariana Arredondo
2017 El que busca encuentra Esperanza Medina
2019 Wingbeat Mom Short film and also director

Television roles

Year Title Roles Notes
2005 Barrera de amor Juana "Juanita" Sánchez Series regular; 152 episodes
2006 Duelo de pasiones Sonia Series regular
2008–2009 Juro que te amo Violeta Madrigal Main role; 140 episodes
2009 Mujeres asesinas Marcela Garrido Episode: "Las Garrido, codiciosas"
2009 Tiempo final Unknown role Episode: "Diva"
2009 Sortilegio Maura Albarrán Main Antagonist
2010–2011 Teresa Aurora Alcázar Co-Protagonist; 146 episodes
2011–2012 La que no podía amar Ana Paula Carmona Main role; 167 episodes
2013 Wild at Heart Maricruz Olivares Main role; 162 episodes
2015 Lo imperdonable Verónica Main role; 118 episodes
2016–2017 Blue Demon Goyita Vera Main role (seasons 1–3); 65 episodes
2018–2019 Por amar sin ley Alejandra Ponce 129 episodes
2018–2019 Dynasty Cristal Jennings Main role (season 2); 22 episodes
2020 Tu cara me suena (American TV series) Herself Host
2020 Médicos, línea de vida Alejandra Ponce 2 episodes

Awards and nominations

Premios Diosas de Plata

Year Category Film Result
2009 Female Revelation Divina confusión Won[28][29]
2015 Special Performance by an Actress Volando bajo Nominated[30]

Premios ACPT

Year Category Show Result
2017 Best Musical Actress El Hombre De La Mancha Nominated

TVyNovelas Awards

Year Category Telenovela Result
2011 Best Co-star Actress Teresa Nominated
2012 Best Actress La que no podía amar
2014 Corazón indomable
Favorite Couple with Daniel Arenas
Favorite Slap with Elizabeth Álvarez
The Most Beautiful Girl
Best Actress
2017 Best Actress in Series Blue Demon Won
2019 Best Actress Por amar sin ley Nominated
2020 Best Actress Por amar sin ley Eliminated

Premios Juventud

Year Category Title of Work Result
2012 Girl That Takes Your Sleep Away La que no podía amar Won
2014 Corazón Indomable Nominated
She's Got Style Won[31]
2016 My Favourite Protagonist Lo imperdonable Nominated

People en Español

Year Category Telenovela Result
2012 Best Actress La que no podía amar Nominated
Best Couple with Jorge Salinas Won[32]
2013 Best Actress Corazón indomable Nominated
Best Couple with Daniel Arenas


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  2. ^ Lee, Allen (May 10, 2019). "10 Things You Didn't Know about Ana Brenda Contreras". TVOvermind.
  3. ^ "Ana Brenda Contreras cuenta de su vida personal". Diario La Prensa.
  4. ^ octubre 2017, Por: Redacción 31. "Muere papá de Ana Brenda, Don Efraín Contreras".
  5. ^ "Ana Brenda Contreras sufre la repentina muerte del hombre más importante de su vida". Univision.
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  7. ^ "CEA | Nuestros Egresados | Ana Brenda Contreras".
  8. ^ "Ana Brenda Contreras e Iván Sánchez disfrutan de su amor en el Cusco y Machu Picchu" [Ana Brenda Contreras and Iván Sánchez enjoy their love in Cusco and Machu Picchu [PHOTOS]]. trome (in Spanish). 7 July 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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  10. ^ Rodarte, Jorge (27 December 2016). "Mujeres Asesinas retornan a la tele por Las Estrellas" [Mujeres Asesinas returns to the TV for the stars] (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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  12. ^ "Ana Brenda Contreras: La que sí sabía actuar". People en Español.
  13. ^ "Ana Brenda se convertirá en la que no podía amar". Quién. June 16, 2011.
  14. ^ "Confirmado: Daniel Arenas y Ana Brenda protagonizarán Corazón Indomable" [Confirmed: Daniel Arenas and Ana Brenda will star in Wild at Heart]. 17 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  15. ^ "Corazón indomable ya tiene protagonistas". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  16. ^ "Beto Gómez 'vuela bajo' en su próximo filme". El Informador :: Noticias de Jalisco, México, Deportes & Entretenimiento.
  17. ^ "Romeo Santos y Enrique Iglesias, los reyes de la noche en Premios Juventud 2014". People en Español.
  18. ^ "El gran susto de Ana Brenda Contreras, la novia de Iván Sánchez". 31 July 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Ana Brenda Contreras habla del final de Lo imperdonable y su cercanía a Iván Sánchez (VIDEO)". People en Español.
  20. ^ "Ana Brenda Contreras actúa en el cine y cuenta porqué el número 13 es de suerte para ella". People en Español.
  21. ^ González, Moisés (13 April 2016). "Ana Brenda se viste de época y de enfermera para su nuevo proyecto de televisión" [Ana Brenda dresses in period and as a nurse for her new television project]. People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2018 – via
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  25. ^ Swift, Andy (30 July 2019). "Dynasty Recast: Daniella Alonso Joins Season 3 as New Cristal Jennings". TVLine. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
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  28. ^ "Periodistas Cinematográficos de México, A.C". Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
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