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Luana Alcañiz (1906–1991)


Green-eyed Spanish-born actress and dancer, born Lucrecia Ana Úbeda Pubillones. Her parents took her to New York at the age of two but she spent much of her early childhood back in Spain, followed by two years in a Catholic convent in Havana, Cuba. Aged sixteen, she returned to New York with her parents to perform in vaudeville. She quickly made a... See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Madrid, Spain

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Known For

La barraca
La barraca Pepeta
(1945)
Verbena trágica
Verbena trágica Blanca de Vargas
(1938)
It Happened in Havana
(1938)
Reina de reinas: La Virgen María
(1948)

Filmography

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 1965 Doctor Zhivago
Mrs. Sventytski (uncredited)
 1963 Cuatro bodas y pico
Doña Teresa - la Madre
 1962 The Carpet of Horror
Mrs. Shipley (uncredited)
 1960 Ama Rosa
Isabel
 1957 Day of Fear
 1950 La mujer de nadie
Duquesa
 1948 La casa de las sonrisas
Isabel
 1948 Reina de reinas: La Virgen María
La Virgen María (as Luana de Alcañiz)
 1948 Tabaré
 1947 Chachita la de Triana
Rocío (as Luana Alcáñiz)
 1946 María Magdalena, pecadora de Magdala
La Virgen María (as Luana de Alcañiz)
 1946 Sol y sombra
 1945 La barraca
Pepeta
 1945 Alma llanera
 1939 Frontiers of '49
Dolores de Cervantes (as Luana de Alcaniz)
 1938 Verbena trágica
Blanca de Vargas
 1936 Contra la corriente
Rosalia Martin
 1935 Julieta Buys a Son
Cecilia
 1933 Primavera en otoño
Agustina
 1931 El pasado acusa
Eve Miller / Eva Stanton
 1931 La dama atrevida
Margarita Townsend
 1931 La llama sagrada
Estela
 1930 El presidio
Ana Marlowe
 1930 A Devil with Women
Dolores
 1930 El último de los Vargas
Elvira Núñez
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Luana Alcáñiz | Luana de Alcaniz | Luana de Alcañiz
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Trivia:

Her parents were Spanish emigrants to Cuba. As such, her nationality is sometimes misrepresented as Cuban. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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