Ána Teresa Alvarez Páez was born on November 19, 1969 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain. Álvarez moved to Madrid when she was about 13 years old.
After she finished her studies, she entered the world of fashion going to Japan when she was only 17, where she was hired by an agency and worked there for 4 months, she then moved to Paris and other European capital cities which only strengthened her career as a model.
In 1987 the director Antonio Giménez-Rico was searching for a long dark haired Andalusian girl, for the movie "Jarrapellejos"and selected Ána .
In 1989 she then appeared in the Spanish comedy "Aquí huele a muerto" with a Spanish comedy team called "Martes y Trece".
The same year Alvarez participated in "Sólo o en compañía de otros", from Santiago San Miguel.
At the end of 1990, she took part in the Spanish Televisión production film "Don Juan en los infiernos" a free adaptation of Gonzalo Suárez of Don Juan de Molière.
Álvarez starred in a film called "The Dead Mother" with director Juanma Bajo Ulloa, co-starring Karra Ejalde and Silvia Marsó. In the film is a young mentally deficient person who sees her mother assassinated in the house after she discovers a thief.
In the spring of 1994, Ana worked with director Ricardo Franco in the comedy ¡"Oh, Cielos"! with Jesús Bonilla, el Gran Wyoming & Angela Molina. In 1995 the Hispanic-German production "Vivir al límite" with film director Michael Guman also that same year "Brujas" came out which starred Penélope Cruz and Beatriz Carvajal. Then 1998 saw the release of "Cha, cha, chá" with Eduardo Noriega and Jorge Sanz. In 2000, she appeared in her only Euro-western, so far, "A galope tendido" (At Full Gallop) as Doro, and in 2001 in "Las amargas lágrimas de Petra von Kant".
Today we celebrate Ána Alvarez’s 45th birthday.