Ana Brenda Contreras

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Contreras and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
Ana Brenda Contreras
Born Ana Brenda Contreras Pérez
(1986-12-24) December 24, 1986
Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, México
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Alejandro Amaya (2013–2014)
Partner(s) Iván Sánchez (2015 - present)

Ana Brenda Contreras (born as Ana Brenda Contreras Pérez on December 24, 1986 in Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, México sometimes credited simply as Ana Brenda, is a Mexican actress and singer.[1]


Contreras was born in McAllen, Texas. She moved to Mexico City at age 15, to join the reality show Pop Stars, where she was a finalist and member of a group, t'detila, who released an album with the same name. In 2003, she joined the Center for Arts Education Televisa to study acting.

In 2005, she portrayed Juanita in her debut telenovela, Barrera de amor, produced by Ernesto Alonso. In 2006, Contreras participated in a production of Grease. That same year, she had a role in the novela Duelo de Pasiones as Claudia, which was produced by Juan Osorio.

In 2008, she starred in the film Divina Confusion, directed by Salvador Garcini. She also starred as the protagonist Violeta Madrigal in the telenovela Juro Que Te Amo, which was produced by MaPat. In 2009, producer Carla Estrada offered her the role of the main antagonist of the telenovela Sortilegio. That same year, Contreras acted in an episode of the TV series Mujeres Asesinas. She also had a role in the series Tiempo Final.

In 2010, Contreras played the co-antagonist of Teresa. She also played Carol in the musical Timbiriche. Contreras later starred in the telenovela La que no podia amar (2011) as Ana Paula, the lead protagonist. In 2013, Contreras starred in Nathalie Lartilleux's telenovela Corazón indomable, a remake of Marimar, alongside Daniel Arenas.[2][3] Two years later, she played the lead role in Salvador Mejía Alejandre's telenovela Lo imperdonable alongside Iván Sánchez.

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 informing the permanent separation with her spouse. In February 2016, it was confirmed by her Lo Imperdonable co-star Iván Sánchez that the two are in a relationship.


Year Project Role Notes
2008 Divina confusión Bibi
2009 Cabeza de buda Invitada 2 Uncredited
2014 Volando bajo Mariana Arredondo
2015 The Babymoon Yesenia Filming
Year Project Role Notes
2005 Barrera de amor Juana "Juanita" Sánchez Supporting Role
2006 Duelo de pasiones Claudia Supporting Role
2008-2009 Juro que te amo Violeta Madrigal Protagonist
2009 Mujeres asesinas Marcela Garrido Episode: "Las Garrido, codiciosas"
2009 Sortilegio Maura Albarrán Main Antagonist
2010-2011 Teresa Aurora Alcázar Co-Protagonist
2011-2012 La que no podía amar Ana Paula Carmona Protagonist
2013 Corazón indomable Maricruz Olivarez / Maria Alejandra Mendoza Olivarez Protagonist
2015 Lo imperdonable Verónica Prado Castelo Protagonist

Awards and recognition

Premios Diosas de Plata

Year Category Film Result
2009 Female Revelation Divina confusión Won[4][5]
2015 Special Performance by an Actress Volando bajo Nominated[6]

TVyNovelas Awards

Year Category Telenovela Result
2011 Best Co-star Actress Teresa Nominated
2012 Best Lead Actress La que no podía amar
2014Corazón indomable
Favorite Couple with Daniel Arenas
Favorite Slap with Elizabeth Alvarez
The Most Beautiful Girl
Best Lead Actress

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
2016 Mi protagonista favorita 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[8]
2013 Best Actress Corazón indomable Nominated
Best Couple with Daniel Arenas


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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Contreras and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
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