Mónika Sánchez

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Torre.
Mónika Sánchez
Born Mónika Analia Sánchez Torre
(1974-12-03) 3 December 1974
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Otto Seijas (2008-present)
Children Santiago (b. 2009)
Angela Fernanda (b. 2011)
Monika Constanza (b. 2013)
Parent(s) Fernando Sánchez-Mayans
Angela Torre
Website Official Website

Mónika Sánchez (born Mónika Analia Sánchez Torre on 3 December 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress.

Early life

Sánchez was born on 3 December 1974 in Mexico City. She is the daughter of Mexican writer and poet, Fernando Sánchez-Mayans[1] and Angela Torre. Sánchez speaks Spanish, English, and Italian. She enjoys many sports, such as squash, tennis, and horseback riding. If she would not have been an actress, she would have studied psychology. She studied communications at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, which complemented her studies in acting and other fine arts. She studied the arts not only in Mexico, but also in the United States and Spain. In 1997 at "La casa de la Cultura de B.C." in Barcelona, Spain; Monika took singing and dancing classes. She also studied jazz and dance in the Rosita Segovia Studio in Miami, Florida.

Moreover, she started acting and modeling at the Miami Community College and The Play House. This was when she realized that her main focus would be acting, so she then enrolled in the "Taller Artistico de Sergio Jimenez" at Televisa in Mexico City. Finally, Sánchez auditioned to be part of the CEA (Centro Educativo Artístico de Televisa), and began studying acting, TV techniques, theater, literature, English, dance, singing, culture, and many other arts. She began her career by doing castings, looking for opportunities, searching for producers and meeting them, and attending events where she could meet important people that could contribute to her future career as an actress.


Sánchez debut in the 1992 telenovela Ángeles sin paraíso where did a little appearance. Ηowever did and other appearances in telenovela, where are the Buscando el paraíso, Corazón Salvaje, Caminos cruzados, Alondra, Lazos de Amor, Morir dos veces and Tú y yo. Sánchez begins a series of performances as antagonist in telenovela Pueblo chico, infierno grande. The popularity of Sánchez for viewers, grows fast and soon she is the most admired antagonist in Mexico. The mixture of sweetness and seduction that had not seen before in these characters, makes it something special. She continues with great success again in antagonist role in telenovelas El diario de Daniela and Laberintos de pasión.[2]

In 2000 TVyNovelas Awards recognize as the Best Female Antagonist of the Year 2000 for their excellent work. In 2001, Sánchez played in the telenovela Salomé in the role of a fragile woman who dies for love. In 2003 played in the telenovela La Otra and 2004 Apuesta por un amor as main antagonist again in the role of "La mariposa", that gave her another nomination as Best Female Antagonist of the Year 2005 in TVyNovelas Αwards, and followed two other appearances in the telenovela Amar sin límites in 2006 and Al diablo con los guapos in 2007. Sánchez is considered a beautiful and talented actress. Her face has appeared on various covers and has made several appearances with her image, but she is now looking for a change into American movies and give boost to her career in Hollywood.

After an absence in telenovelas for 4 years, she reappears in Amores Verdaderos,[3] produced by Nicandro Diaz Gonzalez, in the role of Cristina Balvanera Corona de Arriaga, with Eduardo Yáñez, Erika Buenfil, Sebastian Rulli and Marjorie de Sousa. In 2013, Sanchez had a special appearance in the telenovela Libre para amarte with singer Gloria Trevi, Gabriel Soto, and Eduardo Santamarina. Her last role in a telenovela was in La gata as Gisela Cienfuegos.

Personal life

Sánchez in September 2008 she married the Venezuelan businessman Otto Seijas. They have three children: Santiago (born 2009), Angela Fernanda (born November 11, 2011) and Monika Constanza (born November 17, 2013).[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1992-93 Ángeles sin paraíso AndreaSupporting Role
1993-94 Buscando el paraíso Supporting Role
Corazón Salvaje RosaSupporting Role
1995 Caminos cruzados Lucía Supporting Role
Alondra Enriqueta Supporting Role
1995-96 Lazos de Amor DianaSupporting Role
1996 Morir dos veces MinervaSupporting Role
1996-97 Tú y yo MarthaAntagonist
1997 Pueblo chico, infierno grande Indalecia NavasAntagonist
1997-06 Mujer, casos de la vida real 12 Episodes
1998-1999 El diario de DanielaElena Ruiz Main Antagonist
1999-2000 Laberintos de pasiónNadia Román Valencia Main Antagonist
2001 La Hora Pico (LHP) Invited1 Episode
2001-02 Salomé Ángela Duval de MontesinoSpecial Appearance
2002 La Otra Regina Salazar Supporting Role
2002Acapulco 2002
2004-05 Apuesta por un amorEva Flores "La Mariposa" Antagonist
2006-07 Amar sin límites Silvana LombardoAntagonist
2007-13 La rosa de Guadalupe 1 Episode
2007-08 Al diablo con los guapos Rosario Ramos #1Supporting Role
2009Mujeres Asesinas 2 Eva Cárdenas Episode "Laura, confundida"
2012-13 Amores VerdaderosCristina Balvanera Corona de Arriaga Supporting Role
2013-14 Libre para amarte Zamira Special Appearance
2014Como dice el dicho Rose Episode "Una sola mano no aplaude"
2014 La gata Gisela Sinfuegos Antagonist
2016 Tres Veces Ana Viridiana Supporting Role


Mi quinto amor
Los signos del zodíaco
Eloísa bajo el almendro
Bajo las sábanas
El precio de la fama
Mujeres frente al espejo
Me enamoré de una bruja
Las Alas del Pez

Awards and nominations

Year AwardCategory TelenovelaResult
2000 Premios TVyNovelas Best Female Antagonist Laberintos de pasiónWon
2005 Apuesta por un amor style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated


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