Pilar López de Ayala

Pilar López de Ayala Arroyo (born 18 September 1978 in Madrid) is a Spanish film actress. She received a Goya for her role as Queen Joanna of Castile in the 2001 film Juana la Loca, directed by Vicente Aranda (released in the United States as Mad Love). She has an older brother named Rodrigo López de Ayala Arroyo, born in Madrid on 20 January 1975. Their parents are Rodrigo López de Ayala Sánchez-Arjona (b. Fregenal de la Sierra, 4 July 1944) and wife Pilar Arroyo Gallego. On their father's side they are originated from the rural nobility of Extremadura and twice descendants of Christopher Columbus through Diego Colón. In 2001 she won the Best Actress award of the Toulouse Cinespaña for Báilame el agua (2000), was nominated for the Newcomer Award of the Spanish Actors Union for Besos para todos (2000), won the Sant Jordi at the Sant Jordi Awards for Best Spanish Actress (Mejor Actriz Española) for Báilame el agua (2000), won the Silver Seashell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for Best Actress for Juana la Loca (2001) and was nominated for a Goya at the Goya Awards for Best New Actress (Mejor Actriz Revelación) for Besos para todos (2000).

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