Ana Mariscal

Movie Actress

Ana Mariscal was born on July 31st, 1923 in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain and is the Movie Actress from Spain. Discover Ana Mariscal's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 71 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Ana Mar
Date of Birth
July 31, 1923
Place of Birth
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Death Date
Mar 28, 1995 (age 71)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Author, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer
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Ana Mariscal Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Valentín Javier (m.1954)
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About Ana Mariscal

Ana María Arroyo Mariscal (31 July 1923 – 28 March 1995) better known as Ana Mariscal was a classic Spanish film actress, director, screenwriter and film producer.

She also acted in Argentinean films.

She was involved in well over 50 films between 1940 and 1968, frequently starring in films she also wrote and directed.

She is iconic to 1940s and 50s Spanish cinema.

Her brother Luis Arroyo (1915–1956) was also an actor and film director.

Early life and education

Mariscal was born in Madrid in 1923 to a middle-class family. Her father owned a furniture store and a theater that would provide Mariscal much of her early exposure to acting. While occasionally appearing in theater productions with her brother, Mariscal intended to go to university to study mathematics. She decided to pursue acting after being incidentally cast in her first film role.


Ana Mariscal began her career after accompanying her actor brother Luis Arroyo to an audition for El Ultimo Husar. Almost by chance, she was noticed by the director Luis Marquina and cast in the film. This would start a prolific career in acting and directing.

Over the next decade, Mariscal starred in over 20 films, becoming a household name in Spain. A few notable films from this time include The Queen's Flower Girl, Raza, A Shadow at the Window, and The Princess of the Ursines. After a decade of typecast roles, Mariscal started her own production company called BOSCO and begin writing and directing her own works. She made her directorial debut with Segundo Lopez, a film she also wrote and starred in. It was a critically well-received comedy with Italian Neo-realist influences. She later directed her esteemed work They fired with their lives that deals with the Spanish Civil War; an event Mariscal herself lived through during her childhood.

In her later career, she shifted among film, television, and theater pursuits, still using her production company to fund her projects. During this period, she directed or became involved with Occidente y sabotaje, El Camino, and The Other Woman. She began teaching classes at the IIEC (Institute of Investigations and Cinematographic Experiences) while still balancing acting and directing jobs. She eventually receded from the world of film making and dedicate her time entirely to the study of literature.

Just a few months before her death, she received the gold medal for Merit in the Fine Arts in 1995. She is buried in the Cementerio de la Almudena