Ana Alicia

as Herself in the movie The Nightmare Isnt Over: The Making of Halloween II

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Real name is Ana Alicia Ortiz
Was born at 12 December 1956 (now is 62 years old) in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 12, 1956, Ana Alicia became thethird of four children to Carlos Celestino Ortiz and Alicia TorresOrtiz. She grew up in El Paso, Texas from age 6 after the passing ofher father. There, she lived with her grandmother, widowed mother, heruncle Louie and three siblings in a house her father had purchased forher grandmother. Ana Alicia received a full scholarship to attend the prestigiousWellesley College in Massachusetts.

Upon arrival, Ana Alicia auditionedand won the lead role for Jules Feiffer's "Crawling Arnold". On summerbreak after her freshmen year, Ana Alicia auditioned for The AdobeHorseshoe Dinner Theatre outside El Paso, Texas. The theatre offeredher a position as a recurring actress in all feature productions. Theopportunity would allow her to work with name actors from Hollywood andNew York and receive a large weekly salary. She accepted the offer andalso acquired her actor's equity card through her term.

She leftWellesley and finished her education at The University of Texas at ElPaso (UTEP). Ana Alicia spent the next three years, performing in mainstage productions at UTEP as well as having significant roles in theAdobe Horseshoe repertoire. After graduation, Ana Alicia moved to Los Angeles and struggled toattain success as an actress while studying for her law school entranceexam. Six months later, her big acting break came when she won the roleof Alicia Nieves on ABC's "Ryan's Hope" (1975) . According to AnaAlicia, working on the show in New York was exciting - not only becauseit was an acting job, but because she was a fan of the the show.

Although the role was a secondary one - Nieves had romances withpoliceman Bob Reid and Dr. Pat Ryan. It provided her with much-neededexposure. After 15 months, Ana Alicia left the show to become one of the lastUniversal Studios contract players. She moved to Los Angeles and inaddition to her work as a contract player, she attended SouthwesternUniversity Law School at night.

As she acquired larger roles thatrequired her to leave town, it became impossible to continue thegrueling schedule of acting during the day and studying for school atnight. She had to make a choice so she sat down and wrote the pros andcons of each decision and when she realized her passion was to act, shemade the very difficult decision to drop out of law school. Once shewas focused, her career began to open up quickly. She landed several roles on major television films and series' episodes. Within a year, the Universal terminated their contract playerdepartment.

It was the end of an era. Soon after, her teacher MiltonKatselis suggested she stop playing virginal roles and turn to rolessuch as the tortured, sexually deprived Maggie in "Cat on a Hot TinRoof". Exploring this previously undiscovered part of her acting range,Ana Alicia pursued an audition for "Falcon Crest" (1981) . In theroom was a female casting director Doris Sabbagh along with EarlHamner, Robert McCollough, and Larry Elikann. Ana Alicia's job was toseduce Lorenzo, played in the room by Doris.

As Ana Alicia ran herfingers up Doris' stockings, conservative Southerner Earl Hamner stoodup and stopped the scene, and said, "Thank you very much. That waswonderful. " Less than an hour later, Ana Alicia's agent called to lether know she had won the role of Melissa Agretti. Ana Alicia was on the show for seven years, playing the ambitious,scheming Melissa Agretti, and playing opposite 'Jane Wyman' asAngela Channing and a plethora of handsome men. In October of 1988, AnaAlicia was written out of "Falcon Crest" (1981) , and the showsubsequently dropped considerably in the ratings.

In a last ditchattempt to revitalize the show, she was brought back to the show laterthat season as a look-a-like of Melissa's, named Samantha Ross. Theguest stint was short-lived and Ana Alicia quickly moved on to otherprojects, including the TV movies Miracle Landing (1990) (TV) and Rio Shannon (1993) (TV) , as well as the feature film, Romero (1989) . Ana Alicia has also devoted much of her time tovarious animal and human causes. She was the national spokesperson forthe Humane Society, and has presented awards promoting Hispanicachievements in the media on behalf of the Golden Eagle Awards. 'Lorenzo Lamas' was co-presenter.

In 1991, while in France hosting an episode of The World's GreatestStunts for GRB Entertainment, she met and fell madly in love with hernow husband Gary Benz. In 1996, after finishing the pilot for AcapulcoHeat, Ana Alicia made the decision to leave her acting career andinvest in being a mother to her two young children Cathryn and Michael,her new passion in life. In March 2015, having raised her children and with her youngest incollege, she returned to her first love but as a producer opening upher own production company Quebrada Entertainment: its purpose is todevelop scripted and unscripted film and television that reaches aculturally and demographically diverse audience across all genresthrough the development and execution of quality storytelling. .

There is some small facts about Ana Alicia:
  • Grew up in El Paso, Texas, USA.
  • Received a full scholarship to the prestigious Wellesley College in Massachusetts
  • Received a BA in drama from the University of Texas.
  • At the age of four her father died and her mother moved with Ana and her three brothers to El Paso, Texas where she has won a beauty contest at the age of sixteen.
  • Also works as a national spokeswoman for The Humane Society.
  • Has a daughter, Cathryn Dylan, with her husband 'Gary R. Benz' .
  • She appeared in the penultimate episodes of both "Battlestar Galactica" (1978) and "Galactica 1980" (1980) .
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There is the list of movies, where Ana Alicia was taked part:
1 The Nightmare Isnt Over: The Making of Halloween II movie The Nightmare Isnt Over: The Making of Halloween II 2012 as Herself
2 50 y más movie 50 y más 2005 as Melissa Agretti
3 Battle of the Network Stars XV movie Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 as Herself - CBS Team
4 Condominium movie Condominium 1980 as Thelma Messenkott
5 Coward of the County movie Coward of the County 1981 as Violet
6 Halloween II movie Halloween II 1981 as Janet
7 Halloween: 25 Years of Terror movie Halloween: 25 Years of Terror 2006 as Herself
8 Halloween: Resurrected movie Halloween: Resurrected 2002 as Janet Marshall
9 Miracle Landing movie Miracle Landing 1990 as Michelle Honda
10 Rio Shannon movie Rio Shannon 1993 as Dolores Santillan
11 Romero movie Romero 1989 as Arista Zelada
12 Roughnecks movie Roughnecks 1980 as Yolanda Suarez
13 Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future movie Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future 1987 as Herself
14 The CBS Easter Parade movie The CBS Easter Parade 1986 as Herself - Host
15 The Joy of Natural Childbirth movie The Joy of Natural Childbirth 1985 as Herself
16 The Ordeal of Bill Carney movie The Ordeal of Bill Carney 1981 as Lisa Saldonna
17 To Die, to Sleep movie To Die, to Sleep 1994 as Kathy's Mother
18 Acapulco H.E.A.T. movie Acapulco H.E.A.T. 1993 as Linda Davidson
19 B.J. and the Bear movie B.J. and the Bear 1978 as Dolores
20 Battlestar Galactica movie Battlestar Galactica 1978 as Aurora
21 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 as Falina Redding
22 E! True Hollywood Story movie E! True Hollywood Story 1996 as Herself
23 Falcon Crest movie Falcon Crest 1981 as Melissa Gioberti
24 Frontera Roja movie Frontera Roja 2015 as Soila
25 Galactica 1980 movie Galactica 1980 1980 as Gloria Alonzo
26 Gylne tider movie Gylne tider 2002 as Herself
27 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child movie Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1995 as Duchess of Earl/Businessman's Daughter
28 Hollywood 84 movie Hollywood 84 1984 as Herself
29 Hotel movie Hotel 1983 as Mary Ellen Carson
30 Life Goes On movie Life Goes On 1989 as Shanna Grey
31 Moonlighting movie Moonlighting 1985 as Mary Erin-Gates
32 Murder, She Wrote movie Murder, She Wrote 1984 as Sgt. Hilda Dupont
33 Quincy M.E. movie Quincy M.E. 1976 as Nurse Nancy Berger
34 Renegade movie Renegade 1992 as Angela Baptista
35 Ryans Hope movie Ryans Hope 1975 as Alicia Nieves
36 Tattletales movie Tattletales 1982 as Herself
37 The Arsenio Hall Show movie The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 as Herself
38 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries movie The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 as Suzanne Clifford
39 The Home Show movie The Home Show 1988 as Herself
40 The Love Boat movie The Love Boat 1977 as Samantha Gregory
There is the list of interview of Ana Alicia:
  • "Soap Opera Digest" (USA), 13 December 1988, Vol. 13, pg. 102-103, by: Robert Rorke, "Ana-Alicia: The Last Laugh"
There is the list of some printed articles of Ana Alicia Ortiz:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 9, pg. 78-79, by: staff, "Chance's Were 'Remote': Falcon Crest"
The image of Ana Alicia Ortiz was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Cine Tele Revue" (France), 14 December 1989
  • "Celebrity Focus" (USA), 1 January 1987, Iss. 1
  • "Televizier" (Netherlands), 12 November 1983, Iss. 45
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 12 November 1983, Iss. 46
  • "Us" (USA), 31 January 1983, Vol. 7
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 18 October 1982
There is the list of some quotes of Ana Alicia:
  • Such "limited" characterisation is the responsibility of a lot of people-writers, producers, directors. The bottom line is what you think of yourself and what you think you're capable of. I don't take it personally. You can't waste that kind of energy because I've been fired before. You just have to use your energy to take yourself to the next step.
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