Ana Elena Noreña Grass was born in Mexico City on October 10th, 1944. She was the eldest child of Manuel Noreña, a car salesman, and ElenaGrass, housewife. When she was a little girl, her father decided tomove to Tijuana, Baja, California, at the very north of Mexico. Soonafter, her mom was offered a job as a housekeeper in Los Angeles,California.
Anel was only fifteen years old when she found herselfworking at a mansion in Beverly Hills. While working there she met alot of Hollywood stars, but she was not happy. She felt she did notbelong there and did not have any friends. Besides, she had beengaining weight and was a chubby teenager. The owner of the mansion tookher to her doctor who prescribed her diet pills.
She slimmed down andthe weight loss showed a beautiful woman. She decided to enter MissMexico contest at Los Angeles and won first place. The award included atrip to Mexico City, Acapulco and Queretaro. That's when her luckchanged for good. When she got to México the doors to stardom opened in Mexicantelevision.
She started dating wealthy men and got pregnant but decidedto have an abortion. Then she met Mexican singer Jose Jose. Although heleft her to marry Kikis Herrera Calles she forgave him and soon afterhe divorced Kikis they got married. In 1975 the couple's first childwas born. They named him after Jose.
In 1982 their second child,daughter Marisol was born. But happiness did not come along. Anel had to deal with husband alcoholproblems. She started fighting with her weight once again. After 15years of marriage, they finally divorced in 1990.
During her marriageshe did't work at all, but soon after their divorce she had to startworking again. .
|1||Que bonita familia: Papá 2000||2000||as Mamá de Adriana|
|2||El amor tiene cara de mujer||1973||as Georgette (Petra Contreras)|
|3||El arte de engañar||1972||as Estela|
|5||Los novios||1971||as Maru|
|6||Muñeca reina||1972||as Silvia|
|7||Padre nuestro que estas en la tierra||1972||as Marta|
|8||Santo vs. la hija de Frankestein||1972||as Norma|
|9||Siempre hay una primera vez||1971||as Inés (segment "Gloria")|
|10||Tampico||1972||as Natalia Martínez López|
|11||Tonta tonta pero no tanto||1972||as Lucy|
|12||Agujetas de color de rosa||1994||as Rebeca|
|13||Alcanzar una estrella II||1991||as Verónica|
|14||El amor tiene cara de mujer||1971||as Claudia|
|15||El honorable señor Valdez||1973||as Andrea|
|16||La rosa de Guadalupe||2008||as Capítana|
|17||La sonrisa del diablo||1992||as Perla|
|18||Mujeres asesinas||2008||as Esperanza|
|20||Tu y yo||1996||as Laura|
|21||Vivo por Elena||1998||as Jenny|
|22||Yo amo a Juan Querendón||2007||as Delfina|