Emma Penella

Emma Penella

Original Name Manuela Ruiz Penella
Birth
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Death 27 Aug 2007 (aged 77)
Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Burial Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Memorial ID 21468250 · View Source
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Actress. Considered one of the great leading ladies of Spanish stage, screen and television. The granddaughter of Valencian composer Manuel Penella Moreno, she began her stage career at the age of 22 and later moved into films. With her deep voice and strong presence, she was able to play both comedic and dramatic roles. Her theatre credits include "La Heredera," "Micaela," "¿Le Gusta Schubert?" and "Frank V." Onscreen Panella is particularly remembered in Luis García Berlanga's "El Verdugo", as Pepe Isbert's daughter. She also appeared in "La Estanquera de Vallecas," "Fedra," in the title role of "La Regenta", and as Fortunata in "Fortunata y Jacinta." In her last years she got enjoyed great success for her work in the television series "Aquí No Hay Quién Viva." Active until her death, her last work was in "La Que se Avecina" (2007). Penella was awarded the "Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes" in 1999. Her sisters were actresses Terela Pávez and Elisa Montés. She was married to producer Emiliano Piedra and, curiously, was buried on the anniversary of his death.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 9 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21468250
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Penella (2 Mar 1930–27 Aug 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21468250, citing Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .