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Name: Alba Raquel Barros  
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Date of Birth: 14th December 1952
Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Profession: Actress
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Alba Raquel Barros (born December 14, 1952 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an actress, singer and dancer. She is better known for her acting career, and she has won many national awards for her works, both on the television and theatrical fields.

Barros participated in a Spanish language version of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" as a teenager. She graduated with a certificate in drama from the University of Puerto Rico in 1974.

Barros began her rise to fame as a telenovela actress in Puerto Rico's channel 2 during the 1970s. She participated in some of that channel's most famous soap operas.

By the early 1980s, she had moved to channel 4, where she acted in some of that channel's most famous shows, including 1982's soap, "Yo Se Que Mentia", and 1984's "Barrio Cuatro Calles". In "Barrio Cuatro Calles", a comedy, she played a Puerto Rican girl who had been born in New York city, therefore, she used an Americanized accent. She played the wife of Miguel Angel Alvarez, who played a bakery owner. They played opposite legendary Cuban actor Leopoldo Fernandez and Yazmin Mejias.

She has participated at the theatrical versions of many of Latin America's most famous novels, including "La Carreta", "Orinoco", "La Clase del 69" and others.

The famous Chilean show host and producer, Don Francisco, has invited Barros many times to his Univision show, "Sábado Gigante". Recognizing the opportunity of being seen across Latin America, Barros has participated a number of times at that television show.

Barros's acting career has not been limited to television and theater, however, as she has participated in a number of Puerto Rico's most important productions of all times, including "Nicolas y los demas" ("Nicholas and the others"), "Heroes de Otra Patria" ("Heroes for Another Nation", which protested the participation of Puerto Ricans in the United States military, particularly during the Vietnam war era), and "Los Diaz de Doris".

In 2002, Barros moved to Venezuela to act there, after being signed by Venevision.


  • Outstanding comedy actress of the year (Puerto Rico, 1985)
  • Comedian of the year (Puerto Rico, 1986)
  • Best female actress (Puerto Rico, 1986)
  • Best soap opera starring role (Puerto Rico, 1987)
  • Best actress (Puerto Rico, 1988)

See also

  • List of famous Puerto Ricans

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