Alba Gonzalez Villa, who goes by the name Alba Flores is an incredible professional actress. She hasn’t been in many films or series, but she is famous enough for her roles in La Casa de Papel as Nairobi and in Vis a Vis as Saray Vargas. She has had a successful career with these two series, and it is known that she also works in theaters.
|Full Name||Alba Gonzalez Villa|
|Date of Birth||27th October 1986|
|Birth Place||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Net Worth||US $1.5 million|
Where was Alba Flores born and raised?
Alba Flores is the only daughter to her parents Antonio Flores (father), a musician and composer, and Ana Villa (mother), a theatrical producer. She was born on 27th October 1986 in the capital city of Spain, Madrid. Her whole family was somehow connected to the screen. Her grandmother was Lola Flores, who was an actress, singer herself. Alba is a niece of Lolita Flores and Rosario Flores, who are singers. Not only this, but her grandfather was also Antonio Gonzalez, who was a famous Spanish guitarist and a singer. From the age of 13, she studied drama interpretation and trained to play the piano. Alba went to the University of Madrid for her studies.
Although been in some romantic scenes in the show as for her script, her sexuality is lesbian. Keeping privacy about her personal life, we don’t have much information about it. According to some sources, she isn’t dating anyone currently but was in a relationship with another lesbo Ondina Maldonado, a Spanish singer.
Her father and grandmother died when she was just nine years old. Her father has composed a song dedicated to Alba Flores’s name Alba itself. Alba is a vegetarian and is against an animal on the plate. She is a Gypsy from her father’s side, and being lesbian, she participates in LGBT and Gypsies Community programs and campaigns. She is also active in the campaign for environmental causes and even women’s rights. She talks and advocates about feminism as well.
Despite being on screen, she also performs on stage in the theaters and even instruments.
Career and Awards
Alba Flores started her acting career in 2005 when she got a small role in a Spanish movie, El calentito. In the television series El Comisario, she played in one episode in 2006. She played another role in 2008 in tv series The Ulysses Syndrome. Then for her better acting skills, Alba Flores started training at the Corazza Acting Studio.
In 2013 Alba Flores again got a chance to play in the Antenna 3 series El Tiempo entre costuras, where she was a servant of the protagonist, Jamila. She also played in the movie Vicente Ferrer which took place in India; she was an Indian woman.
After all her struggle in the field, she got a significant role in the famous show Vis a Vis. She was portrayed as a character named Saray Vargas, a Gypsy who was facing 4-year prison for Assault at the beginning of the show. The show was compared with Orange Is the New Black, but after some episodes, Vis a Vis start getting positive reviews, and people loved Alba as well.
This was her first breakout role. She was able to win some awards because of this show consisting of an Ondas Awards for Best Female Performer in Fiction, Spanish Actor’s Union Awards for best-supporting actress in tv series. She was nominated for other awards as well.
As she was working in Vis a Vis with Alex Pina, Alba Flores was asked if she is interested in playing a role in the famous series worldwide, La Casa de Papel, also known as Money Heist. She didn’t have to go through an audition process; instead, Pina wrote a role. Alba Flores played as a Nairobi, a robbers group that makes a world’s biggest heist in the series. She was one of the main characters in the series that was in charge of some necessary stuff.
Netflix acquired Money Heist and globally stream it in late 2017, that’s when it starts gaining attention. It became the most viewed non-English series on Netflix. Due to gaining more popularity over the whole world, Netflix demands the additional season of Money Heist. At the International Emmy Awards, this show won best drama series as well. Alba Flores won Premios Iris Award for best actress and many other nominations for her outstanding performance as Nairobi.
Except for the television screen, she performed in theater plays consisting of great plays like La Rosa Tatuada and Troyanas. She was the daughter of the King of Troy in the play.
For the Netflix made documentary Night on Earth, she worked as a Spanish narrator.
As of 2021, She has an estimated net worth of $2 Million dollars. She took $40K per episode.