Ana Belén (born Maria del Pilar Cuesta on May 27, 1951 in Madrid, Spain) is one of the most relevant Spanish personalities in arts and music. With a musical career that spanned over the last 40 years she has also accomplished a great success as an actress, in feature films, television and theatre. She sang in public for the first time in a radio contest at the age of ten. She didn't win that year, but won the next year. Her early singing caught the attention of a movie producer who introduced her to the cinema audiences as "Ana Belen" in the movie "Zampo y Yo" when she was thirteen.