Who is Ariadna Gil?

Ariadna is a Spanish actress, perhaps best known to the world for her roles in such films as “Belle Epoque” (1992), then “Nuts for Love” (2000), and “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), among many other roles that she’s secured so far in her career.

Moreover, she is known as Viggo Mortensen’s girlfriend; the couple has been together since 2009.

Ariadna Gil Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Ariadna Gil Giner was born on 23 January 1969 under the Aquarius zodiac sign, in Barcelona, Spain. She’s the daughter of August Gil Matamala and his wife Isabel Giner San Julian. She has two brothers but hasn’t revealed their names, though she has said that she performed with them in the band Matamala.

Ariadna showed an interest in the performing arts as a child, taking singing, dancing and violin lessons.

Career Beginnings

At just 17 years old, Ariadna made the cover of an avant-garde Catalonian magazine. Following that, she appeared in local theater companies, and on Catalan television channels. She even went on to give Catalan language classes on Canal 33, where she was noticed by Bigas Lula, one of the most prominent directors and designers, who cast her in his award-winning thriller drama film “Lola”, starring Angela Molina, Patrick Bauchau and Feodor Atkine.

She continued to appear in Spanish language films such as “El Complot Del Anells” (1988), “Barcelona, Lament” (1990), while in 1992, she starred in the award-winning romantic comedy film “Ama Tu Cama Rica”, co-starring Pere Ponce, Javier Bardem and Cassen, among others.

Rise to Prominence

Gradually, Ariadna became more popular, and enjoyed success throughout the ’90s. Later in 1992, she starred as Violeta in the film “Belle Epoque”, while in 1994 she starred in the TV mini-series “Arnau”. In 1996, she starred as Malena in the film “Malena Es Un Nombre De Tango”, co-starring Marta Belaustegui and Carlos Lopez.

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Two years later, she secured yet another prominent role as Isabel in the drama film “Lagrimas Negras” with Fele Martinez and Elena Anaya, and finished the decade with another starring role, in the romantic drama film “Segunda Piel”, co-starring Javier Bardem and Jordi Molla.

Ariadna continued her career strongly, first portraying Maria in the thriller crime-drama film “Camera Obscura,” starring Jacqueline Aguirre, Susan Brecht and Molly Bryant, and then as Carmen in the award-winning Alberto Lecchi’s romantic drama film “Nueces Para El Amor,” all in 2000. Then, in 2001, she played Carmen in the film “Off Key,” starring Joe Mantegna, Danny Aiello, and George Hamilton.

She continued with success into the decade, as she starred in the romantic fantasy-drama film “La Virgen De La Lujuria” (2002), was then the lead female in the award-winning drama film “Soldados de Salamina” in 2003, while in 2005 she starred in the drama film “Hormigas En La Boca”.

Ariadna rose to international fame with the lead role in Guillermo del Toro’s Academy Award-winning fantasy war-drama film “El Laberinto del Fauno”, internationally known as “Pan’s Labyrinth”, co-starring Ivana Baquero and Sergi Lopez. Two years later, she secured yet another starring role as Aurora in the thriller crime-drama film “Solo Quiero Caminar”.

Nothing changed for Ariadna in the 2010s, and in 2013 she starred in the award-winning comedy film “Vivir Es Facil Con Los Ojos Cerrados, and in the same year, she appeared in her first English-language speaking project, the TV series “Treading Water”, while from 2018 to 2020, she starred in the TV thriller crime-drama series “Aqui En La Tierra”.

In 2019, Ariadna featured in the romantic drama film “Parking”, co-starring Mihai Smarandache and Belen Cuesta, and most recently, she starred in the drama film “Solo Una Vez”, and appeared in the short film “Estimem-nos” (2022).

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Ariadna Gil’s net worth has been estimated to be around $8 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 65 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Before starting a romance with Viggo Mortensen, Ariadna was married to Spanish novelist, screenwriter and film director David Trueba. The two were married from 1993 to 2008, during which time they welcomed two children, daughter Violeta and son Leo, born in 1997 and 2003, respectively.

In 2008, Viggo and Ariadna worked on the film “Appaloosa”, and the following year, they started their romance. They reside in Madrid, Spain.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown, but she has a slim figure.

Ariadna Gil’s Partner, Viggo Mortensen Short Bio

Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. was born on 20 October 1958, in Watertown, New York State, USA. He is the son of a Danish father, Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr., and an American mother, Grace Gamble.

During his childhood, the family lived in Venezuela and Denmark before eventually settling in Argentina, where he attended primary school, and became fluent in Spanish.

His parents divorced when he was 11 years old, and with his mother and his siblings, he moved to the USA. Viggo went to Watertown High School, and after matriculation, enrolled at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, graduating in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish studies and politics.

Viggo then traveled through Europe, living in England, Spain and Denmark, before returning to the US to pursue his acting career.

Viggo made his acting debut in 1986, playing Amish farmer Moses Hochleitner, in Peter Weir’s Oscar-winning romantic thriller-drama film “Witness” with Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis and Lukas Haas in the lead roles.

Viggo has gone on to appear in more than 60 film and TV titles and has received three Academy Award nominations, for his work in the films “Eastern Promises” (2007), “Captain Fantastic” (2016), and “Green Book” (2018).

Other prominent roles include those as Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, then as Tom Stall in the Oscar Award-nominated action crime-drama film “A History of Violence” (2005), and Sigmund Freud in the film “A Dangerous Method” (2011), and as Tony Lip in the biopic about the African-American classical pianist in the 1960s American South, entitled “Green Book” (2018), co-starring Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini, among many other roles.

According to sources, Viggo Mortensen’s net worth has been estimated to be around $40 million as of mid- 2022.

He was married to singer and actress Exene Cervenka from 1987 until 1992 when they separated, but officially divorced in 1997. The two welcomed a son, Henry Blake Mortensen, in 1988.

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