Birth Name: Malena Grisel Alterio Bacaicoa
Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Birth: 21 January, 1974
Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, Basque, possibly other]
Malena Alterio is an Argentine-born Spanish actress. She became known with the Spanish televesion series Aquí no hay quien viva, playing the role of Belén López Vázquez.
Malena was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the daughter of Argentine-Spanish actor Héctor Benjamín Alterio Onorato and Modésta Ángela “Tita” Bacaicoa Destéfano, a psychoanalyst. Her aunt, Norma Bacaicoa, was a stage actress, director, and teacher. She is the sister of actor Ernesto Alterio. Malena is married to Luis Bermejo Prieto.
Malena’s paternal great-grandparents were from Carpinone, Italy.
Malena was raised in Spain after her family left Argentina due to George Rafael Videla’s coup d’état.