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Elizabeth Arciniega

Elizabeth Arciniega

Mexican actress
Elizabeth Arciniega
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Intro Mexican actress
Is Actor Television actor Stage actor Film actor
From Mexico
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth Mexico City
The details


Elizabeth Arciniega (born Elizabeth Arciniega Haag in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress and director in living in Zürich.


Elizabeth Arciniega studied dramatic literature and theatre at the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM). Afterwards she studied further under Adriana Barraza and Ludwik Margules to perfect her acting skills.

Her first lead roles were on stage in classical plays such as Poesia en voz muda de Luis Mario Moncada where she was nominated as the best actress in the V. National Youth Theater Award, which was organised by the National Institute Bellas Artes (INBA), the Administration of the Government of Mexico City (DDF), SOCICULTUR and the centre of youth consultation and was handed over by José Solé. For the role of Laura Winfield in The Glass Menagerie she got the award for the best new actress from the Mexican Society for Theatre Critics (AMCT). Following this she played numerous roles in theatre, television mini-dramas and films. All in all she has contributed to more than 50 productions though most of her lead roles have been in theatre.

The television mini-dramas "María Belén" and "Mujeres engañadas" have been a highlight as they were exported all over the world after 2001/01. Elizabeth played the lawyer defending the child María Belén.

Another career highlight has been her role in 2008 in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, where she played the girlfriend of Mr. White, Bond's opponent.

In 2004 she married a Swiss and moved to Zurich where she founded the theatre group LaVox Theater, in which she is director and actress.

The aim of LaVox Theater is to bring an awareness and understanding of the Spanish spoken theatre and culture into the German-speaking areas. LaVox Theater had presentations in different Suisse cities and was honored by two Mexican embassadors in Switzerland for the presentations of Rosa de dos Aromas and Biografía de Mujer.


Telenovelas, Series, Films, Theater, Director
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Great Theater of the World Theatrical Performance
Bedroom farce Theatrical Performance
Yo compro esa mujer María Contreras Supporting Role
1991-92 Cuando la radio conmovió a México Theatrical Performance
1994 The other exile: Homage to Albert Camus Theatrical Performance
1994-95 Jardín de pulpos Theatrical Performance
1997 Bajo las sábanas Theatrical Performance
1997-98 Desencuentro Special Appearance
1999-00 Mujeres engañadas Guadalupe Edelmira Silis Chacón Supporting Role
2000 Mujer, casos de la vida real TV Series
2001 María Belén Lic. Laura Paola Rocha Supporting Role
2002 Lucía, Lucía Film
2005 Linea di confine
Ultramar Theatrical Performance
Grounding Film
2008 Quantum of Solace Mr. White's girlfriend Film
Rosa de dos aromas Director
2008-10 Rosa de dos aromas Theatrical Performance
2012 A woman's biography Director
2012-13 Biografía de Mujer Theatrical Performance

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