Ariadna Gil Giner: Popular Spanish Actress

Who is Ariadna Gil?

Ariadna Gil is popularly known for her brilliant performance in movies such as Belle Epoque, Lola, Capitan Escalaborns, and many more that changed her life.

Ariadna Gil achieved many awards in her entire movie career, including Best lead actress, Best-acting award, and Best supporting actress. 

We will learn more about Ariadna’s family, career, lifestyle, and more. 

Ariadna Gil Biography
Ariadna Gil Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameAriadna Gil Giner
NicknameAriadna Gil
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1969
Age54 years old
Sun signAquarius
BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain
Currently residingBarcelona, Spain
ParentsAugust Gil Matamala (Father)
Marital StatusDivorced 
SpouseDavid Trueba (Ex-husband)
Viggo Mortensen (Boyfriend)
ChildrenLeo Trueba
Violet Rodriguez
Eye colorDark Brown
Hair colorBlack
Shoe size9 (US size)
Net WorthUSD 8 Million 
Social MediaInstagram

Early Life and Childhood

Ariadna Gil was born in Barcelona, Spain, on January 23, 1969. She is renowned for her roles in movies including Pan’s Labyrinth, Black Tears, and Belle Époque.

As of 2023, Ariadna is 54 years old.

She is the daughter of renowned attorney August Gil Matamala. Gil learned to dance, sing, and play the violin as a child. She even sang in their band “Matamala” with her two brothers from time to time. 


David Trueba (Ex-husband)

Gil was married to screenwriter, director, and novelist David Trueba in 1993. They have two beautiful children; Leo Trueba and Violet Rodriguez. Violet was born in 1997, whereas Leo was born in 2003. 

David Trueba
David Trueba

They were a happy family, but later on, due to personal issues, Ariadna Gil and David Trueba parted ways apart and divorced in 2008.

Viggo Mortensen (Boyfriend)

Ariadna Gil and Viggo Mortensen first became romantically linked from the Western film Appaloosa and Alatriste. Also, those were the projects on which the two collaborated twice.

Ariadna Gil Giner and Viggo Mortensen have been together since roughly 2008. However, they are not legally wed. They rarely walk the red carpet together because they desire to remain anonymous. 

Additionally, Mortensen avoids talking to the public about his relationship and hardly ever discusses Giner. Yet, to the dismay of eager admirers, Mortensen and Giner have active social media accounts. 

Viggo Mortensen with his girlfriend
Ariadna Gil and Viggo Mortensen

Over ten years after they initially started dating, their decision to maintain their secrecy works out well for them as they appear to be very content and in love. 

The two of them appear in photographs together rarely. However, on occasion, keen photographers get to capture them out and about, mainly in and around their Madrid home, shopping, or touring. 

In addition, Mortensen and Ariadna appear to be effectively co-parenting Henry Blake Mortensen, son from Mortensen’s previous marriage to Cervenka, and Ariadna’s two children from her marriage to Trueba. 


Ariadna Gil and Mortensen initially connected on the set of Ariadna Gil’s 2008 movie Alatriste, and numerous accounts claim that the two immediately fell in love. 

Ariadna Gil with her boyfriend, Viggo Mortensen
Ariadna Gil with her boyfriend, Viggo Mortensen

Since Ariadna Gil was still wed to renowned director David Trueba at the time of their relationship, there was some controversy surrounding it. However, in 2008, Ariadna Gil divorced Trueba, and shortly after, she made things official with Mortensen.


Ariadna Gil appeared on the cover of an experimental Catalan magazine when she was 17 years old. After that, she began working for regional theater companies and Catalan television networks, where she took classes in Catalan on Canal 33.

She caught Bigas Luna’s eye, leading to her first movie, Lola, in 1986 and setting the stage for her future. Ariadna Gil became well-known in the comedy Amo tu cama Rica (1992), starring Javier Bardem in 1991. She made her acting debut in the romantic comedy Belle Epoque (1992), directed by Fernando Trueba and starring Penélope Cruz.

Ariadna Gil Giner
Ariadna Gil Giner

However, beginning in the middle of the 1990s, Ariadna started to appear in roles that were both better and more difficult, and she demonstrated that she was capable of handling roles that were the most difficult, most notably in Malena es un nombre de tango (1996) and Black Tears (1998). Ariadna Gil also got in a few plays while in Catalonia, including Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” 

She also won Best Actress at the 1997 Verona Love Screens Film Festival. Gil made her English debut in Nick Hamm’s “Talk of Angels.” After that, she made cameo appearances in “Don Juan” (1999) and “Camera Obscura.”

Gil continued to act in Spanish and Argentine films beginning in the 2000s. Two of her most well-known films from this time, Nueces para el amor (2000) and Solados de Salamina, won Best Actress awards at various film festivals.

Over the next few years, Ariadna Gil played challenging roles and made intriguing film choices. First, she played the lead role in the critically acclaimed 2006 film “El laberinto del fauno”/”Pan’s Labyrinth.” The movie went on to win several Academy Awards and was hailed as the best film of the year in Spanish. 

The film industry recognized her acting abilities following “Pan’s Labyrinth.” She played a leading role in Agustin Dáz Yanes’ 2008 film “Solo Quiero caminar,” for which she was nominated for two film awards. Even though she had roles in more than six films in the early 2010s, Gil took a three-year break after her 2014 film “L’altra Frontera.” 

Ariadna Gil, Agustin Diaz Yanes, Viggo Mortensen and Elena Anaya
Ariadna Gil, Agustin Diaz Yanes, Viggo Mortensen and Elena Anaya

In 2017, Gil returned to the big screen with her role in the suspenseful film “Zona hostile.” Furthermore, she has recently appeared as a recurring character in the “Aqu en la Tierra.

In addition, she was working on the television series Gods of Medicine and the romantic comedy Apropierea, which premiered in the latter part of 2018.

Ariadna Gil Awards

1992Best Actress award for romantic comedy Belle Epoque
1992Best lead actress award for the comedy movie Amo tu cama Rica
1997Best Actress award at Verona Love Screens Film Festival
2006Best film of the year for “El laberinto del fauno”/”Pan’s Labyrinth.”

Ariadna Gil Net Worth

As of 2023, Ariadna Gil has worked hard to achieve this success. She has made quite good earnings throughout her acting career

Ariadna Gil’s net worth is around USD 8 Million. She has worked in many movies and paid promotions for renowned brands. 

Ariadna Gil Now
Ariadna Gil Now

Social Media

Ariadna Gil is quite far from social media. However, she has a private Instagram account with limited followers of about 1300. 


How old is Ariadna Gil?

Born on, January 23, 1969, Ariadna Gil is 54 years old as of 2023. 

What is Ariadna Gil’s net worth?

As of 2023, Ariadna Gil’s net worth is approx. USD 8 Million. 

Is Ariadna Gil married?

Ariadna Gil Giner is currently dating Viggo Mortensen. 

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