Spanish-Cuban rising star and your dad’s favorite actress, Ana de Armas, earned her first Oscar nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.

The former Bond girl is in the running for Best Actress as the only Latina considered for an acting award this year.

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Ana de Armas, 34, was born in Cuba but moved to Madrid at age 18 and starred and became famous in Spain in the television drama El Internado. Credit: Cordon Press

She received the nomination for playing the original blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe in the biopic. Blondalthough the Netflix film was criticized for its relentlessly harrowing portrayal of the icon’s life.

Despite mixed reviews, de Armas received a 14-minute standing ovation after its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2022.

The 34-year-old began her career in her native Cuba, but moved to Madrid at the age of 18 to star in the popular drama The intership.

She later went to Hollywood and got her first big break in 2017 playing Ryan Gosling’s holographic love interest in Blade Runner 2049.

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Ana de Armas, as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, 2022. © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

She went on to achieve the gold standard as a Hollywood beauty when she appeared as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig in his latest Bond film No Time To Die.

De Armas will compete with two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett for the golden statuette at the March 13 ceremony.

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