Alba Flores was born in Madrid on October 27, 1986. The Spanish actress made herself known to the general public for having covered the role of Àgata Jimenez, aka Nairobi in the TV series La Casa di Carta .
Only daughter of Antonio Flores, musician and composer and of Ana Villa , actress and theater producer; she grew up in an artist family. Her grandmother, Lola Flores, was a famous singer, actress and dancer, so esteemed that she had a statue of her in one of the squares of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia . Her aunts, Lolita and Rosario Flores are respectively the first TV presenter and the second singer. In her family parterre there is also the actress Elena Furiase, her cousin.
In recent interviews Alba Flores revealed her gypsy origins and how this, in childhood, was a reason for discrimination. Her educational path led her to undertake dramatic art studies at the age of 13 and at the same time she attended piano lessons. The theater was her launch pad, but the kermesse did not last long, among the most important shows held are Luna de miel en Hiroshima and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in gypsy version).
The first film debut came in 2005 with El Calentito by director Chus Gutiérrez, together with Verónica Sánchez. The cast also features Ruth Díaz, Macarena Gómez, Estíbaliz Gabilondo and Lluvia Rojo.
The landing on television comes in 2006 in the series El Comisario . In 2008 he participated in the cast of the TV series El síndrome de Ulises.
Since 2013 she has been the protagonist of The time of courage and love in the role of a girl of Moroccan origin, then the call to take part in the series Cuéntame cómo pasó arrives .
Alba Flores: the successes and the role of Nairobi
The biggest hits come from 2015, first with the series Vis a vis – The price of ransom, in the role of Saray Vargas, a girl of gypsy origin convicted of carrying out an armed attack. Then we come to the consecration of fame in 2017. The series La casa di carta (original title La casa de papel ) was broadcast first on Antena 3 and then purchased by Netflix. The beloved character of the Nairobi forger played by Alba Floreshas an uncertain fate, anyone who has seen the series knows his fate perfectly. We don’t spoil anything! But still some good things await us in the next chapter. Too many things have not been explored, too many mysteries still lurk behind the characters and some doors remain open for twists.
The plot of the series is based, at least initially, on a robbery at the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre in Madrid. The ambitious plan is to print banknotes and escape. The creator of the hit is a character known as The Professor , played by actor Álvaro Morte . This carefully selects the team for the shot to be made and each of the members is dressed in red with the Salvador Dalí mask, whose unmistakable mustache can be recognized. The characters have no identity, each of them is associated with the name of a city. We find Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin, Nairobi, Rio, Denver, Oslo and Helsinki. And it is forbidden for them to enter into relationships of any kind. Divergences begin, plans evolve, characters take an unexpected turn and obviously personal plots intertwine: contrary to what was established in the beginning.
With the passing of the seasons the characters increase, the attention to robberies becomes more dense and tenacious and everything develops in the best way. Madrid remains the favorite theater where stories come to life.
Alba Flores and her nose protagonist
Physical peculiarities are those added values that distinguish us from each other. Certainly Alba Flores ‘ nose is a distinctive character that makes her unique. Not everyone has grasped this peculiarity, so much so as to be criticized, this was followed by unsolicited surgical suggestions. But what rhinoplasty does not do the most avid fans and the web; after the third season of The House of Paper , edited photos of her retouched nose began to circulate.
As for his private life, Flores is very keen to keep everything away from cameras or scoops. We know that he has been coming out for some time , indiscreet rumors speak of a hypothetical but past relationship with the Spanish singer Ondina.
Her social networks are all work, not even a hint of her private shines through, especially the Instagram account where she shows behind the scenes and promotes her career as an actress.