Cecilia Roth

Cecilia Roth
Born Cecilia Edith Rotenberg Gutkin
(1956-08-08) August 8, 1956
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976 - present
Spouse(s) Gonzalo Gil (?-?; divorced)
Gorka Duo (?-?)
Fito Páez (1999-2003; divorced; 1 child, Martín Páez Rotenberg)

Cecilia Roth (Spanish pronunciation: [seˈsilja rot]; born Cecilia Edith Rotenberg Gutkin; August 8, 1956) is an Argentine actress. She is the winner of two Goya Awards and a European Film Award. She is known for being an "Almodóvar girl" and the "muse" of Fito Páez during the 1990s.

Life and career

Roth's father Abrasha Rotenberg, is a Ukrainian of Jewish origin who moved in the 1930s to Buenos Aires, where he worked as a writer, editor, and journalist. Cecilia's mother, the singer Dina Rot, was born in Mendoza and spent her childhood in Santiago de Chile. Her brother, Argentine musician Ariel Rot, is a former member of the band Los Rodríguez and lives in Spain.

Roth was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina into a Jewish family. She began as an actress in Argentina, until 1976 when she fled the military dictatorship and moved to Spain. Roth has had great success in Spanish film since her first appearances in Las verdes praderas (The Green Meadows), by José Luis Garci; Arrebato (Rage), by Iván Zulueta; and Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion) by Pedro Almodóvar.

Roth's most prominent movies include Un lugar en el mundo (A place in the world) and Martín (Hache), both by Adolfo Aristarain. She is also well known for her leading role in Todo sobre mi madre (All about my mother), by Almodóvar. Roth won Goya Awards for Best Actress with both directors.

Roth has also made noteworthy appearances in numerous television series, including the soap operas Por amor (For love), together with Arnaldo André and Marita Ballesteros, and Nueve lunas (Nine moons). She also appeared in the mini-series Laura y Zoe together with Susú Pecoraro, Epitafios (Epitaphs) with Julio Chávez and Leonardo Sbaraglia, and Tratame bien (Treat me nice) again with Chávez.

She was first married to Gonzalo Gil, then later married to Argentine singer-songwriter Fito Páez for some years, with whom she adopted a child, Martín. Joaquin Sabina composed the song "Cecilia" for Roth and Páez.[1] The song is a passionate love letter to Roth that describes their relationship. Roth also had a relationship with young Argentine actor Gonzalo Heredia until 2010.

In addition to her career in film and television, Roth has also worked in theater in Argentina, as well as in Spain. She is currently working, together with Darío Grandinetti, on the Philippe Blasband play, Una relación pornográfica.


Some of the best-known works in which Roth has acted include:

Film and Television


Year Program Channel Notes
2015- Atlántico sur TV Pública Narration debut


Year Production Direction
2013-2014 Una relación pornográfica Javier Daulte
2010 Amor, dolor y qué me pongo Mercedes Moran
2006-2007 Días contados Oscar Martínez
2006 Disparatados en Varieté!

Awards and Nominations

Goya Awards

Year Category Movie Result
1998 Best actress Martín (Hache) Winner
2000 Best actress Todo sobre mi madre Winner

Cóndor de Plata Awards

Year Category Movie Result
1993 Best actress Un lugar en el mundo Winner
1998 Martín (Hache) Winner
2001 Una noche con Sabrina Love Nominee
2002 Antigua vida mía Nominee
2007 Best actress in a supporting role Sofacama Nominee

Fotograma de Plata Awards

Year Category Movie Result
1999 Best film actress Todo sobre mi madre Winner

Konex Awards

Year Category Result
2001 Platinum Konex Award: Best film actress of the decade Winner

Martín Fierro Awards

Year Category Program Result
1992 Best actress in a soap opera Amores Nominee
1993 Best actress in a soap opera Desde adentro Nominee
1994 Best actress in a soap opera Nueve lunas Winner
2009 Best actress in a miniseries Epitafios Nominee
2010 Tratame bien Winner

Other Awards


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