Brenda Asnicar
Asnicar in 2015
Born (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 30)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
  • model
Years active2003–present
Musical career
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Associated actsGastón Soffritti, Ha*Ash, Eiza González

Brenda Asnicar (born 17 October 1991) is an Argentine actress, singer, model and dancer who gained international popularity for her debut role as Antonella Lamas Bernardi in the Disney Channel television series Patito feo.[1]

Life and career

1991–2009: Early life and career beginnings

Asnicar was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the daughter of Gustavo Asnicar and Adriana Mendoza. Asnicar has stated that she is also of Venezuelan, Italian and Slovenian ancestry.[2][3] She has one brother, Iván, and her religion is Roman Catholicism. During her childhood Brenda studied at the Italian Cultural Centre school in Villa Adelina, where she learned to speak fluent Italian.[4]

Asnícar made her television debut on the children's program Cantaniño in 1999, when she was 8 years old.[5] In 2003 at age 12 she began working on the TV show Chicos Argentinos.[6]

Asnícar debuted as a singer on albums for Cataniño and Chicos Argentinos.[7] These albums were a commercial success in Argentina and numerous other countries, most notably Italy.[8]

2007–2009: Patito Feo

In 2007, Asnícar landed her first leading role on television, as Antonella Lamas in Patito feo (Ugly Duckling),[9] also created by Marcelo Tinelli and produced by Ideas del Sur.[10] It became one of the most popular adolescent television programs in Argentina, Latin America, Israel, Portugal and Greece.[11][12][13] The series lasted from 2007 to 2008 and held high viewer ratings and earning four Martín Fierro Awards for Best Juvenile Program.[14]

From 2007 to 2009, Patito feo released six studio albums, of which five were certified platinum and one was certified gold by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.[15][16] Patito feo won a Premios Carlos Gardel and three nominations for Carlos Gardel Awards.[17]

2009–2016: Breakthrough with Sueña conmigo

From 2009 to 2011, Asnícar starred in the series Sueña conmigo.[18] The series earned high ratings and was a huge success in Latin America, Spain, and Italy.[19][20] In 2011, the cast toured Argentina, Latin America, and Italy, performing songs from the series.[21]

In 2011 she starred in the series Los únicos with María Eugenia Suárez and Nicolás Cabré in El Trece and under production of Pol-ka.[22][23]

Since January 2012, Asnicar had starred the Telemundo series Corazón valiente (Fearless Heart),[24] along with Adriana Fonseca, Ximena Duque, José Luis Reséndez and Fabián Ríos, as Fabiola Arroyo, one of its leading characters.[25][26]

In 2016, Asnicar previewed The B Collection with mcma London; the collection launched on February 10, 2016.[27]

From 2013 2015, Asnícar landed the role of Juana Carbajal series Cumbia Ninja,[28] which achieved international success.[29] She also became a member of successful music group Cumbia Ninja in the series, along with Ricardo Abarca.[30]

In 2016, Asnicar starred on Por amarte así,[31] a new television series by Claudio Lacelli, opposite Gastón Soffritti, Catherine Fulop and Facundo Gambandé.[32]

Personal life

In 2011 she was in a relationship with Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez, who currently plays for Club Atlético Boca Juniors and is a retired player of the Argentina national team.



Year Title Role Notes
2001-2003 Cantaniño Herself Guest star
2004 Chicos Argentinos Herself Guest star
2007-2008 Patito feo Antonella Lamas Bernardi Main antagonist; 155 episodes
2010–11 Sueña conmigo Nuria Gómez Main role
2012 Los únicos Keira Beltrán Co-lead role
2012 Corazón valiente Fabiola Ferrara / Fabiola Arroyo Main role
2013-15 Cumbia Ninja Juana Carbajal / Nieves Páez Main role
2016 Por amarte así Mercedes Olivetti Main role


Studio albums


  1. ^ "Antonella te cuenta sus secretos". Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ "La nueva vida de Brenda Asnicar en Colombia: "Muchas veces me hace falta estar con mis afectos, pero me acostumbré a estar bien conmigo misma"".
  3. ^ "Brenda Asnicar con su corazón en Venezuela". Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Brenda Asnicar mostrará lo mejor que tiene en un espectáculo en Italia". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Brenda Asnicar: "Hacer siempre lo mismo es aburrido"". Archived from the original on 9 July 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Brenda Asnicar habla sobre su vida, carrera y amores". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Brenda Asnicar será presentadora de 'Chicos Argentinos'". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  8. ^ "La evolución de Brenda Asnicar a través de los años". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Brenda Asnicar, Antonella de 'Patito Feo', podría vivir en España". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Telecinco estrena 'Patito feo', aclamada serie juvenil". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Brenda Asnicar, Antonella la Divina de Il Mondo di Patty". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Fotos: Así se ven ahora "Las Divinas" de la telenovela "Patito Feo"". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Brenda Asnicar: "Me preocupa que me imiten"".[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Telecinco estrena hoy "Patito Feo", uno de los grandes éxitos de Disney Channel". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  15. ^ ""Patito feo" arrasa en Italia". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Elenco de Patito Feo viene con La gira más linda". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Exito sin fronteras. Patito Feo se estrenó en España y el lunes debuta en Italia". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  18. ^ ""Sueña Conmigo" se estrena en Nickelodeon". Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  19. ^ "'Sueña Conmigo' llega al teatro". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Telefé estrena "Sueña Conmigo"". Archived from the original on 15 December 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Segundo CD de "Sueña conmigo"". Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Brenda Asnicar presenta a Keira". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  23. ^ "Brenda Asnicar revolucionó la brigada de "Los Unicos"". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  24. ^ "Brenda Asnicar llega a Telemundo con un 'Corazón Valiente'".
  25. ^ "La nueva vida de Brenda Asnicar en Miami: su álbum de viaje en Twitter". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  26. ^ "Brenda Asnicar: destape y "topless" en Corazón Valiente". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  27. ^ "Brenda Asnicar lanzó su linea de ropa". Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  28. ^ "Brenda Asnicar protagoniza Cumbia Ninja, nueva serie para Lationamérica: ¡mirá el primer videoclip!". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  29. ^ "Vuelve Cumbia Ninja, el éxito más inexplicable del cable". Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  30. ^ "Sony Music lanza el primer disco de Cumbia Ninja". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  31. ^ "Brenda Asnicar vuelve al país para protagonizar la gran apuesta de un canal líder".
  32. ^ "Brenda Asnicar vuelve a la televisión argentina". Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.