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01 March 2010

Bibíana Manuela Fernández Chica (1954 - ) actress, performer.

Manuel Fernández Chica was born in Tangier, Morocco, and raised in Malaga, Spain. She became a woman at the age of 23, surgery with James Dalrymple, FRCS, in London.

Bibi Andersen then played a transsexual - as also did Spanish film star, Victoria Abril - in Cambio de Sexo, 1977, but apart from this has mainly played cis women with no suggestion of transsexuality. She has played in several films for Pedro Almodovar (Matador, Law of Desire, High Heels and Kika).

She sang her way into the Spanish pop charts with ‘Call me Lady Champagne’ and ‘Sálvame’.

She was known as Bibí Andersen until 1998.

Bibíana is also a presenter on Spanish radio and television, and has done more than 100 films and television appearances. She was married from 2000-2003.

*Not the Swedish actress, Bibi Andersson.


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