¡Anita, no te rajes!
Mexican actress Ivonne Montero is best recognized for her roles in the Spanish films “Aesino en Serio” (2002), “El Tigre de Santa Julia” (2002), and “¡Anita, no te rajes!” (2004; aka. “Anita Don't Give Up”), in which she played the title role.
On television, this 5' 5" screen beauty has appeared in various telenovelas, including “Rosalinda,” “Las vías del amor,” “Decisiones,” “El Juego de la Vida,” and “Sin Vergüenza.”
Childhood and Family:
In Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Ivonne Garcia Macedo Montero was born on April 25, 1974. She was schooled at the Televisa School of Acting.
Aesino en Serio
Sharpening her craft at the Televisa School of Acting, Mexico native Ivonne Montero began her career in the late 1990s on television, appearing in such TV series as "Salud, dinero y amor," "¿Qué nos pasa?," "Mujeres engañadas," "Nunca te olvidaré," "Alma rebelde," and "Rosalinda," the internationally hit Mexican telenovela starring Thalía. She was also in the family drama miniseries "Cuento de Navidad" (1999).
Entering the new millennium, Montero was spotted as a guest in the TV series "DKDA: Sueños de juventud," "Siempre te amaré," "Casa en la playa, La," and "Por un beso." She went on to play guest roles in the soap opera "Juego de la vida, El," the melodrama "Mujer, casos de la vida real," and the romatic thriller "Vías del amor, Las."
In 2002, Montero made her first two films, "Tigre de Santa Julia, El" (aka. "The Tiger of Santa Julia"), an action/adventure directed by Alejandro Gamboa and is starring Miguel Rodarte, and "Asesino en serio" (aka. "Serious Killer"), a sex comedy/thriller adapted by Antonio Urrutia from Javier Valdés' novel. For her role as a prostitute with orgasm in the latter film, Montero received an MTV Movie Award (Mexico) nomination for Best Turn-On.
Montero subsequently retreated to the small screen and co-starred as Betsabe Galdames in the romantic drama/comedy series "Amor descarado" (2003). She also played the title role in the soap opera "¡Anita, no te rajes!" (2004) and appeared in multiple episodes of the Spanish-language television anthology of steamy melodramas, "Decisiones."
Meanwhile, on the big screen, Montero could be seen in the film "Pajarracos, Los" (2006), an adventure comedy helmed by Hector Hernandez and Horacio Rivera. She was also cast in the 2007 Spanish films "Tercer orden, La," a 23-minute short horror/fantasy film by Jorge Siqueiros, and "Ladrón que roba a ladrón," an action comedy written and directed by Joe Menendez.
Montero then played struggling single mom Maité Contreras in Telemundo's “Sin Vergüenza” (2007), guest-starred in two 2007 episodes of thriller series "Tiempo final," and starred as Diana Cervantes in the romantic series "Secretos del alma" (2008). She also adds to her resume with roles in the 2008 Spanish films "Playball," a baseball drama by Alfonso Rodríguez, and "Al fin y al cabo," a comedy by Alfonso Rodríguez. She most recently appeared in the 14-minute short comedy movie, "Dating License," written and directed by Rod Lopez.