by Sherif Awad
Actress in Cinema-TV-Theater-Dance-Dubbing
Diana Conca started her artistic career, as a ballet dancer and skater by participating in numerous shows and winning several awards. Due to a great passion for acting, she joined The Theatre Institute in Barcelona. Upon graduation, she continued her postgraduate studies and training under Albert Boadella, creator of Els Joglars, while accepting roles in film, television and theater. Diana also has realized dubbing in Catalan and Spanish, TV presenting, advertising in film, television and photography and performing Afro-Cuban Caribbean and Oriental dances. “In my family, nobody was an artist”, remembers Diana Conca who was born in Barcelona for a humble and hardworking family. “Later, my father set up a company in Tarragona and my mother was able to take care of us. From a very young age, I always wanted to be a dancer and skater. After finishing my early studies, I needed to fly to other cities, which was a situation that my parents cannot easily accept. But because my tutors’ acknowledgments, I started my journey towards interpretation and acting studies like mentioned in my vitae. In Spain, everything is centralized in Madrid. For actors living outside of Madrid, even in Barcelona, it is a great inconvenience. “So, the best plan was to live in Madrid and find a good agency”, says Diana who was also taking care of her family that is still far from Madrid.
La desnuda chica del relax (1981) featured Diana Conca’s first appearance on celluloid. During the 1980s, Diana was popular in both Spanish sexy comedy and horror films that featured different states of undressing for actresses. “When I started making movies, I was very young”, explained Diana. “But almost in all the movies of that time, even if they weren't erotic, there was a nude scene… And if there wasn't one, they invented it in order to sell more tickets and distribution outside of Spain. I have not done many nudes but without a doubt mine were artistic. But Since I worked on TV programs and theatre along with great actors, I became more meticulous”.