Gabriela Španić (born Gabriela Elena Španić Utrera, 10 December 1973), or Gaby Spanic, is a Venezuelan actress best known for her roles in latin soap operas and her many controversies in the media. Her sister is model/actress Daniela Spanic. She has two younger sisters Patricia and Kristen,Her sister Partricia is a Captain in the US Army engaged to a Soldier by the name of Harris. and two brothers Antonio and Adiel. Among her most famous novelas are "La Usurpadora", "Por Tu Amor", "La Intrusa", "Tierra de Pasiones", and "Soy Tu Dueña". She was the only actress to repeat the role of twins. Currently, she is starring in TV Azteca's "Emperatriz" as the title character, which was a remake of the Venezuelan version - a character which she wanted to portray during her teenage years.