Isabel Allende

Writer Isabel Allende Full Name: Isabel Allende


Profession: Writer
Why Famous: Dubbed "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author," Allende is best known for such commercially successful novels as "The House of the Spirits" (La casa de los espĂ­ritus, 1982) and "City of the Beasts" (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002).

In addition to her career as a renowned author, Allende has devoted much of her life to human rights, establishing "The Isabel Allende Foundation" in 1996 to promote and protect women's rights worldwide.

Born: August 2, 1942 (75 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

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