Emma Cohen

Emma Cohen

Actor | Director

Emmanuela Beltrán Rahola (21 November 1946 – 11 July 2016) better known as Emma Cohen was a Spanish actress, director, producer, and writer. She appeared in many Spanish language films. She portrayed Gallina Caponata in Barrio Sésamo, a counterpart to Big Bird in the Spanish version of Sesame Street.

Emma Cohen was married to actor Fernando Fernán Gómez until his death in 2007. She died on 11 July 2016, aged 69, after a battle against cancer.

Trained in theater, her first contact with acting took place at the Teatro Español Universitario while she was studying law, which she abandoned before finishing.

From that moment on, she began to carve out a career as an actress, which led her to perform both on stage (Marat-Sade, with Adolfo Marsillach, Un enemigo del pueblo, 1972, with Fernán Gómez...) and in front of the camera.

She has also dedicated herself to literature, and in addition to writing screenplays, she has published several books.