May 26, 2024

Esther Holly ( born on January 19, 1983) Is a famous Spanish actress and presenter known professionally as Esther Acebo. She has won the hearts of many with her unforgettable portrayal of ‘Monica Gaztambide‘ in the hit Netflix series ‘Money Heist.’ From her captivating on-screen presence to her natural beauty and grace, Acebo has become a household name in Spain and beyond.

Early Life

Esther was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, where she was born to a family of Spanish descent. From a young age, Esther genuinely loved sports and had a natural inclination towards physical activities. Her upbringing in the vibrant culture of Madrid further fueled her enthusiasm for athleticism and staying active.

Upon graduating from the University of Castilla-La Mancha in 2005, Esther Acebo earned a Sports Science and Physical Activity degree, solidifying her commitment to health and fitness. This educational journey enriched her knowledge and strengthened her dedication to promoting well-being.

However, this very passion for a healthy lifestyle would eventually lead Esther to venture into new realms, most notably the worlds of acting and television presenting. Her innate drive to explore diverse avenues and her unwavering dedication to her craft have since propelled her to the heights of success in her athletic pursuits and her flourishing career in the entertainment industry.


Esther Acebo’s journey in entertainment is a remarkable story of talent, dedication, and gradual ascent to stardom.

Her initial foray into the limelight occurred during her university years when she hosted the beloved children’s television show, “Kosmic Club.” This early experience allowed her to showcase her natural charisma and on-screen presence, hinting at the promising career ahead.

As she continued to nurture her skills and gain valuable exposure, Esther’s career reached another milestone when she became a host on the Movistar channel program, “Non-stop People.” This opportunity further honed her talents and garnered her a growing fanbase.

However, it was in 2017 that Esther Acebo’s career took a momentous leap forward when she secured the role of Monica Gaztambide in the immensely popular Netflix series, “Money Heist.” The show’s global success catapulted her to international stardom, and her portrayal of Monica Gaztambide became iconic. She also featured alongside other influential and prominent actors like Úrsula Corberó, Miguel Herrán, Alba Flores, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte, and others.

In the wake of “Money Heist,” Esther Acebo’s star continued to rise. She transitioned seamlessly into Spanish television, gracing programs like “Angel O’ Demonio” on Telecinco, where viewers across the nation eagerly anticipated her presence.

Her fame, charisma, and recognition have continued to soar, solidifying her status as one of Spain’s most recognizable and beloved figures. Esther’s remarkable success has opened doors to diverse opportunities, including roles in films and commercials, where she continues to captivate her audiences with her talent and charm.

Personal Life

Esther Acebo is an outspoken advocate for animal welfare, proudly wearing the badge of an animal lover. She has a deep affection for dogs, with two cherished companions holding a special place in her heart: a Lagotto Romagnolo and a Toy Poodle.

Her passion for animals transcends her sphere, as she actively champions the cause of animal rights and supports various animal welfare organizations. Esther’s dedication to this noble cause underscores her compassionate and tender-hearted nature, which she generously shares with her followers on social media platforms.

Regarding her personal life, Esther presently embraces her single status, not entangled in any romantic relationship, as she focuses on her career and advocacy for the causes she holds dear.

Social Media

  •  Instagram: @esthetacebo
  • Twitter: @Estheracebo
  • Facebook: @ Esther Acebo

Net Worth 

As an established actress, Esther Acebo, also known as Esther Holly, has built a successful career and amassed a net worth of US$32 million.

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