Delilah Alvares

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DELILAH JUDY ALVARES is a Kuwait-born British actress, model and author [1] best known for her work in New York and India [2] She was the winner of Masque Best Actress Of The Year 2005 and ROCK Calendar Model 2012 [3] She was also one of the top 13 finalists at the Femina Beauty Pageants in 2013 [4] and the author of the psychological thriller The Maze (Dark Shadows) 2016 [5]

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Born Al-Sabah, Kuwait
Residence Birmingham UK
Citizenship British
Occupation Actress, Model, Author
Years active 2005- present


Delilah Alvares was born in Al Sabah, Kuwait. She is the biological daughter of Mario Daniel Alvares (British Airways) and Debra Rodriguez (Cyprus Airways). As a child she was predominantly raised in Kuwait but grew up moving between Kuwait and Birmingham England [6]

After her mother's early passing, her father re-married and gave up her custody. She was then legally adopted by her mother's sister Judy Caleb (film producer) giving her a connection to India from where her career took flight. [7] She later made a brief move to New York[8] but eventually moved back to England [9]



Alvares started an early acting career with theater as an award-winning stage actress and play writer, being a part of several stage dramas before actively moving into films and television. She became known after her breakout role as Svetlana Rodrigues in the movie - Expect the Unexpected (2011) [10] Years later she made her return back to stage acting from screen acting.


After wining the title of ROCK's Calendar Model in 2012 [11] and making it to the top 13 finalists at the Femina Beauty Pageant in 2013 [12] she ventured completely into modeling. As a fashion model, her work stands out with renowned designers and photographers across various countries [13]

She has worked for several brands over the years but has continuously been a part of L'Oreal (hair) for several years [14] In 2021, she was listed as a Global Fashion Style Icon, having represented multiple countries and cultures over the years, joining the league of globally notable icons of the fashion and glamour industry[15]


Alvares is the author of the psychological thriller The Maze: Dark Shadows published by Christopher Matthews Publishing, New York [16] She was noted as being among the youngest to have written in that genre at the time [17] She has also been the play writer on three full length plays - Four Wonders (2007), Ms. Brown (2007) and Murder Mystery (2008) [18] In 2016 she was listed on the 'National List of Notable Kuwaitis' for her international writing achievements[19]


The Masque Best Actress of the year (Theatre) (2005) - Winner [20]

Rock Calendar Model (2012) - Winner [21]

Femina Beauty Pageants (2013) - Top 13 Finalists [22]

The Book Designers's e-book cover design award (2016) for The Maze (Dark Shadows) - Nominated [23]


Alvares is known for fighting off an Anorexia controversy that had blown out of proportion in 2013 [24]



Drunkard (2005) - Lead Character (Drama) - (Award Winning Breakout Stage Actress with High Ratings)  
Money makes the world go round (2006) - Supporting Character (Comedy) - (Not Enough Ratings)
The Prostitute from Baina (2006) - Main Character (Drama) - (Negative Ratings & Critical Reviews)
Ms. Brown (2007) - Lead Character (Comedy) - (Positive Ratings)
Four Wonders (2007) - Fourth Lead Character (Comedy) - (Positive Ratings) 
Murder Mystery (2008) - Double Role Character (Drama) - (Mixed Ratings)
Schizophrenia (2009) - Main Character (Drama) - (Low Ratings)

MOVIES: [26]

Expect the Unexpected (2011) - Main Characters (Romance/Thriller) 
Poonam (2011) - Main Character (Horror)
Kismat (2012) - Main Character (Romance/Thriller)

TV SHOWS: [27]

Diary Of a Gypsy (2012-2013) - Host
Channel V's Dil, Dosti, Dance - Special Appearance


Rubicon Fruit Juice (UK)
Fastrack Sunglasses (Worldwide)
Crown Casino (India)
CMYK Photography (India)
Canon Power Shot - What makes us click 2012 (Worldwide)
Marlboro (UK)
L'Oreal Hair (UK & Ireland) 


'Gopan io' (2010) by Khabir Moraes (India)
Vote Tit for Tat (2012) by Remo Fernandes (India)


Lakme Fashion Week Show
L'Oreal Hair Show
L'Oreal-Bridal look 
MAC Make-Up (NYC)
Bits Pilani Fashion Show
SummerTime (2011)
Music Festival (2011)
Mr. Goa Grande Finale (2010)
North East Breeze Show
Gitanjali Jewelry
Grape Escapade Wine Festival
Designer Monty Sally
Designer Wendell Rodricks
Designer Verma D'Mello
Designer Jyotsna Bhat
Designer Philu Martins
Designer Yana Nagoba


L'Oreal Hair (Worldwide)
Frimson's (Chicago)
Save the Wild (Florida)
Walk through Magazine (Dubai)
Jayavanti Loundo Photography (India)
Prasad Pankar, Fabian Rodrigues, Seema Amonkar, Henry Nazareth, Datta Gawade, Siddhesh Naik, Brijesh Kakodkar, Krupa Tamhankar, Chetana Bhat, Mubarak 
Khan, Ryan D'souza, Ashok Pol, Gautam Pai, Pooja Lawande Karmali, Nidhi Tar, Gautam Karkal, Pratik Chari, Manohar Chari, Hemant Parab, Ashley 
D'souza, Ashu Dhond, Ashwin Shukla, Sheldon Rodrigues, Sharad Khot Photography, Au Point photography, 'Out of the Box' Photography, Crispino Dourado 
and more.


IMDB: Gyaanipedia: Everipedia: Goodreads: Fashion Wiki : Indiatimes: Book Reader Magazine: E Times Beauty Pageants: Alvares/eventshow/17226985.cms?from=mdr Everipedia (The Maze-Dark Shadows)