Ana Paula Arósio (born 16 July 1975 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian model and actress.
Stardom in Brazil came about in 1998, when Arósio played the protagonist role in Hilda Furacão (Hilda the Hurricane). Hilda Furacão was a miniseries on the Brazilian television network Rede Globo written by Glória Perez. The miniseries explores the life of a young prostitute in the 1950s Brazil.
In 1998, Arósio won the “Melhores do Ano” (Best of the Year) award on the popular Brazilian Domingão do Faustão, in the category of “Revelation of the Year” for her work as Hilda in the miniseries Hilda Furacão.
In 2004, Ana Paula won the best supporting actress award for the film Celeste & Estrela, directed by Betse de Paula, in the 3rd Film Festival of Varginha.
In 2005, she acted in the Brazilian film O Coronel e o Lobisomem, directed by Maurício Farias, alongside Brazilian actors Selton Mello e Diogo Vilela. Her first telenovela set in present day was Páginas da Vida (Pages of Life) in 2006, written by Manoel Carlos. Up until this point, she had only worked on period pieces.
Arósio won the Troféu Imprensa three times. The Troféu Imprensa is considered the greatest annual award for the biggest stand outs in Brazilian television in several categories. She won the award in the category of “Revelation of the Year” for Hilda in Hilda Furacão in 1998, and in the category na categoria of Best Actress for Giuliana in Terra Nostra and for Judge Camille in Esperança in 2002.