Elli Medeiros

Elli Medeiros

Highest Rated: 100% The Secret Child (1979)

Lowest Rated: 59% Venus Beauty Institute (1999)

Birthday: Jan 18, 1956

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay-born Elli Medeiros has enjoyed a rather anarchic career, which perfectly complements the fact that she got her start as the lead singer for a punk rock group. She had moved to Paris as a teenager with her mother and stepfather in the mid-70s. Restless and full of the sort of energy conventional institutions often fail to nuture, Medeiros dropped out of school and formed the Stinky Toys, one of France's first punk bands, who were big enough to play shows in London along with the Sex Pistols and the Clash. When the band broke up, she joined one of its other members and formed a techno-pop duo. They did the original score for "Full Moon in Paris," a 1984 romance directed by the great Eric Rohmer. This wasn't Medeiros's first encounter with French film, however; in 1979, she starred in "L'enfant secret," an art film by legendary director Philippe Garrel. The same year, she starred in "Copyright," a short film by the acclaimed Olivier Assayas, whose 1998 feature "Late August, Early September" she would also appear in. Medeiros initiated her successful solo career as a singer in 1986 but still found time to continue acting; one of her most prominent starring roles was in the Palme d'Or nominated "Lion's Den," a prison drama directed by Pablo Trapero.

Highest rated movies

The Secret Child
Lion's Den
Apres Lui
Le choc du futur
Venus Beauty Institute




100% 61% Azor Magdalena Padel-Camón/Alicia Domecq (Character) $53.3K 2021
81% No Score Yet Le choc du futur Tatiana (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls Rock Self - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet La vie pure Marie Rose Maufrais (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 46% The Island Jeanette (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloch Tropical La chanteuse/Singer (Character) - 2009
90% 72% Lion's Den Sofia (Character) $13.7K 2008
No Score Yet 38% Made in Italy Bijou (Character) - 2008
83% 53% Apres Lui Pauline (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Lulu (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 10% Jet Set Danielle Joubert; Antoinette Moya : Mme Gonzalvez (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 59% Why Not Me? Malou (Character) $4.1K 1999
59% 51% Venus Beauty Institute Mlle Evelyne (Character) $416.5K 1999
100% 60% The Secret Child Unknown (Character) - 1979