Laura Harring

Highest Rated: 83% Mulholland Drive (2001)
Lowest Rated: 0% Derailed (2002)
Birthday: Mar 3, 1964
Birthplace: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Frequently drawing comparisons to such glamorous Hollywood starlets as Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth, former Miss U.S.A. turned sultry screen siren Laura Elena Harring had been acting in features for over a decade when she entranced audiences with her enigmatic performance in David Lynch's surreal mystery Mulholland Dr. Born in Los Mochis, Sinaola, Mexico, Harring relocated to San Antonio, TX, with her mother and two sisters at age 11. Traveling abroad to study at Switzerland's Aiglon College at the age of 16, the worldly student later spent time doing such unglamorous work as digging ditches and planting gardens in India as a social worker. Though she would spend a brief period backpacking throughout the world following her exploits in Switzerland and India, it wasn't long before Harring returned to her family in Texas and made the fateful decision to enter the Miss El Paso contest. After becoming the first Latina to win the title of Miss U.S.A. in 1985 at the age of 21, Harring entered the world of royalty with her marriage to Count Carl Edward Von Bismark. Shortly after her marriage, Countess Harring would pursue her love of drama at the London Academy of Performing Arts. Refining her talents on the stages of Los Angeles' downtown theater arts district, the Countess made her screen debut as the bride of Santa Anna in the 1987 made-for-television film The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory. Harring alternated between television and film in the following years, later igniting the screen with her passion for tango in 1990's The Forbidden Dance. Amicably separated from her husband shortly thereafter, the emerging actress focused her career and continued to alternate between the small and silver screens with roles in Exit to Eden (1994), The Elian Gonzalez Story, and Little Nicky (both 2000) before hitting her stride under the assured direction of eccentric director Lynch the following year. Originally conceived as a television pilot, Mulholland Dr. was rejected by the networks before being retooled into a feature that fascinated audiences and critics at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, where it earned a Best Director award. Drawing much attention at the 2002 Oscars for her pricey footwear, the now in-demand starlet continued her Tinsel Town ascent with a role in the Denzel Washington hostage drama John Q. the following year.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% Inside The Woman 2018
63% The Persian Connection Lola 2017
No Score Yet The Thinning Georgina Preston 2016
No Score Yet Drool Anora Fleece 2009
13% The Caller Eileen 2008
26% Love in the Time of Cholera Sara Noriega $4.6M 2007
50% Nancy Drew Dehlia Draycott $25.5M 2007
No Score Yet Ghost Son Stacey 2007
72% Inland Empire Actor 2006
56% The King Twyla Sandow 2006
No Score Yet Walkout Francis Crisostomo 2006
29% The Punisher Livia Saint $33.7M 2004
20% Loco Love Catalina 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Actor $0.2M 2003
64% Willard Cathryn $6.8M 2003
23% John Q Gina Palumbo $71.1M 2002
0% Derailed Galina Konstantin 2002
No Score Yet Rabbits Actor 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Rita/Camilla Rhodes $7.1M 2001
No Score Yet All Souls Day Martia 2000
No Score Yet Final Payback Gina Carillo 1999
No Score Yet Black Scorpion II Babette, The Mayor's Girl 1997
6% Exit to Eden M.C. Kindra 1994
No Score Yet Rio Diablo Maria 1993
23% The Forbidden Dance Nisa 1990
No Score Yet Dead Women in Lingerie Marcia 1990
No Score Yet Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! Jerri 1989
No Score Yet Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory Actor 1987

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Julia Feldman
  • 2016
  • 2012
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Elizabeth Fisher
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Marta
  • 2010
88% The Shield
2002-2008
Becca Doyle
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Attorney Quentin
  • 2003
No Score Yet Silk Stalkings
1991-1999
Yvette
  • 1999
  • 1996
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1998
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
Nurse
  • 1993
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
  • 1992

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