María Casares

María Casares

Highest Rated: 100% Ladies of the Park (1945)

Lowest Rated: 80% Someone Else's America (1995)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1922

Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain

A petite, intense, slender, raven-haired Spanish stage actress whose career was focused primarily in France, Maria Casares made only minimal film appearances, but with memorable impact. The daughter of a Republican minister, she and her family fled to Paris at the advent of the Spanish Civil War. At that time, Casares spoke no French, yet within three years, she had enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire and by 1942 had her first notable stage triumph in John Millington Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows." Based on this success, she was offered the leading role in Albert Camus' "Le Malentendu" which led to a three-year relationship with the author. Even after the couple separated, Casares had played roles in two of his stage plays, "Etat de Siege" (1948) and "Les Justes" (1949). They remained on friendly terms until his death in an automobile accident in January 1960.

Highest rated movies

Ladies of the Park
Children of Paradise
Testament of Orpheus
Someone Else's America




80% 93% Someone Else's America Alonso's Mother (Character) $12.0K 1995
No Score Yet 63% La Lectrice General's Widow (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet De sable et de sang Dolores (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blanche et Marie Louise (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 42% Flavia: Priestess of Violence Sister Agatha (Character) - 1975
86% 83% Testament of Orpheus La princesse (Character) - 1960
97% 89% Orpheus The Princess (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charterhouse of Parma Duchess Gina de San Severina (Character) - 1947
98% 95% Children of Paradise Nathalie (Character) $31.9K 1945
100% 79% Ladies of the Park Hélène (Character) - 1945