Maria de Medeiros

Highest Rated: 100% Meeting Venus (1991)
Lowest Rated: 60% Henry & June (1990)
Birthday: Aug 19, 1965
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Tiny and fairy-like, dark-haired beauty Maria de Medeiros was born in Portugal, the sister of actress Inês de Medeiros. After studying philosophy and acting on the stage, she made her Portuguese film debut in Silvestre (1981) and her French film debut in Paris Seen By...20 Years After (1984). Finding a home for herself in France, she stayed there to play several more supporting roles in French TV movies, miniseries, and features. She started appearing in historical costume dramas with Sorceress and 1871 before making her international debut in the erotic costume drama Henry & June (1990), directed by Philip Kaufman. As her first U.S. production, she was ideally cast as author Anaïs Nin , who wrote the source novel detailing her relationship with American novelist Henry Miller (Fred Ward) and his wife, June (Uma Thurman). During this time, she also made her directorial debut with the hour-long drama The Prince's Death, based on the writings of Fernando Pessoa and originally performed on-stage. Now an international film star, she got several roles in Portugal (The Divine Comedy), France (The Man of My Life), and the U.K. (Meeting Venus). She even made a few films in Spain, Golden Balls and Detective of Death, both with Javier Bardem. In 1994, she appeared inQuentin Tarantino's big hit Pulp Fiction, her most recognizable performance to U.S. audiences. She played the small but memorable role of Fabienne, the girlfriend of boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis). Rather than stay in Hollywood, she returned to Europe to make scores of films in Portugal, Germany, Spain, and mostly France. She won a Best Actress award at the 1994 Venice Film Festival for her role in the dark drama Três Irmãos, directed by Teresa Villaverde. In 2000, she made her feature-length debut as a writer, director, and star with the Capitães de Abril, a historical drama about the Portuguese coup d'état of 1974, winning several festival awards. After starring in the Italian comedy Honolulu Baby, she lined up several projects for 2003, including the French comedy I, Cesar and the Guy Maddin film The Saddest Music in the World.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Onyx, los reyes del Grial Actor 2019
93% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) Actor $29.3K 2017
No Score Yet O Matador Actor 2017
No Score Yet 100 Meters (100 Metros) Noelia 2016
95% The Forbidden Room The Blind Mother/Clotilde $34.5K 2015
No Score Yet Les Maîtres du Suspense Actor 2014
No Score Yet Paraíso Perdido Actor 2014
No Score Yet A l'abri de la tempête Actor 2014
No Score Yet Meetings With A Young Poet Actor 2013
No Score Yet Je ne suis pas mort Actor 2013
74% Chicken with Plums Faringuisse $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet La bande des Jotas (The Gang of the Jotas) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Viagem a Portugal Actor 2011
No Score Yet Hitler à Hollywood (Hitler in Hollywood) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Il Compleanno (David's Birthday) Francesca 2009
No Score Yet O Contador De Histórias Margherit Duvas 2009
No Score Yet My Stars (Mes stars et moi) Adeline 2008
No Score Yet Nessuna Qualità Agli Eroi (Fallen Heroes) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Shelter Me Actor 2008
No Score Yet Shelter Me Anna 2008
No Score Yet Midsummer Madness,(Janu nakts) Livia 2007
No Score Yet Dans les cordes Térésa 2007
No Score Yet Shelter (Riparo - Anis tra di noi) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Call Me Elisabeth (Je m'appelle Elisabeth) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Je t'aime... moi non plus: Artistes et critiques Director Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet Medee Miracle (Medea Miracle) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Welcome to Sao Paulo Director 2004
79% The Saddest Music in the World Narcissa $0.6M 2004
65% My Life Without Me Hairdresser $0.3M 2003
No Score Yet (I, Cesar) Moi César, 10 ans 1/2, 1m39 Cahntal Petit 2003
No Score Yet Stranded: Náufragos (The Shelter) Jenny 2002
No Score Yet Porto da Minha Infância (Porto of My Childhood) Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Art Of Amalia Actor 2000
No Score Yet Capitães de Abril (Captains of April) Antonia Director 2000
No Score Yet Deuxieme Vie Actor 2000
No Score Yet Spanish Fly Rossy 1999
No Score Yet Babel Alice 1999
No Score Yet Il resto di niente Eleonora Pimentel De Fonseca 1999
No Score Yet A Tempestade da Terra Actor 1998
No Score Yet Airbag Fatima do Espirito Santo 1997
No Score Yet Le Polygraphe Claude 1996
No Score Yet Des nouvelles du bon Dieu (News from the Good Lord) Karenina 1996
No Score Yet Adão e Eva Catarina 1995
No Score Yet El Detective y la muerte (The Detective and Death) Maria 1994
94% Pulp Fiction Fabienne 1994
No Score Yet Três Irmãos Maria 1994
No Score Yet Huevos de oro (Golden Balls) Marta 1993
No Score Yet The Divine Comedy (A Divina Comédia) Sonya 1991
100% Meeting Venus Yvonne 1991
No Score Yet A Morte do Príncipe (The Prince's Death) Director 1991
60% Henry & June Anais Nin 1990
No Score Yet La Lectrice (The Reader) Silent Nurse 1988
No Score Yet Le moine et la sorcière (Sorceress) Agnes 1988
No Score Yet Paris vu par... vingt ans après Actor 1984
No Score Yet Paris Vu Par....Vingt Ans Apres Actor 1984
No Score Yet Silvestre Actor 1982
No Score Yet Retrato de Família (Family Portrait) Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet El Hipnotizador
2015-2017
  • 2017

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