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Maria de Medeiros

Highest Rated:   100% Meeting Venus (1991)
Lowest Rated:   60% Henry & June (1990)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph)
  • Actor
2017
95% The Forbidden Room
  • The Blind Mother/Clotilde
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
73% Chicken with Plums
  • Faringuisse
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Medee Miracle (Medea Miracle)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Welcome to Sao Paulo
  • Director
2004
78% The Saddest Music in the World
  • Narcissa
2004
65% My Life Without Me
  • Hairdresser
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 Porto of My Childhood
  • Actor
2001
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

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