Marisa Paredes

Lowest Rated: 40% Magic Mirror (2005)
Birthday: Apr 3, 1946
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Artistically adventurous Spanish actress Marisa Paredes has worked with a number of renowned international directors during her career, but she is most famous for her work with Spain's flamboyant Pedro Almodóvar. Madrid native Paredes was studying acting at the city's Dramatic Arts Conservatory when she began her professional career in the 1960s. Making her name as an actress in Spanish TV, stage, and film work during the 1960s and '70s, Paredes began to attract more international attention in the 1980s. After appearing in Sus Anos Dorados (1980) and Fernando Trueba's comedy Opera Prima (1980), Paredes starred in her first Almodóvar film, the ribald comedy Dark Habits (1984). Among her other 1980s work, Paredes earned the Onda Madrid Prize for her performance as the wife of a Nazi concentration camp doctor in Tras El Cristal (1985). Paredes earned more acting laurels as the unbalanced actress and potential murderess Becky in Almodóvar's High Heels (1991). Solidifying her international prominence, Paredes worked in French, Mexican, and Italian productions, as well as Spanish, throughout the 1990s. After acting with Philippe Loiret in Tombes du Ciel (1993), Paredes starred as a troubled pulp romance writer in Almodóvar's The Flower of My Secret (1995). Paredes starred as Marcello Mastroianni's ex-wife in innovative Chilean expat Raoul Ruiz's comedy Three Lives and Only One Death (1996); appeared in Mexican director Arturo Ripstein's florid crime drama Deep Crimson (1996), based on the same story as The Honeymoon Killers (1969); and played Roberto Benigni's mother-in-law in the Oscar winning Holocaust dramedy Life is Beautiful (1997). After adding a U.S. production to her credits with Talk of Angels (1998), Paredes once again made a colorful role even more so with her passionate turn as diva actress Huma Rojo in Almodóvar's critically hailed, award-winning drama All About My Mother (1999). Though it did not draw as much attention, Paredes also won kudos that same year in Arturo Ripstein's No One Writes to the Colonel (1999). Paredes' consistent excellence earned her Spain's National Film Award in 1996.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet A pesar de todo Carmen 2019
94% Petra Actor 2018
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington Actor 2013
No Score Yet Foto Actor 2012
80% The Skin I Live In Marilia $3.2M 2011
No Score Yet Les Yeux de Sa Mère Judit Canalès 2011
No Score Yet Gigola Odette 2011
No Score Yet El dios de madera Actor 2010
No Score Yet Amores Locos Actor 2009
No Score Yet L'uomo che ama (The Man Who Loves) Dottoresso Campo 2008
43% Reinas (Queens) Reyes $26.7M 2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs Veronica 2006
40% Magic Mirror Nun 2005
No Score Yet Frio Sol de Invierno Actor 2004
92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) Carmen 2001
No Score Yet Savages (Salvajes) Berta 2001
No Score Yet El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba Lola 2000
No Score Yet Jonas et Lila, à demain (Jonas And Lila, Til Tomorrow) Maria 2000
98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) Huma Rojo 1999
No Score Yet Talk of Angels Dona Consuelo 1998
80% Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella) Dora's Mother 1997
No Score Yet Doctor Chance Actor 1997
No Score Yet Doctor Chance Milady 1997
80% Deep Crimson Irene 1996
60% Three Lives and Only One Death Maria 1996
83% The Flower of My Secret Leo Macias 1995
No Score Yet Tombés du ciel (Lost in Transit) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Golem, l'esprit de l'exil (Golem: The Spirit of Exile) (Golem, the Ghost of Exile) Actor 1992
50% Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) Becky Del Paramo 1991
63% In a Glass Cage (Tras el cristal) Griselda 1989
No Score Yet Bicycles Are for the Summer Actor 1984
69% Entre tinieblas (Dark Habits) (Dark Hideout) Sor Estiércol 1983
No Score Yet Opera Prima Zoila Gomez 1982
No Score Yet Vengeance Actor 1976