Marisa Paredes

Marisa Paredes

Highest Rated: 98% All About My Mother (1999)

Lowest Rated: 20% A pesar de todo (2019)

Birthday: Apr 03, 1946

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish actress Marisa Paredes began her career as a teen star in the 1960s, and started to reach international audiences during middle age, when she began working with director Pedro Almodovar. Few of her early films were seen beyond her native Spain (an exception being Jess Franco's 1962 horror film, "The Awful Dr. Orlof"), but in 1983, she appeared as one of the drug addicted nuns in Almodovar's early black comedy, "Dark Habits." As Almodovar's career continued, he used Paredes in a number of his films, including 1991's "High Heels," 1995's "The Flower of My Secret," and 1999's "All About My Mother"; always as a middle-aged woman with complicated, unresolved problems. Outside of her work with Almodovar, Paredes has played the unhappy mother-in-law of Roberto Benigni's character in the Holocaust drama "Life is Beautiful" and the head of the haunted orphanage in Guillermo del Toro's 2001 ghost story, "The Devil's Backbone." While many actresses age into benign grandmotherly characters, Paredes exudes a strength that seems to assure she will continue to land meatier roles.


Highest Rated Movies



20% 22% A pesar de todo Carmen (Character) - 2019
94% 90% Petra Marisa (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreamland Maria (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 42% Lines of Wellington D. Filipa Sanches (Character) - 2012
81% 84% The Skin I Live In Marilia (Character) $3.2M 2011
No Score Yet 41% Gigola Odette (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st Time 16 MM Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 32% The Man Who Loves Dr. Campo (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 52% Four Last Songs Veronica (Character) - 2007
45% 60% Queens Reyes (Character) $139.4K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frío sol de invierno Raquel (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Beautiful Sunset Rosario (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Sunset Clara (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savages Berta (Character) - 2001
92% 89% The Devil's Backbone Carmen (Character) $754.7K 2001
No Score Yet 63% No One Writes to the Colonel Lola (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonah and Lila, Till Tomorrow María (Character) - 1999
98% 93% All About My Mother Huma Rojo (Character) $8.3M 1999
No Score Yet 60% Talk of Angels Doña Consuelo (Character) $15.5K 1998
80% 96% Life Is Beautiful Madre di Dora (Character) $57.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Chance Elise Von Sekt (Character) - 1997
80% 79% Deep Crimson Irene Gallardo (Character) $3.1K 1996
70% 60% Three Lives and Only One Death María (Character) $11.4K 1996
83% 76% The Flower of My Secret Leo Macías (Character) $938.7K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of a Rapist Madre de Luca (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tierno verano de lujurias y azoteas Olga (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Season Sarah Bernhardt (Character) - 1992
53% 83% High Heels Becky del Páramo (Character) $690.7K 1991
67% 75% In a Glass Cage Griselda (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tata Mia Paloma (Character) - 1986
69% 69% Dark Habits Sor Estiércol (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 100% Bicycles Are for the Summer Doña María Luisa (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 42% Opera Prima Zoila Gómez (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fray Dólar Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel in the Eclipse Unknown (Character) - 1968


La Agrado says: When I was young I was a truck driver. In Paris, right before I got my breasts done. Then I left the truck and became a prostitute.

Huma Rojo says: That's so interesting!

La Agrado says: Very.

Marilia says: What a madman's love can achieve

Marilia says: The things a madman's love can do...