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Marisa Paredes

Lowest Rated:   40% Magic Mirror (2005)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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% Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother)
  • 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
75% Deep Crimson
  • Irene
1996
56% 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
67% Entre tinieblas (Dark Habits) (Dark Hideout)
  • Sor Estiércol
1983
No Score Yet Opera Prima
  • Zoila Gomez
1982
No Score Yet Vengeance
  • Actor
1976

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