Rossy de Palma

Highest Rated: 100% Law of Desire (1987)
Birthday: Sep 16, 1964
Birthplace: Palma deMallorca, Spain
It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and no actress proves that truism more than Rossy de Palma. She is called beautiful by some, others are less kind; but everyone can agree that the looks of the Spanish actress are unique. Her unusual appearance has made her a star of dramatic comedies and a favorite of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. De Palma appears in many Almodóvar films, perhaps as much for her stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks face as for her acting abilities. She seems perfectly suited for the Spanish director's satiric but fond character studies of women and the predicaments in which they find themselves. The stories focus on love with a twist: romantic triangles, if not quadrangles, same-sex relationships, transvestite relationships, incest, adultery, dishonesty, impecuniousness, falls from grace, betrayal -- in short, life. De Palma's role in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) is typical of her performances in Almodóvar vehicles. She lights up the screen from the moment she steps through the door of Carmen Maura's apartment with her boyfriend, Antonio Banderas, in his first screen role. Whether asking deadpan questions, or fainting in a drug-induced swoon, the stunning Rossy de Palma is a comedic delight. Other Almodóvar films in which de Palma appears include The Law of Desire (1986); Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990); Kika (1993); and The Flower of My Secret (1995). De Palma also made a big splash in Antonio Mercero's Don Juan, My Love. The 1990 Spanish film is a hilarious comedy about the ghost of Don Juan, who de Palma finds out is not all he seems to be -- all set to flamenco music. Robert Altman put the actress' exotic looks to good use as a model in his sardonic visit to the world of high fashion, Ready to Wear, in 1994. De Palma released two films in 1998: Talk of Angels, an American film by director Nick Hamm, set in turn-of-the-last-century Spain, and Foul Play, a French film from director Karim Dridi that walks the thin line between fantasy and reality. De Palma stars as Concepcion, a woman very much like herself: unforgettable.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote The Farmer's Wife 2019
No Score Yet A pesar de todo Actor 2019
41% Madame Maria 2018
No Score Yet El intercambio Actor 2017
No Score Yet Lord, Give Me Patience (Señor, dame paciencia) Actor 2017
No Score Yet Toc Toc Actor 2017
84% Julieta Marian $1.5M 2016
No Score Yet Anacleto: Agente Secreto Actor 2015
77% Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart Luna (French voice cast) 2014
No Score Yet Une heure de tranquillité Actor 2014
No Score Yet No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas Actor 2013
No Score Yet &Me Mother 2013
No Score Yet Three Many Weddings (Tres Bodas De Mas) Mónica 2013
No Score Yet Un cos al bosc (A Body in the Woods) Actor 2012
No Score Yet 30 couleur Rossy 2012
No Score Yet Gigola Dominique 2011
No Score Yet Miss Tacuarembó Actor 2010
81% Broken Embraces Julieta $5M 2009
44% 20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros) Ice Box 2005
No Score Yet People Pilar 2004
No Score Yet Double Zero Actor 2004
No Score Yet Le Boulet Pauline 2002
No Score Yet Esa maldita costilla(The Dammed Rib ) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Talk of Angels Elena 1998
No Score Yet Franchesca Page Actor 1997
No Score Yet What's It All About (El perquè de tot plegat) Actor 1995
83% The Flower of My Secret Rosa 1995
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Pilar, Simone's Assistant 1994
No Score Yet Acción mutante (Mutant Action) Party Guest 1993
57% Kika Juana 1993
70% Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) Camel in Vespa 1990
No Score Yet Don Juan, My Love Widow Prodini-Acrobat 1990
89% Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios) Marisa 1988
100% Law of Desire TV Reporter 1987

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