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Rossy de Palma

Highest Rated:   100% Law of Desire (1987)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Julieta
  • Marian
$1.5M 2016
No Score Yet Anacleto: Agente Secreto
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Sólo química
  • Actor
2015
70% 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
$5.0M 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
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
  • Pilar, Simone's Assistant
1994
No Score Yet Acción mutante (Mutant Action)
  • Party Guest
1993
62% 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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