Victoria Abril

Highest Rated: 89% 101 Reykjavik (2001)
Lowest Rated: 22% Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Birthday: Jul 4, 1959
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
One of Europe's most popular and respected actresses, Victoria Abril has made her mark in more than 60 films produced in France, Italy, and her native Spain. First introduced to American audiences through the work of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who directed her in the controversial Atame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, 1990), the sensual, brown-eyed actress has gained a Stateside cult following, but remains thoroughly European in her choice of films and the roles she plays.Abril first earned wide recognition in Spain as a 14-year-old model on the popular television shows Uno, dos, tres, responda otra vez and 625 lineas. Born Victoria Merida Rojas in Malaga on July 4, 1959, she began studying as a ballet dancer at the age of seven, but following her celebrated turn on TV, segued into acting in the mid-'70s. Abril made her major screen debut in Vincente Aranda's Cambio de Sexo, a 1976 drama that cast her as an effeminate young man who undergoes a sex change. That same year, the actress made her first English-language film, Robin and Marian, in which she played the relatively minor role of a Spanish queen. She went on to do prolific work for the rest of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, and in 1990 had her first collaboration with Almodóvar, for whom she starred as a drug-addicted porn actress taken hostage by an obsessive fan (Antonio Banderas) in Atame!. The film was a success in Spain -- where Abril earned a Goya Best Actress nomination for her performance -- and proved to be a controversial sensation in the States, where its plot outraged certain feminist groups. Abril collaborated with Almodóvar on two more films, Tacones Lejanos (1991) -- in which she played the estranged daughter of an actress (Marisa Paredes), and Kika (1993) -- in which she had a supporting role as an over-the-top tabloid TV program hostess.Abril scored particular critical acclaim as a darkly amorous landlady in Vincente Aranda's Amantes (1991), winning a Best Actress Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance. Further acclaim came her way with Nadie Hablara de Nosotras Cuando Hayamos Muerto (1995), for which her portrayal of an alcoholic prostitute earned her a Goya and a Best Actress award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. A starring role in the French romantic comedy Gazon Maudit (1995), which cast her as a housewife torn between her unfaithful husband and a butch female truck driver, further increased Abril's popularity. She continued to star in films that emphasized her playful, flamboyant sexuality, maintaining her reputation as one of Europe's most colorful and vibrant performers.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bernarda Josefa 2018
No Score Yet La Hora Bruja Actor 2013
No Score Yet Comin' at Ya! Abilene 2012
No Score Yet Wifemistress Actor 2012
No Score Yet Mince alors! Sophie 2012
No Score Yet Les Beaux Mecs Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ada dans la jungle (Ada in the Jungle) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Musée Haut, Musée Bas Maman Clara 2008
No Score Yet Sólo quiero caminar (Just Walking) Gloria 2008
No Score Yet Leur morale... et la nôtre Muriel 2008
No Score Yet Mejor Que Nunca Actor 2008
No Score Yet Oscar: The Color of Destiny (Oscar. Una pasion surrealista) Actor 2008
No Score Yet 48 Hours a Day (48 heures par jour) Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Maidens' Conspiracy (Tirante El Blanco) Actor 2006
No Score Yet La hora bruja Saga 2006
No Score Yet Summer Rain (El camino de los ingleses) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Incautos (Swindled) Pilar 2004
No Score Yet The 7th Day (Séptimo día, El) Luciana 2004
No Score Yet Escuela de seducción Actor 2004
No Score Yet Cause Toujours! Jacinthe 2004
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) Lola Nevado 2003
89% 101 Reykjavik Lola 2001
No Score Yet After What? (Et apres?) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Mon père, ma mère, mes frères et mes soeurs, (My Father, My Mother, My Brothers and My Sisters) Anne 1999
No Score Yet Entre las piernas (Between Your Legs) Miranda 1999
60% Three Lives and Only One Death Actor 1996
No Score Yet Libertarias Floren 1996
25% Max My Love (Max Mon Amour) Maria 1996
No Score Yet Nadie Hablará de Nosotras Cuando Hayamos Muerto (Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead) Gloria Duque 1996
55% French Twist (Gazon maudit) Loli 1995
No Score Yet Casque bleu (Blue Helmet ) Alicia 1994
22% Jimmy Hollywood Lorraine 1994
No Score Yet Intruso Luisa 1993
57% Kika Andrea Caracortada 1993
No Score Yet Si Te Dicen Que Cai Actor 1992
No Score Yet Aventis Actor 1992
50% Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) Rebeca 1991
No Score Yet Une époque formidable... (Wonderful Times) Juliette 1991
No Score Yet Lovers: A True Story (Amantes) Luisa 1991
70% Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) Marina Osorio 1990
No Score Yet Sandino Blanca Arruz 1990
No Score Yet If They Tell You That I Fell Aurora Nin 1989
No Score Yet Sans peur et sans reproche (Without Fear or Blame) Jeanne 1988
No Score Yet Bâton rouge Ana Alonso 1988
No Score Yet El Lute Consuelo 1987
No Score Yet Time of Silence (Tiempo de Silencio) Dorita 1986
No Score Yet Rouge-gorge Actor 1985
No Score Yet After Darkness Pascale 1985
No Score Yet L'Addition (The Bill) (The Caged Heart) (The Patsy) Patty 1984
No Score Yet Bicycles Are for the Summer Manolita 1984
No Score Yet Padre Nuestro Cardenala 1984
No Score Yet On the Line Engracia 1983
No Score Yet The Moon in the Gutter Bella 1983
No Score Yet Murder in the Central Committee (Asesinato en el Comité Central) Actor 1982
No Score Yet J'ai épousé une ombre (I Married A Shadow) Fifo 1982
No Score Yet The Beehive (La Colmena) Actor 1982
No Score Yet Mieux vaut être riche et bien portant que fauché et mal foutu Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Girl with the Golden Panties (La Muchacha de las Bragas de Oro) Mariana 1980
No Score Yet Sex Change (Cambio de Sexo) (Forbidden Love) Actor 1977
76% Robin and Marian Queen Isabella 1976