Carolina Bang

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Herrera and the second or maternal family name is Bang.
Carolina Bang
Born Carolina Herrera Bang
(1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 28)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present

Carolina Herrera Bang (born 21 September 1985 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands), professionally known as Carolina Bang, is a Spanish actress. She is the best known to wider audience for her role in 2010 film A Sad Trumpet Ballad by Álex de la Iglesia, for which she earned a Goya Award for Best New Actress nomination.

Career[edit]

In 2005, Bang began her professional career by working in theatre. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she worked on several short films, and then was cast by Álex de la Iglesia for his television series Pluto B.R.B. Nero. Bang starred the series from 2008 to 2009.[1] Meanwhile, she appeared in other popular television series, Paco's Men and The Successful Pells. In 2010, Bang starred the film A Sad Trumpet Ballad by Álex de la Iglesia, opposite Antonio de la Torre.[2] As she played a trapeze artist, her role required serious physical preparation.[3][4] Bang was eventually nominated for Goya Award for Best New Actress at the 25th Goya Awards ceremony.[5]

In 2011, Bang starred opposite Antonio Resines and María Barranco in the film The Dagger of Rasputin, which was being shot from 2009 to 2010,[6] and had a guest appearance in television series Aida. She also confirmed she would star the new season of the Telecinco series The Land of Wolves[7][8] and an upcoming film, The Sparkle of Life.

Personal life[edit]

Bang accomplished her studies in both acting and architecture.[3] Born in Tenerife, she moved to Madrid when she was a little girl. Besides her native Spanish, Bang is fluent in English and studies German and Chinese.[9] She stated she liked "watching films such as A Clockwork Orange and Wild at Heart before sleeping".[10] Bang has often been cited as one of the most beautiful women in Spain.[10][11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Year English Title Spanish Title Format Role Notes
2007 Madrid – Moscow Madrid – Moscú Short Film Girl
2008 Tell Me that I Dime que yo Short Film Former Girlfriend
The Storymaker El forjador de historias Short Film Nurse
Pluto B.R.B. Nero Plutón B.R.B. Nero TV Series Lorna (2008–09)
2009 Paco's Men Los hombres de Paco TV Series Maya Azcárate (1 episode)
The Successful Pells Los exitosos Pells TV Series Marina Fernández
2010 A Sad Trumpet Ballad Balada triste de trompeta Film Natalia Nominated—Goya Award for Best New Actress
2011 036 036 Short Film Susana
The Dagger of Rasputin La daga de Rasputín Film Ludmila
Aida Aída TV Series Herself (1 episode)
The Land of Wolves Tierra de lobos TV TBA (2011–present) (Upcoming)
2012 As Luck Would Have It La chispa de la vida Film Pilar
2013 Witching & Bitching Las brujas de Zugarramurdi Film Ewa

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Goya Awards Best New Actress A Sad Trumpet Ballad Nominated[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Despega la serie 'Plutón BRB Nero'". El Mundo. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Miguel Ángel Valero (10 December 2010). "Cuando los payasos dejaron de ser graciosos". El Mundo. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Encuentro digital con Carolina Bang". El Mundo. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg (17 September 2010). "Alex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang". Little White Lies. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Balada triste de trompeta". 25th Goya Awards. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rodando... "La daga de Rasputín"". carolinabang.net. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Carolina Bang ficha "Tierra de lobos"". elgatoencerrado.net. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Coches de caballos, enaguas, corsés... da comienzo el rodaje de la segunda temporada de 'Tierra de Lobos'". ¡Hola!. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Official Website of Carolina Bang". carolinabang.net. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Lucía González (14 January 2011). "Si me tocan más papeles de chica sexy, ya tendré tiempo de 'desencasillarme'". El Mundo. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  11. ^ Jackie O. (14 February 2011). "La gala de los 'joya'". El Mundo. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Carolina Bang desnuda". Negativo Digital (Spanish website). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 

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