Rossy de Palma

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Rossy de Palma
Rossy De Palma Cannes 2013 2.jpg
Rossy de Palma at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born Rosa Elena García Echave
(1964-09-16) 16 September 1964 (age 50)
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Residence France
Occupation Actress, model

Rossy de Palma (born Rosa Elena García Echave; 16 September 1964) is a Spanish actress.

Described by many as a Picasso come-to-life, de Palma broke the rules of beauty in 1988 when she starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and became a model and muse for designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, and Sybilla[disambiguation needed]. Her status as an iconic fashion character was further cemented with her role in Robert Altman’s 1994 satirical fashion film Prêt-à-Porter. Today, she is a theater actress, charity spokesperson for the Ghanian Charity OrphanAid Africa, and the face of luxury ad campaigns.[1]

Born in Palma de Mallorca, she was originally a singer and dancer for the band Peor Imposible before being discovered by filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid in 1986. He cast her in roles based on her unique, Picassoesque appearance. She is best known for her roles in Almodóvar films like La ley del deseo (Law of Desire), Kika, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and La flor de mi secreto (The Flower of My Secret).

She acts in France and does modeling. She appeared in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter as Pilar. In 2007, she released a perfume line under her name through the French cosmetics company Etat Libre d'Orange. In 2009, she posed nude in an information campaign on breast cancer for the magazine Marie-Claire. She currently lives in France with her two sons.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Rosy de Palma at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Year Title Role Director Notes
1987 Law of Desire Rosy Von Donna Pedro Almodóvar
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Marisa Pedro Almodóvar (2) Nominated-Association of Latin Entertainment Critics for Best Supporting Actress
1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Camello en Vespa Pedro Almodóvar (3)
Alcune signore per bene Julie Merriwether Bruno Gaburro
Don Juan, mi querido fantasma Viuda de Prodini Antonio Mercero
1992 Los gusanos no llevan bufanda Dama Javier Elorrieta
Aquí, el que no corre... vuela Ramón Fernández
Sam suffit Chichi Virginie Thévenet
1993 Acción mutante Rosi De Palma Álex de la Iglesia
Kika Juana Pedro Almodóvar (4) Association of Latin Entertainment Critics for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Spanish Actors Union for Supporting Performance
1994 Chicken Park Necrophelia Addams Jerry Calà
Fea Dunia Ayaso and Félix Sabroso
Mejor no hables Pedro Paz
Prêt-à-Porter Pilar Robert Altman National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
1995 The Flower of My Secret Rosa Pedro Almodóvar (5) Nominated - Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Spanish Actors Union for Supporting Performance
El perquè de tot plegat Librarian Ventura Pons
Le cri de la lavande dans le champ de sauterelles Myrna Marcello Cesena
1996 Metalmeccanico e parrucchiera in un turbine di sesso e di politica Lina Wertmüller
Un cos al bosc Teniente Cifuentes Joaquim Jordà
1997 Airbag Carmina Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Franchesca Page Kelley Sane
1998 La Femme du cosmonaute Catherine Jacques Monnet
Hors jeu Concepcion Alibera Karim Dridi Locarno International Film Festival - Special Prize
Talk of Angels Elena Nick Hamm
1999 Esa Maldita Costilla Margarita Juan José Jusid
The Loss of Sexual Innocence Blind Woman Mike Figgis
2000 Nag la bombe Leïla Jean-Louis Milesi
La Mule The Colombian Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
2001 L'Origine du monde The Sphynx Jérôme Enrico
2002 Le Boulet Pauline Reggio Alain Berbérian
2003 Laisse tes mains sur mes hanches Myriam Bardem Chantal Lauby
2004 People Pilar Fabien Onteniente
Double Zéro The eyeglass Gérard Pirès
Tu la conosci Claudia? Claudia Massimo Venier
2005 20 centímetros Ice Box Ramón Salazar
2006 Mes copines Marie's Mother Sylvie Ayme
Les Aristos Duquessa Maria de Malaga i Benidorm Charlotte de Turckheim
La edad ideal Ana Lozano
2009 Broken Embraces Julieta Pedro Almodóvar (6)
No pasaran Inès Éric Martin and Emmanuel Caussé
2010 Miss Tacuarembó Patricia Peinado Martín Sastre
2011 Gigola Dominique Laure Charpentier
Le monde à ses pieds Caroline Fox Christian Faure
2012 30° couleur Bianca Lucien Jean-Baptiste and Philippe Larue
2013 Three Many Weddings Mónica Javier Ruiz Caldera Nominated - Feroz Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role
No sé si cortarme las venas O dejármelas largas Lola Manolo Caro
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart Luna's voice Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu
&ME Mama Verona Norbert ter Hall
2014 La que se avecina María Luisa Laura Caballero TV Series (1 Episode : "Un vídeo beta, una madrastra y un salto al vacío")
La Divanee The Narrator Jessica Mitrani Short
Amor de mis Amores Carmina Manolo Caro Post Production
2015 Anacleto: Agente secreto Madre Javier Ruiz Caldera (2) Filming
Graziella Graziella Mehdi Charef
Sólo química Alfonso Albacete Post Production
Une heure de tranquillité Patrice Leconte Pre Production

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