Carmen Sevilla

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Carmen Sevilla
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Carmen Sevilla in 1948
Born María del Carmen García Galisteo
(1930-10-16) 16 October 1930 (age 86)
Seville, Spain
Occupation Actress, singer, television presenter
Years active (1947–2010)
Spouse(s) Augusto Algueró (1961-1974)
Vicente Patuel (1985-2000)

María del Carmen García Galisteo (born 16 October 1930) known professionally as Carmen Sevilla is a retired popular Spanish actress, singer and television presenter. Her film roles include Academy Award nominee Vengeance, Searching for Monica (1962) and the 1956 French film Don Juan.[1]

Carmen Sevilla was born in Seville. She made her film début in 1948 in Jalisco Sings in Seville, She joy great famous in the make The Troublemaker with Tony Leblanc. She played Mary Magdalene in Nicholas Ray's King of Kings.

In 1972, she played Octavia in the English-language film Antony and Cleopatra, She also appeared in La Cera Virgen (1972), Nadie oyó gritar (1973), and Beatriz (1976). She received a Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos (Cinema Writers Circle) lifetime award in 2004.[2]


In 2012, she was announced to be in a "very advanced stage" of Alzheimer's disease.[3] In 2015 it was reported that she no longer recognized her home.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1949 Jalisco Sings in Seville
1949 The Guitar of Gardel Carmelilla
1950 Tales of the Alhambra Mariquilla
1950 The Troublemaker Mari Pepa
1951 The Dream of Andalusia Dolores
1952 Imperial Violets Violeta
1952 Sister San Sulpicio Gloria Alvargonzález / Sister San Sulpicio
1953 The Beauty of Cadiz Maria-Luisa
1953 You Had To Be a Gypsy Pastora de los Reyes
1954 An Andalusian Gentleman Esperanza 'Colorín'
1955 Congress in Seville Carmen Fuentes
1955 Requiebro
1956 Don Juan Serranilla
1957 Desert Warrior Princess Amina
1957 Spanish Affair Mari Zarubia
1958 Vengeance Andrea Díaz
1958 Bread, Love and Andalusia Carmen García
1962 The Balcony of the Moon Charo
1962 Searching for Monica Mónica Durán
1962 King of Kings Mary Magdalene
1966 Road to Rocío Esperanza Aguilar
1967 The Partisan of Villa Reyes Mendoza
1969 The Boldest Job in the West Marion
1969 A Decent Adultery Fernanda
1970 The Locket Virginia / Soledad
1971 The Glass Ceiling Marta
1972 Antony and Cleopatra Octavia
1972 La Cera Virgen María
1973 Nadie oyó gritar Elisa
1974 House of the Damned
1974 Cabaret Woman Rita Medina
1975 Naked Therapy Doctora Sol Esteve
1975 English Striptease
1975 Muerte de un quinqui
1975 La cruz del diablo Maria
1976 Beatriz Carlota


  1. ^ "Carmen Sevilla profile". Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Awards". Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Carmen Sevilla sufre un alzheimer muy avanzado". Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Carmen Sevilla cumple 85 años en una residencia y sin apenas reconocer a los suyos". 16 October 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

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