Marisa Paredes

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Marisa Paredes
Marisa Paredes 2011.jpg
Marisa Paredes in 2011
Born (1946-04-03) 3 April 1946 (age 70)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960–present

María Luisa Paredes Bartolomé, (born 3 April 1946 in Madrid), better known in show business as Marisa Paredes, is a Spanish actress.[1]


Paredes began acting in 1960 film, 091 Policia al Habla (091, Police Speaking!) She became a teen idol across Spain after that movie. In 1975, she and Raphael collaborated in a cartoon film about Raphael, titled Rafael en Rapahel. Paredes has participated in 73 films and television series.

Paredes has appeared only occasionally on Spanish television, usually as herself on some culebrón chapter (culebrón is a Spanish slang word for telenovela, or soap opera).

She portrayed the leading role of La Peregrina in a television production of Alejandro Casona's Dame del alba.

She has appeared in several acclaimed films, including Tras el cristal (1986) by Agustí Villaronga, Dark Habits (1983), High Heels (1991), The Flower of My Secret (1995), All About My Mother (1999) and The Skin I Live In (2011) (all by Pedro Almodóvar), Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful (1998) and Guillermo del Toro's Devil's Backbone (2001).[1]

In 1996, she was given the National Film Award by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

In 2007, she appeared in the short movie El camino de Ana.

From 2000 to 2003 she was the president of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Year Title Awards
1983 Dark Habits
1987 Cara de acelga Nominated-Goya Award for Best Actress
1991 High Heels
1993 Tombes du ciel
1995 The Flower of My Secret Nominated-Goya Award for Best Actress
1995 La Nave de los locos
1996 Trois vies & une seule mort
1997 Life Is Beautiful Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1998 Talk of Angels
1999 All About My Mother
1999 El coronel no tiene quien le escriba
2001 The Devil's Backbone
2005 Reinas
2011 The Skin I Live In


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