Marisa Paredes

Actor
Spanish actress Marisa Paredes began her career as a teen star in the 1960s, and started to reach international audiences during middle age, when she began working with director Pedro Almodovar. Few of her early films ... Read more »
Born: 04/03/1946 in Madrid, ES

Filmography

Actor (40)

Portovero 2014 (Movie)

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Traumland 2014 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Lines of Wellington 2012 (Movie)

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Gigola 2011 (Movie)

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His Mother's Eyes 2011 (Movie)

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The Skin I Live In 2011 (Movie)

Marilia (Actor)

Amores locos 2010 (Movie)

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El Dios de Madera 2010 (Movie)

María Luisa (Actor)

Four Last Songs 2007 (Movie)

Veronique (Actor)

Queens 2006 (Movie)

Reyes (Actor)

Cold Winter Sun 2004 (Movie)

Raquel (Actor)

Espelho Magico 2004 (Movie)

Nun (Actor)

Red Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Salvajes 2001 (Movie)

Berta (Actor)

The Devil's Backbone 2001 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

All About My Mother 1999 (Movie)

Huma Rojo (Actor)

Jonah and Lila, Till Tomorrow 1999 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

No One Writes to the Colonel 1999 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

Life Is Beautiful 1998 (Movie)

Dora's Mother (Actor)

Preference 1998 (Movie)

The Mother (Actor)

Talk of Angels 1998 (Movie)

Dona Consuelo (Actor)

Deep Crimson 1997 (Movie)

Irene Gallardo (Actor)

Doctor Chance 1996 (Movie)

Milady (Actor)

The Flower of My Secret 1996 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Three Lives and Only One Death 1996 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Tombes du ciel 1994 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

Diary of a Rapist 1993 (Movie)

Luca's Mother (Actor)

Hors Saison 1992 (Movie)

Sarah Bernhardt (Actor)

La Reina Anonima 1992 (Movie)

Unknown Woman (Actor)

Golem, the Spirit of the Exile 1991 (Movie)

Le Maîtresse de Cérémonie (Actor)

High Heels 1991 (Movie)

Becky del Paramo (Actor)

In a Glass Cage 1989 (Movie)

Griselda (Actor)

Dark Habits 1988 (Movie)

Sister Manure (Actor)

Mientras Haya Luz 1986 (Movie)

Marisa (Actor)

Cara de Acelga 1985 (Movie)

Olga (Actor)

Tatamia 1985 (Movie)

Paloma (Actor)

Las Bicicletas Son Para el Verano 1982 (Movie)

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Opera Prima 1981 (Movie)

Zoila Gomez (Actor)

Sus Años Dorados 1979 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

El Perro 1976 (Movie)

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Biography

Spanish actress Marisa Paredes began her career as a teen star in the 1960s, and started to reach international audiences during middle age, when she began working with director Pedro Almodovar. Few of her early films were seen beyond her native Spain (an exception being Jess Franco's 1962 horror film, "The Awful Dr. Orlof"), but in 1983, she appeared as one of the drug addicted nuns in Almodovar's early black comedy, "Dark Habits". As Almodovar's career continued, he used Paredes in a number of his films, including 1991's "High Heels", 1995's "The Flower of My Secret", and 1999's "All About My Mother"; always as a middle-aged woman with complicated, unresolved problems. Outside of her work with Almodovar, Paredes has played the unhappy mother-in-law of Roberto Benigni's character in the Holocaust drama "Life is Beautiful" and the head of the haunted orphanage in Guillermo del Toro's 2001 ghost story, "The Devil's Backbone". While many actresses age into benign grandmotherly characters, Paredes exudes a strength that seems to assure she will continue to land meatier roles.

Milestones

1960

Film acting debut in "Los economicamente debiles/The Less Well-Off"

Began career in the theater

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