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Carmen Maura

Carmen Maura

Highest Rated: 100% Law of Desire (1987)

Lowest Rated: 4% Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2008)

Birthday: Sep 15, 1945

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Actress Carmen Maura worked for over a dozen years in film and television in her native Spain before breaking through to international audiences with 1988's award-winning "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." It was one of eight films in which Maura was directed by Pedro Almodovar and an ideal showcase of her ability to carry a film with commanding presence, raw emotion, and campy wit. She also made a mark for her daring artistic choices, going beyond the taboo of playing a liberated woman to take on risky roles like a transsexual or drug addicted nun. In the 1980s and 1990s, as Spain recovered from years of artistic oppression under dictator Francisco Franco, the team of Maura and Almodovar emerged as among the most respected figures in contemporary European cinema.

Highest rated movies

100% Law of Desire
93% Matador
92% Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
91% Volver
84% Witching & B...ing
78% Al otro lado
78% What Have I Done to Deserve This?
76% Dark Habits

Photos

Carmen Maura VOLVER, Yohana Cobo, Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Pedro Almodovar, Blanca Portillo, Lola Duenas, 2006, (c) Sony Pictures Classics AL OTRO LADO, (aka TO THE OTHER SIDE), Carmen Maura, 2004. ©Distribuidora de Entretenimiento de Cine S.A. de C.V VOLVER, Blanca Portillo, Penelope Cruz, Director Pedro Almodovar, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Yohanna Cobo, 2006. ©Sony Pictures Classics WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, (aka MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS), Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano, Carmen Maura, 1988, (c) Orion Pictures LET MY PEOPLE GO!, Carmen Maura, 2011. ©Zeitgeist Films WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, (aka MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS), Carmen Maura, 1988, ©Orion Pictures Corp. / WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, (aka MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS), from left, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano, Carmen Maura, 1988, ©Orion Pictures PEPI, LUCI, BOM AND OTHER GIRLS LIKE MOM, (aka PEPI, LUCI, BOM Y OTRAS CHICAS DEL MONTON), Carmen Maura, 1980. ©Cinevista WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, (aka MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS), from left, Kiti Manver, Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, Pedro Almodovar, Maria Barranco, 1988, ©Orion Pictures LAW OF DESIRE, (aka LA LEY DEL DESEO), Carmen Maura, 1987. ©Cinevista WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, (aka MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS), Carmen Maura, 1988. ©Orion Pictures Corp WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, (aka MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS), Maria Barranco, Rossy De Palma, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Carmen Maura, 1988. ©Orion Pictures Corp QUEENS, (aka REINAS), Betiana Blum, Carmen Maura, 2005. ©Regent Entertainment AY CARMELA!, (aka ¡AY CARMELA!), seated, foreground: Gabino Diego, Carmen Maura, Andres Pajares, 1990. ©Prestige LAW OF DESIRE, (aka LA LEY DEL DESEO), Carmen Maura, 1987. ©Cinevista LAW OF DESIRE, (aka LA LEY DEL DESEO), Manuela Velasco, Carmen Maura, 1987. ©Cinevista QUEENS, (aka REINAS), first six from left: Betiana Blum, Carmen Maura, Veronica Forque, Lluis Homar (back), Marisa Paredes, Mercedes Sampietro, 2005. ©Regent Entertainment WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Carmen Maura, Rossy De Palma, 1988, ©Sony Pictures PAULETTE, Carmen Maura (front left), Dominique Lavanant (front, center), Francoise Bertin (front, white hair), Bernadette Lafont (front right), 2012. © Cohen Media Group

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Como el Mar Unknown (Character) - 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mi Otro Jon Unknown (Character) - 2023
17% 45% Rainbow Coco Cabrera (Character) - 2022
69% No Score Yet Chasing Wonders Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Historias de nuestro cine Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 40% Gente que viene y bah Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Family I Trust Ángela (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Mammy Blue Laura (Character) - 2018
71% 33% Seeds Carmen (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sales gosses Teresa (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heap Simone (Character) - 2017
20% 36% The Kids Are Back Adelina (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet El futuro ya no es lo que era Carmen Segarra (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les chaises musicales Lucie (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet La vanité Esperanza (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 14% Un village presque parfait Carmen (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet La madre (The Mother) Unknown (Character) - 2014
84% 60% Witching & B...ing Graciana (Character) - 2013
71% 63% Paulette Maria (Character) $29.5K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5to B escalera derecha Madre (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Sofía and The Stubborn Man Sofía (Character) - 2012
38% 37% Let My People Go! Rachel (Character) $16.9K 2011
67% 67% Service Entrance Concepción Ramirez (Character) $719.6K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicas Pilar (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 35% Le Mac La mère (Character) - 2010
71% 69% Tetro Alone (Character) $438.4K 2009
4% 19% Hemingway's Garden of Eden Madame Aurol (Character) $22.1K 2008
No Score Yet 50% La Virgen negra Sra. Isabel (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Make It Look Like an Accident Pilar (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 14% The Lesser Evil Julia (Character) - 2007
91% 89% Volver Abuela Irene (Character) $12.9M 2006
26% 35% Free Zone Mrs. Breitberg (Character) $32.4K 2005
45% 60% Queens Magda (Character) $139.4K 2005
78% 79% Al otro lado Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 70% 25 Degrees in Winter Abuelita (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Living and Dreaming Ana (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Searching for Love (Entre vivir y soñar) Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 30% The Promise Celia (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 51% The Pact of Silence Mère Emmanuelle (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arroz y tartana Doña Manuela de Fora (Character) - 2003
45% 61% 800 Bullets Laura (Character) $866 2002
62% 93% Valentín Abuela (Character) $275.4K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assassini dei giorni di festa (Killers on Holiday) Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Ventre de Juliette Julia (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hold-Up Maite (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clara y Elena Elena (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 85% Common Wealth Julia (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harem of Madame Osmane Madame Osmane (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the End of the Road Concha (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 27% Lisbon Berta (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 43% The Comet Lupe (Character) - 1999
62% 48% Alice and Martin Jeanine Sauvagnac (Character) $498.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enthusiasm Maria (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tortilla and Cinema Carmen Maura (Character) - 1997
50% No Score Yet Women Linda (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet El palomo cojo Tía Victoria (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of the River Carmen (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Una Pareja de Tres Ana (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 81% Happiness Is in the Field Dolores Thivart (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows in a Conflict Ana (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis, the Child King Anne d'Autriche (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cómo ser infeliz y disfrutarlo Carmen (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sombras en una batalla Ana (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sur la terre comme au ciel (Between Heaven and Earth) Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Heaven and Earth Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 56% How to Be a Woman and Not Die Trying Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chatarra Zabú (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Mujer de Tu Vida Marisa Novoa (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 73% Ay, Carmela! Carmela (Character) - 1990
92% 89% Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Pepa Marcos (Character) $5.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baton Rouge Isabel Harris (Character) - 1988
100% 82% Law of Desire Tina Quintero (Character) - 1987
93% 78% Matador Julia (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tata mía Elvira (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sé infiel y no mires con quién Carmen (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extramuros Sor Ana (Character) - 1985
76% 69% Dark Habits Sor Perdida (Character) - 1984
78% 81% What Have I Done to Deserve This? Gloria (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gary Cooper, Who Art in Heaven Begoña (Character) - 1981
43% 64% Pepi, Luci, Bom Pepi (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Fashion Carmen (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 100% Blindfolded Eyes La enfermera (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Tigers Carmen (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet La petición Chica (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet El love feroz o Cuando los hijos juegan al amor Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer is One of Thirteen Laura (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
89% 35% Land of Women Julia (Character) 2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone Has to Die Amparo (Character) 2020