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      Manuela Velasco

      Manuela Velasco

      Highest Rated: 100% Law of Desire (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 66% Rec 2 (2009)

      Birthday: Oct 23, 1975

      Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

      The daughter of Spanish cinematographer Manuel Velasco, actress Manuela Velasco was introduced to show business at an early age. At eight, she made her television debut with a small role in the Spanish miniseries "Los Desastres de la Guerra." Four years later, she snagged a coveted role in Pedro Almodóvar 's sexually fraught melodrama "Law of Desire," playing the niece of Carmen Maura's traumatized actress. As a young woman, she built up her career with one-offs on television shows like the medical drama "Hospital Central" and the crime drama "Policías, en el corazón de la calle." Then in 2002, she won a series regular role on the romance-driven drama series "Géminis, venganza de amor." Not long after the show wrapped, Velasco won the role that would gain her international notice. In 2007, she starred in the zombie horror feature "[Rec]" as Angela Vidal, an on-assignment TV reporter who is trapped in a quarantined building with residents who have become bloodthirsty and cannibalistic after contracting a highly contagious virus. The feature terrified audiences worldwide, resulting in an American remake in 2008 called "Quarantine" with Jennifer Carpenter in the lead role. Though it seemed Vidal died at the end of "[Rec]," horror fans hungered for more, and so producers urged Velasco to reprise her role in "[Rec] 2" in 2009. This too proved successful, spawning 2012's "[REC]3 Génesis." Though Velasco does not appear in the third film of the "[Rec]" franchise, she continues to thrive in television and film.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Law of Desire
      90% Rec
      67% Rec 4: Apocalypse
      66% Rec 2

      Photos

      LAW OF DESIRE, (aka LA LEY DEL DESEO), Manuela Velasco, Carmen Maura, 1987. ©Cinevista REC 4: APOCALYPSE, (aka [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE, aka [REC] 4: APOCALIPSIS), Manuela Velasco, 2014. ©Magnet Releasing LAW OF DESIRE, (aka LA LEY DEL DESEO), Carmen Maura, Manuela Velasco, 1987. ©Cinevista REC 2, (aka [REC] 2), Manuela Velasco (right), 2007. ©Magnet Releasing REC, (aka [REC]), Manuela Velasco, 2007. ©Filmax REC 4: APOCALYPSE, (aka [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE, aka [REC] 4: APOCALIPSIS), Manuela Velasco, 2014. ©Magnet Releasing REC 4: APOCALYPSE, (aka [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE, aka [REC] 4: APOCALIPSIS), Manuela Velasco, 2014. ©Magnet Releasing REC 4: APOCALYPSE, (aka [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE, aka [REC] 4: APOCALIPSIS), Manuela Velasco, 2014. ©Filmax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Antes de la quema Rosario (Character) - 2019
      67% 35% Rec 4: Apocalypse Angela Vidal (Character) $708 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holmes & Watson. Madrid Days Elena (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holmes and Watson. Madrid Days Elena (Character) - 2012
      66% 60% Rec 2 Ángela Vidal (Character) $27.0K 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hyenas Ana (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hairy Tooth Fairy 2 Periodista (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 20% El club de los suicidas Andrea (Character) - 2007
      90% 82% Rec Ángela Vidal (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 20% School Killer Patricia (Character) - 2001
      100% 82% Law of Desire Ada, niña (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 64% Lies and Deceit Catalina Munar (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 68% Velvet Cristina Otegui (Character) 2015-2016