Victoria Abril

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Actor, Singer & Musician

SpanishBorn Victoria Mérida Rojas

Spanish film actress and singer

Born on July 04, 1959 in Madrid , Spain (62 years)

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Victoria Mérida Rojas (born 4 July 1959), better known as Victoria Abril, is a Spanish film actress and singer. She is possibly best known to international audiences for her performance in the film ¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) by director Pedro Almodóvar.

Life and career
Born in Madrid, Abril became widely known in Spain in 1976 when she appeared in the show Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez for two years. In addition to working in Spain, she has made films in France, Italy, and Iceland. She has been nominated eight times for Goya Awards in the Lead Actress category and has won once. She also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Amantes. Two years later, she was awarded with the Berlinale Camera at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.

Abril is also a singer. In 2005, she made her debut with a bossanova-jazz album called PutchEros do Brasil. She also tried to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with "Bang-Bang-Bang", but Betty Missiego was chosen instead.

Personal life
On 28 July 1977, Victoria Abril married Gustavo Laube, former footballer of the national team of Chile. The couple separated in early 1982.
Victoria Abril has two sons with the French director Gérard de Battista. She lives in France, where she has resided since that year.



External links
Official Website of Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril at Allmovie
Victoria Abril at IMDb

Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0


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