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Encyclopedia > Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril
Born July 4, 1959 (1959-07-04) (age 48)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress, Singer

Victoria Abril (born Victoria Merida Rojas, July 4, 1959) is a highly respected Spanish film actress. She is most known to international audiences for her performance in the movie ¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) by director Pedro Almodóvar. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Poster for ¡Átame! Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!) is a 1990 film by Pedro Almodóvar, an offbeat Spanish drama starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. ... Perico Almodovar Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (pronounced ) (born September 24, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. ...


Victoria Abril was born in Madrid. Besides working in Spain she also made films in France, where she resides, and Italy. She has been nominated eight times for Goya Awards in the Lead Actress category and has won once. This article is about the Spanish capital. ... The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spains main national film awards. ...


She is also a singer; in 2005 she released her debut, a bossanova-jazz album called PutchEros do Brasil. She tried to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with "Bang-Bang-Bang" but came second by just one point in the national final, losing to Betty Missiego with 26 out of a maximum 29. Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Eurovision redirects here. ... Betty Missiego (born January 1, 1945 in Lima, Peru) is a Spanish singer of Peruvian origin. ...


Filmography

Tirant lo Blanc is a 2006 movie based on the book of the same name. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... 101 Reykjavík ( ) is an award winning film set in Reykjavík, Iceland based on a book of the same name by Hallgrímur Helgason. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Bendito infierno (released as Sin noticias de Dios in Spain and in English as Dont Tempt Me) is a Mexico/Spain co-production. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Astronauts Wife is a 1999 science fiction/thriller film directed and written by Rand Ravich. ... The Astronauts Wife is a 1999 science fiction/thriller film directed and written by Rand Ravich. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Libertarias is a historical drama made in 1996 (International release: 2004), directed by Vicente Aranda. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Released on Wednesday, March 30, 1994, Jimmy Hollywood is the American comedy film starting Joe Pesci and Christian Slater. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Intruso (English: ) is a 1993 Spanish film, written and directed by Vicente Aranda. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Kika is a 1993 Pedro Almodóvar film Category: ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Amantes (English: Lovers) is a 1991 Spanish film noir written and directed by Vicente Aranda, starring Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz and Maribel Verdú. The film brought Aranda to widespread attention in the English-speaking world. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Poster for Tacones lejanos Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) is a 1991 Spanish film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Marisa Paredes and Victoria Abril. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Sandino (centre) en route to Mexico. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Poster for ¡Átame! Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!) is a 1990 film by Pedro Almodóvar, an offbeat Spanish drama starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Eleuterio Sánchez holding a copy of his book Camina o revienta (Forge on or Die). Photographer: Luis Jauregialtzo, Argazki Press Eleuterio Sánchez (born 1942), known as El Lute, was a legendary Spanish outlaw, now a writer. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Tiempo de Silencio (English: Time of Silence) is a 1986 Spanish film directed by Vicente Aranda adapted from a well-regarded novel written by Luis Martín Santos. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Max, Mon Amour aka Max, My Love is a 1986 film directed by Nagisa Oshima and starring Charlotte Rampling, Anthony Higgins, Victoria Abril, Pierre Etaix and Milena Vukotic. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Poster for Las bicicletas son para el verano Las bicicletas son para el verano (Bicycles are for Summer) is a 1984 Spanish play written by Fernando Fernán Gómez dealing with the effects of Spanish Civil War on citizens of Madrid. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Padre Nuestro is a U.S. film written and directed by Christopher Zalla and starring Jesús Ochoa, Armando Hernández, Jorge Adrián Espíndola, and Paola Mendoza. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the film. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Asesinato en el Comité Cental (English: Murder in the Central Committee ) is a 1982 Spanish Film directed by Vicente Aranda. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... La Muchacha de las Bragas de Oro (English: The Girl With The Golden Panties ) is a 1979 Spanish Film directed by Vicente Aranda. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Cambio de Sexo (English: Change of Sex) is a 1976 Spanish film, written and directed by Vicente Aranda. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robin and Marian is a 1976 film starring Sean Connery as Robin Hood, Audrey Hepburn as Maid Marian, Nicol Williamson as Little John, Robert Shaw as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Richard Harris as King Richard. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Trivia

  • An Argentine rock band was formerly known as Victoria Abril, in reference to the actress, but was later renamed Victoria Mil for legal reasons.

Argentine rock applies loosely to any variety of rock music, blues and heavy metal from Argentina. ...

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Victoria Abril: Information from Answers.com (655 words)
Abril made her major screen debut in Vincente Aranda's Cambio de Sexo, a 1976 drama that cast her as an effeminate young man who undergoes a sex change.
Abril collaborated with Almodóvar on two more films, Tacones Lejanos (1991) -- in which she played the estranged daughter of an actress (Marisa Paredes), and Kika (1993) -- in which she had a supporting role as an over-the-top tabloid TV program hostess.
Victoria Abril (born Victoria Merida Rojas, July 4, 1959) is a highly respected Spanish film actress.
film - French Twist (996 words)
Abril says that she accepted the role immediately and during the four years while Balasko finished the script the two of them would take short holidays together to prepare for the movie.
Abril refers to her preparation as subconscious and says that when the cameras finally rolled the character was like a second skin.
Abril liked the fact that Levinson traveled to Spain for the sole purpose of persuading her to accept the role, but when Jimmy Hollywood was all said and done she walked away not being a big fan of the Hollywood experience.
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