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Victoria Abril

Victoria Abril
Victoria Abril at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born Victoria Mérida Rojas
(1959-07-04) 4 July 1959
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Pierre Edelman
Gustavo Laube
Partner(s) Gérard de Battista
Children 2

Silver Bear for Best Actress
1991 Amantes

Goya Award for Best Actress
1995 Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead

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


  • Life and career 1
  • Personal Life 2
  • Filmography 3
  • Television 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Life and career

Born in Madrid, Abril became widely known in Spain in 1976 when she appeared for two years in the show Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez. Besides working in Spain, she also made films in France, where she resides, Italy, and Iceland. She has been nominated eight times for Goya Awards in the Lead Actress category and has won once. She won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Amantes.[1] Two years later, she was awarded with the Berlinale Camera at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Victoria Abril performing on stage in 2006.

She 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

She has two sons with director Gérard de Battista.


Victoria Abril at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.


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  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1991 Prize Winners". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1993 Prize Winners". Retrieved 15 July 2015. 

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