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Rossy de Palma

Described by many as a Picasso come-to-life, de Palma broke the rules of beauty in 1988 when she starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and became a model and muse for designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, and Sybilla. Her status as an iconic fashion character was further cemented with her role in Robert Altman’s 1994 satirical fashion film Prêt-à-Porter. Today, she is a theater actress, charity spokesperson for the Ghanian Charity OrphanAid Africa, and the face of luxury ad campaigns. Born in Palma de Mallorca, she was originally a singer and dancer for the band Peor Imposible before being discovered by filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid in 1986. He cast her in roles based on her unique, Picassoesque appearance. She is best known for her roles in Almodóvar films like La ley del deseo (Law of Desire), Kika, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and La flor de mi secreto (The Flower of My Secret). She acts in France and does modeling. She appeared in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter as Pilar. In 2007, she released a perfume line under her name through the French cosmetics company Etat libre d'Orange. In 2009, she posed nude in an information campaign on breast cancer for the magazine Marie Claire. She currently lives in France with her two sons. She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Sep 16, 1964 In Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Carmen
Latest Project:
Movie Parallel Mothers 2022
Known For
Poster of LOL: Si te ríes, pierdes
Poster of Despite Everything
Poster of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Poster of Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Movie Carmen Masilda 2022
Movie Parallel Mothers Unknown 2022
Series LOL: Si te ríes, pierdes Concursante 2022
Series Once Upon a Time... But Not Anymore 2022
Movie Mystery In St Tropez Unknown 2021-05-12
Series Little Birds Contessa Mandrax 2020-08-04
Movie A Mermaid in Paris Rossy 2020-03-11
Movie Despite Everything Inés 2019-03-16
Movie À cause des filles..? 2019-01-30
Movie I Miss You Rosaura 2019-07-27
Movie My Brother Chases Dinosaurs Auntie Rock 2019-09-05
Movie Los Rodríguez y el más allá Unknown 2019-10-31
Series La resistencia Invitada 2018-02-01
Movie Brillantissime Charline 2018-01-17
Movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Unknown 2018-05-19
Movie ¡Ay, Carmen! 2018-10-23
Movie Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic Self 2018-12-19
Series The White Princess Isabella I of Castile 2017-04-16
Movie Lord, Give Me Patience 2017-06-16
Movie The Exchange Unknown 2017-12-31
Movie Madame Maria 2017-08-17
Movie Toc Toc Ana María 2017-09-01
Movie Julieta Marian 2016-04-08
Movie Almodóvar, todo sobre ellas Herself 2016-09-11
Movie En tu cabeza Milagros (Vecina) 2016-09-16
Series Anchored Palmira 2015-05-25
Movie French Cinema Mon Amour Self 2015-07-06
Movie Graziella Graziella 2015-06-03
Movie Just a Little Chemistry Bárbara Sullivan 2015-07-24
Movie Stranded Mercè 2015-12-31
Movie Spy Time Madre de Katia 2015-09-04
Movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart Luna 2014-02-05
Movie Love of My Loves Carmina 2014-09-05
Movie Do Not Disturb Maria 2014-12-31
Movie &Me mother 2013-03-13
Movie Three Many Weddings Madre de Ruth 2013-12-05
Movie I Don't Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long Lola 2013-08-23
Series Me Resbala Herself - Guest 2013-11-15
Movie Run a way La benemérita 2012-09-01
Series Danse avec les stars candidate 2011-02-12
Movie Gigola Dominique 2010-06-06
Movie Miss Tacuarembo Patricia Peinado 2010-07-01
Movie No Pasaran Inès 2009-09-02
Movie Broken Embraces Julieta 2009-03-01
Series La que se avecina María Luisa Romero 2007-04-22
Movie Les Aristos La duchesse Maria de Malaga i Benidorm 2006-09-20
Movie 20 Centimeters La Frío 2005-06-10
Movie People Jet Set 2 Pilar 2004-05-19
Movie Tu la conosci Claudia? Aldo's Claudia 2004-12-15
Movie Double zéro Le Monocle 2004-06-16
Movie Leave Your Hands on My Hips Myriam Bardem 2003-08-03
Movie Dead Weight Pauline Reggio 2002-04-10
Movie La mule Unknown 2000-01-01
Movie The Loss of Sexual Innocence Blind Woman 1999-04-29
Movie The Damned Rib Margarita 1999-12-04
Movie Nag la Bombe Unknown 1999-10-30
Movie Foul Play Unknown 1998-05-26
Movie The Blue Collar Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirl of Sex and Politics 1998-01-01
Movie Franchesca Page Unknown 1998-06-28
Movie Talk of Angels Elena 1998-10-30
Movie Airbag Carmiña, mujer de Pazos en una fotografía 1997-06-20
Movie La femme du cosmonaute Catherine 1997-12-17
Movie A Body in the Woods 1996-11-08
Movie What It's All About 1995-03-10
Movie The Flower of My Secret Rosa 1995-09-22
Movie Peggio di così si muore Myrna 1995-04-21
Movie Chicken Park Necrophilia 1994-06-09
Movie Prêt-à-Porter Pilar 1994-12-23
Movie Kika Juana 1993-10-28
Movie Mutant Action Invitada de lujo 1993-02-03
Movie The Naked Target Dama 2 1992-01-24
Movie Aquí, el que no corre... vuela Unknown 1992-03-25
Movie Madonna: Truth or Dare Self 1991-05-10
Movie Don Juan, My Dear Ghost Viuda de Prodini 1990-08-24
Movie Nel giardino delle rose Unknown 1990-09-01
Movie Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Camello en Vespa 1989-12-12
Movie Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Marisa 1988-03-14
Movie Law of Desire Locutora tele 1987-02-06