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Also Known As: Victoria Merida Rojas Died:
Born: July 4, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Madrid, ES Profession: actor

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A popular, highly regarded Spanish performer, based in France since 1982, Victoria Abril began her career as a ballerina. At age 15, she hosted a TV game show and kick-started her film career with her debut role in F Lara Polop's "Obsession" (1976). She has twice been nominated for the French Cesar Award and has starred in numerous films by Vicente Aranda, including "El Lute I" (1987) and "Amantes/Lovers" (1991), for which she was named Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. Other films include Jean-Jacques Beineix's "The Moon in the Gutter" (1983), Denis Amar's "L' Addition" (1984), and Nagisa Oshima's masterful black comedy "Max, My Love" (1986).

A popular, highly regarded Spanish performer, based in France since 1982, Victoria Abril began her career as a ballerina. At age 15, she hosted a TV game show and kick-started her film career with her debut role in F Lara Polop's "Obsession" (1976). She has twice been nominated for the French Cesar Award and has starred in numerous films by Vicente Aranda, including "El Lute I" (1987) and "Amantes/Lovers" (1991), for which she was named Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. Other films include Jean-Jacques Beineix's "The Moon in the Gutter" (1983), Denis Amar's "L' Addition" (1984), and Nagisa Oshima's masterful black comedy "Max, My Love" (1986).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mince Alors! (2012)
2.
 Neon Flesh (2011)
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 Les Aristos (2006)
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1967:
Began studying dance at age eight, concentrating on ballet until 14 (dates approximate)
1974:
Hosted a popular Spanish game show at age 15 (date approximate)
1975:
Film debut at 15 in "Obsession"
1976:
English-language feature film debut in "Robin and Marian"
1980:
First feature film in a starring role, "La Muchacha de las Bragas de Oro/The Girl with the Golden Panties"
1994:
First lead in a Hollywood film, "Jimmy Hollywood"
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Notes

Abril is fluent in French, Spanish and English.

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husband:
Gustavo Lauve. Married in 1976; divorced in 1981.
companion:
Gerard de Battista. Director of photography. Father of Abril's two sons.

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