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Ángela Molina Tejedor

  • Ángela Molina Tejedor © Antonio M. Xoubanova / EL MUNDO

    Ángela Molina Tejedor © Antonio M. Xoubanova / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Oct 5, 1955

"Actress. Daughter of the legendary singer Antonio Molina, she is one of the outstanding dramatic actresses in Spain."

Ángela Molina Tejedor was born in Madrid in 1955. She studied classical ballet, Spanish dance and drama. In 1974 she debuted as an actress in the film "No matarás" by César F. Ardavín. She briefly took part in some films from the soft-porn destape period. The year 1977 was key for her. Luis Buñuel chose her to take the lead in "That Obscure Object of Desire". It gave her prestige and international fame, and marked a turning point in her career. In the 1980s, she worked with Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón on “Camada negra”, “El corazón del bosque”, “Demonios en el jardín” and “La mitad del cielo”. These films assured her place as one of the best Spanish dramatic actresses. In recent decades she has worked with both Spanish and international directors such as Miguel Litín, Ridley Scott, Jaime Chávarri, Agustí Villaronga and Pedro Almodóvar.


New York Film Critics’ Circle Award (1985)
Silver Shell for Best Actress at the International San Sebastian Film Festival (1986)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2003)
Gold Medal from the Royal Academy of Film (2013)
National Film Award (2016)
Honorary Goya Award (2021)

Essential works

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    The Wooden Box (interpretation)

    This first film by director Juan Carlos Falcón won awards at various international festivals.

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    Half of Heaven (interpretation)

    The title originates in a phrase of Confucius, saying that women are half of heaven.

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  • Snow White

    Blancanieves (interpretation)

    This surprising and exquisite silent film in black and white presents an original version of the children's fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm set in the Andalusia of the 1920s.

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