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Maribel Verdú

  • Maribel Verdú © Antonio Heredia / EL MUNDO

    Maribel Verdú © Antonio Heredia / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Oct 2, 1970

"Actress. One of the most popular and well known actresses in Spanish film, since her initiation to the silver screen as a girl."

María Isabel Verdú Rollán was born in Madrid in 1970. From a very young age, she was a model in advertisements. Her introduction to television came with “El crimen del capitán Sánchez”, chapter of the series “La huella del crimen”, directed by Vicente Aranda. At just 15, she made her film debut with “El sueño de Tánger” by Ricardo Franco. In 1991 she works in the film “Amantes”, again with Vicente Aranda. This film was the dividing line of her career. In 1992 she acts in “Belle Epoque”, winner of an Oscar. She has worked under the orders of leading directors, both Spanish and foreign, such as Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón or Francis Ford Coppola. In 2007 she won the Goya for Best Actress for her role in “Siete mesas de billar francés”.


Gold Award at the Valencia Film Festival (2004)
Ariel Award in Mexico (2006)
Nacho Martínez Award at the Gijón International Film Festival (2007)
Goya Award for Best Actress (2007, 2012)
Gold Medal from the Royal Academy of Film (2008)
National Film Award (2009)

Essential works

  • Lovers © EFE

    Lovers (interpretation)

    Based on a real crime that took place in the 1940s, this is a film of intrigue, passions and strong erotic content.

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  • Poster. The Mudboy © EFE

    The Mudboy (interpretation)

    This thriller marks the film debut of Jorge Algora and is inspired by the true story of an Argentinian psychopath in the early 20th century.

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    La buena estrella (interpretation)

    A moving story about love, devotion and forgiving, which was a success at the Goya awards.

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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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  • Belle Epoque © EFE

    The Age of Beauty (interpretation)

    This life-affirming comedy, set in the days prior to the proclamation of the Second Republic in Spain, won, among other awards, the Oscar for the best foreign film.

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Other highlighted works

  • Amantes
  • Siete mesas de billar francés
  • El laberinto del fauno
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