María del Carmen García Maura OAXS is a Spanish actress. In a career spanning six decades, Maura is best known for her collaborations with famous Spanish directors Pedro Almodóvar and Álex de la Iglesia. Maura holds the record for Best Actress at the Goya Awards more than any other actress in the history of Spanish cinema. She also won a César award in 2013 and a Cannes Film Festival award in 2006 .
|Born||María del Carmen García Maura, September 15, 1945, Madrid, Spain|
Initially famous for her Goya Award-winning performance in the 1988 movie Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this Spanish actress went on to win three more Goyas for her roles in ¡Ay Carmela!, La Comunidad, and Volver.
After studying at Paris' École de Beaux-Arts, she pursued a career as a singer. She made her screen acting debut in the 1970 film The Man in Hiding.
She grew up in a prominent Madrid family: her great-grandfather was a count, and her great-great uncle was a Spanish prime minister. Her six-year marriage to attorney Francisco Forteza resulted in children named Pablo and Carmen.
During the 1980s, she worked on six films with director Pedro Almodovar. She also frequently worked with director Alex de la Iglesia.
Goya Award Winner for Best Actress. Best Supporting Actress won the Goya Award. Best Supporting Actress won the Cesar Award. European Cinema Award for Best Actress. Receiver of the civil order of Alfonso X, wise man. The actresses are from Madrid. Spanish television presenter. Spanish actresses of the 20th century TM_VZ! Spanish actresses of the 21st century TM_VZ! Spanish film actresses. Knights of the Order of Arts and Letters