Carmen Maura


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Birth Name: Carmen Maura
Born: 09/15/1945
Birth Place: Madrid, ES

Carmen Maura was born on Sept. 15, 1945, in Madrid, Spain. Her family lineage included lawyers and Spanish aristocrats (a Prime Minister and several nobles among them), but the Mauras were also populated with a number of writers and a film director as well. It was probably clear which direction Carmen wanted to take when she enrolled in Paris' Ecole des Beaux-Arts to study literature and philosophy. Upon graduation, she returned to Madrid, where she landed a few small TV roles, and made her film debut in "The Man in Hiding" (1970). But creative outlets were limited in Spain, which was choked by the conservatism and censorship of dictator Francisco Franco.

In 1975, Franco's death led to a w... Continue Bio >>

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