San Sebastián: Best Actress

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Bingbing Fan
Actress, Iron Man 3
Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer. Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred Flowers Award...
“ 2016: I am not Madame Bovary ” - KSTLeo
“ 2015: El rey de La Habana ” - KSTLeo
Paprika Steen
In Okay, director and actress Paprika Steen shows off her multi- faceted acting talent as the loud-mouth control-freak Nete. It is Paprika Steen's first major part for which she has already been nominated for The Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy. The actress has won the Danish Academy Award for her supporting role in the mega-hit Den eneste ene (The One and Only, 1999)...
“ 2014: Silent heart ” - KSTLeo
“ 2013: Wounded ” - KSTLeo
“ 2012: Foxfire ” - KSTLeo
“ 2012: Snow White ” - KSTLeo
“ 2011: The sleeping voice ” - KSTLeo
Nora Navas
Actress, Pa negre
“ 2010: Pa negre ” - KSTLeo
Lola Dueñas
Actress, Volver
“ 2009: Me too ” - KSTLeo
“ 2008: Pandora's box ” - KSTLeo
“ 2008: Frozen river ” - KSTLeo
“ 2007: Seven billiard tables ” - KSTLeo
“ 2006: My son ” - KSTLeo
Anna Geislerová
Actress, Zelary
Born in 1976 in Prague, this prolific actress debuted before the cameras at the early age of 14. Also a top model, Anna Geislerová already has an impressive career behind her (110 films, TV films or series episodes in early 2013!) and has received several awards for her remarkable performances, notably in Sasa Gedeon's 1999 "Návrat idiota" (Le retour de l'idiot)...
“ 2005: Something like happiness ” - KSTLeo
Connie Nielsen
Actress, Gladiator
Danish beauty Connie Nielsen consistently lights up the screen with an eclectic bevy of film roles. She was born in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to a mother who worked as an insurance clerk, and a father, Bent Nielsen, who was a bus driver. Nielsen began her acting career working alongside her mother on the local revue and variety scene...
“ 2004: Brothers ” - KSTLeo
“ 2003: Take my eyes ” - KSTLeo
“ X2
2002: Common Ground
1985: Beyond the walls ” - KSTLeo
“ 2001: Juana la Loca ” - KSTLeo
Carmen Maura
Actress, Volver
Descendant of the conservative Spanish politician Antonio Maura, Carmen lead an art gallery and appeared in various roles in night- clubs. With Tigres de papel she had her first successful appearance on the movie screen and thereafter she worked at the theatre, the movies and in TV productions. Although she played dramatic roles...
“ 2000: Common Wealth ” - KSTLeo
“ 1999: Volavérunt ” - KSTLeo
Jeanne Balibar
When she was a child, Jeanne Balibar wanted to be a dancer. She was already attracted by the stage and the show and admired great opera singers like Maria Callas. As she was going to take the last exam for becoming a lecturer, she decided not to go to the exam but to take an exam to become a stage actress...
“ 1998: Late August, early September ” - KSTLeo
Julie Christie
Julie Christie, the British movie legend whom Al Pacino called "the most poetic of all actresses", was born in Chukua, Assam, India, on April 14, 1941, the daughter of a tea planter, Frank St. John Christie, and his wife, Rosemary (Ramsden), who was a painter. Her family was of English, and some Scottish...
“ 1997: Afterglow ” - KSTLeo
Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro is the Grande Dame of Argentine theater and cinema not only because she was not content to have trodden the stage as early as the the age of nine, she is still active in theater and cinema in 2011. Her last film to date, Daniel Burman's La suerte en tus manos is in pre-production), that is sixty-six years later...
“ 1996: Autumn sun ” - KSTLeo
Victoria Abril
This Spanish actress started studying dancing. Her teacher encouraged her to participate in her first film Obsesión. After that, she was chosen by the director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador to be one of the co-hostesses of the famous TV contest Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez becoming very well known all over Spain. Since 1975 she also made several films in France and Italy...
“ X2
1995: Nobody will speak of us when we're dead
1987: El Lute (camina o revienta) ” - KSTLeo
“ 1994: Red firecracker, green firecracker ” - KSTLeo
Niki Karimi
Actress, Sout-e payan
Born in 1971 in Tehran, Niki Karimi is the most famous, internationally acclaimed Actress and filmmaker in Iran. She began her work as an actress with films such as "Sara" by Dariush Mehrjouii, which she won best actress award at "San Sebastian" film festival and in "Nantes film festival in 1992. After...
“ 1993: Sara ” - KSTLeo
“ 1992: Dismissed for life ” - KSTLeo
“ 1991: Waiting ” - KSTLeo
“ 1991: Waiting ” - KSTLeo
Helen Jones
Actress, Bliss
“ 1991: Waiting ” - KSTLeo
Fiona Press
Actress, Tracks
“ 1991: Waiting ” - KSTLeo
“ 1990: La settimana della sfinge ” - KSTLeo
“ 1989: Eversmile, New Jersey ” - KSTLeo
“ 1988: The girlfriend ” - KSTLeo
Liv Ullmann
Actress, Persona
Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar Bergman in such films as Persona...
“ 1988: The girlfriend ” - KSTLeo
“ 1986: Half of Heaven ” - KSTLeo
Laura Betti
Actress, 1900
“ 1979: The little Archimedes ” - KSTLeo
Carol Burnett
The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that set the stage for her comedy...
“ 1978: A wedding ” - KSTLeo
Kaki Hunter
Actress, Porky's
Born Katherine Hunter, this skinny bombshell of an actress started off with a guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O but got her first break when she starred alongside Meat Loaf, of all people, in the 1980 film Roadie. After that, she landed a role in Porky's as Wendy Williams, the only female member of the gang...
“ 1977: Maiden's war ” - KSTLeo
“ 1976: Caddie ” - KSTLeo
Gena Rowlands
Actress, The Notebook
Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American film, stage, and television actress, whose career in the entertainment industry has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in 10 films...
“ 1975: A woman under the influence ” - KSTLeo
Sophia Loren
Actress, Two Women
Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone)...
“ 1974: Il viaggio ” - KSTLeo
“ 1973: La bonne année ” - KSTLeo
Glenda Jackson
Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in Birkenhead...
“ 1973: A touch of class ” - KSTLeo
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, to director John Farrow and actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. Her father was Australian-born (of English descent) and her mother was Irish-born (of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry). Farrow debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles...
“ 1972: Follow me! ” - KSTLeo
Graciela Borges
Actress, La Ciénaga
Graciela Borges started her career in the late 50s playing important roles in films. Perhaps, her most successful role then was "Una Cita con la Vida" (1956) with leading actress Gilda Lousek. Borges had an outstanding performance in the movie "Cronica de una Señora" (1970) where she played an aristocratic bored woman...
“ 1971: Chronicle of a lady ” - KSTLeo
“ 1970: Le boucher ” - KSTLeo
“ 1969: Zhuravushka (A little crane) ” - KSTLeo
Stefania Sandrelli
She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ 1969: L'amante di Gramigna ” - KSTLeo
“ 1968: The girl with a pistol ” - KSTLeo
“ 1967: A love story ” - KSTLeo
“ 1966: Arm in arm down the street ” - KSTLeo
Lilli Palmer
A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish surgeon...
“ 1965: Operation Crossbow ” - KSTLeo
Ava Gardner
Actress, The Killers
Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM...
“ 1964: The night of the Iguana ” - KSTLeo
Lee Remick
Actress, The Omen
Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy Southern majorette in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd...
“ 1963: Days of wine and roses ” - KSTLeo
Anne Bancroft
Actress, The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of undistinguished movies as a supporting actress...
“ 1962: The miracle worker ” - KSTLeo
Pina Pellicer
Actress, Macario
Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks with Marlon Brando. She is greatly missed...
“ 1961: One-eyed Jacks ” - KSTLeo
Joanne Woodward
Actress, Philadelphia
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often...
“ 1960: The fugitive kind ” - KSTLeo
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business...
“ 1959: The nun's story ” - KSTLeo
“ 1958: March's child ” - KSTLeo
Giulietta Masina
Born in San Giorgio di Piano, Giulietta Masina spent part of her teenage years living with a widowed aunt in Rome, where she cultivated a passion for the theater and studied for a degree in Philosophy. She began her career on the radio with the program "Terzoglio" (1942), about the adventures of newlyweds Cico and Pallina from scripts written by Federico Fellini...
“ 1957: Nights of Cabiria ” - KSTLeo
“ 1956: The railroad man ” - KSTLeo
“ 1954: La patrulla ” - KSTLeo
“ 1953: Hay un camino a la derecha ” - KSTLeo