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Overview (3)

Born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Birth NameLaura Elena Martínez Herring
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A respected actress, Laura Harring is best known for her role as the mysterious amnesiac Rita in David Lynch's enigmatic film, Mulholland Drive, which was recently voted The Best Film of the 21st Century in multiple polls. Film critic Roger Ebert compared Harring to screen legend Rita Hayworth, while the International Herald Tribune's film reviewer, likened Laura to Ava Gardner. But Laura Harring is her own person, a classical performer with a passion for acting, dance, travel, food and life!

Laura Harring became a world traveler shortly after finishing her studies at the prestigious Aiglon College, one of Switzerland's exclusive private boarding schools. After graduating with an Academic diploma, Laura spent time in the foothills of the Himalayas, working as a social worker to help transport heavy rocks, plant gardens, build schools, and perform other manual tasks that helped the villagers create a better quality of life. After her social work, Laura devoted a year to backpacking through Asia and Europe, often falling asleep beside the ocean in a sleeping bag, an experience that changed her life forever. Laura she spent time living in other countries and meeting new people, and it changed her life profoundly.

Years later, Harring starred opposite extraordinary actors such as Oscar Winners, Javier Bardem in the adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Garcia Marques' Love in The Time of Cholera, also Oscar winner Denzel Washington in John Q, and Oscar winner William Hurt in The King. Laura starred opposite John Travolta in Marvel's The Punisher. For the small screen, Laura starred opposite Forest Whitaker in the critically acclaimed television show The Shield, a show that changed conventional formula of the cop genre and won multiple awards and later she starred as Ed Westwick's mom in the super hit show Gossip Girl. But Laura was no stranger to the small screen. Her career started as a series regular on Aaron Spellings Sunset Beach for NBC.

In her earlier years, Laura studied at the London Academy of Performing Arts. She credits her grandfather who was an extraordinary athlete, and who was due to compete in the Olympics in 1948, in both equestrian and fencing. Her philosophy in life is unique. She believes we are all one human family meant to enjoy the trip of life.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Laura Harring

Spouse (1)

Carl-Eduard Otto Wolfgang Jayme Anders Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen (12 February 1987 - 1989) ( divorced)

Trivia (12)

She became the first Latina to win the Miss USA title. She was the first of five consecutive Miss Texases who, from 1985 through 1989, went on to become Miss USA.
She was married civilly in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, on 12 February 1987 and religiously in Carejes, Mexico, on 27 February 1987 to Carl-Edward Otto Wolfgang Jayme Anders, Graf von Bismark-Schönhausen, and although they divorced, she still retains the title of Gräfin.
Prior to entering show business, Laura thought about becoming a gemologist.
Grandfather Isauro Cairo was a Mexican equestrian and fencing champion (1954).
Former professional tango dancer. Was also a social worker in India at 18 years old.
She wore a $25,000,000 dollar necklace and $1,000,000 dollar heels to the 2002 Academy Awards, surrounded by four bodyguards. [2002]
Was shot in the head at the age of twelve while riding in her parents car in a parking lot when the two cars behind them got into a gunfight. The bullet missed hitting her brain by one millimeter.
Former sister-in-law of Gottfried von Bismarck.
Former niece by marriage of Gunilla Gräfin v. Bismarck.
Former great-great-granddaughter-in-law of Otto von Bismarck.
Daughter of Raymond Harring and wife María Martínez and sister of Rita Harring. Her mother subsequently married Gastón Lima and had a daughter Ana María Lima.
She has German-Austrian (father) and Spanish-Mexican (mother) ancestry.

Personal Quotes (5)

Some may think fashion is frivolous, but the way I see it, when you dress well, you add beauty to the world. And there's nothing wrong with that, right?
Life is wonderful beautiful journey. Every episode of my life is like a dream and I am at peace and happy with what life has given me.
You can see beauty in everything.
We are all perfect and imperfect at the same time.
Extremes? The Hermetic Philosophy says that you can master yourself and find the Center. When I do I'll give you a call.

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