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Victoria Abril

Victoria Abril at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born Victoria Mérida Rojas
(1959-07-04) 4 July 1959 (age 57)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Pierre Edelman
Gustavo Laube
Partner(s) Gérard de Battista
Children 2
Awards Silver Bear for Best Actress
1991 Amantes
Goya Award for Best Actress
1995 Nobody Will Speak of Us When We’re Dead

You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.
Victoria Abril
I chose the most explosive dress I could find. I put a ton of makeup on and some great round earrings. I looked like Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun.
Victoria Abril
I really wanted to work and become independent.
When you have to get into the character each morning, give it your voice, your face, it was torture.
Victoria Abril
My only friends were boys, and I was just one more of them.
The actress they'd hired had refused to appear naked in front of the camera. I didn't like to appear naked either, but the first thing I did was take off my clothes and jump into the pool completely naked.
Victoria Abril
The film kept me from working as a secretary. It was a real stroke of luck. A miracle.
Victoria Abril
I'm a small and normal girl, and stories like mine no one likes to tell. Fortunately so, because I wouldn't like to play myself.
Victoria Abril
On my fifth film, it was then that I stopped dancing.
The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth, as with a horse. This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.
Victoria Abril
There's nothing more human than two people making love.
People love coming on television, even if they have to show their miseries.
Victoria Abril
My current companion, Gerard de Battista, is the father of my two sons.
My first vocation was dance.
I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing.
Victoria Abril
I didn't go to school a lot.
Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me.
Victoria Abril
For most of my career, I've played roles that were written for other actresses.
Victoria Abril
When I said I was going to audition for a film, I got a hearty laugh from all my family.
Victoria Abril
Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn!
Victoria Abril
Acting is the work of two people – it's only possible when you have the complicity, the help, even the manipulation of a director.
Victoria Abril
The director had come to Madrid to court me.
Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn!
Victoria Abril
Psychiatrists don't solve anything from one day to the next.
I like men with some belly who are a little over the hill.
I'd heard it was dangerous to walk around Miami.