Rossy de Palma

Rossy de Palma

  • Born on
    • September 16th, 1964
Described by many as a Picasso come-to-life, de Palma broke the rules of beauty in 1988 when she starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and became a model and muse for designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, and Sybilla. Her status as an iconic fashion character was further cemented with her role in Robert Altman’s 1994 satirical fashion film Prêt-à-Porter. Today, she is a theater actress, charity spokesperson for the Ghanian Charity OrphanAid Africa, and the face of luxury ad campaigns. Born in Palma de Mallorca, she was originally a singer and dancer for the band Peor Imposible before being discovered by filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid in 1986. He cast her in roles based on her unique, Picassoesque appearance. She is best known for her roles in Almodóvar films like La ley del deseo (Law of Desire), Kika, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and La flor de mi secreto (The Flower of My Secret). She acts in France and does modeling. She appeared in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter as Pilar. In 2007, she released a perfume line under her name through the French cosmetics company Etat libre d'Orange. In 2009, she posed nude in an information campaign on breast cancer for the magazine Marie Claire. She currently lives in France with her two sons. She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Starring Rossy de Palma on Plex


Acting (37 Credits)

2021Do You Do You Saint-Tropez as Carmen
2021Parallel Mothers
2020Mermaid in Paris as Rossy
2020Little Birds as Contessa Mandrax
2019Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri as Auntie Rock
2019Despite Everything as Inés
2018The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteWatch Free
2017Lord, Give Me Patience
2017Madame as Maria
2017Toc Toc as Ana María
2016Julieta as Marian
2015Incidencias as Mercè
2015Spy Time as Madre de Katia
2015Just a Little Chemistry as Bárbara Sullivan
2014Do Not Disturb as Maria
2014Love of My Loves as Carmina
2013Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart as Luna
2013I Don't Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long as Lola
2013Three Many Weddings as Madre de Ruth
2009Broken Embraces as Julieta
200520 Centimeters as La Frío
2004Double zéro as Le Monocle
2004Do You Know Claudia? as Aldo's Claudia
2004People as Pilar
2003Leave Your Hands on My Hips as Myriam Bardem
2002Dead Weight as Pauline Reggio
1999The Loss of Sexual Innocence as Blind Woman
1998Talk of Angels as Elena
1997Airbag as Carmiña, mujer de Pazos en una fotografía
1995The Flower of My Secret as Rosa
1994Chicken Park as Necrophilia
1994Ready to Wear as Pilar
1993Kika as Juana
1993Mutant Action as Invitada de lujo
1989Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! as Camello en Vespa
1988Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown as Marisa
1987Law of Desire as Locutora tele

Herself (1 Credits)



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