Maribel Verdú

Maribel Verdú (born Madrid 2 October 1970) is a Spanish actress. She is known to English-speaking audiences for playing Luisa in the 2001 film Y tu mamá también and Mercedes in Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth. In Spain she is known for films such as Belle Époque, Tetro, and Huevos de oro. Verdú was born María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She began acting at 13. She has appeared in almost 50 movies since 1984. Most have been in Spanish. She has also been in TV shows. In 2007, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She won a Goya Award in 2008 for her lead role in Seven Billiard Tables (Siete mesas de billar francés). Verdú is married to Pedro Larrañaga, son of actors Carlos Larrañaga and María Luisa Merlo. Description above from the Wikipedia article Maribel Verdú, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

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Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ivana Baquero  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Sergi López  •  Doug Jones

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Ivana Baquero  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Sergi López  •  Doug Jones

Belle Époque (1992)

In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Trueba
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Gabino Diego  •  Ariadna Gil  •  Fernando Fernán Gómez

In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Trueba
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Gabino Diego  •  Ariadna Gil  •  Fernando Fernán Gómez

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Diego Luna  •  Ana López Mercado  •  Maribel Verdú

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Diego Luna  •  Ana López Mercado  •  Maribel Verdú

Lisístrata (2002)

411 BC, Sparta and Athens are in a endless war, but Lisistrata, a beautiful woman has an idea to stop the fight, and convinces all the women to do it: no sex until there is peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesc Bellmunt
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Juan Luis Galiardo  •  Aitor Mazo  •  Jesús Bonilla

411 BC, Sparta and Athens are in a endless war, but Lisistrata, a beautiful woman has an idea to stop the fight, and convinces all the women to do it: no sex until there is peace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesc Bellmunt
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Juan Luis Galiardo  •  Aitor Mazo  •  Jesús Bonilla

The Mudboy (2007)

Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Algora
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Daniel Freire  •  Chete Lera  •  Abel Ayala

Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Algora
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Daniel Freire  •  Chete Lera  •  Abel Ayala

Badis (1990)

Directed Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi
CAST:  Jillali Ferhati  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Zakia Tahiri

Directed Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi
CAST:  Jillali Ferhati  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Zakia Tahiri

Golden Balls (1993)

Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let nothing get in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Elisa Tovati

Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let nothing get in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Elisa Tovati

The End (2012)

One weekend, after years without seeing each other, several friends, over whom hangs the shadow of a murky episode of the past, meet in a house in the mountains. During the first night, a strange incident takes place that leaves them isolated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Torregrossa
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Daniel Grao  •  Clara Lago  •  Blanca Romero

One weekend, after years without seeing each other, several friends, over whom hangs the shadow of a murky episode of the past, meet in a house in the mountains. During the first night, a strange incident takes place that leaves them isolated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorge Torregrossa
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Daniel Grao  •  Clara Lago  •  Blanca Romero

People in Places (2013)

A fragmented view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Cavestany
CAST:  Jorge Cabrera  •  Tusti de las Heras  •  Raquel Guerrero  •  David Luque

A fragmented view of contemporary Spain, drawing conclusions about the persistence of the human condition, strangeness, and the chaos within relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juan Cavestany
CAST:  Jorge Cabrera  •  Tusti de las Heras  •  Raquel Guerrero  •  David Luque

Stormy Weather (2003)

The lives of a designer and an alcoholic colide after they both try to kill themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Olea
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Darío Grandinetti  •  María Barranco  •  Jorge Sanz

The lives of a designer and an alcoholic colide after they both try to kill themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Olea
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Darío Grandinetti  •  María Barranco  •  Jorge Sanz

15 Years and One Day (2013)

Jon is a troubled teenager who has been expelled from school. His mother decides to teach him a lesson sending him away with his grandfather Max, a retired military man who lives in a village by the seaside. But the time they will spend together won’t be that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gracia Querejeta
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Belén López  •  Tito Valverde  •  Arón Piper

Jon is a troubled teenager who has been expelled from school. His mother decides to teach him a lesson sending him away with his grandfather Max, a retired military man who lives in a village by the seaside. But the time they will spend together won’t be that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gracia Querejeta
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Belén López  •  Tito Valverde  •  Arón Piper

Blancanieves (2012)

A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pablo Berger
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Macarena García  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Ángela Molina

A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pablo Berger
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Macarena García  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Ángela Molina

From Your Window to Mine (2011)

Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and they will have to pursue their happiness and fight for their dignity in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paula Ortiz
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Leticia Dolera  •  Roberto Álamo  •  Luisa Gavasa

Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and they will have to pursue their happiness and fight for their dignity in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paula Ortiz
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Leticia Dolera  •  Roberto Álamo  •  Luisa Gavasa

The Red Virgin (2011)

Spain, early 20th century. Hildegart is raised and educated by his mother Aurora as the subject of a social experiment, to be the first truly free woman in the world, the one who will lead humanity into a new era; and, in order to achieve this goal, is insanely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sheila Pye
CAST:  Ivana Baquero  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Ainara Nieto  •  Arancha de Juan

Spain, early 20th century. Hildegart is raised and educated by his mother Aurora as the subject of a social experiment, to be the first truly free woman in the world, the one who will lead humanity into a new era; and, in order to achieve this goal, is insanely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sheila Pye
CAST:  Ivana Baquero  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Ainara Nieto  •  Arancha de Juan

Cerca de tus ojos (2009)

Ana is a journalist taken by her work to all sorts of different places the world over. Ever since her youth, influenced by her father, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its contents have been a place from which she observes the individual and collective ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elías Querejeta
CAST:  Belén Laguna  •  Maribel Verdú

Ana is a journalist taken by her work to all sorts of different places the world over. Ever since her youth, influenced by her father, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its contents have been a place from which she observes the individual and collective ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elías Querejeta
CAST:  Belén Laguna  •  Maribel Verdú

Backroads (1997)

Spain, 1974. A teenager and his father are traveling in a car that is the only property they have. Their life is a continuous move by desolate coastal apartments in the tourism low season. When forced to change route and get away from sea, their lives will change ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Martínez Lázaro
CAST:  Antonio Resines  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Fernando Ramallo  •  Jesús Bonilla

Spain, 1974. A teenager and his father are traveling in a car that is the only property they have. Their life is a continuous move by desolate coastal apartments in the tourism low season. When forced to change route and get away from sea, their lives will change ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Martínez Lázaro
CAST:  Antonio Resines  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Fernando Ramallo  •  Jesús Bonilla

Dream Kiss (1992)

The gorgeous Margot supports her aged father by seducing men on trains, slipping them a Mickey Finn (a beso de sueño) and robbing them. One night her victim is a currency smuggler taking 100 million pesetas out of Spain. He's being watched by a cop and by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rafael Moreno Alba
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Eusebio Poncela  •  Manuel Alexandre  •  Tony Isbert

The gorgeous Margot supports her aged father by seducing men on trains, slipping them a Mickey Finn (a beso de sueño) and robbing them. One night her victim is a currency smuggler taking 100 million pesetas out of Spain. He's being watched by a cop and by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rafael Moreno Alba
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Eusebio Poncela  •  Manuel Alexandre  •  Tony Isbert

Mar rojo (2005)

Armed robbers take cash from a department store, but they are killed or fatally wounded in their escape. A dying thief stashes a valise with a million Euros in the old car of Julia, a single parent who dances at a Barcelona peep show. She decides to keep the cash, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enrique Alberich
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Alex Brendemühl  •  Amparo Soler Leal  •  Roger Pera

Armed robbers take cash from a department store, but they are killed or fatally wounded in their escape. A dying thief stashes a valise with a million Euros in the old car of Julia, a single parent who dances at a Barcelona peep show. She decides to keep the cash, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enrique Alberich
CAST:  Maribel Verdú  •  Alex Brendemühl  •  Amparo Soler Leal  •  Roger Pera

The Tobacconist of Vallecas (1987)

Leandro, an unemployed mason and his friend, Tocho, attempt to rob a tobacconist in the Vallecas district of Madrid, but Mrs. Justa, the tobacconist, impedes it alerting the neighbors who notify police. Inside the shop, the confrontation between the two friends and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eloy de la Iglesia
CAST:  Emma Penella  •  José Luis Gómez  •  José Luis Manzano  •  Maribel Verdú

Leandro, an unemployed mason and his friend, Tocho, attempt to rob a tobacconist in the Vallecas district of Madrid, but Mrs. Justa, the tobacconist, impedes it alerting the neighbors who notify police. Inside the shop, the confrontation between the two friends and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eloy de la Iglesia
CAST:  Emma Penella  •  José Luis Gómez  •  José Luis Manzano  •  Maribel Verdú
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