Maria de Medeiros  

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Maria de Medeiros, (born August 19, 1965 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese actress and director who has been involved in both European and American film productions.

She is the daughter of musician and composer António Vitorino de Almeida.

Among Maria de Medeiros' most memorable film appearances are three early 1990s roles. Her considerable resemblance to Anaïs Nin landed her the primary role in Henry & June (1990) in which she played the author. In 1990, she played the role of Maria in Ken McMullen's lavish film about the rise of the Paris Commune 1871 and, in 1994, Medeiros appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, playing Butch Coolidge's (Bruce Willis) girlfriend Fabienne.

In 2003, she appeared as a hairdresser in the Spanish movie My Life Without Me starring Sarah Polley.

She has starred in the Canadian movie The Saddest Music in the World (2004) directed by Guy Maddin, alongside co-stars Isabella Rossellini and former Kids in the Hall actor Mark McKinney.

In 2007, she released an album, A Little More Blue, in which she performs songs by Brazilian musicians, including Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins and Dolores Duran. On the album, she sings in French ("Joana Francesa" by Chico Buarque), Portuguese and English ("A Little More Blue" by Caetano Veloso).

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