Victoria Abril  

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Victoria Abril (born Victoria Merida Rojas, July 4, 1959) is a Spanish film actress. She is most known to international audiences for her performance in the movie ¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) by director Pedro Almodóvar.

Victoria Abril was born in Madrid. Besides working in Spain she also made films in France, where she resides, Italy and Iceland. She has been nominated eight times for Goya Awards in the Lead Actress category and has won once.

She is also a singer; in 2005 she released her debut, a bossanova-jazz album called PutchEros do Brasil. She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with "Bang-Bang-Bang" but came second by just one point in the national final, losing to Betty Missiego with 26 out of a maximum 29.

She has two sons (Martín and Félix) with the Director Gérard de Battista.



  • An Argentine rock band was formerly known as Victoria Abril, in reference to the actress, but was later renamed Victoria Mil for legal reasons.

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