Victoria Abril (born
Victoria Merida Rojas, July 4, 1959) is a Spanish film
She is best known to
international audiences for her performance in the movie
Up! Tie Me
) by director Pedro
born in Madrid.
became widely known in Spain in 1976 when she appeared for two
years in the show Un, dos, tres... responda
as secretary, although later she has frequently
disowned this work and does not like to remember it on interviews.
working in Spain, she also made films in France, where she
resides, Italy and Iceland.
has been nominated eight times for Goya
in the Lead Actress category and has won once.
She is also a singer; in 2005, she made her debut with a bossanova
PutchEros do Brasil
. She tried to represent Spain in the
Eurovision Song Contest
1979 with "Bang-Bang-Bang", but came second by just one point in
the national final, losing to Betty
with 26 out of a maximum 29.
She has two sons (Martín and Félix) with 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