Rossy de Palma

Rossy de Palma is a Spanish actress.
De Palma’s first major role was in 1988 in Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She became a model for designers Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, and Sybilla. She then appeared in Robert Altman’s 1994 satirical fashion film Prêt-à-Porter and in the music video of George Michael’s “Too Funky” song. Today, she is a theater actress, charity spokesperson for the Ghanaian 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. She is best known for her roles in Almodóvar films like Law of Desire (La ley del deseo), Kika, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios), The Flower of My Secret (La flor de mi secreto), and Julieta.

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 Etat libre d’Orange. In 2009, she posed nude in an information campaign on breast cancer for the magazine Marie Claire.

She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

In May 2017, she appeared in two commercials for “Carte Noire”.

In 2018, she collaborated with singer Rosalía for her second studio album El mal querer writing the song “Preso” with her and Ferrán Echegaray. Her vocals were also used in the song.


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