María del Carmen García Maura OAXS (born 15 September 1945) is a Spanish actress. In a career that has spanned six decades, Maura is best known for her collaborations with noted Spanish film directors Pedro Almodóvar and Álex de la Iglesia. Maura holds the record (with three) for most Goya Awards for Best Leading Actress than any other actress in the history of Spanish film. She also won a Cesar Award in 2013 and a Cannes Film Festival Award in 2006.
Maura was born in Madrid to Salvador García Santa-Cruz and Carmen Maura Arenzana. Her great-grandfather was the Count of Fuente Nueva de Arenzana, who lived in the Palace of Arenzana in Madrid, currently the embassy of France. Her other great grandfather from her mother's side was the artist Bartolome Maura Montaner, brother of Antonio Maura, a former prime minister of Spain on five occasions and a noted orator.Maura studied philosophy and literature at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. From 1964 to 1970, she was married to a lawyer, Francisco Forteza, with whom she has two children, Carmen and Pablo. Later she had a long relationship with Antonio Moreno Rubio, that ended in 1995 when she discovered he had defrauded her, causing bankruptcy.
Movies & TV shows
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Reencountering the only man she ever loved is her dream. She is the owner of a brothel in the interior of Brazil and even though she is blind and very sick, she insists on going to Venice to apologize...
A coming-of-age story set across the lush wine country of both Australia and Spain explores the nature of father-son relationships and the pathway towards understanding and forgiveness.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Short movie from the spanish TV show "El Hormiguero"
Someone Has to Die
In 1950s Spain, a couple summon their son home from Mexico to introduce him to his fiancée, but are shocked when he returns with a ballerino.
La corte de Ana
She appeared when Spain was waking up from a long post-war period and crying with melodramas starring children, a child genius unlike any other; a girl who, in time, would become a symbol of freedom a...
El Hormiguero: Vacaciones en el Titanic
A parody of a Spanish TV show.
Stories of Our Cinema
In Spain, on May 11, 1896, at the Price circus, the first moving images ever shown in the country are projected. From that event, the Spanish actor Antonio Resines intends to compile a series of anecd...
My Family and the Wolf
When Hugo, a boy who spends his summer vacation with his cousins, learns that a wolf is going to take his grandmother, he comes up with a plan to save her.
In Family I Trust
Bea is a successful architect who lives in Barcelona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain) with her boyfriend and boss, Víctor, a CEO of an important company. During a night celebration of an important cont...
Oh! Mammy Blue
Asesinato en el Hormiguero Express
"Murder on the Orient Express" is a Parody.
The coming of age story of a boy that after a traumatic event is taken to beautiful Cuernavaca, where he has to find his father while trying to adapt to life with his grandmother, who has problems of ...
The 70th anniversary of the “Fotogramas” magazine comes in the shape of a sentimental voyage through the history of Spanish cinema thanks to a mosaic of voices represented by people who make films, th...
La noche después de que mi novia me dejara
Roberto has just broken up with his girlfriend Sofia, which has meant a great depression. His friends Jordi and Bebeto, loaded with drugs and alcohol, decide to go to his house to encourage him; but t...
La peur du vide
Simone is an isolated old lady, whose daily life is interrupted by a pile of rubbish, so imposing in her small apartment that it prevents her from living normally. Simone dares to touch it one day.
The kids are back
A retired couple will have to defend their home.
Seniors are going to summer camp.
El futuro ya no es lo que era
A famous TV fortune-teller is trying to improve his life by getting to know his sons and ex wife.
Almodóvar, todo sobre ellas
When looking at Pedro Almodóvar’s filmography, it becomes evident that women are everywhere; in fact, his work revolves around them. His divas are the best to create a real portrait of Almodóvar and e...
David Miller wants to die. The place, time and manner were all planned by him. There isn't anything that goes right. David embarked on his ultimate night with people he didn't know.
Perrine loves birthday parties. She accidentally causes a man to fall into a skip. The young woman starts to meddle in his life when she learns that he is in a coma.
A Village Almost Perfect!
The village has been hurt by the financial crisis. The smoked salmon factory is the last hope. There is a permanent doctor on site. The previous doctor did not set a replacement. The movie is a remake...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Letter to Eva
Juana Doña, a communist woman; Carmen Polo, dictator Franco's wife; and Eva Duarte, President Perón's wife, the first lady of Argentina, the idolized Evita, crisscross their lives during Evita's offic...
Barefoot in the Kitchen
The role of women in Spanish cinema from the 1930s to the present is explained through fragments of different films. It was followed by "Manda huevos."
Witching & Bitching
A group of witches are preparing for a ritual. There is a need to give up something.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Sofia and the Stubborn Man
An old lady in a quiet village has never been to the sea. For many years her husband has promised to take her to the Caribbean Sea, but the plans are always thwarted for different reasons.
One person is living in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. She doesn't have enough money to make ends meet.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Women on the 6th Floor
Paris in the early 1960s. Suzanne and Jean-Louis have two children in a boarding school. The man is boring. Maria, the charming new maid at the service of Jean-Louis' family, makes him discover the se...
A man is forced to work as a pimp.
A Spanish widow named Pilar has three daughters in France. In love with Fernand, the manager of the building in which she lives, she organizes a lunch in her home with the intention of introducing him...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Bennie is looking for his older brother, who was once a promising writer, but is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's play may hold the answer to understanding their s...
Red Eagle is a series of adventures about courage, nobility, friendship and love. The hero of justice in the 17th century is known as Red Eagle, who helps the weak and is determined to uncover the con...
The Black Virgin
Life of inhabitants of a small fishing village of the caribbean , changes drastically after the apparition of a Black Virgin, which disallowed the skies to get dark, stopped the vandals from invaden t...
Garden of Eden
A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and Italian girlfriend. The novel was written by Ernest Hemingway.
Que parezca un accidente
A woman is going to kill her son-in-law because he is having an affair with her daughter.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Raimunda lives and works in Madrid with her husband and daughter. Sole lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother who died in a house fire along with their father. The daughters don't believe a w...
Hécuba: un sueño de pasión
What we tend to identify with the acting profession has little to do with what is really this profession. Thirty-six Spanish actors reflect on their work and contrasted their experiences. As thread, t...
El hormiguero 3.0
The live audience of El Hormiguero is interested in comedy, science, and politics. It is hosted by a writer. The show was broadcasted on Spain's Cuatro channel. Luis Piedrahita, Marron, and "The Man i...
In Spain, a couple of days before a collective gay wedding, the lives of five mothers, whose sons will get married, are entwined: Judge Helena is in charge of the ceremony; the entrepreneur in hotel b...
To the Other Side
There are three stories about the bond between children and parents. A Cuban boy who lives in poverty with his mother longs to visit his father in the U.S., a girl tries to reconcile with her father i...
Rebecca is an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now. She gets into a cab. She is going to Jordan to get a large amount of money.
A psychological thriller about a woman who flees her abusive husband and accepts a nanny position for a family in a different town. The woman's fragile state of mind is made worse when she visits a Go...
Searching for Love
Ana thought her life would be fun when she married Felix, the leader of a rock band and son of a travel agent. She leads a boring life with her husband and daughter. She is going to give a cooking cou...
25 Degrees in Winter
A Ukranian woman snuck into Belgium and hid in the van of a driver who was abandoned by his wife. He helped her find her husband. His mother is with them.
Arroz y tartana
The widow of Pajares wants to marry her two daughters from her second marriage. She hates Juanito because he wants to be a merchant like his father. Juanito's uncle blames his sister for wasting money...
The Pact of Silence
Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Galle have been together for ten years and Galle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to Fr's attention. He can't find a cause for her abdominal p...
The 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in the late 1960s believes that he can solve his family's problems. The child wants to be with his mother.
Le ventre de Juliette
Despite a lack of support from the father of the child and her mother, the 20-year-old tries to come to terms with an unexpected pregnancy.
She is a single mom and works as a janitor and maid. Her boss won't leave his wife because she's pregnant. Maite, a widow who wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a fancy wedding, and P...
Clara y Elena
Clouds: Letters to My Son
Marion Hänsel directed this personal meditation on the joys and responsibilities of parenthood, in which a narrator reads Hansel's philosophic musings on raising her young son on her own, while carefu...
The Harem of Madame Osmane
During the civil war in Algiers in 1993, Mrs Osmane's tenants had to endure her bad temper. After her husband left, she was afraid to lose her respectability. During the Independence War, the former m...
To the End of the Road
An executive and his girlfriend are kidnapped by a couple and taken to France. They were going to open a restaurant in Rio. She was so persistent that she convinced her husband to elope with her when ...
Julia, a real estate agent, finds an enormous amount of money hidden in a dead man's apartment, a stroke of luck that will force her to face the wrath of the very peculiar inhabitants of the condomini...
Mario wants to become a singer. He introduces her to his parents. The presence of the Holy Mother will break the monotony of the household. Teresa is talking to something. Carolina thinks she will hit...
Valentina escaped taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to hand it over to Francisco I after witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material. Madero is in San Antonio....
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Alice and Martin
At the age of 20, Martin leaves his hometown and goes to Paris, where he becomes a model by chance. He fell in love with Alice after meeting her. Martin is very secretive about his past and why he lef...
A man causes trouble for his family by turning his enthusiasm into greed.
Tortilla y Cinema
Benjamin Ballon has been working for the past few years to get to the point of filming a movie. The project is moving along because of Carmen's level-headedness, calmness, and general good sense, desp...
Five women in their forties are trying to figure out what's important in their lives.
The Lame Pigeon
Felipe has been sick for a long time. The villa of his grandparents was located in the wealthy quarter of Cadiz and was sent to him by his parents to speed up his recovery. The warm climate of souther...
El rey del río
A pregnant air hostess does not know the father's name. She gave the baby to her sister because she already has two children. The child is part of the family. The children know that he is different.
Parella de tres
The women are very different. Ana is a housewife while Marta is a lawyer. Ana proposed to Marta in order to save her marriage. Santi doesn't suspect anything. Santi is going to go out with someone els...
Happiness Is in the Field
Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. He enjoys sharing lunch with his friend. A woman from Gers...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Shadows in a Conflict
The village of Bermillo de Sayago is near the border with Portugal. She is a vet with her friend. They share their daily tasks with each other. Ana is a woman hidden in herself, but one day she meets ...
Louis, the Child King
The court of the young king was filled with intrigues and betrayals. The monarchy, the church, the nobility, and the Parlement shared the power of government when Louis the Fourteenth was born. His pr...
La reina anónima
Anna Luz, a married woman, was visited by a stranger who claimed to be her neighbor. His arrival coincides with the entry of a group of characters in a dream. What was a normal life for Ana will be ru...
Between Heaven and Earth
Maria is going to be a single mother. She doesn't slow down even though she's pregnant. She's taking Lamaze classes to deal with the romantic attentions of a man she's not very interested in. When her...
How to Be a Woman and Not Die in the Attempt
Carmen, a journalist with two children, is on her third marriage, to Antonio, a record producer. Over the course of a year, we follow her through her discontents: Antonio's lateness, his fatigue when ...
Zabu was a dancer in a cabaret. Twelve years later, she is living with her daughter and a small delinquent in a suburb of an industrial city. She would like to leave for Australia.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
La mujer feliz
A young innocent man pursued for murder finds refuge with a bored married woman. Soon they become lovers. What is going to happen next?
The troubadours during the Spanish Civil War were Paulino and Carmela. Republicans and Gustavete travel into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, afraid of a firing squad, and given a reprie...
La mujer de tu vida
A young innocent man pursued for murder finds refuge with a bored married woman. Soon they become lovers.
Law of Desire
A successful film director is disappointed in his relationship with his young lover and is working on a monologue with his sister. Antonio, an uptight young man, fell in love with the director so much...
Elvira, daughter of a disgraced military who entered a convent at a young age leaves him and returns home to settle in Madrid with his beloved nanny, seeking help to overcome their crisis. The country...
A man and woman are aroused by death and become obsessed with each other, while a young man admits to crimes he didn't commit.
El crimen de la calle Fuencarral
July 1, 1889. An autopsy shows that a woman was stabbed to death in a house that was on fire. The maid and dog were not in the same room.
Be Wanton and Tread No Shame
Adela Mora was contracted by the owners of a children's book publishing company who were about to go bankrupt. While Fernando drinks and dines Adela, Paco asks his friend to let him use his house for ...
Beyond the Walls
Spain is still plagued by the Christian Inquisition, one of the many difficulties Spaniards faced during the 16th century. Carmen Maura is a Spanish super star who plays a nun who agrees to a fake sti...
Trailer for Lovers of the Prohibited
The short was directed by Pedro Almodvar.
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
A henpecked housewife is surrounded by a host of colorful characters: her husband, her sons, her mother-in-law, and her sex worker neighbor.
A famous composer is in crisis and needs to compose a new album, but he is going through a painful separation that prevents him from concentrating. Your manager will give you an extension.
Gary Cooper, Who Art in Heaven
A woman nearing her forties is always pushing aside personal questions and romantic relationships in pursuit of professional success. A mental and emotional crisis caused by a major illness forced her...
Pepi, Luci, Bom
It was not for the squeamish that the first film of life in Madrid was by Almodovar. Drugs, sexual violence, and female masochism are just some of the topics covered by him.
That House in the Outskirts
A young girl's husband rents a lovely home just outside of Madrid so she can spend the last three months of her pregnancies in peace. When they arrived at the house, the girl realized that she had sec...
The Black Hand
Three old schoolmates who formed a kind of secret society called The Black Hand in order to embitter teachers' lives meet again years later with different lives. One is a dad's son who is distracted a...
El hombre de moda
After his wife left him, Pedro Liniers came back to Madrid. Aurora Villalba, who came to Spain from Argentina, has a special way of living. Pedro wants to return to teaching at the school where Bruno ...
Fuck... Fuck... Fuck Me, Tim!
A poor girl is working in a general store with her blind boyfriend. She becomes blind when he becomes famous.
A drama teacher casts a woman in a play about torture, and the two eventually become lovers. As production of the play progresses, the director begins to receive threatening letters.
Spain in 1977. After a long dictatorship, the first general elections are about to take place and the progressive environment of Madrid is easily visible. Carmen and Juan were once married. They keep ...
An ambitious young woman from a wealthy family who is dissatisfied with her social position will not hesitate to use all that is within her reach to achieve her goals.
Two middle aged Spanish men bump into each other at a music store: Calvo, who is a TV actor, and Casado. They were school mates and haven't met for a long time. They begin to remember old times, for i...
Usted tiene ojos de mujer fatal
Madrid, Spain, early thirties. The charming playboy Sergio Hernán is an unscrupulous womanizer who over the years has seduced and abandoned hundreds of women with the complicity of Oshidori, his cynic...
Fierce Love, or When Children Play at Love
Vicente and Margarita are a traditional and middle class married couple whose life is surrounded by a sea of confusion and uncertainty when their children begin to make their own decisions. They have ...
Richard was a nobleman. After his first wife dies in an accident and is buried in the family vault, he remarries and has children by his second wife. In order to get his first wife back, he sells his ...
A Diary of a Murderess
A woman is interested in a millionaire. After having sex with him, she moves into his mansion. She goes after his child after she gets rid of him.
Un casto varón español
Don Santiago, the owner of a pastry shop in Madrid de los Austrias, was surprised to learn that his real mother left him with a brothel in England.
The Killer Is One of Thirteen
A group of family friends have been invited to a country home. The guests don't know that the host suspects one of them of being the murderer of her husband. As the guests begin to suspect each other,...