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María Isabel Rivera Torres is a Actor Espagnol born on 1 january 1952 at Ferrol (Espagne)

María Isabel Rivera Torres

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Birth name María Isabel Rivera Torres
Nationality Espagne
Birth 1 january 1952 (68 years) at Ferrol (Espagne)

María Isabel Rivera Torres (born 1952) is a Spanish actress from the autonomous region of Galicia (Spain).

She was born in the City and Naval Station of Ferrol, in Galicia, North-western Spain. Though she started her career as an actress in the 1980s, it was not until the her lead actress role in the Oscar winning Best Foreign Language Film 2004 The Sea Inside that she received broad recognition.

She is fluent in Galician, Spanish, and Catalan, regional languages of Spain. She also speaks English and French with varying degrees of fluency.

Best films

The Sea Inside (2004)

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Filmography of María Isabel Rivera Torres (7 films)

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Wrinkles (2011)
, 1h29
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Vieillesse, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Children's films
Actors George Coe, María Isabel Rivera Torres, Matthew Modine, Martin Sheen
Roles Antonia
Rating75% 3.7949953.7949953.7949953.7949953.794995
Un vieil homme, Emilio, est placé par sa famille dans une maison de retraite alors qu'il commence à avoir quelques problèmes de mémoire. Il fait la connaissance de ses nouveaux compagnons, aux passés et aux personnalités divers et intéressants, tous plus ou moins affectés par l'âge, et notamment de Miguel, qui devient son ami. Tous font leur possible pour égayer le quotidien de la maison de retraite. Mais peu à peu, Emilio se découvre atteint par la maladie d'Alzheimer. Il risque d'être relogé à l'étage des causes perdues, où sont relégués les pensionnaires les plus malades... mais ses amis et voisins joignent leurs efforts pour lui éviter ce triste sort.
Game of Werewolves
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film
Actors Gorka Otxoa, María Isabel Rivera Torres, Carlos Areces
Roles Rosa
Rating60% 3.001673.001673.001673.001673.00167
In 1910, in Arga, a small village from Galicia, the Mariño family are cursed by a gypsy woman as punishment for the excesses of the Marquise de Mariño. Upon reaching the age of ten, her son becomes a werewolf.
The Orphanage, 1h46
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Belén Rueda, María Isabel Rivera Torres, Montserrat Carulla, Édgar Vivar, Geraldine Chaplin
Roles Pilar, the head police psychologist who eventually discovers the truth of who Benigna really is.
Rating73% 3.698773.698773.698773.698773.69877
In 1975 Spain, a young girl named Laura is given up for adoption. Years later, adult Laura (Rueda) returns to the closed orphanage, accompanied by her husband, Carlos (Cayo), and their seven-year-old adopted son, Simón (Príncep). She plans to reopen the orphanage as a facility for disabled children. Simón claims to see a boy named Tomás (Óscar Casas). He befriends Tomás and draws pictures of him as a child wearing a sack mask. Social worker Benigna Escobedo (Montserrat Carulla) informs Laura that Simón's adoption file indicates that Simón is HIV positive. Incensed at Benigna's intrusion, Laura asks her to leave. She later finds Benigna in the orphanage's coal shed, but Benigna flees the scene. Later, Simón teaches Laura a game which grants its winner a wish. Clues lead the two to Simón's adoption file. Simón becomes angry, and says that his new friend told him that Laura is not his biological mother and that he is going to die soon.
Mataharis (2007)

Directed by Icíar Bollaín
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Najwa Nimri, Antonio de la Torre, María Isabel Rivera Torres, Nuria González
Rating66% 3.3420853.3420853.3420853.3420853.342085
Inés, Eva and Carmen, three women of different generations, work as private detectives for an investigation agency run by Valbuena, their male chauvinist boss. Inés, the youngest and more ambitious of the three is assigned to work undercover as a factory employee to spy on the activities of its union leaders. However, her investigation brings her face to face with a difficult emotional and ethical decision. Initially she wants to get higher up in the agency with this, the agency’s most important case. However, in the process, she empathises with the cause of Manuel, one of the key members she is investigating, as he is defending the workers' rights against the company, and develops feelings towards him. Her ethics and feelings, mixed with the fear of losing her job and career, turn her life into a turmoil.
Goya's Ghosts, 1h54
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid, Unax Ugalde, Michael Lonsdale
Rating68% 3.448383.448383.448383.448383.44838
In 1792, Spain reels amid the turmoil and upheaval of the French Revolution. Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård) is a renowned painter, who, among others, does portraits for the royal family as the Official Court Painter to the King and Queen.
The Sea Inside, 2h5
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Films about suicide, Films about disabilities
Actors Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, María Isabel Rivera Torres, Marta Larralde
Roles Manuela, José's wife and Ramón's caregiver
Rating79% 3.998393.998393.998393.998393.99839
This is the life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 28-year campaign to win the right to end his own life with dignity. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer suffering from Cadasil syndrome, who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible.