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Mercedes Sampietro


She is a film, theater, television and dubbing actress. Linked since the late sixties to the world of acting, she is one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation. Mercedes Sampietro began her career in amateur theater and was trained as an actress at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, where she was part of the experimental theater group Cátaro, created in the late sixties. Her professional theatrical debut was in 1970 with Ana Diosdado's play Olvida los tambores. Since then, she has participated in numerous theatrical productions and in more than fifty feature films and television series. She was the president of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2003-2006). Throughout her career she has received important film and theater awards, including the Best Female Performance Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival on two occasions, for Extramuros and for Lugares comunes; also the Goya Award for Best Leading Female Performance in a Leading Role for this latter film. In 2017 she won the Honorary Award to the Catalan Film Academy.

Update: 17 December 2021


Has participated in

Dante, a fire that never puts out

Alessandro Barbero and José Maria Micó