Rossy de Palma.
Rossy de Palma is a popular Spanish actress, singer and model who became famous for her roles in Pedro Almadovar’s masterpieces. Rossy de Palama has very extraordinary and unusual appearance. It seems like she is a leading model of Pablo Picasso’s paintings. That’s why many describe her “as a Picasso come-to-life”. Indeed her features are very cubistic. She was even advised to have a plastic surgery several times. Well, de Palma accepts herself as she is and is not ashamed at all of her exceptional physical appearance. She hates stereotypes and stereotypical thinking. It should be admitted that de Palma is self-confident woman and she has extremely charismatic personality so that people do not pay much attention to her uncommon look. She describes herself as an individualist and an anarchist. It seems like she never cares what people would think of her.
Rossy de Palma (born Rosa Elena Garcia Echave) was born in Palma de Mallorca to middle class family. She started her career as a singer of Peor Imposible band. In the mid of the 1980s she worked as a waitress in a cafe in Madrid. She also was involved for some period of time with La Movida Madrilena counter-culture movement. When Pedro Almadovar saw her for the first time he was literally amazed by her unique appearance. Directly after this he offered her to play a role in his 1987 movie Law of Desire (La ley del deseo). Rossy de Palma has become one of his most favorite actresses. She starred in such movies as Kika, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Flower of My Secret. Many critics became to think better of her roles after Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Her roles are vivid and bright. But de Palma is no less popular model and a muse for such designers as Jean-Paul Gautier, Sybilla, Christian Louboutin and Thierry Mugler. In the very beginning of the 1990s de Palma recieved the status of the Beautiful Ugly actress and model. In fact it never stopped her to move on. She participates in several charity programs that support orphans. Rossy de Palma craves for life. She challenges herself every single time.
Nowadays de Palma works as a theater actress. Several years ago de Palma launched her own perfume line supported by the French company Etat Libre d’Orange. Currently de Palma lives and works in Paris along with her two sons.