Maria de Medeiros

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Maria de Medeiros Esteves Vitorino de Almeida, DamSE (born August 19, 1965), better known simply as Maria de Medeiros (Portuguese pronunciation: mɐˈɾiɐ dɨ mɨˈdɐiɾuʃ), is a Portuguese actress and director who has been involved in both European and American film productions.She was born in Lisbon, Portugal, the daughter of musician and composer António Vitorino de Almeida. Among Medeiros' most memorable film appearances are three early 1990s roles. Her considerable resemblance to Anaïs Nin landed her the primary role in Henry & June (1990) in which she played the author. In 1990, she played the role of Maria in Ken McMullen's film about the rise of the Paris Commune 1871 and, in 1994, Medeiros appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, playing Butch Coolidge's (Bruce Willis) girlfriend Fabienne. In 2000 she directed the film April Captains about the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Portugal. The film was selected for the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. In 2003, she appeared as a hairdresser in the movie My Life Without Me starring Sarah Polley. She has starred in the Canadian movie The Saddest Music in the World (2004) directed by Guy Maddin, costarring with Isabella Rossellini and Mark McKinney. In 2007, she released an album, A Little More Blue, in which she performs songs by Brazilian musicians, including Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins and Dolores Duran. On the album, she sings in French ("Joana Francesa" by Chico Buarque), Portuguese and English ("A Little More Blue" by Caetano Veloso). de Medeiros was on the front cover of issue two of London fanzine "The Freaky Jason". In 2008, de Medeiros was nominated UNESCO Artist for peace

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