The Spanish actress Pilar Bardem, mother of Javier-, has died

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During his long career, the interpreter, who passed away on Saturday 17 July at the age of 82, has starred in more than 80 films and 31 TV series

Actress Pilar Bardem, popular star of the small and big Spanish screen, the face of more than 80 films and 31 TV series, died of a kidney infection on Saturday 17 July in the Ruber clinic in Madrid. He was 82 years old. It was the family who made the announcement of his death: «We want to share the news that our mother, our example, is dead – reads a note written by their children Carlos, Mónica and Javier Bardem, all three actors -. She left in peace, without suffering and surrounded by the love of her loved ones. We know of the affection and admiration that many people felt for her, inside and outside Spain, for the actress and the fighting and always supportive person that she was ».

Between cinema, TV and theater

Grandmother of Leonardo and Luna, born from the marriage between her son Javier and Penélope Cruz Pilar Bardem was born in Seville on March 14, 1939. She made her film debut in the mid-1960s, directed – among others – by Fernando Fernàn Gòmez, Luis César Amadori and Luis Lucia. In the seventies he participated in the making of many commercial films but also more eccentric films such as «Blue eyes of the broken doll» (1974). In the eighties, however, she mainly devoted herself to the creation of works for the small screen and theatrical activity (since then she has acted in over 40 comedies and dramas). After having lent her face to a prostitute in “The Age of Lulù” (1990) by Bigas Luna, she resumed her cinematographic activity: she appeared for example in “Nobody will talk about us” (1995) by Agustin Diaz Yanes, “Carne tremula “(1997) by Pedro Almodovar,” Pantaleon and the visitors “(1999) by Francisco José Lombardi. Among the most recent films «Maga Martina and the magic book of the little dragon» (2009) by Stefan Ruzowitzky. In 1996 she was awarded the title of Best Actress at the Goya Awards.

Political activist

But Pilar Bardem was also a political activist of the Spanish left: in the elections for the European Parliament in 2004 she appeared on the Izquierada Unida list and in the gala evening for the delivery of the 2003 Goya Awards, together with María Barranco, Amparo Larrañaga, Ana Belén, Juan Echanove, Jordi Dauder and Juan Luis Galiardo, wore a T-shirt with the slogan “No to war” (at the time in Spain there was a heated debate on the war in Iraq).

July 18, 2021 (change July 18, 2021 | 12:36)


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