Many have praised the performance on the screen of Mexican-born actress Laura Harring, best known for the role she played in the film Mulholland Drive (2001) produced by David Lynch. One of her admirers is Roger Ebert, the popular film critic who compared Laura to screen legend Rita Hayworth. The star of Mulholland also enjoyed the attention of a film critic for the International Herald Tribune, who compared her to Ava Gardener. Laura is an outstanding actress, classic in her performance, with a healthy passion for dance, acting, life, and food. Here you will find everything you need to know about this talented actress.
Laura Harring Bio
On March 3, 1964, the actress was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, as a Mexican of Mexican nationality with mixed descent from Mexico, Germany, and Australia. Laura is a graduate of Aigon College. Already in her formative years, she always longed for the acting profession and then went to the London Academy of Performing Arts to study theater.
Shortly after graduating from one of the most exclusive private boarding schools in Switzerland, Aiglon College, Laura embarked on a worldwide travel adventure. With her academic diploma, she traveled to the foothills of the Himalayas, where she worked for some time as a social worker, helping the natives to find access to a better life by planting gardens, building schools, helping to transport heavy stones, and doing all kinds of manual labor.
She spent a whole year backpacking through Europe and Asia and sleeping in makeshift sleeping bags near the sea. The aspiring actress spent much of her time doing selfless service in other countries and meeting people who made a big difference in her life.
Laura started out as a model before she got involved in television series and movies. She broke the record as the first Latin American to be crowned the Miss United States of America in 1985 after winning the Miss Texas contest. Laura gained further fame through the roles she played in movies like Love in the Time of Cholera, The Forbidden Dance, The King, John Q, The Punisher, Willard, and others.
Family: Married, Husband, Divorce
The former beauty queen was born as the daughter of María Elena Martínez-Cairo (her mother), who earns her living as a secretary, real estate investor, and spiritual teacher, while her father, Raymond Harring, is an organic farmer and contractor. Laura grew up alongside her sister Rita Harring.
Her parents’ marriage broke up in 1971, which led to her mother’s second marriage to Gaston Lima. From Elena’s connection with Lima, another daughter named Maria Lima was born. Laura was ten years old when her family moved from Mexico to San Antonio Texas.
As we went into the details of her relationship status, we learned that she is currently unattached, but her earlier records showed a failed marriage relationship with Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schönhausen, a German politician and great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck. Their married life began in February 1987 and ended in 1989. They had no children together.
Although she is no longer with Carl, Laura still bears the title of Countess von Bismarck-Schönhausen. After her divorce from Carl, she began a new relationship with Brian Quintana, a film producer of American origin. The duo was a couple for two years, from 1996 to 1998. From 1998 until today there is no further record of a romantic relationship for Laura, it is assumed that she is single.
- Her Net Worth
As for the net worth of the renowned actress, it has been estimated by a reliable source at a whopping $5 million, although her annual income and expenses are not publicly known. Laura is known for her stylish clothes. At the 2002 Academy Awards, she appeared with a $25 million necklace and a pair of heels worth $1 million.
- Body Stats
The acclaimed actress cannot be described as tall; her height is indicated as 5 feet 6 inches and her most recently performed bodyweight is 67 kg, which is exactly her height. For her body statistics, Laura Harring measures 38 inches for the bust, 26 inches for the waist, and 37 inches for the hips. With her dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, Harring hardly goes unnoticed. In addition, her shoe, bra, and dress sizes are measured at 7.5 US, 34D, and 10 US respectively.
- Social Media Profile
Laura Harring is very present in social media. She is represented on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has collected more than 32.5 thousand followers on Facebook, more than 15.1 thousand on Instagram, and another 15.1 thousand on Twitter.