Many have extolled the on-screen performances of Mexican born actress Laura Harring who is best known for the character she portrayed in the movie titled Mulholland Drive (2001) produced by David Lynch. One of her admirers is Roger Ebert, the popular movie critic who likened Laura to the screen legend, Rita Hayworth. The star of Mulholland has also enjoyed attention from a movie reviewer of the International Herald Tribune who compared her to Ava Gardener. Laura is a distinguished actress, classical in her performance with a healthy passion for dancing, acting, life as well as food. Here is everything you need to know about the talented actress.
Laura Harring Bio
On March 3, 1964, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico the actress was born as a Mexican by nationality with a mixed ancestry of Mexico, German and Australia. Laura is an alumnus of Aigon College, right from her formative years, she has always been hankering after the acting profession and subsequently proceeded to London Academy of Performing Arts to study Theater.
Shortly after her graduation from one of the most exclusive private boarding schools in Switzerland, Aiglon College, Laura embarked on a worldwide traveling adventure. With her academic diploma, she traveled to the Himalayas foothills where she put in some time as a social worker helping the indigenes to get access to a better life by planting gardens, building schools, helping in transporting heavy rocks and all sorts of manual work.
She spent a full year, backpacking through Europe and Asia, sleeping in makeshift sleeping bags near the ocean. The emerging actress spent a better part of her time rendering selfless services in other countries and meeting people which changed her life greatly.
Laura started out as a model before going into TV series and movies. She made the record as the first Latin woman ever to be crowned Miss United States of America in 1985 after winning the Miss Texas competition. Laura attained another level of fame through the parts she played in films 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 to María Elena Martínez-Cairo (her mother) who earns a living working as a secretary, a real estate investor as well as a spiritual teacher, and her father, Raymond Harring an organic farmer and a developer. Laura grew-up alongside her sister Rita Harring.
Her parent’s marriage hit the rocks in 1971 which led to her mother’s second marriage to Gaston Lima. Elena’s union with Lima produced another daughter named Maria Lima. Laura was ten years old when her family relocated from Mexico to San Antonio Texas.
Going into the details of her relationship status, we got to know that she is unattached at the moment but her past records revealed a failed marriage relationship with Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schönhausen, a German politician and Otto von Bismarck’s great-grandson. Their connubial life took-off on in February 1987 and came to an end in 1989. They had no kids 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 another relationship with Brian Quintana, a film producer of American origin. The duo was an item for two years dating from 1996 to 1998. From 1998 till date, there has not been any other record of any romantic relationship for Laura, she is believed to be single.
Talking about the renowned actress’ net worth, it has been pegged at a tidy $5 million by a reliable source, although her annual earnings and expenditure is not public knowledge. Laura has been noted for her classy dressing, during the academy awards of 2002, she appeared with a necklace worth $25 million and a pair of heels which worth $1 million.
The celebrated actress cannot be called tall; her height is listed as 5 feet 6 inches and her last listed body weight is 67kg which is just right for her height. For her body stats, Laura Harring measures 38 inches for bust, 26 inches for waist and 37 inches for her hip. Harring hardly goes unnoticed with her dark brown hair as well as dark brown eyes. In addition, her shoe, bra and dress sizes are measured at 7.5 US, 34D and 10 US respectively.
Laura Harring has a huge presence on social media. she is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has amassed over 32.5k followers on Facebook, more than 15.1k on Instagram and another 15.1k on Twitter.