Bárbara Pérez-Solero is a Spanish actress, best known for her roles in films such as ¡Ay, Carmela!, The Flower of My Secret, and The Lighthouse of the Whales. She has also received recognition for her stage performances, having been awarded the Premio Max for Best Actress in 2000 and 2002.
Born in Barcelona in 1961, Pérez-Solero began her career as an actress in the early 1980s. She first appeared in the Spanish television series La Bola de Cristal in 1983, and later went on to appear in a number of films, including the critically acclaimed ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990) and The Flower of My Secret (1995). She also starred in a number of theater productions, including plays by Federico García Lorca and Fernando Arrabal.
In 2000, Pérez-Solero won the Premio Max for Best Actress for her performance in The Lighthouse of the Whales. She was also nominated for a Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
Pérez-Solero has also appeared in a number of television series, including Aida, Los Serrano, and El Comisario. She has also appeared in films such as The Sea Inside (2004) and the Spanish-French co-production La Vie en Rose (2007).
In addition to her work as an actress, Pérez-Solero has also ventured into directing. She directed the play El Círculo Mágico in 2009, and in 2014, she directed the film El Tiempo Entre Costuras, based on the novel of the same name by María Dueñas.
Pérez-Solero continues to be a prominent figure in Spanish cinema and theater. She has been praised for her versatility and her ability to masterfully portray diverse characters. She is an inspiration to aspiring actors and directors, and her body of work continues to be celebrated by fans all around the world.