WorldCat Identities

Portillo, Blanca 1963-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 209 publications in 9 languages and 3,901 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Action and adventure films  History  Dark comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Church history 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blanca Portillo
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver)
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Almódovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto Martel. An extremely wealthy and much-older man, he pays for her father's hospitalisation and provides her a lavish lifestyle. Lena's dream, however, is to act and she soon falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her jealous husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness
La chispa de la vida by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto ... once had a promising career in advertising. Now out of work because of the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa ... After yet another dead end interview, Roberto's chances for a promising future seem slim--until a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his newfound fame into fortune, but Luisa begins to worry about what lengths Roberto will go to for his family's security"--Container
Elsa & Fred by Marcos Carnevale( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife dies, Alfredo's daughter helps him move to a smaller apartment to get his life back in order. Confused and lonely, he meets a woman named Elsa, who is determined to show him the joy that comes from living life to its fullest
Capitaine Alatriste by Agustín Díaz-Yanes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

España Imperial, siglo XVII. Diego Alatriste, valeroso soldado al servicio de su majestad, combate en una guerra en las frías tierras de Flandes. En una emboscada de los holandeses, Balboa, amigo y compañero de armas, cae herido de muerte. Alatriste escucha de los labios de su amigo una última petición y promete cumplirla: cuidará de su hijo Iñigo y le alejará del oficio de soldado. El propio Alatriste, que malvive vendiendo su espada, se verá implicado en una de estas intrigas cuando es contratado junto a otro mercenario, el italiano Gualterio Malatesta, para dar muerte a dos misteriosos personajes que viajan de incógnito a Madrid
Penélope Cruz in Zerrissene Umarmungen( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schon beim Casting seines neuen Films verliebt sich der junge Regisseur Mareo Blanco leidenschaftlich in die schöne Schauspielerin Lena. Eine gefährliche Leidenschaft, denn Lena ist mit dem wesentlich älteren Finanztycoon Ernesto Martel liiert, der jeden ihrer Schritte überwachen lässt. Die Lage spitzt sich bei den Dreharbeiten immer weiter zu und gipfelt in einem tragischen Autounfall. 14 Jahre später führt Mateo, der seit dem Unfall blind ist, unter neuer Identität ein ruhiges Leben - bis ihn die Vergangenheit wieder einholt
Siete mesas de billar francés( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed away. Charo, the dead man's lover, explains the dire traits suffered by the paternal business: a hall with seven billiard tables. Charo is convinced that the only way to pay off the debts is to sell the place. However, Angela learns that her husband has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Given this painful reality, Angela resolves to get on and rebuild her life. And the first thing she decides to do is put her savings into getting the old place and its seven tables back up on its feet."--Summary from IMDB
The spark of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto is an unemployed and broke advertising executive, his finances are in despair and he is on the verge of losing himself. All of this is about to change when he finds himself hanging onto life by a thread following a terrible accident. The dramatic and somewhat absurd nature of the accident generates media attention and so taking advantage of his advertising experience, the protagonist decides to milk the situation, turning it into a media spectacle
El patio de mi cárcel by Macías( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life
El viaje de la tortuga Turtle, the incredible journey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una pequeña tortuga marina sigue el camino de sus ancestros en uno de los más extraordinarios viajes del mundo natural. Nacida en una playa de Florida, atravesará la corriente del Golfo hasta llegar al norte helado, nadará por el Atlántico y llegará a África para regresar de nuevo a la playa que la vio nacer
Acusados el caso Metrópolis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Ballester (Blanca Portillo), una jueza sin escrúpulos, Joaquín de la Torre (José Coronado), un empresario con mucho que perder, Jorge Vega (Daniel Grao), un funcionario incorruptible, Laura Nieto (Silvia Abascal), una fotógrafa que se verá envuelta sin quererlo en la conspiración, junto a su hermana Sonia Nieto (Ana Allen) y Alex de la Torre (Alberto Amarilla), un joven con ambiciones de poder, se ven envueltos en una investigación judicial que cruzará sus vidas y les situará al borde del precipicio
Gli abbracci spezzati( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mateo Blanco ha perso la vista in un incidente automobilistico nel quale è deceduta la sua amata Lena. La sua vita rinasce sotto l'identità dello sceneggiatore Harry Caine, alter ego per cancellare il dolore; ma il passato ritorna e bussa alla sua porta
Goya's ghosts by Miloš Forman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los fantasmas de Goya" transcurre en España, en el año 1792. Cuenta la historia de un grupo de personas que conviven en una época de convulsión política y cambios históricos. La historia es narrada a través de los ojos del gran artista Francisco de Goya (Stellan Skarsgård). La trama se desarrolla durante los últimos años de la Inquisición, continúa con la invasión del ejército de Napoleón a España y finaliza con la derrota de los franceses y la restauración de la monarquía española, lograda por el poderoso ejército de Wellington. El hermano Lorenzo (Javier Bardem), un enigmático y astuto miembro de la Inquisición, se involucra con la joven musa de Goya, Inés (Natalie Portman), cuando es injustamente acusada de herejía y enviada a prisión
7 vidas :[primera temporada]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volver (2006) by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive
7 vidas [sexta temporada]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volver( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de Mateo, Lena, Judit y Ernesto es una historia de "amour fou", dominada por la fatalidad, los celos, el abuso de poder, la traición y el complejo de culpa. Una historia emocionante y terrible cuya imagen más expresiva es la foto de dos amantes abrazados, rota en mil pedazos
7 vidas [quinta temporada]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As luck would have it = La chispa de la vida( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the weak economy brings an end to his once promising career, a devoted husband and father struggles to keep his dire situation a secret from his adoring wife. When a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm, he hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his new found fame into fortune, but his wife begins to worry about what lengths he'll go to for his family security
Volver : guión cinematográfico by Pedro Almodóvar( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns
 
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Alternative Names
BLANCA PORTILLO

Blanca Portillo actrice espagnole

Blanca Portillo actriz española

Blanca Portillo attrice spagnola

Blanca Portillo Spaans actrice

Blanca Portillo Spanische Schauspielerin

Blanca Portillo Spanish actress

Blanca Portillo spansk skådespelare

Blanca Portillo spansk skodespelar

Blanca Portillo spansk skuespiller

Portillo, Blanca

Бланка Портільйо

Портильо, Бланка испанская актриса

بلانکا پورتیو بازیگر اسپانیایی

블랑카 포르티요 스페인의 여자 배우

ブランカ・ポルティーリョ

布蘭卡·波提羅

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Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces