TÍTULO: EL HORÓSCOPO CON Victoria Abril,.
|Nombre real||Victoria Mérida Rojas|
4 de julio de 1959 (53 años)
|Festival Internacional de San Sebastián||Concha de Plata a la mejor actriz
1995 - Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto
1987 - El Lute: camina o revienta
|Premios Goya||Mejor actriz protagonista
1995 - Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto
|Otros premios||Oso de Plata a la mejor actriz (Berlinale)
1991 - Amantes
BiografíaNació en 1959 y creció entre Benajarafe, Provincia de Málaga y Madrid. Desde pequeña se interesa por la danza y estudia ballet clásico. Con quince años encamina sus pasos hacia el cine, debutando como actriz en la película Obsesión, de Francisco Lara Polop.
En 1975 aparece brevemente en Robin y Marian, protagonizada por Sean Connery y Audrey Hepburn. Le siguen El puente, de Juan Antonio Bardem y El hombre que supo amar, de Miguel Picazo.
Sin embargo, conoce la popularidad al convertirse en secretaria del concurso Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez, diseñado por Narciso Ibáñez Serrador para Televisión Española, trabajo del que renegaría en público en repetidas ocasiones, llegando incluso a romper unas gafas de secretaria en Channel nº4 en 2006, si bien en una entrevista más reciente declaró que no se arrepiente de haber sido secretaria, pero que el agobio de la popularidad que sufrió en aquella época hace que los recuerdos de esa etapa sean agridulces.1
Además, trabaja con asiduidad en Italia y especialmente en Francia, siendo candidata al Premio César en dos ocasiones y estableciendo allí su residencia. Cimenta así una de las carreras interpretativas más brillantes del cine español, en la que tienen cabida directores como Mario Camus (La colmena), Jaime Chávarri (Las bicicletas son para el verano), Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (La noche más hermosa), Pedro Almodóvar (¡Átame!, Tacones lejanos, Kika) o Carlos Saura (El séptimo día).
Su excelente papel en la película ¡Átame! de Pedro Almodóvar, impresionó tanto a una joven Penélope Cruz, que la madrileña decidió que algún día se dedicaría al mundo del cine como su protagonista, por la que siempre ha profesado una profunda admiración.2
Con El Lute consigue su primera Concha de Plata a la mejor actriz en el Festival de San Sebastián y por su trabajo en Amantes recibe el equivalente Oso de Plata en el Festival de Berlín. Candidata en nueve ocasiones (seis consecutivas) al Premio Goya, sólo se impone en 1995 por Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto, de Agustín Díaz Yanes, con quien vuelve a colaborar en Sin noticias de Dios (2001) y Sólo quiero caminar (2008).
En televisión aparece en series como La barraca (1979) o Los pazos de Ulloa (1985), así como a las órdenes de Vicente Aranda en un capítulo de La huella del crimen (El crimen del Capitán Sánchez, 1985) y en Los jinetes del alba (1991). También en cortometrajes como Pour elle (2009), realizado por Blanca Li.
Desde 2005 prueba suerte en la música con la publicación de un disco de clásicos de la bossa nova (Putcheros do Brasil) y realizando giras de conciertos con canciones en portugués, francés y castellano.
El 28 de julio de 1977 se casó con Gustavo Laube, antiguo futbolista de la selección nacional de Chile y agente artístico. La pareja se separó a principios de 1982.
Victoria Abril tiene dos hijos de su antigua relación con el cineasta francés Gérard de Battista.
Es la musa y amiga personal del diseñador de moda francés Jean Paul Gaultier.3,.
TÍTULO; MUJERES EN PRIMERA LÍNEA JEMINA KHAN,.INGLÉS,.
Jemima Marcelle Khan (//; née Goldsmith; born 30 January 1974) is a writer and campaigner. She is the Associate Editor of the New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. She continues to work as a charity fundraiser, human rights campaigner, and contributing writer for British newspapers and magazines. Khan first gained notice in the United Kingdom as a young heiress, the daughter of Lady Annabel and Sir James Goldsmith. She converted to Islam and married Pakistani cricketer and politician Imran Khan in 1995. Khan also gained worldwide media attention for her relationship with British film star Hugh Grant.,.
Early life and educationBorn in London's Westminster Hospital as Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith, Khan is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart and Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith. Her parents had a polyamorous relationship in which they were married to different partners but, in 1978, they married to legitimize their children. Khan has two younger brothers, Zac Goldsmith and Ben Goldsmith, and five paternal and three maternal half-siblings, including Robin Birley and India Jane Birley.
Khan grew up at Ormeley Lodge and attended the Old Vicarage preparatory school and Francis Holland School. From age 10 to 17, she was an accomplished equestrian in London. Khan enrolled at the University of Bristol in 1993 and studied English, but dropped out when she was married in 1995. She eventually completed her bachelor's degree in March 2002 with 2:1 honours.
Marriage to Imran KhanJemima married Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricketer, celebrity and philanthropist who later turned to politics, on 16 May 1995 in a traditional Islamic ceremony in Paris. They also had a civil ceremony on 21 June 1995 at the Richmond Register Office, followed by a midsummer ball at Ormeley Lodge. A few months before her wedding, she converted to Islam, citing the writings of Muhammad Asad, Charles le Gai Eaton and Alija Izetbegović as her influences. In Lahore, Pakistan, she learned to speak Urdu and also wore Traditional Pakistani clothes. Diana, Princess of Wales, was a close friend of Jemima, visiting her in Lahore, Pakistan in 1996.
She wrote in her 2008 article for The Times that she "over-conformed in [her] eagerness to be accepted" into the "new and radically different culture" of Pakistan. In 2003, she received her MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focusing on Modern Trends in Islam.
Khan stated that prior to her conversion to Islam, she was technically Anglican but "was made familiar with Jewish traditions", since her paternal grandfather Frank Goldsmith was German Jewish. During her marriage, her Jewish heritage would be used by his opponents to question their credibility in Pakistani politics, especially concerning accusations that they supported the Jewish Lobby.
In 1998, Khan launched an eponymous fashion label that employed poor Pakistani women to embroider western clothes with eastern handiwork to be sold in London and New York. Profits were donated to her husband's Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. She ran the organization until December 2001, when she shut down the business due to the economic situation following the September 11 attacks, and so she could focus on fundraising and on supporting her husband in Pakistani politics. She established the Jemima Khan Afghan Refugee Appeal to provide tents, clothing, food, and healthcare for Afghan refugees at Jalozai camp in Peshawar.
In 1999, Khan was charged in Pakistan with illegally exporting Islamic era antique tiles. She claimed that the charge was a fabrication to harass and damage her husband, but nevertheless, left Pakistan to stay with her mother for fear of incarceration. After General Pervez Musharraf overthrew elected Prime Minister Navaz Sharif in a coup d'état, in 2000, the Ministry of Culture and Archaeology verified the tiles were not antiques, and the Pakistani court dropped the charges, allowing her to return to Lahore.
Khan became an Ambassador for UNICEF UK in 2001, and went on field trips to Kenya, Romania, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the last of which she later helped victims of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake by raising emergency funds. She has promoted UNICEF's Breastfeeding Manifesto, Growing Up Alone and End Child Exploitation campaigns in the UK.
Khan supported her husband as he became more involved in his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (a.k.a. "Justice Movement") party. Imran became a member of Pakistan's parliament in 2002 and has been a "vociferous critic of President Pervez Musharraf".
In 2003, Khan visited Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza to promote the charity Hope and Optimism for Palestinians In the Next Generation (HOPING).
Rumours circulated that the couples marriage was in crisis, Jemima placed an advertisement in Pakistan newspapers to deny them. It read: "Whilst it is true that I am currently studying for a masters degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, it is certainly not true to say that Imran and I are having difficulties in our marriage. This is a temporary arrangement."  On 22 June 2004, it was announced that the Khans had divorced ending the nine-year marriage because it was "difficult for Jemima to adapt to life in Pakistan". The marriage ended amicably. Imran has said the six months leading to the divorce and the six months after was the hardest year of his life. After the divorce Jemima returned to Britain with the boys, according to the divorce settlement Khan's sons visit him in Pakistan during their school holidays while he stays with his former mother-in-law, Lady Annabel Goldsmith, when he comes to London to see them. According to Jemima, Imran and she have remained on good terms even after the divorce.
Relationship with Hugh GrantFollowing her divorce in 2004, Khan returned to London and later became involved in a romantic relationship with Hugh Grant. A 2005 article in the Evening Standard newspaper noted that "Jemima's profile" changed from "high during her first marriage" to "soaring since she became involved with Hugh Grant". Khan's relationship was scrutinized extensively by the tabloids, but a 2005 survey of London visitors favoured them as "the celebrity couple people would most like to show them round London". The relationship continued until February 2007 when Grant announced that they had "decided to split amicably". Grant's spokesman added that he "has nothing but positive things to say about Jemima."
CareerAlthough she had written articles when she lived in Pakistan, Khan started contributing to op-eds to England's newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard and the Observer. In 2008, she was granted an exclusive interview with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of the elections for The Independent. She was a Sunday Telegraph columnist from 21 October 2007 to 27 January 2008.
Khan was a feature writer and a contributing editor for British Vogue from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, Khan was appointed Vanity Fair’s new European editor-at-large. She was also associate editor at The Independent.
In April 2011, Khan guest-edited the New Statesman and themed the issue around freedom of speech. She interviewed the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and included contributions from Russell Brand, Tim Robbins, Simon Pegg, Oliver Stone, Tony Benn, and Julian Assange, with cover art by Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst. According to Nick Cohen in the Observer "Jemima Khan was by a country mile the best editor of the New Statesman that that journal has had since the mid-1970s". The magazine issue included "an unexpected scoop" from Hugh Grant who went undercover to hack Paul McMullan, a former News of the World journalist, who had been involved in hacking as a reporter. In November 2011, Khan joined as an associate editor of the New Statesman.
Further involvementKhan continues to support various charity efforts in Pakistan mostly from her organization, the Jemima Khan Foundation. She also supports the Soil Association and the HOPING foundation for Palestinian refugee children. In 2008, she modeled the relaunched Azzaro Couture fragrance and was a guest co-designer of a Spring 2009 collection for Azzaro, with her fee reportedly donated to UNICEF.
In addition to charities, Khan also campaigns for various social and political causes. In 2007, she set up the Free Pakistan Movement, where she, her family, friends and hundreds of protestors participated in three demonstrations outside Downing Street to protest the state of emergency in Pakistan, during which her former husband was incarcerated. In 2008, she received death threats from Islamic fundamentalists for supporting and speaking at the launch of the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank that focuses on "counter-extremism", including preaching religious tolerance.
With John Pilger and Ken Loach, she was among the six people in Westminster Magistrates Court willing to post bail for Julian Assange when he was arrested in London on 7 December 2010. However, she later changed her mind about Assange, questioning his unwillingness to answer the sexual misconduct allegations which led to his arrest and what she described as his demand for "cultish devotion" from his supporters. The bail money was lost in June 2012 when a judge ordered it to be forfeited because Assange had sought to escape the jurisdiction of the English courts by entering the London embassy of Ecuador. Khan was an executive producer for the documentary film We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks by Alex Gibney, released in 2013.
She has campaigned against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as for freedom of information; she attended Assange’s extradition hearings and spoke at the Stop the War Coalition's rally in defence of Wikileaks alongside Tony Benn and Tariq Ali. In 2011, she also campaigned against the use of drones by the CIA in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
In 2002, Khan was listed at number 18 with £20m on the Evening Standard's young millionaires list. In 2010, she purchased the country house of Kiddington Hall near Woodstock in Oxfordshire for a reported £15 million.