Harring, Laura 1964–

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HARRING, Laura 1964–

(Laura Elena Harring, Laura Martinez Harring, Laura Herring)


Full name, Laura Elena Harring; born March 3, 1964, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico; immigrated to the United States, c. 1974; daughter of Raymond Herring (a farmer) and Maria Martinez (a psychotherapist, real estate investor, and secretary); married Count Carl–Eduard von Bismarck–Schonhausen, 1987 (divorced, 1989). Education: Attended London Academy of Performing Arts, 1997, and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Avocational Interests: Practicing the tango and yoga.

Addresses: Agent—ICM, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Untitled Entertainment, 8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress. Appeared in print ads for Ladyshave electric razors in Spain, 1983; won Miss USA title, c. 1985; appeared in television commercials for Fast Track, 1999; previously worked as a social worker in India and at a clothing boutique.

Awards, Honors: ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actress in a daytime soap opera, 1998, for Sunset Beach; ALMA Award, outstanding actress in a motion picture, 2002, for Mulholland Dr.


Film Appearances:

(As Laura Herring) Jerri, Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!, International Video Entertainment, 1989.

(As Laura Herring) Nisa, The Forbidden Dance (also known as Lambada, the Forbidden Dance), Columbia, 1990.

(As Laura Herring) Marcia, Dead Women in Lingerie, Monarch Home Video, 1991.

M. C. Kindra, Exit to Eden, Savoy Pictures, 1994.

Hoover Park, Montana Entertainment, 1997.

Gina Carrillo, Final Payback, Amsell Entertainment, 1999.

Mrs. Dunleavy, Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Rita/Camilla Rhodes, Mulholland Dr. (also known as Mulholland Drive), Universal, 2001.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Woman in red, Feather Pimento (short film), 2001.

Babylon Revisited, 2001.

Gina Palumbo, John Q (also known as John Q.), New Line Cinema, 2002.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Galina Konstantin, Derailed (also known as Terror Train), 2002.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Jane, Rabbits, Davidlynch.com, 2002.

Masked & Anonymous, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Cathryn, Willard, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Catalina, Mi casa, su casa (also known as Loco Love), Artisan Entertainment, 2003.

Paula, The Poet (also known as Der Poet), 2003.

Herself, The Year of the Rat (documentary), New Line Home Video, 2003.

Livia Saint, The Punisher, Artisan Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Carla Greco, General Hospital, ABC, 1990–1991.

Gabriella Cochrane, Empire, 1995.

Paula Stevens, Sunset Beach, NBC, 1997.

California, CBS, 1997.

Ariana, Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion), Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Laura Martinez Harring) Elena Musquiz, Santa Anna's bride, Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, NBC, 1987.

Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge, NBC, 1988.

Maria Benjamin, Rio Diablo, CBS, 1993.

Babette, the mayor's girl, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (also known as Black Scorpion: Ground Zero), Showtime, 1996.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Marisleysis Gonzalez, A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Winner, The 1986 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1986.

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986.

Commentator, The 1989 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1989.

(As Laura Martinez Harring) The 1994 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1994.

(As Laura Elena Harring) Presenter, Concierto por la vida (documentary), 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Female newcomer, "Three to Tango," Alien Nation, 1989.

Princess Catherine Randenberg, "Princess of Tides," Baywatch, syndicated, 1992.

Nurse, "The Fifty–Minute Hour," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Garcia, "Kidnapped: Parts 1 & 2," Flipper, syndicated, 1995.

Garcia, "Missile Crisis," Flipper, syndicated, 1996.

Charlotte "Charlie" McBride, "Thin Blood," Baywatch Nights, syndicated, 1996.

Gloria Hemmings, "Family Values," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1996.

Rebecca Wendell, "Dial M for Martin," Frasier, NBC, 1998.

Yvette, "Cook's Tour," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1999.

Mysterious woman, "Deadbeat Dad," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, 2000.

Herself, The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001 and 2003.

Herself, Seitenblicke, 2002.

Attorney Quentin, "Perfect," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC and USA Network, 2003.



Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 2, Gale Research, 1998.


Film Monthly, March 3, 2003.

People, October 27, 1997, p. 65.

Venice Magazine, 2001.


Laura Harring Official Site,http://www.lauraharring.net/, February 26, 2004.

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