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María del Carmen García Galisteo

(1930-10-16) 16 October 1930 (age 90)
Seville, Spain
OccupationActress, singer, television presenter
Years active1947–2010
(m. 1961;div. 1974)

Vicente Patuel
(m. 1985;died 2000)
ChildrenAugusto José Algueró García

María del Carmen García Galisteo MML (born 16 October 1930), known professionally as Carmen Sevilla, is a Spanish actress, singer and television presenter. Her film roles include Academy Award nominee Vengeance , Searching for Monica (1962) and the 1956 French film Don Juan . [1]


Early life

María del Carmen García Galisteo was born on 16 October 1930 in Seville. [2]


Sevilla made her film début in 1948 in Jalisco Sings in Seville . Her rise to fame came with her starring role in The Troublemaker with Tony Leblanc. She also played Mary Magdalene in Nicholas Ray's King of Kings .

In 1972, she played Octavia in the English-language film Antony and Cleopatra , She also appeared in No es bueno que el hombre esté solo (1973), Nadie oyó gritar (1973), and Beatriz (1976). In January 2004, she received the 2003 Medal of Honour bestowed by the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos. [3]

Personal life

In 2012, she was announced to be in a "very advanced stage" of Alzheimer's disease. [4] In 2015 it was reported that she no longer recognized her home. [5]

Selected filmography


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  2. "Carmen Sevilla cumple mañana 87 años sin cambios en su estado de salud". . 15 October 2017.
  3. "Los guionistas premian el filme 'Te doy mis ojos', de Icíar Bollaín". ABC . 27 January 2004.
  4. "Carmen Sevilla sufre un alzheimer muy avanzado". Telecinco . Mediaset España. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. "Carmen Sevilla cumple 85 años en una residencia y sin apenas reconocer a los suyos". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). 16 October 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  6. Aparicio Pérez, Juan Carlos; R., Juan Carlos (7 December 2001). "REAL DECRETO 1399/2001, de 7 de diciembre, por el que se concede la Medalla al Mérito en el Trabajo, en su categoría de Oro, a doña Carmen García Galisteo" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (294): 45759. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  7. del Castillo Vera, Pilar; R., Juan Carlos (19 December 2003). "REAL DECRETO 1774/2003, de 19 de diciembre, por el que se concede la Medalla al Mérito en las Bellas Artes, en su categoría de oro, a doña Carmen García Galisteo" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (304): 45377. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  8. "Carmen Sevilla, Rafael Escuredo y Rocío Jurado, Hijos Predilectos e Hija Adoptiva de la provincia". ABC . 23 May 2007.