María Valverde Rodríguez (born March 24, 1987) is a Spanish actress. She won a Goya Award for her film debut, La Flaqueza del Bolchevique.
She was born in Carabanchel, Madrid. At the age of 16 she starred in The Weakness of the Bolshevik, for which she won the 2003 Goya Award for Best New Actress.
She has also taken part in several films, such as Melissa P., a film based on the polemic book One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed by Melissa Panarello, as well as co-starring with Eva Green in the 2009 independent British drama film Cracks, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by his daughter, Jordan Scott.
1. I ADORE MADRID. IT’S MY CITY. IF I EVER MOVE, IT WILL ONLY BE FOR WORK. WHENEVER I TRAVEL, I ALWAYS WANT TO GET BACK HOME.
2. MY BEST ACTRESS OF ALL TIME IS KATE WINSLET. I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HER. ‘ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND’ IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FILMS.
3. MY PLAN B, IF ACTING DOESN’T WORK OUT, IS TO WORK WITH DISABLED CHILDREN.
4. I WOULD NEVER WANT TO MODEL AS MY CAREER, BUT FASHION IS MY HOBBY. WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU’RE WEARING, YOU FEEL GOOD. I ALSO LOVE THE EXTRAVAGANCE OF JOHN GALLIANO FOR A BIG OCCASION. BUT I’M VERY BAD WITH FOLLOWING TRENDS.
5. WHEN I AM IN MADRID, I JUST LIKE TO SEE MY FRIENDS AND WALK AROUND THE CITY. I GO TO THE SCHOOL WHERE MY MUM WORKS AND HELP OUT. MY PLAN B, IF ACTING DOESN’T WORK OUT, IS TO WORK WITH DISABLED CHILDREN.