Carolina Bang

Carolina Herrera Bang (born 21 September 1985), professionally known as Carolina Bang, is a Spanish actress. She is the best known to wider audience for her roles in Álex de la Iglesia's films The Last Circus (2010), As Luck Would Have It (2011), Witching & Bitching (2013) and My Big Night (2015), and also produced his film The Bar (2017). She was nominated for Goya Award for Best New Actress for her performance in The Last Circus.

Carolina Bang
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Carolina Herrera Bang

(1985-09-21) 21 September 1985 (age 35)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2005–present
(m. 2014)


In 2005, Bang began her professional career by working in theatre. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she worked on several short films, and then was cast by Álex de la Iglesia for his television series Pluto B.R.B. Nero. Bang starred the series from 2008 to 2009.[1] Meanwhile, she appeared in other popular television series, Paco's Men and The Successful Pells. In 2010, Bang starred the film The Last Circus by Álex de la Iglesia, opposite Antonio de la Torre.[2] As she played a trapeze artist, her role required serious physical preparation.[3][4] Bang was eventually nominated for Goya Award for Best New Actress at the 25th Goya Awards ceremony.[5]

Bang's credits include roles in Álex de la Iglesia's films As Luck Would Have It (2011), Witching & Bitching (2013) and My Big Night (2015), the acclaimed horror film Shrew's Nest (2014), and television series La tierra de lobos (2011–14) and Web Therapy (2016).

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2014, Bang married film director Álex de la Iglesia, whose films she frequently appears in.[6] The pair welcomed their first child and de la Iglesia's third, Julia, in December 2016.[7]

Bang accomplished her studies in both acting and architecture.[3]


Year English title Spanish title Format Role Notes
2007 Madrid – Moscow Madrid – Moscú Short film Girl
2008 Tell Me that I Dime que yo Short film Former girlfriend
The Storymaker El forjador de historias Short film Nurse
Pluto B.R.B. Nero Plutón B.R.B. Nero TV series Lorna 2008–09
2009 Paco's Men Los hombres de Paco TV series Maya Azcárate 1 episode
The Successful Pells Los exitosos Pells TV series Marina Fernández
2010 The Last Circus Balada Triste de Trompeta Film Natalia Nominated—Goya Award for Best New Actress
2011 036 036 Short film Susana
Rasputin's Dagger La daga de Rasputín Film Ludmila
Aida Aída TV series Herself 1 episode
The Land of Wolves Tierra de lobos TV series Inés 2011–14
As Luck Would Have It La chispa de la vida Film Pilar
2012 Pascal's Bet La apuesta de Pascal Short film Estefanía
2013 Witching & Bitching Las brujas de Zugarramurdi Film Eva
2014 Change of the Route Cambio de ruta Film Julia
Shrew's Nest Musarañas Film Elisa
Blind Dates Ciega a citas TV series Covadonga
Velvet Velvet TV series Verónica Lago 1 episode
Menu for Two Dos a la mesa Film Belén
2015 The Same Skin La misma piel Short film Woman
My Big Night Mi gran noche Film Cristina
2016 Yesterday and Tomorrow Ayer y mañana Short film Woman
The Future Is Not What It Once Was El futuro ya no es lo que era Film Luisa
Web Therapy Web Therapy TV series Isabel Valero
Víctor Ros Víctor Ros TV series Madame de Suberwick
2017 Skins Pieles Film Psychiatrist
Perfect Strangers Perfectos desconocidos Film

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Edition Category Work Result
Goya Awards 2011 Best New Actress A Sad Trumpet Ballad Nominated[5]
YoGa Awards 2011 Worst Actress Won[8]


  1. ^ "Despega la serie 'Plutón BRB Nero'". El Mundo. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ Miguel Ángel Valero (10 December 2010). "Cuando los payasos dejaron de ser graciosos". El Mundo. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Encuentro digital con Carolina Bang". El Mundo. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  4. ^ Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg (17 September 2010). "Alex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang". Little White Lies. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Estas son las nominaciones de los Premios Goya 2011". Goya Awards (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  6. ^ "La boda de Álex de la Iglesia y Carolina Bang acaba a tiros". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 1 July 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Álex de la Iglesia y Carolina Bang han sido padres". Hello (in Spanish). 1 December 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Elsa Pataky, la mejor entre las peores actrices". La voz libre (in Spanish). 3 February 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2017.

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