María Isabel Rivera Torres (born 1952) better known as Mabel Rivera is a Spanish actress from Galicia (Spain).

Mabel Rivera
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María Isabel Rivera Torres

(1952-06-20) 20 June 1952 (age 67)
Spouse(s)Enrique Banet

She was born in the City and Naval Station of Ferrol (Corunna), North-western Spain. Though she started her career as an actress in the 1980s, it was not until her lead actress role in the Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film 2004 The Sea Inside that she received broad recognition.

She is fluent in Galician, Spanish, and Catalan, regional languages of Spain. She also speaks English and French with varying degrees of fluency.


Year Film Role Notes
2011 Game of Werewolves Rose, abuela
2011 Emilia Pardo Bazán, la condesa rebelde
2011 Wrinkles Antonia (voice)
2010 Libro de familia
2009 O Nordés Amelia
2009 7.5. Steps
2009 Guts Tia Elvira
2009 Conexão
2008 Martes de carnaval La Madre
2008 Blackout Claudia's Grandmother
2008 Futuro: 48 Horas Consuelo
2008 Los Serrano Sor Luz Divina
2008 La bella Otero Madrina Josefa
2007 The Orphanage Pilar
2007 Mataharis Mujer engañada
2007 El estafador Constanza
2007 Hotel Tívoli Josefa
2006 Goya's Ghosts María Isabel Bilbatúa
2006 Faltas leves Trini
2005 Más que hermanos Remedios
2004 The Sea Inside Manuela Oscar-Winning 2004
1995–2004 Pratos combinados Balbina Santos
1989 Os outros feirantes
1987 El bosque animado Sra. Gundín
1986 O enfermo imaxinario Belisa
1982 Ramón y Cajal Mabel Isabel Rivera

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