Pe­dro’s muses Four women ac­tors who have in­spired Almod­ó­var’s work

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CAR­MEN MAURA The di­rec­tor

couldn’ t work with­out her for most of the 1980s when she ap­peared in Pepi, Luci,Bo­mand OtherGirl­sLike Mom( 1980), Dark Habits( 1983), WhatDidI DoToDe­serveThis? (1984), Mata­dor( 1986), TheLa­wof De­sire( 1987)andWomenon the Verge of a Ner­vous Break­down (1988). Theyfell­out, cit­ing“artis­tic dif­fer­ences ”, re united for Volv er (2006, pic­tured­be­low right).

PENÉ­LOPE CRUZ Cruz de­cided

to­be­comean ac­tor after see­ing Almod­ó­var’sTie Me Up!TieMe Down! She has sub­se­quently ap­peared in five more of his films: LiveFlesh( 1997), All AboutMy Mother( 1999), Volver( 2006)andI’m SoEx­cited( 2013).

ROSSYDEPALMA The­ac­tor, who is of­ten un­kindly de­scribed as a Pi­casso paint­ing come to life, pop sup in The Law of De­sire(1987), Women on the Verge of a Ner­vous Break- down( 1988), Kika( 1993), The FlowerofMy Se­cret( 1995), Bro­ken Em­braces( 2009) andJuli­eta(2016).

CECIL IA ROTH The Ar­gen­tinian

ac­tor is an­other favourite col­lab­o­ra­tor. She fea­tures in six Al modóv ar films,s tretch­ing back­to­his­de­but fea­turePepi, Luci, Bom andOther Girl­sLikeMom. Mostre­cently, they worked to­gether on I’ m So Ex­cited (2013).

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