Laura Harring (full name Laura Elena Martinez Herring) on March 3, 1964 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico and she is a Mexican American actress and former Miss USA (1985). Laura Harring height : 5' 6"/168 cm.
Biography and Career :
Laura Harring lived the first ten years of her life in Mexico, before her family relocated to San Antonio, Texas. At age 16 Laura Harring convinced her family to let her study in Switzerland at one of the top schools, Aiglon College.
Laura Harring eventually returned to America, settling down in El Paso, Texas and entered the world of beauty pageants. Laura Harring won the title of Miss El Paso, and soon after, Miss Texas USA - the first of the 'Texas Aces'. In 1985 she became the first Hispanic to ever win the Miss USA crown.
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t the next year traveling through Asia, exploring Europe and working as a social worker in India. It was in Europe that she was introduced to the world of nobility and, in 1987, she married Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schonhausen. While she retains the title of Countess von Bismark-Schonhausen, the couple decided to divorce in 1989, but still remain friends to this day.
Laura Harring studied theatre at the London Academy of Performing Arts and is skilled in the French style of Commedia dell'arte, as well as in most of the Latin dances, including the Argentine Tango.
Laura Harring is best known her performance in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001), opposite Naomi Watts. Controversy arose when Lynch blurred one of Harring's nude scenes on the DVD release of the film, the only film in which she has appeared nude - one of very few instances of cinematic nudity by a Countess.
In 2003 Laura Harring starred in Mi Casa, Su Casa together with Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeannie fame.
Laura Harring has worked with only the best and critically acclaimed actors, as she co-starred in John Q with Denzel Washington, Anne Heche and Robert Duvall, other film credits include The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, in which she co-starred with the legendary Raul Julia.
In 2006, Laura Harring joined the cast of the FX Networks crime drama, The Shield. Her performance on the show earned her a "Jeer" from TV Guide before her first episode aired.
- Laura Harring won Miss USA 1985
- She was married to Count Carl Edward Von Bismark and although they divorced, she still retains the title of countess.
- She became the first Latina to win the Miss USA title, and at only 21 years of age.
- Her grandfather Isauro Cairo, Mexican champion in Equestrian and Fencing 1954.
- Laura Harring is a professional tango dancer
- Social Worker in India at 18 years old
- Laura Harring wore a $25,000,000 dollar necklace and $1,000,000 dollar heels to the 2002 Oscars (Academy Awards)and was surrounded by 4 bodyguards 
- Was shot in the head at the age of twelve while riding in her parents car in a parking lot when the two cars behind them got into a gunfight. The bullet missed hitting her brain by one millimeter.
- Measurements: 33-23-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Not only was she the first Latina to be crowned Miss USA, she is the first of five consecutive Miss Texases who, from 1985 through 1989, went on to become Miss USA.
- Wears a size 7.5 shoe.
- "In private, I'm a hippie who follows Buddhism, does yoga, meditates and loves to dance wildly. But when I'm on show, I become a different person. Some actors do not understand that difference, and resent it. I say, 'Let them give you the jewels, go around with your bodyguard, let them dress you. If you are promoting a film, don't be afraid of glamor.'"
- "It is important to know the difference between the hard work of acting and play-acting at events like this. The only difference between me and some other actresses is that I don't mind playing the game."
- "The typical femme fatale is satisfied with just going for it. I'm too romantic. I love being in love."
1. Nancy Drew (2007) (post-production) .... Dehlia Draycott
2. Ghost Son (2006) (completed) .... Stacey
3. Walkout (2006) (TV) .... Francis Crisostomo
4. "The Shield"
- Man Inside (2006) TV Episode .... Rebecca Doyle
- Rap Payback (2006) TV Episode .... Rebecca Doyle
- Trophy (2006) TV Episode .... Rebecca Doyle
- Tapa Boca (2006) TV Episode .... Rebecca Doyle
- Jailbait (2006) TV Episode .... Rebecca Doyle
5. The King (2005) .... Twyla Sandow
6. All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005) .... Martia
... aka Dia de los muertos (USA: Spanish title: short title)
7. The Punisher (2004) .... Livia Saint
8. Return to Babylon (2004) .... Alla Nazimova
9. The Poet (2003) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Paula
... aka Poet, Der (Germany)
10. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
... aka Law & Order: SVU (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Special Victims Unit (New Zealand: English title)
- Perfect (2003) TV Episode .... Attorney Quentin
11. Mi Casa, Su Casa (2003) .... Catalina
... aka Loco Love (USA: new title)
12. Willard (2003) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Cathryn
13. Derailed (2002) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Galina Konstantin
... aka Terror Train (Europe: English title)
14. John Q (2002) .... Gina Palumbo
... aka John Q. (USA: poster title)
15. Rabbits (2002) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Jane
16. Feather Pimento (2001) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Woman in Red
17. Mulholland Dr. (2001) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Rita
... aka Mulholland Drive (France) (USA: closing credits title)
18. Final Payback (2001) .... Gina Carrillo
19. "Black Scorpion"
... aka Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion (Canada: English title)
- Out of Thin Air (2001) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Ariana
20. Little Nicky (2000) .... Mrs. Dunleavy
21. A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story (2000) (TV) (as Laura Elena Harring) .... Marisleysis Gonzalez
22. "Silk Stalkings"
- Cook's Tour (1999) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Yvette
- Family Values (1996) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Gloria Hemmings
- Dial M for Martin (1998) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Rebecca Wendell
24. "Sunset Beach" (1997) TV Series .... Paula Stevens (1997)
25. "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction"
... aka Beyond Belief (USA: short title)
- Dead Beat Daddy (????) TV Episode
26. Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997) .... Babette the Mayor's Girl
... aka Black Scorpion: Ground Zero (USA)
27. Hoover Park (1997)
28. "California" (1997) TV Series
29. "Baywatch Nights"
... aka Detectives On the Beach
- Thin Blood (1996) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Charlotte 'Charlie' McBride
... aka The New Adventures of Flipper (USA)
- Missile Crisis (1996) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Garcia
- Kidnapped: Part 2 (1995) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Garcia
- Kidnapped: Part 1 (1995) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Garcia
31. "Empire" (1995) TV Series .... Gabriella Cochrane
32. Exit to Eden (1994) .... M.C. Kindra
- The Fifty-Minute Hour (1993) TV Episode (as Laura Harring) .... Nurse
34. Rio Diablo (1993) (TV) .... Maria Benjamin
... aka Baywatch Hawaii (USA: new title)
- Princess of Tides (1992) TV Episode (as Laura Herring) .... Princess Catherine Randenberg
36. Dead Women in Lingerie (1991) (as Laura Herring) .... Marcia
37. "General Hospital" (1963) TV Series .... Carla Greco (1990-1991)
38. The Forbidden Dance (1990) (as Laura Herring) .... Nisa
... aka Lambada, the Forbidden Dance
39. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989) (as Laura Herring) .... Jerri
... aka Blind Terror (USA)
40. Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (1988) (TV)
41. The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987) (TV) (as Laura Martinez Harring) .... Santa Anna's bride
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