Laura Elena Harring biography
Laura Elena Harring
Date of Birth: March 3, 1964
While still a child, this native of Mexico moved with her family to Texas in
1975, then went to Switzerland to study foreign languages at a college.
During her studies, she traveled to India for a project as a social worker,
digging ditches at 5:00 AM and doing manual labor.
The following year she
went backpacking around the world.
Before returning home, she ventured to
England to study drama at the London Academy of Performing Arts, where she
performed in such Shakespeare productions as A Midsummer Night's Dream
and Henry IV Part II.
After returning to the States and continuing her stage career in California,
Harring decided to enter the Miss El Paso competition.
After winning that
pageant, she went on to become Miss Texas, then Miss USA and participated in
the Miss Universe pageant.
Although she did not win the Universe title,
Hollywood took great interest, casting her in various films and television
Starting with a small role in the telefilm, The Alamo: Thirteen Days to
Glory, Harring went on to more television projects including the telefilm
Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge and a regular gig playing Carla
Greco on General Hospital for a year.
The '90s marked her start in the
feature film industry with strong showings in The Forbidden Dance (1990),
Dead Women in Lingerie (1991), Exit to Eden (1994) and Hoover
By the start of this millennium she had more doors open to her, including a
regular role in the series Black Scorpion, a role in the big budget
Little Nicky (2000) and starring roles in Mulholland Drive (2001)
and John Q (2001).
During her European years, Herring was married to Count Carl Von Bismark,
making her a Countess, but the marriage did not last long and they later
Laura Elena Harring Filmography