Laura Elena Harring biography

Love in the Time of Cholera

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 shows.

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 Park (1997).

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 separated amicably.

Laura Elena Harring Filmography


Love in the Time of Cholera

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  138 min.
Release Date: November 16, 2007
DVD: March 18, 2008

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Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hector Elizondo, Liev Schreiber, Ana Claudia Talancón, Fernanda Montenegro, Keiko Agena, Laura Elena Harring, John Leguizamo