– Death of actress Pilar Bardem, mother of Javier Bardem
With dozens of films, plays and series, Pilar Bardem had a great career in Spain before passing away on Saturday at the age of 82.
Spanish actress Pilar Bardem, mother of Javier Bardem, died on Saturday at the age of 82, her children said in a statement posted on social media.
“We want to share the news that Pilar Bardem, our mother, our example, has passed away. She left in peace, without suffering and surrounded by the love of her family, ”wrote her children Carlos, Monica and Javier in a message published Saturday evening on Carlos’ Twitter account.
Born in Seville in 1939, Pilar Bardem was the daughter of a couple of actors and the sister of the famous filmmaker Juan Antonio Bardem. His three children also devoted themselves to the profession of actor, reaching, in Javier’s case, international fame with the Oscar for his role in “No Country for Old Man” (No, this country is not for the old man) of the Coen brothers.
Gold Medal for Merit in Spanish Fine Arts
With dozens of films, plays and series, Pilar has had a solid career in Spain, where she won a Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress for “No One Will Talk About Us When We’re Dead” in 1995 .
With strong progressive convictions, she has been active in various causes, including for the improvement of the conditions of the actors. She was part of “No to war”, the motto under which personalities of Spanish culture expressed their rejection of the Iraq war in 2003. In 2008, she received the gold medal for merit of fine artists. – Spanish arts.
“She leaves us her enormous legacy in film, theater and television. But the great Pilar Bardem was above all a defender of equality, freedom and the rights of all, ”declared the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, on his Twitter account. Pilar Bardem was also the mother-in-law of Oscar winner Penélope Cruz and wife of her son Javier.