Victoria Abril (born Victoria Merida Rojas, July 4, 1959) is a highly respected Spanish film actress. She is most known to international audiences for her performance in the movie ¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) by director Pedro Almodóvar. Victoria Abril was born in Madrid. Besides working in Spain she also made films in France and Italy. She has been nominated eight times for Goya Awards in the Lead Actress category and has won once.