Who is actress Laura Harring from “Gossip Girl”? Her Bio: Relationships, Divorce, Affair, Family, Story

Who is Laura Harring?

Born Laura Elena Marinez Herring on the 3rd March 1964, in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, she is an actress, model, and a former beauty pageant contestant, probably best known to the world for her double role of Camilla Rhodes/Rita in the mystery film “Mulholland Drive”, directed by David Lynch. She has also come to prominence for becoming the first Hispanic woman crowned Miss USA, when she won the Miss USA pageant in 1985.

Laura Harring Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education

The daughter of Raymond Herring, a developer and organic farmer, and his ex-wife Maria Elena Martinez-Cairo, a spiritual teacher, real estate investor and a secretary as well, Laura’s parents divorced when she was only seven years old, and she lived in Mexico until she turned ten, then moved to the USA, settling in San Antonio, Texas. Two years later, Laura was involved in a drive-by shooting and suffered a shot to her head, but luckily the bullet missed her brain just by a millimeter. She fully recovered eventually and was ready for high school, but when she turned 16, Laura managed to persuade her parents to send her to Switzerland to study at Aiglon College. After acquiring a degree from the prestigious educational institution, Laura returned to the US, and started a life on her own, away from her parents’ influence, settling in El Paso, Texas, and it was at that time that Laura launched her career.

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Career Beginnings

Laura soon started entering beauty pageants, and ultimately became Miss USA for the 1985 year, so progressing  to the Miss Universe pageant, where she finished in the top ten. Thanks to her newfound fame, Laura signed contracts with several exclusive modeling agencies, which led to her travelling across Asia and Europe, and in India where she was a social worker. Upon returning from her trip around the world, Laura started studying theatre at the London Academy of Performing Arts, and also trained in the Italian Commedia dell’arte, subsequently  joining in Latin dances too, primarily the Argentine tango.


Laura made her acting debut in the television film “The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory” in 1987, and slowly built a name for herself in a number of projects, including the horror film “Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!” in 1989, and the soap opera “General Hospital” (1990-1991). She felt the first rays of real success in the TV drama series “Sunset Beach” in 1997, appearing in over 140 episodes of the award-winning series.

Thinking of my Sunset Beach days!!!????? #summervibes #sunsetbeach #actress #california #love #waves

Posted by Laura Harring Official on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Rise to Prominence

In the next few years, Laura’s name became more popular, and as a result she was chosen for the double role of Rita/Camilla Rhodes in one of David Lynch’s films that stunned the world – “Mulholland Drive” – alongside Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux, winning the hearts of critics for her staggering performance, and as well as the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film for her performance. Laura continued in the same rhythm, starring in the film “John Q” as Gina Palumbo, then next to Jean Claude Van Damme in the film “Derailed”, before collaborating again with David Lynch, this time on the film “Rabbits”, all in 2002. Laura enjoyed success all through the 2000s, starring in a number of successful films – in 2003 she starred next to Crispin Glover and R. Lee Ermey in the thriller film “Willard”, then two years later appeared with Gael Garcia Bernal and William Hurt in the drama film “The King”, while from 2009 to 2010, Laura had a guest starring role in the highly-acclaimed TV series “Gossip Girl”.

Continual Success

Nothing changed for Laura during the present decade; she has continued to feature in high-profile films and TV series, showcasing her acting talent even in her sixth decade in such as the romantic comedy film “Sex Ed” in 2014, and then starring alongside Rachel Nichols in the horror film “Inside” in 2016. The same year she had the role of Georgina Preston in the film “The Thinning”, a role she reprised in the sequel “The Thinning: New World Order” in 2018.

Do You Know How Rich Laura Harring Is?

Since launching her acting career, Laura has appeared in over 60 film and TV titles and is still pretty much active on the entertainment scene. Some of her most commercially successful projects include “Mulholland Drive”, then her part in the series “Gossip Girl”, and her lead role in the film “Derailed”, among many others. So, have you ever wondered how rich Laura Harring is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Laura’s net worth is as high as $5 million. Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

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Posted by Laura Harring Official on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Do You Know About Laura’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Divorce?

When it comes to her love life, Laura has been quite open about it; back in 1987, she married Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schönhausen, great-great-grandson of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, but the two divorced just two years later, but Laura retained the title of Countess von Bismarck-Schönhausen. Since then, Laura has had couple of romantic connections, but all failed the test of time.

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She was in a relationship with with Francois Graff from 1988 to 1990, the heir to Graff Diamonds, then with film producer Brian Quintana from 1996 to 1998. She is still single, and apparently unattached.

Internet Popularity

Laura is popular on social media platforms, especially Facebook and Instagram, though she can also be found on Twitter. Her official Facebook page has over 55,000 followers, with whom she has shared details from her personal life, including her frequent trips around the world. Laura is also quite active on Instagram, on which she has around 17,000 followers, who have enjoyed pictures of Laura from her daily life, focusing on her time away from film sets.  She can also be found on Twitter, however, her fan base is just over 5,000 strong. Anyways, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.

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