Thursday, January 25, 2018

How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Lead to a Happier Life

Laura Harring began her acting career with a starring role in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, a film that earned the title of The Best Film of the 21st Century in a 2016 BBC survey. Mulholland Drive won Best Movie of the 21st Century in multiple polls. 

Outside of her work in movies, Laura Harring follows a healthy lifestyle in both mind and body, a pursuit which she believes contributes to a more positive outlook and happier life.

There is scientific research to back up this idea, as well. For example, what people eat can impact the way that their brain cells function, which also has an impact on one’s mood. One study showed that people who followed a Mediterranean diet, rich in whole foods and fatty acids, showed one-third fewer symptoms of depression compared to those who did not consume a diet of vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and fish. Additionally, eating healthy, whole foods can lead to weight loss, which elevates mood and makes individuals feel more positively about their self-image.

Another way that a healthy lifestyle contributes to happiness is through the effects of exercise. Exercise has been shown to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, boost confidence levels, and help individuals get better sleep, all of which lead to a greater sense of contentment. Furthermore, incorporating group exercise activities can help people connect with others. Research shows that people who socialize and form friendships with their peers, express an overall higher level of happiness in their lives. 

Through her travels Laura Harring learned that not only are diet and exercise important for happiness and health, but a positive mindset as well. A mindset she learned through numerous teachers during her travels, and a view which Laura Harring expresses and shares through her Social Media pages.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Making of the Movie Drool

Laura Harring’s breakout role as the mysterious “Rita” in David Lynch’s atmospheric masterpiece Mulholland Drive brought her much critical acclaim. Compared and likened to glamorous stars of another era, Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner, Laura Harring carries the mystery that audiences love and the camera adores. Harring’s take on her femme fatale character has haunted audiences for over a decade and fans still talk about it in social media and chat rooms across the internet. Mulholland Drive was recently voted The Best Movie of the 21st Century in multiple polls. 

Laura Harring won an Outfest Award as Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of an abused wife on the run in Nancy Kissam’s 2009 indie comedy Drool. Kissam was a first-time director when she helmed the movie, which she also wrote. The screenplay for the film had generated considerable buzz before shooting began and eventually won a Slamdance competition. Drool was shot in August while Louisiana was having a heat wave, the rented trailers had faulty air conditioners that didn’t work, therefore the actors were soaking wet because of the humidity and had no where to sit, making filming the movie intense. Drool went on to garner a couple of awards for the star of the movie, Laura Harring.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winning “Best Cast” for A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story

Laura Harring is a classically trained Hollywood actor who has taken on leading roles in acclaimed films, such as The King opposite Oscar winner William Hurt and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, which was recently voted The Best Film of the 21st Century. Mulholland Drive is often called a masterpiece, thanks in part to Laura Harring’s strong presence in a character that does not apologize for her sensuality. The role won Laura Harring an Alma Award for Outstanding Actress and over the course of her career, Laura Harring has earned numerous awards, including another Alma Award for Best Cast in, A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story. In the movie, Laura Harring portrays Marisleysis Gonzalez, Elian’s cousin and primary caregiver. 

Based on true events, the television movie depicts the story of a Cuban boy who, at age 5, was the only survivor of a boat of refugees that sunk in a storm. Adrift in the ocean for two days, Elian survived by clutching a rubber inner tube. After the boy is placed in the temporary custody of a great uncle who lives in Miami, a battle erupts between him and the boy's father, a Cuban loyalist unaware of his former wife’s plans to defect. 

Vowing never to allow the young boy to return to Cuba, the uncle petitioned for permanent custody of Elian. The film was lauded as an accurate portrayal of a challenging international situation.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Laura Harring - Diversified Actor and Social Worker

As a teenager actor Laura Harring sought to serve the global community when she traveled to India to become a social worker with The Round Square Conference Laura woke up just before 5AM to start working manually, before the temperature became too hot and along with other students from other schools, Laura helped built schools, plant vegetable gardens and carry heavy rocks to help protect the villages from the soil erosion. When she returned home, Laura persuaded her parents to let her skip school in London and go travel the world for a year.

Laura was born to parents of Spanish, Austrian and German heritage, but she was brought up in Texas, where she attended St. Mary’s Hall and all girl boarding school in San Antonio.A few years later, Laura Harring received permission from her parents to finish high school education at Aiglon College, a prestigious boarding school in Switzerland and after graduating with an Academic diploma, she began backpacking across Europe and Asia. 

Although Laura Harring has gone on to train as a classical actor, she attended The London Academy Of Performing Arts, and later learned to play Commedia Dell’ Arte, Laura retained a desire to help others. She traveled to Africa with Stop Hunger Now and was the Goodwill Ambassador in the early days of the David Lynch Foundation. When Harring was Miss USA, she visited over 100 nursing homes, hospitals and veterans hospitals, often staying over time. Laura still travels and sometimes finds time to continue to dance. She dances Tango, Salsa, Cha cha, swing and waltz.