Verónica Forqué (1955-2021)

Verónica Forqué (with Rossy De Palma) as the eponymous heroine of Kika (Pedro Almodóvar, 1993)

Kika was my introduction to Almodóvar’s films. Forqué’s performance was memorably described in Sight & Sound by Paul Julian Smith as ‘a curious combination of Judy Holliday and Barbara Windsor’, and that encapsulates the sunniness-with-a-hint-of-mischief that she brought to most films.