María del Carmen García Galisteo MML, known professionally as Carmen Sevilla, is a retired Spanish actress, singer and dancer. She began her career in the 1940s and became one of the most popular and highest paid stars of Spanish cinema until the 1970s. In 1991, at the age of sixty, she began her career as a television presenter working for the three major Spanish networks until her retirement in 2010. As an actress, she had leading roles in numerous films, including Imperial Violets (1952), Academy Award nominee Vengeance (1958), Don Juan (1956) and Searching for Monica (1962). She also had supporting roles in English-language epic films including King of Kings (1961) and Antony and Cleopatra (1972). She began her career in 1942 as a dancer thanks to Estrellita Castro. In the 1950s she began to establish herself as a singer thanks to the songs she performed in her films. She released numerous albums, with many songs composed by her then husband Augusto Algueró, including coplas, boleros and tangos, and performed them on stage and television.