The Bardem family is in mourning and with it the Spanish cinema.

Actress Pilar Bardem, mother of Javier Bardem, died on Saturday at the age of 82, her children announced on social media.

“We want to share the news that Pilar Bardem, our mother, our example, has passed away.

She left in peace, without suffering and surrounded by the love of her family, ”wrote her children Carlos, Monica and Javier in a message published Saturday evening on Carlos' Twitter account.

A Goya Prize in 1995

Born in Seville in 1939, Pilar Bardem was the daughter of a couple of actors and the sister of the famous filmmaker Juan Antonio Bardem. His three children also devoted themselves to the acting profession, reaching, in Javier's case, international fame with the Oscar for his role in

No Country for Old Man 

by the Coen brothers. With dozens of films, plays and series, Pilar has had a solid career in Spain, where she won a Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress for

No One Will Talk About Us When We're Dead 

in 1995.

With strong progressive convictions, she has been active in various causes, in particular for the improvement of the conditions of the actors.

She was part of “No to war”, the motto under which personalities of Spanish culture expressed their rejection of the Iraq war in 2003. In 2008, she received the gold medal for merit of fine artists. - Spanish arts.

“She leaves us her enormous legacy in film, theater and television.

But the great Pilar Bardem was above all a defender of equality, freedom and the rights of all, ”declared the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez.

Pilar Bardem was also the mother-in-law of Oscar winner Penelope Cruz and wife of her son Javier.

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