If the name Laura Harring sounds familiar to you- then you probably remember when the bright eyed brunette was crowned Miss El Paso in 1984!


Known as Laura Elena Martinez Harring, she would then compete in the Miss Texas pageant and win!

She then went on to win Miss USA in 1985!

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The beauty pageant winner would go on to star in shows and films and is probably best known for her role in the 2001 post-modern neo-noir film "Mulholland Drive" which also stars Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux.

That's right, the former El Pasoan was Rita in "Mulholland Drive"! I never knew!

Her other acting credits include:

  • Gossip Girl
  • The Shield
  • The Punisher
  • John Q
  • and Mrs. Dunleavy on "Little Nicky"

She had a quick scene in "Little Nicky" but I feel it was probably very memorable for some.

Harring is still hard at work as an actress, and as a worldwide traveler. Over on her Instagram page, Harring shares her travels with her thousands of followers, and as you can tell, she still looks great!

She is busy living her best life, and sharing her good vibes with the rest of us!

Most recently, you can catch Harring in the HBO Max reimaging of "Father of the Bride" which stars Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan.

From beauty queen to actress, Harring has left El Paso to bigger things; but she will always remain our Miss El Paso 1984.

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