Do you recognize the name Maria de Medeiros? No? That’s understandable, honestly. The actress hasn’t made too much of a mark in the American movie scene since her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction as Butch’s girlfriend, Fabienne. With a role in one of Tarantino’s most acclaimed works, why didn’t the star catch on?
Maria de Medeiros
As the seductive Fabienne in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic Pulp Fiction, Portuguese actress Maria de Medeiros etched her place in indie cinema history with her whimsical turn opposite Bruce Willis’ Butch. But after such a memorable debut role, de Medeiros seemed to vanish from mainstream Hollywood films, leaving Tarantino devotees to wonder — whatever happened to Pulp Fiction’s beguiling Fabienne?