Prior to acting, Laura Harring first served as Miss USA. With her Mexican heritage, she became the first Hispanic woman to win the crown in 1985. This led her to pursue a career in acting. She debuted in the 1987 TV film The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory. In 1989, she made her film debut in Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!. Her first notable role came during the 1990s as Carla Greco on General Hospital. She later became known for starring as Paula Stevens on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach.
Also during this period, she had roles in the films The Forbidden Dance, Exit to Eden, and Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. In the 2000s, she garnered attention for starring as Camilla Rhodes/Rita in the movie Mulholland Drive. Other films during this period were John Q, Derailed, Rabbits, The Punisher, All Souls Day, Inland Empire, Nancy Drew, and Love in the Time of Cholera. She also played Rebecca Doyle on The Shield and Evelyn Bass/Elizabeth on Gossip Girl. She continued her career in the 2010s with performances in the films Return to Babylon, Sex Ed, The Thinning, and Inside.
Already in her 50s, the actress stays in shape by following a clean diet plan. Being in her age, it’s since been easy for her to avoid processed foods. Her body naturally craves for something nutritious, which is why her diet mainly consists of lean proteins, complex carbs, and healthy fats. She also sticks to a mostly plant-based diet, incorporating fruits and veggies into her meals.
Even her snacks are healthy ones. She prefers fruits, almonds, and yogurt, to name a few. It is also important for her to eat in moderation. Her snack preference helps her do just that. For instance, eating some blueberries instead of cookies help stave off hunger, letting her eat in small to average amounts during meals.