Who is Blanca Suárez?
Blanca Martinez Suárez was born in Madrid, Spain, on 21 October 1988 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds Spanish nationality. She’s an actress with close to 40 acting credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Elena, one of the lead characters in the 2017 adventure horror comedy movie “The Bar”, written and directed by Alex de la Iglesia, and which also starred Mario Casas and Carmen Machi. It follows a group of people who are stuck at a bar in Madrid, and the movie won one of the 15 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Blanca was raised in Madrid alongside her brother Pedro Martinez Suárez, by their parents Jose Suarez and Teresa Merino about whom not a lot is known, as Blanca respects their privacy; it’s said that both Jose and Teresa are musicians.
Blanca became interested in acting while attending a local high school – she was a member of its drama club and could’ve been seen appearing in plays performed both at the school and a local theatre. She was also highly sporting during her teenage years, believing that playing sports would help her modelling and acting career.
She matriculated in 2007, and because Blanca hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she hasn’t attended college.
Roles in movies
Blanca made her debut film appearance in the 2008 horror thriller “Eskalofrio”, directed by Isidro Ortiz, and which starred Junio Valverde, Francesc Orella and Mar Sodupe. It follows teenager Santi who’s moved with his mother to a village in a mountainous area of Spain, and the movie won three of the five awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Blanca’s following roles were in the 2008 drama “Cowards”, the 2009 romantic comedy “Brain Drain” and also in 2009 the short romantic fantasy “Universos”.
She played Norma Ledgard in the critically acclaimed 2011 horror thriller drama “The Skin I Live In”, written and directed by Pedro Almodovar, and which starred Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Jan Cornet. It follows a plastic surgeon who’s created a new kind of skin which can withstand any damage, and the movie won 29 awards, including a 2012 BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language, while it was nominated for 69 other awards.
Blanca played Ingrid in the 2012 action drama “Winning Streak”, and then portrayed Ruth in the 2013 musical comedy “I’m So Excited”; a couple of her other notable performances in the decade were in the 2015 comedy “Off Course”, the 2016 romantic comedy “Bakery in Brooklyn” and the 2019 comedy “Despite Everything”.
Her most recent film role’s been her portrayal of Berta in the 2022 comedy “El Test”, directed by Dani de la Orden, and which starred Luna Fulgencio, Miren Ibarguren and Antonio Resines. It follows a group of people who are deciding between getting 100,000 euros straight away and getting one million in 10 years; it was nominated for a Malaga Spanish Film Festival Golden Biznaga Award for Best Spanish Film (Mejor Pelicula Espanola).
Roles in TV series
Blanca made her debut TV series appearance in 2007, when cast to play the supporting character Julia Medina in the mystery thriller drama “The Boarding School”, created by Laura Belloso and Juan Carlos Cueto, and which also starred Marta Torne, Martino Rivas and Raul Fernandez de Pablo. It follows a group of students who are attending a mysterious boarding school, the series aired from 2007 to 2010 and won six of the 22 awards for which it was nominated.
Between 2011 and 2013, Blanca starred as Ainhoa Montero in the adventure mystery drama “The Boat”, which won one of the five awards for which it was nominated, and the following years saw her appear in an episode or two of a couple of popular series, such as the fantasy thriller “Cuentame un Cuento”, the romantic drama “Beauty and the Beast”, and the action thriller “Los Nuestros”.
Between 2017 and 2020, she played the lead character Lidia Aguilar in the drama “Cable Girls”, created by Ramon Campos and Gema R. Neira, and which also starred Yon Gonzalez and Ana Fernandez. It follows four women working at a ‘phone company as operators in the 1920s, and the series won five of the eight awards for which it was nominated.
Blanca’s two most recent roles in TV series have been in a 2021 episode of the mystery thriller drama “The Boarding School: Las Cumbres”, and in the same year all six episodes of the historical action drama “Jaguar” (lead role).
Blanca’s been featured in a number of documentaries, such as the short film “Cómo se Hizo ‘España en Serie” and the mini-series “España en Serie” both in 2013, plus the 2017 series “Planeta Calleja”.
She’s made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, most recently in “Quan Arribin els Marcians”, “El Hormiguero” and “Dias de Cine”.
Awards and nominations
Blanca’s won nine of the 14 awards for which she’s been nominated, with some of her wins including a 2013 Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation, four Fotogramas de Plata Awards and a 2018 The Platino Award for Iberoamerican Cinema for Best Actress in Miniseries or TV-Series, for her performance in “Las Chicas del Cable”.
Love life and relationships
In 2008, Blanca began dating Spanish actor Javier Pereira, who’s appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Andres in the 2016 crime thriller movie “May God Save Us” (original “Que Dios Nos Perdone”). The two split in 2010.
Between 2011 and 2014, Blanca lived with her boyfriend Miguel Angel Silvestre Rambia, a famous Spanish actor.
She then dated Spanish singer Dani Martin for around a month in 2014, and between 2015 and 2017, she was in a relationship with Joel Bosqued, a popular Spanish actor.
Most recently, between March 2018 and October 2019, Blanca was in a relationship with Indian professional field hockey player Sandeep Singh.
As of July 2022, she seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
She was voted The Best Dressed Celebrity at the 26th Goya Awards on 19 February 2012, and the magazine “GQ” named her ‘Woman of the Year’ in November 2012.
In both 2011 and 2014, the Spanish magazine “Fotogramas” named Blanca ‘Most Searched Performer on the Internet’.
Blanca’s an Instagram star, as she’s followed by close to five million people on the network, while she’s uploaded more than 2,000 pictures, most of which feature her during her everyday life.
Summer’s her favorite season, as she enjoys sun tanning at the beach, and swimming in the ocean.
Blanca’s physically highly active, mostly because it’s important for her career to stay in shape; she has three to four training sessions at the gym every week, and follows a strict diet.
She enjoys watching movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “Titanic”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Blanca’s age is 33. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of July 2022, Blanca’s net worth stands at over $5 million.