Spanish actress known for her roles in films like Y tu mama tambien and Pan's Labyrinth. She has also acted in The Alamo and Tetro.
She started acting in commercials when she was 13 years old and left school when she was 15 to focus on an acting career.
She was nominated for a Goya Award seven times and won on her fifth nomination.
She married Pedro Larranaga in 1999.
She was directed by Guillermo Del Toro in Pan's Labyrinth.