A tireless worker, she made her theatre debut at the age of 16 and her film debut at 17, with Jorge Grau (‘Chicas de club’, 1970). Since then, she has participated in more than fifty films, some thirty plays and as many Spanish television series, where she has demonstrated her ability to stand out even in supporting roles. She worked with Pedro Almodóvar in ‘Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom’ (1988); she was cast in a leading role in ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ (1988), and joined the cast of ‘What Have I Done to Deserve This?’ (1984), ‘The Flower of My Secret’ (1995) and ‘Broken Embraces’ (2009).
With Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón she worked in ‘Habla, mudita’ (1973), ‘Things I Left in Havana’ (1997) and ‘El caballero don Quijote’ (2002). She was also cast by Fernando Colomo (‘¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como este?‘, 1978), Fernando Trueba (‘Opera prima,’ 1980), Julio Sánchez Valdés (‘Luna de lobos’, 1987), Basilio Martín Patino (‘La seducción del caos’, 1990), Gonzalo Suárez (‘La reina anónima’, 1992), Álex de la Iglesia (‘Common Wealth’, 2000), Iciar Bollain (‘Te doy mis ojos’, 2003) or José Luis Garci (‘Sunday Light’, 2007), among others. She made her debut on the small screen in 1974 with ‘Historias para no dormir’, by Chicho Ibáñez Serra- dor, and continued in such popular series as ‘Curro Jiménez’, ‘La que se avecina’, ‘Money Heist’ or ‘Cuéntame cómo pasó’.
In 1992 she won a Goya as best supporting actress for her performance in ‘Todo por la pasta’, by Enrique Urbizu. In 2009 she received the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos Medal for best supporting actress in ‘Pagafantas’, by Borja Cobeaga. And the Malaga Festival presented her with two awards for best actress, respectively for ‘A Perfect Couple’ (Francesc Betriu, 1998) and ‘El inconveniente’ (Juan Carlos Rubio, 2020), as well as recognising her with the Biznaga City in Paradise honorary award. After a brilliant participation at Sundance, she now presents ‘Mamacruz’ (Patricia Ortega, 2023), her latest work, in Valladolid, and Seminci pays tribute to her in recognition of her whole career.