Inma Cuesta

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Inma Cuesta
Inma Cuesta at MIFF.jpg
Cuesta at the presentation of Sidetracked at the Miami International Film Festival
Born Inmaculada Cuesta Martínez
(1980-06-25) 25 June 1980 (age 36)
Valencia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)

Inma Cuesta (born June 25, 1980) is a Spanish cinema, television and theater actress.


Born in Valencia, she spent her childhood in Arquillos (Jaén)[1][2]. Her father was an upholsterer, so she used to collected the leftovers to make, handbags and sell them sale to finance her studies. At age of 18, she moved to Córdoba to study a Degree at the School of Dramatic Art. After completing her studies, she continued her training in Seville. In 2005 she moved to Madrid and entered the Conservatory and School of Dance, a performing arts center run by Carmen Roche.

Once installed in the capital of Spain, she undertook her career in the world of the theater from the hand of Nacho Cano starring in the musical Hoy no me puedo levantar (Today I Can't Get up). Her first starring role in television was in the series Amar en tiempos revueltos, playing the role of Elisa, a humble girl who became a well-known singer of the time.

After three seasons and almost three years in the musical she signed for another television series, Plan America with Pepe Sancho (TVE 2008).

Very soon she got her first change in the cinema with the movie Café solo con ellas with Asier Etxeandía, Alejo Sauras, Diego Paris, Terele Pávez and Elena Ballesteros, among others. Later, she starred together with Fele Martínez and Angel de Andrés the film El kaserón.

In 2009, she began to play the role of Margarita in the series Águila roja which was broadcast by the Spanish national televisión (TVE)[3]. In April that same year she appeared on the cover of the magazine FHM and other publications.

She shot Águila Roja: la película, the film version of the series, and starred in the film Primos, a comedy by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, along with Quim Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo and Antonio de la Torre. On October 21, 2011, she premiered La voz dorada, a film by Benito Zambrano, co-starring with María León. The fir,  set in Spanish civil war, was preselected by the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences).

At the beginning of 2012, she was a candidate for the Goya Awards as Best Actress thanks to her role in the film La voz dormida. That year, she also participated in the shoting of the film Grupo 7 (Alberto Rodríguez) with Mario Casas and Antonio de la Torre. Also, she played the role of Carmen de Triana, in the Spanish adaptation of Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, a silent and black- and- white film with the music as a common thread, where actresses Maribel Verdú, Ángela Molina and Macarena García also participated.

Almost at the same time, she starred in the short film by Rodrigo Atíza, Muchacha con paisaje and participated in Words with gods (based on Guillermo Arriaga’s idea) from the hand of Álex de la Iglesia in a project where directors from all around the world present an episode about religion.

In November 2012, she starred together with Alberto Ammann, Karra Elejalde and Antonio de la Torre, the Daniel Calparsoro’s last film  Invasor with which she won the nomination for best supporting actress at the Premios Mestre Mateo awards.

In 2013 she performed Ruth in Javier Ruiz Caldera’s story  3 bodas de más, with Martíño Rivas, Paco León, Quim Gutiérrez, Rossy de Palma and Laura Sánchez, among others. She returned to the musicals with Javier Gutiérrez and Marta Ribera with the work ¡Ay, Carmela!. In 2016, along with Argentine actor Ricardo Darín, she performed a young girl from a small Villa in Buenos Aires in the film Kóblic by Sebastian Borestein.



Year Title Director Role
2016 Julieta Pedro Almodóvar Ava
2015 La novia (The Bride) Paula Ortiz La novia
2013 3 bodas de más (Three many weddings) Javier Ruiz Caldera Ruth Belloso
2012 Grupo 7 (Group 7) Alberto Rodríguez Elena
2011 La voz dormida (a.k.a. The Sleeping Voice) Benito Zambrano Hortensia Rodríguez García
2008 El kaserón Paul Martínez Eva
2007 Café solo con ellas Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo Sonia
Soap opera
Year Title Role Notes
2017-¿? El accidente (The accident) Lucía Main character
2009 - 2015 - 2016 Águila Roja (Red Eagle) Margarita Hernando Main character
2008 Plan América Lucía Alonso One of the main characters (5 episodes)
2008 La familia Mata Sonia Supporting actress (5 episodes)
2006 - 2007 Amar en tiempos revueltos (Love during trouble times) Elisa Domínguez Pastor Main character (221 episodes)


Year Title Character Notes
2013 ¡Ay, Carmela! (Musical) Carmela Main character
2005-2009 Hoy no me puedo levantar (I can’t get up today) María Main character

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Goya Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2015 Best Leading Actress La novia

(The Bride)

2013 3 bodas de más

(Three Many Weddings)

2011 La voz dormida

(a.k.a. The Sleeping Voice)


Spanish Actors Union Awards[edit]

Year Category Title Result
2015 Best Leading film actress La novia

(The Bride)

2012 Best Supporting film actress Blancanieves

(Snow White)

2011 Best Leading film actress La voz dormida

(a.k.a. The Sleeping voice)

2009 Best Supporting television actress Águila Roja

(Red Eagle)

Year Category Title Result
2016 Best Leading actress La novia (The Bride) Winner
2014 3 bodas de más (Three many weddings) Nominee

Spanish Academy of Television Awards[edit]

Year Category Title Result
2010 Best Leading actress Águila Roja (Red Eagle) Nominee
Year Category Title Result
2011 Best Leading actress Primos (Cousins) Winner


  1. ^ "Encuentros digitales - Inma Cuesta". Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Inicio - Diario JAEN". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Margarita, interpretada por Inma Cuesta -". (in Spanish). 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 

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