Inmaculada Cuesta Martínez (born June 25, 1980) is a Spanish actress. She is best known for playing the roles of Margarita Hernando in La 1 television series Águila Roja (Red Eagle), Ruth Belloso in Three Many Weddings (2013), La novia in The Bride (2015) and Ana Mari in the Movistar+ television series Arde Madrid.
Cuesta at the presentation of Sidetracked at the Miami International Film Festival
Inmaculada Cuesta Martínez
25 June 1980
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
Born in Valencia, Cuesta spent her childhood in Arquillos, Jaén. Her father was an upholsterer, so she used to collect the leftovers to make handbags and sell them 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 settled in the capital of Spain, Cuesta undertook her career in the world of the theater from the hand of Nacho Cano starring in the musical Hoy no me puedo levantar. 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 América 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). 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 film, set in the 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 shooting 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, in which 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 on Daniel Calparsoro’s last film, Invasor, for which she won the nomination for best supporting actress at the Mestre Mateo Awards.
In 2013 she played 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.
|2018||Everybody Knows||Ana||Asghar Farhadi|
|2015||La novia (The Bride)||La novia||Paula Ortiz|
|2013||3 bodas de más (Three Many Weddings)||Ruth Belloso||Javier Ruiz Caldera|
|2012||Blancanieves (Snow White)||Carmen de Triana||Pablo Berger|
|2012||Grupo 7 (Group 7)||Elena||Alberto Rodríguez|
|2011||La voz dormida (The Sleeping Voice)||Hortensia Rodríguez García||Benito Zambrano|
|2011||Red dragon||Margarita||Jose Ramon Ayerra|
|2008||El kaserón||Eva||Paul Martínez|
|2007||Café solo con ellas||Sonia||Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo|
|2018||Arde Madrid||Ana Mari||Main role|
|2017–2018||El accidente (The Accident)||Lucía||Main role|
|2009–2016||Águila Roja (Red Eagle)||Margarita Hernando||Main role|
|2008||Plan América||Lucía Alonso||Main role; 5 episodes|
|2008||La familia Mata||Sonia||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2006–2007||Amar en tiempos revueltos (Love during trouble times)||Elisa Domínguez Pastor||Main role; 221 episodes|
|2013||¡Ay, Carmela!||Carmela||Musical, main role|
|2005–2009||Hoy no me puedo levantar (I can't get up today)||María||Main role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||Best Leading Actress||La novia
|2013||3 bodas de más
(Three Many Weddings)
|2011||La voz dormida
(The Sleeping Voice)
Spanish Actors Union AwardsEdit
|2015||Best Leading film actress||La novia
|2012||Best Supporting film actress||Blancanieves
|2011||Best Leading film actress||La voz dormida
(The Sleeping voice)
|2009||Best Supporting television actress||Águila Roja
|2016||Best Leading actress||La novia (The Bride)||Won|
|2014||3 bodas de más (Three Many Weddings)||Nominated|
Spanish Academy of Television AwardsEdit
|2010||Best Leading actress||Águila Roja (Red Eagle)||Nominated|
- "Encuentros digitales RTVE.es - Inma Cuesta". encuentrosdigitales.rtve.es. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
- "Inicio - Diario JAEN". www.diariojaen.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-06-16.
- "Margarita, interpretada por Inma Cuesta - RTVE.es". RTVE.es (in Spanish). 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2017-06-16.