Blanca Martínez Suárez (born 21 October 1988), professionally known as Blanca Suárez, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her performances on television series The Boarding School (2007–10), The Boat (2011–13), and the Netflix series Cable Girls.
Suárez made her acting debut in 2007, portraying the role of Julia Medina in the Antena 3 series The Boarding School (Spanish: El internado). She would star the series until its end in 2010, and earn Fotogramas de Plata Award for Best Actress for her performance, as well as a Golden Nymph for Best Actress – Drama nomination at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2009. In the meantime, Suárez appeared in full-length pictures Shiver (Eskalofrío), Cowards (Cowards), Brain Drain (Fuga de cerebros) and The Consul of Sodom (El cónsul de Sodoma), as well as in the short films Universes (Universos) and Hemisphere (Hemisferio).
In 2010, Suárez had her first starring role in Neon Flesh (Carne de neón) opposite Mario Casas. The film was eventually released in 2011. Suárez then starred, along with Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya, Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, for which she earned critical acclaim and a Goya Award for Best New Actress nomination. The same year, she appeared in the music video for Ladrones' song "Estoy prohibido".
Suárez then went on to star another Antena 3 series The Boat (El Barco), for which she won Fotogramas de Plata Award for Best Television Actress and Ondas Award for Best Actress, as well as a nomination for TP de Oro Award for Best Actress. The Boat aired from 17 January 2011 to 21 February 2013. In the meantime, Suárez starred two films that both premiered at the 2012 Málaga Film Festival — the comedy drama Winning Streak (The Pelayos), along with Daniel Brühl, Lluís Homar and Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Imanol Uribe's post-war drama Orange Syrup (Miel de naranjas), alongside Ángela Molina and Nora Navas.
In 2013, Suárez appeared in I'm So Excited! (Los amantes pasajeros), an ensemble cast comedy film directed by Pedro Almodóvar. At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Suárez was awarded with the Trophée Chopard for Female Relevation of the Year for her work in acting; the award was presented to her by Colin Firth.
In 2014, Suárez portrayed Snow White in the eponymous episode of the television series Cuéntame un cuento (English: Tell Me a Story). In 2015, she starred the miniseries Los nuestros (English: The Ours) opposite Hugo Silva; the television series Carlos, rey emperador (English: Charles, King Emperor) as Isabella of Portugal; and films Perdiendo el Norte (English: Off Course), opposite her The Boarding School co-star Yon González, My Big Night (Mi gran noche) by Álex de la Iglesia, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the III Premios Feroz. and also Álex de la Iglesia's next film "El bar" 2017.
Suárez was named the Most Searched Performer on the Internet by the Fotogramas in 2011 and 2014, and was voted out as the best dressed celebrity at the 26th Goya Awards. In November of the same year, she was named the Woman of the Year by the Spanish edition of GQ.
Suárez was in a relationship with actor Javier Pereira from 2009 to 2011. She then dated and lived with her Winning Streak co-star Miguel Ángel Silvestre from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, Suárez briefly dated Spanish pop rock musician Dani Martín. Later from October 2015 to January 2018, she was in a relationship with actor Joel Bosqued.
|The Boarding School||El internado||2007||Julia Medina||TV series; 2007–10|
|Brain Drain||Fuga de cerebros||2009||Angel's voice||Voice|
|The Consul of Sodom||El cónsul de Sodoma||2009||Sandra|
|Neon Flesh||Carne de Neón||2010||Verónica|
|The Skin I Live In||La Piel que Habito||2011||Norma|
|The Boat||El barco||2011||Ainhoa Montero||TV series; 2011–13|
|Winning Streak||The Pelayos||2012||Ingrid|
|Orange Honey||Miel de naranjas||2012||Carmen|
|I'm So Excited||Los amantes pasajeros||2013||Ruth|
|Tell Me a Story||Cuéntame un cuento||2014||Snow White||TV series; 1 episode|
|The Ours||Los nuestros||2015||Isabel||TV miniseries|
|Off Course||Perdiendo el Norte||2015||Carla|
|Charles, King Emperor||Carlos, rey emperador||2015||Isabella of Portugal||TV miniseries|
|My Big Night||Mi gran noche||2015||Paloma|
|Bakery in Brooklyn||2016||Daniella|
|Lo que escondían sus ojos||2016||Sonsoles de Icaza||TV miniseries|
|Cable Girls||Las chicas del cable||2017-present||Lidia Aguilar Dávila / Alba Romero Méndez||Main role, 16 episodes|
|Cinema Week in Medina del Campo Awards||2012||Actress of the 21st Century||N/A||Won|
|Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Awards||2012||Best Television Actress||The Boat||Won|
|Fotogramas de Plata Awards||2010||Best Television Actress||The Boarding School||Won|
|2011||Best Television Actress||The Boat||Won|
|Most Searched Performer on the Internet||N/A||Won|
|Goya Awards||2011||Best New Actress||The Skin I Live In||Nominated|
|Monte-Carlo Television Festival Awards||2009||Golden Nymph for Best Actress – Drama||The Boarding School||Nominated|
|Neox Fan Awards||2012||Best Film Actress||Winning Streak||Won|
|2013||Best Television Actress||The Boat||Nominated|
|Most Attractive Couple
(with Miguel Ángel Silvestre)
|New Talent of Spanish Cinema Awards||2008||Best New Talent||The Boarding School
|2009||Best New Talent||The Boarding School
|Ondas Awards||2011||Best Actress||The Boat||Won|
|Premios Feroz||2015||Best Supporting Actress||My Big Night||Nominated|
|Premios Pétalo||2010||Best New Face||The Boarding School||Won|
|TP de Oro Awards||2011||Best Actress||The Boat||Nominated|
|Trophée Chopard||2013||Female Relevation of the Year||N/A||Won|