Introducing Blanca Suárez from Pedro Almodóvar's "The Skin I Live In"

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Not many 23-year-olds can say they star in a film helmed by renowned director Pedro Almodóvar. Luckily for Blanca Suárez, she can.

The Spanish actress stars alongside Antonio Banderas in La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), an eccentric horror film based on Tarantula, a novel by late French writer Thierry Jonquet. In the film, Suárez plays Norma Ledgard, Banderas’ daughter, who is ushered into psychiatric treatment after witnessing her mother’s suicide.

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The gorgeous actress's career began with a role in 2008’s Eskalofrío (Shiver), a horror-thriller film. Spanish director Guillermo Del Toro produced Eskalofrío – not bad for Suárez’s career start. The actress has also appeared in multiple shorts and series, including the Spanish television drama-thriller El Internado Laguna Negra (The Black Lagoon Boarding School), about a group of teenage students at a fictional boarding school in a forest. 

Suárez’s lengthening credit list has not gone unnoticed. In 2009, she won the Rostro Revelación prize in the San Sebastian Festival and was nominated for Best Drama Actress in the Monte Carlo Television Festival that same year. Last year, Suárez was awarded the Personaje Pantalla in Pantalla Semanal magazine and Best TV Actress in Fotogramas Awards. And of course – one cannot deny how beautiful she is. Suárez has been featured in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Elle and her face graced a campaign by Pantene Style.

The actress already had three more films lined up, one of which is Stockholm, directed by Salvadorian-born Imanol Uribe. The actress stars alongside Spanish actor Javier Pereira in the film – and Suárez is set to star in Uribe’s next film, titled Miel de Naranjas (The Honey of Oranges). It seems as though after starring in Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In, Suárez’s career can only ascend from here.

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