Height : 5'9 (1m75)

Bust : 33 (83)

Waist : 25 (63)

Hips : 34 (86 1/2)

Hair : Dark Brown

Eyes : Hazel

Ines' perfect face

Born in Valladolid (and not in Madrid) the 21st of November 1973, Ines was quickly registered in a bilingual school (french-spanish). It's the reason why she speaks french fluently (but she also speaks perfectly italian and english).

One day, when she was 12, she went with a friend to a casting for a fast-food commercial. She was selected and thanks to this commercial, Carlos Saura noticed her and chose her to play in "El dorado" with Lambert Wilson (1987).

Then, in 1989, she won the Elite supermodel contest, the famous look of the year. But, and I think it happened only once, she refused to sign the contract with the agency because she prefered to continue her studies. Three years later, she moved to Paris to start her university studies (in La Sorbonne University).

Ines with the Dalai Lama

The next years were very busy : a training period at the Unesco, a degree in french literature, a movie with Antonioni ("Beyond the clouds"), a lot of commercials (Vivelle, Rodier, Max Factor, Chaumet etc...), a lot of "défilés" (Chanel, Michel Klein, Genny, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Corinne Cobson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Fendi, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel...).

But, the main event for Ines in 1996 was the 3 years contract with Lancôme : Ines became the new face of Trésor, the famous perfume, succeeding Isabella Rossellini.

Ines in "Beyond the clouds"

This contract allowed Ines to organize her life as she wants. So, though she had received a lot of scrips or movie proposals after "Beyond the clouds", she only started to do her new movie in April 1997 : "Il testimone dello sposo". The director is Pupi Avati and the name of Ines' character is Francesca Babini. It takes place in the beginning of the century, her favourite epoch. It's a romantic movie and we can see Ines wearing a beautiful wedding-dress! Ines loves costume movies!

After the summer holidays, she continued her graduate studies in medieval literature which turned on troubadours' songs. Ines is fascinated by the Middle Ages: she's even able to sing the Perceval legend in old-french!

Her next movie was, for television, "Le comte de Monte-Cristo" with Gérard Depardieu.

A big surprise for Ines' fans in early July 1997: she dyed her hair into light auburn for the needs of a commercial. Fortunately, it was only for a few days!

In October, Ines won the natural beauty trophy at the '97 Fashion Awards in Paris. In 1998, Ines became the Lancôme face throughout the world and tried to devote more time to her part as Unicef ambassadress.

Two shooting occured in 1999. In Spring, Ines did a movie in Argentina with director Javier Torre : she acts the role of Argentinian writer Estela Canto, a friend of Jorge Luis Borges. In October, she started to shoot a new movie in Bulgaria with Christophe Lambert and director Jacques Dorfmann: she has the leading female role in this movie about the Gallic chief Vercingetorix.

In 2000, Ines was selected as the leading host of the Italian Music Festival of San Remo (21st/26th of February). It's a kind of consecration for Ines which underlines her popularity in Italy. More informations are available in the San Remo Festival site.

During the summer of this year, she did the shooting of "Vidocq", a movie directed by Pitof in the surroundings of Paris with Gérard Depardieu and Guillaume Canet.

The last quarter of 2000 is marked by the comeback of Ines in the spanish film business : she shooted "Torrente 2, Mision en Marbella", a comedy directed by Santiago Segura. Torrente is a famous spanish detective who falls in love with a singer played by Ines...

Ines during the making of "Il testimone dello sposo"

The following years were still very active with her work with Lancôme and with various projects, mainly in France and in Italy like the movie "Io No". But the milestone year is without any doubt 2006 ! During this year, her movie with Andy Garcia, "The Lost City" was released. And, in April, she married her friend Alexandro Corrias in the Brompton Oratory Church of Chelsea.

Ines during her wedding ceremony

In August 2006, she gave birth to her first son, Diego. The year after, she divorced her husband. But after a pause in her professional life due to her pregnancy, she has resumed since 2007 her huge activity : she is now the face of Zapa and of the Australian sea pearls Kailis. And of course, she has a lot of pending movie or modelling projects!

Ines with her son, Diego

A few more infos :

  • She lives in London but, in fact, she travels a lot and comes back often to Paris, Roma...
  • She has one sister, Candelas, who is 3 years older.
  • Her mother is the publisher of the Prado catalog.
  • Her favourite designers are Armani, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Helmut Lang, Ralph Lauren....
  • She likes playing golf, riding horse and swimming.
  • Her favourite music is Italian Opera. But she also likes Rickie Lee Jones, Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
  • She met the Dalaï-Lama.
  • She refused to play in l'Amant (the movie of Jean-Jacques Annaud).
  • Two of her favourite towns are Venice and St Petersburg.
  • Her favourite heroine is Anna Karenine.
  • She's very fond of comics (particularly of Tintin).
  • Her favourite gem is ruby.
  • Her favourite colors are red and blue turquoise.
  • She's a believer and she goes to church.
  • Her favourite movie is Morte a Venezia, directed by Luchino Visconti with Dirk Bogarde and Silvana Mangano. She also likes the movies with Sean Connery and Bette Davis.
  • She wishes to do a movie with Jane Campion.
  • She's very fond of cars (especially M.G. cars).
  • Her favourite flower is the rose.
  • Her favourite painters are Picasso and Velazquez : she loves visiting painting exhibition.
  • She loves pasta.
  • The supermodels she admires are Isabella Rossellini, of course, and Christy Turlington.
  • Her lucky charm is the box of Palm Sunday.
  • She loves the beauty of the landscape of Kenya and of Tanzania.
  • She loves wearing pyjamas.
  • Her favourite boutiques are Voyage (177, Fulham Road, London SW3) and Sanghai Tang (New York).
  • Her agency is PIK S.L.
    Paz Ibañez
    00 34 659 920 255

Biography written by François-Xavier Overstake.

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