Born in Madrid in 1963, she studied at the Higher Royal School of Dramatic Art where she began a successful theatre career. This has earned her such recognition as the La Celestina and Max awards for "Madre, el drama padre", the Max, Union of Actors and Teatro de Rojas awards for "Como en los mejores familias" or the Miguel Mihura and Union of Actors awards for "La hija del aire", by the prestigious director Jorge Lavelli. She has appeared in some thirty theatre productions. At present she is starring in "Hamlet", directed by Tomaz Pandur, with whom she also worked in "Barroco". José Carlos Plaza directed her in "After Play" by Brian Friel, which was a huge success, and Andrés Lima directed her in "Hamelin", by Juan Mayorga. Very popular thanks to the TV series "Siete Vidas", Blanca has also worked in fifteen films, with directors such as Milos Forman ("Goya's Ghost"), Agustín Diaz Yanes ("Alatriste"), Belén Macías ("My Prison Yard") and Gracia Querejeta ("Siete mesas de billar francés"). In 2005, she began her collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar in "Volver". She was nominated for a Goya as Best Newcomer for "El color de las nubes" (Mario Camus) and as Best Supporting Actress for "Volver". She won the Union of Actors award inthat category for the film. At the Cannes Festival, she received the Best Actress award ex aequo with the rest of the actresses for "Volver" and the Silver Conch for Best Actress at the San Sebastian Festival for "Siete mesas de billar francés".