Ines Sastre was born on November 21,
1973, in Valladolid, Spain. Her film career all started when a 12-year-old
Ines went to audition for a fast-food commercial with a friend, and she
was cast in the commercial. It was hard not to notice the hazel-eyed
brunette, and director Carlos Saura sure took notice. He knew she'd be
perfect for the role of Elvira in the 1987 film, El Dorado.
Just as her career as an actress was beginning to take off, Ines won
Elite's "Look of the Year" contest, but, Ines chose to continue with
academics and put her modeling career aside.
Her refusal to sign the modeling contract with Elite and instead receive
her university degree from La Sorbonne is a condemnable act, however, she
did not have much to worry about, as she had a string of opportunities
lined up for her after graduation.
In the meantime, the Spanish beauty did appear in several movies. She
landed the role of Giovanna in 1988's Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia and played
Beatrice in 1990's Fuga dal Paradiso (Escape from Paradise).
Once she received her university diploma, Ines went back to work full-time
as an actress and model. In the world of acting, she appeared in such
films as Al di la delle nuvole (Beyond the Clouds) and the American
romantic comedy Sabrina, starring Harrison Ford. Ines also starred as
herself in a documentary about the film Beyond the Clouds.
Proving that she had talent as an actress, Ines also proved that she could
make it as a model. Her work in commercials for names like Rodier and Max
Factor, and ads for American Legend, Ann Taylor, Bally, J. Crew, and J.P.
Tod's, paled in comparison to the heavy duty contract she received in
1996. Ines signed a 3-year contract with Lancôme, becoming the next face
for its fragrance "Trésor," a title model/actress Isabella Rossellini had
previously held. Signed with Next in New York City and in Paris, Ines has
also strutted her stuff down the runways for designers such as: Hervé
Leger, Jean Paul Gaulthier, Mulberry, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Marc
Jacobs, and Fendi.
She has also graced the cover of Elle (France, Spain, Argentina,
Australia, and Sweden editions), Glamour, and Vogue (Spain, Australia and
Holland editions), just to name a few.
Additional accolades for her beauty are the Natural Beauty trophy, which
Ines received at the 1997 Fashion Awards in Paris, and her appearance in
the 1997 Pirelli calendar, which is truly a great honor in the fashion
Ines currently lives in London.When not modeling and acting, she enjoys
horseback riding, playing golf and swimming on her free time.
Cena per farli conoscere, La
(2007) .... Ines Lanza
The Lost City (2005) .... Aurora Fellove
Volpone (2003) (TV) .... Colomba Bertuccio
Io no (2003) .... Laura
Vidocq (2001) .... Préah
... aka Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (USA: DVD title)
Misión en Marbella (2001) .... Bella cantante
... aka Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella (Spain)
... aka Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (International: English
Vercingétorix (2001) .... Epona
... aka Druids (Canada: English title)
... aka Vercingétorix, la légende du druide roi (France)
Un amor de Borges (2000) .... Estela
"Comte de Monte Cristo, Le" (1998) (mini) TV Series .... Haidée
... aka Conte di Montecristo, Il (Italy)
... aka Graf von Monte Christo, Der (Germany)
... aka The Count of Monte Cristo (USA)
Testimone dello sposo, Il (1998) .... Francesca Babini
... aka The Best Man (USA: cable TV title)
Sabrina (1995) .... Model
... aka Sabrina (Germany)
Al di là delle nuvole (1995) (as Ines Sastre) .... Carmen
... aka Al di là delle nuvole (Italy)
... aka Beyond the Clouds (USA)
... aka Jenseits der Wolken (Germany)
... aka Par-delà les nuages (France)
Fuga dal paradiso (1991) (TV) .... Beatrice
... aka Escape from Paradise
... aka Flight from Paradise
... aka Fuite au paradis, La (France: theatrical title)
Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia (1989) .... Giovanna
... aka Joan of Arc of Mongolia
Dorado, El (1988) .... Elvira
... aka A peso d'oro (Italy)