Profile: Ines Sastre
Birth Date: November 21, 1973
Birth Place: Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain
Height: 5' 9"
Ines Sastre Biography
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 industry.
Ines currently lives in London.When not modeling and acting, she enjoys horseback riding, playing golf and swimming on her free time.
Ines Sastre Filmography
Lost City, The (2004)--Aurora
Volpone (2003) (TV)--Mosca
Io no (2003)--Laura
Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella (2001)--Bella cantante
Vercingétorix (aka Druids) (2001)--Epona
Un amor de Borges (2000)--Estela
"Comte de Monte Cristo, Le" (aka "Count of Monte Cristo, The") (1998) (mini) TV Series--Haidée
Testimone dello sposo, Il (aka Best Man, The) (1998)--Francesca Babini
Al di là delle nuvole (aka Beyond the Clouds) (1995)--Carmen
Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia (aka Joan of Arc of Mongolia) (1989)--Giovanna
Fuga dal paradiso (aka Escape from Paradise) (1988) (TV)--Beatrice
Dorado, El (1988)--Elvira
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