Ursula Corbero

Ursula Corbero
Ursula Corbero
Real name:
Úrsula Corberó Delgado
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(34 y.o.)
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5'4 ft ()
115 lb (52 kg)
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Biography of Ursula Corbero

Ursula Corbero Delgado is a Spanish actress who gained worldwide fame for her role as Tokyo in the series "La casa de papel" (Money Heist). Currently, the young woman is actively conquering Hollywood and will undoubtedly soon occupy a deserved place alongside Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, and other stars of Spanish origin.
Ursula Corbero
Ursula Corbero

Childhood and Youth

The future actress was born in a suburb of Barcelona, into a simple Spanish family. Her father, Pedro Corbero, was engaged in furniture making, while her mother, Esther Delgado, managed the household and raised the children.
Ursula Corbero as a child
Ursula Corbero as a child
Ursula has an older sister named Monica, who Esther gave birth to when she was only seventeen years old. Because of this, the young girl was expelled from school, and the young mother was forced to sell fish and mattresses, clean floors at a dental clinic, and make bouquets at a flower shop to support herself and her child.

Later, she met a good and decent man who wholeheartedly fell in love with her and little Monica. Pedro Corbero married Esther and became a father figure to the young girl. A year later, their daughter Ursula was born.
Despite their modest financial means, Ursula's parents did their best to ensure that their daughters could realize their talents. Ursula, for example, declared at the age of six that she was going to become an actress - she watched entertainment shows on television without a break, sang and danced, imitating artists, and constantly insisted that she wanted to get there too. Her mother did not discourage the child, on the contrary, she took the girl to dance and vocal classes, and when Ursula grew up a little, she enrolled her in acting classes.
Úrsula Corberó from 1 to 30 years old | La casa de papel | Netflix
To take her daughter to castings, Esther took days off at her own expense. They had to endure huge queues, often without success, but sometimes little Ursula was invited to shoot in commercials. At the age of thirteen, the girl finally got her first real movie role - she played ten-year-old Maria in the Catalan series "Mirall trencat". The debut was successful, and over the next three years, Ursula appeared in several more local television series.

Acting Career

The first popularity to the young actress was brought by the role of the rebellious and disobedient schoolgirl Ruth Gomez in the youth series "Física o química". This was a project of the national television, later adapted in many countries.
Ursula (on the right) in the role of Ruth Gomez
Ursula (on the right) in the role of Ruth Gomez
The filming lasted from 2008 to 2011, and for her participation in the six seasons, Ursula received several awards, including Best Actress in TV Series and TV Shows. It is worth noting that in this project, she also stood out as a vocalist - her voice can be heard in the main musical theme of the film, which was performed by the group "Cinco de Enero".

After such success, Ursula was invited to big-screen movies. She played Belen, a medical school student in the suspenseful Spanish horror film "Paranormal Xperience 3D", Beatriz de la Torro in the historical drama "14 de abril. La República", Margaret of Austria in the large-scale historical project "Isabel", and a dozen other roles in feature films and series.
A still from 14 de abril. La República
A still from 14 de abril. La República
In 2012, Ursula made her theatrical debut in the play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", which she took on a tour of cities in Spain. But the real wave of success hit the actress in 2017 when she appeared in the series "La casa de papel".
Ursula on the theater stage
Ursula on the theater stage
In the series "La casa de papel", Ursula played the audacious and desperate robber Silene Oliveira, nicknamed Tokyo, who, as part of a criminal gang, decides to rob the Royal Mint of Spain. However, money is not the main focus of the series - as the plot unfolds, the robbery turns into a protest against the system, a struggle for the lives of friends, and a test of the resilience of the main characters themselves.
Ursula Corbero as Tokyo
Ursula Corbero as Tokyo
Interestingly, the creators of Ursula's screen character were inspired by the image of Mathilda from the film "Leon: The Professional": a classic bob haircut, straight bangs, and a velvet black choker around the neck. And after the release of the series, the actress herself became a new style icon, wisely deciding not to change such a successfully chosen image.
The Final Scene of Money Heist
An interesting narrative decision was the fact that Tokyo's voice is heard both on and off-screen, and viewers follow the events through her eyes. Thanks to this technique, Ursula's character becomes almost the main participant in the gang and does not give in to her brutal male accomplices.

In parallel with her work on "Money Heist", the actress played the lead roles in the drama "El árbol de la sangre" and in the second season of the British-American series "Snatch". In 2016, she decided to try herself as a model and appeared in a advertising campaign for SPRINGFIELD together with Mario Casas.
Springfield commercial
In 2018, Ursula was invited by the fashion house Bvlgari to present the collection of luxurious diamond jewelry, Fiorever. Later, the actress became the face of several fashion brands, promoting cosmetics, clothing, bags, and glasses.

In 2020, she participated in the filming of the summer collection for Jacquemus and also appeared in the music video for the song "Un Dia" by popular pop artists Dua Lipa, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Tainy.
J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy - UN DIA (ONE DAY)

Ursula Corbero's relationships

The personal life of Ursula Corbero is as bright and eventful as her professional career. Her first romantic relationship began on the set of the series "Física o química", where, according to Ursula, everything was conducive to romance. The chosen one of the actress was Israel Rodriguez, who played the role of Borja Arteaga. Their romance lasted for three years, after which Ursula was noticed in the company of tennis player Feliciano Lopez.
Ursula Corbero and Andres Velencoso
Ursula Corbero and Andres Velencoso
From 2013 to 2015, Ursula dated actor Andres Velencoso. However, while filming the series "Embassy," she met Argentinean Chino Darin, and they have been inseparable ever since.

The son of Argentine actor Ricardo Darin became the perfect man for Ursula. In addition, he is a great photographer and thanks to him, Ursula's Instagram is regularly filled with spectacular photos. Chino also took the most active part in creating the video for the song "Un dia", in which his beloved starred.
Ursula Corbero and Chino Darin
Ursula Corbero and Chino Darin
The tabloids closely follow the couple's relationship and call them the "Latin American version of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in the late 90s." Chino's family immediately approved of their son's choice, and Ursula's parents are also delighted with their daughter's partner. However, there is no talk of a wedding yet - the lovers have not even acquired a common home and live between Buenos Aires and Madrid.

Ursula Corbero now

In September 2021, the long-awaited premiere of the final fifth season of "Money Heist" took place. Since 2017, the series had remained the most popular non-English-language project on the Netflix platform, until it was surpassed by the South Korean thriller "Squid Game" in October 2021.

Ursula said goodbye to her on-screen character with a light heart, as Hollywood and a new exciting role in the action film "G. I. Joe: Snake Eyes" awaited her. In it, Corbero appeared as the sexy villainess Baroness, alongside famous actors such as Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, and Samara Weaving.
A still from G. I. Joe: Snake Eyes
A still from G. I. Joe: Snake Eyes

Interesting facts

  • Ursula actively defends women's rights. As an example, she always cites the story of her mother, who, after giving birth to a child at the age of seventeen, faced societal disapproval and became practically an outcast. In 2018, the celebrity participated in the #AbortoLegalYa campaign, calling for the legalization of abortions in Argentina. Additionally, the actress is heavily involved in charity work and regularly donates a portion of her earnings to funds for cancer patients.
  • On her social media platforms, Ursula posts social videos and posts, thereby drawing public attention to important issues such as global warming and other topics essential to humanity. Thanks to Ursula, this vital information reaches a massive audience, as she has over 20 million followers on Instagram alone.
  • The show "Money Heist" was originally conceived as a one-season project and was a complete story. However, after it was acquired and shown by Netflix, viewers immediately demanded a continuation, and the series became a global phenomenon - the most popular non-English language project, holding the top positions on the platform for six years.
  • The storyline written for Tokyo in the series is essentially the story of a matured Mathilda from "Leon: The Professional," and this idea came to the director's mind only when he saw Ursula. Originally, the character was supposed to be a much older woman who had been in combat and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.