Born in Mexico City, Blanca Guerra began her studies in odontology. After realizing that her true vocation was theater and acting, she abandoned her studies and joined UNAM’s University Theater. In 1979, Blanca debuted as a theater actress and became one of the most recognized Mexican actresses.
Blanca Guerra is multifaceted. Her talent has taken her from the small screen to the national and international film industry, becoming the president of the Mexican Academy of Arts and Film Sciences.
In spite of her long career in television, it was with the movie Loca de los milagros (1975) with which not only her film career began, but also consecrated her artistic fame. She has been nominee for the Ariel with Un embrujo (1998), Principio y fin (1993), Días difíciles (1987), and El imperio de la fortuna (1986), directed by Arturo Ripstein and based on a story by Juan Rulfo, for which she received her first Ariel prize.
Acknowledge for her talent and beauty, her other highlights films include Motel (1984), Danzón (1991), directed by María Novaro, Salón México (1996), her outstanding performance in Santa sangre (1989) by the controversial director Alejandro Jodorowsky, En un claroscuro de luna (1999), Mientras me muero (2003), Niñas Mal (2006), Kada kien su Karma (2008), Bajo la sal (2008) and La venganza del valle de las muñecas (2009).
She has also participated in several productions in Hollywood, including Clear and Present Danger (1994), Walker (1987) -with Harrison Ford-, Eréndira (1983) -a script wrote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez-, and La segua (1984). She has worked with important directors and producers, such as Ismael Rodríguez, Felipe Cazals, Alfredo Gurrola, Carlos Carrera, and Sergei Bondarchuk. Due to her long trajectory, her talent and her education as actress, in 2018 she became a member of the Academy in Hollywood.
Blanca Guerra expressed during the Monterrey Film Festival “It is not the prize that counts, but the reason why you are given it, and if it is for a work that you appreciate and is good.” She also declared that in order to work in this field, one must be convinced of the interpretation to be performed; as long as you do no not feel betrayed, there is a character for which you will feel satisfied.