Born in Barcelona, Mar Saura started her career as a catwalk model and as the star of major advertising campaigns on both the Spanish and the international stage. These included Bulgari’s worldwide campaign for Save the Children, in which she was photographed by the prestigious Italian photographer Fabrizio Ferr.
When she came to the end of her busy modelling career, Mar Saura continued working with major designers and also made the transition to the small screen as a presenter and actor. After two years of hosting Mírame on Antena 3, Saura became the public face of the channel for six years, presenting a wide range of programmes and campaigns in 2000, 2001 and 2002, as well as hosting the special end-of-year programme on Televisión Española in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2015 and 2017 she hosted Televisión Española’s Especial Reyes.
Her first foray into Spanish cinema came at the invitation of Asegarce with the movie El Rey de la Granja. In 2009, the actor was asked by HBO to travel to Mexico to film Capadocia, which became a ratings leader throughout Latin America. In the same year, HBO chose her to represent the channel at the Emmy Awards in New York, presenting one of the prizes and thereby becoming the first Spanish woman in the history of the awards to present a prize in that category. It was then that the director Antonio Serrano chose to cast her in his movie Hidalgo Moliére.
Her most recent appearances in Spanish cinema are in Benito Zambrano’s The Beginning (2016), Marina Seresesky’s La Puerta Abierta (2016), Alfonso Sánchez’s El mundo es suyo (2018) and Inés de León’s ¿Qué te juegas? (2018).
Currently, in addition to her acting and modelling work, she has been commissioned as the public face and director of the advertising campaigns run by the insurance company GNP over the last four years – #VivirEsIncreíble.