Martha Higareda is living the life of a star, the life she dreamt of when she was only a girl. She is famous in her country, Mexico and has also managed to extend her popularity abroad as well. Although modeling isn’t listed in her resume, the astonishing beauty would easily pass for one any day.
Who is Martha Higareda?
Martha Elba Higareda Cervantes is profoundly into the movie business as an actress, producer, and scriptwriter. She is from Mexico and was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, on August 24, 1983. She grew up with the zeal for acting, which didn’t come as a surprise to most people because acting runs in the blood of the females in her family. It would be safe to say she grew up in an acting family, her mother and her younger sister are both in the movie business as well.
Here are 5 Facts You Need To Know about Martha Higareda
1. Her Family
Martha grew up with her parents, José Luis Higareda and Martha Cervantes, and her siblings Miriam Higareda, José Luis Higareda, and Luis Daniel Higareda. Her father, José Luis Higareda is an artist and a therapist while her mother Martha Cervantes is an actress, which implies that Martha didn’t just get her mother’s name, she also got her passion for acting.
Her sister, Miriam Higareda is also an actress. Coincidentally the two sisters were born on the same date but with a year interval. Miriam was born on August 24, 1984. But it’s no coincidence that the sisters are into acting, as it is something they have always wanted to do since they were little girls. But unlike Martha, Miriam’s acting career has mostly been restricted to Mexico and Mexican films.
2. Martha Higareda’s Career
Her career in acting knows no boundaries, she started acting when she was very young and her inspiration comes from her actress mother. Martha grew up in her local town, in Tabasco, where she learned to tap dance, the dancing steps of flamenco and other dance styles.
In 1997, she moved to the big city to pursue a career as an actress. While in Mexico City, the actress got accepted into El Tecnologico de Monterrey to study communication, she was 15 years old at the time. Not long after, she started attending acting school after she left the university.
When Martha was 15 years old, she made her screen debut when she anchored Disney’s Zapping Zone. A year later, she got the opportunity to play the role of Gael Garcia’s girlfriend, Cecilia Huerta in Y Tu Mamá También. However, the excess nudity scenes in the film made it improper for Martha to be involved in the film as she was 16 during the time of the shooting, meaning she was underage and the role was taken from her.
She landed her first major role in 2002 when she starred as Renata in a film directed by Fernando Sariñana, titled Amarte Duele. Her excellent acting in the movie helped boost her popularity and earned her the nickname Mexican Sweetheart. She won the award for MTV movies favorite actress award and The Silver Goddess award for her role in Amarte Duele.
In 2006, Martha played the role of Maria in the award-winning film, Sexo, Amor Y Otras Pervensiones. Her role in the film which translates to Sex, Love And Other Perversions earned her another Silver Goddess award. She also starred as Elisa in Fuera del Cielo and it earned her a nomination in the Mexican Academy Awards category for the best supporting actress.
The following year, she starred in a film which was produced by American film production company, Columbia Pictures, titled Niñas Mal. In the same year, she was cast in her first American film, Borderland, which was produced by Lionsgate. It was in the same period that she met Craig Shapiro who advised her to move down to Los Angeles. So in 2008, she came to live in Hollywood, where she would learn to write scripts.
After some time in the United States, Martha Higareda went back to Mexico with 3 finished scripts and there she produced her first film working independently, titled The Presento A Laura. She played the lead role in the film as Laura. Since her first production, she has gone on to produce several more films like 3 Idiotas, a Mexican remake of the Indian film 3 Idiots.
3. Her Love Life
Back in 2007, Martha used to date Canadian actor and Dracula star, Keanu Reeves but the pair has since ended their relationship. She then started to date actor Cory Brusseau in 2011. They initially ended their dating relationship in 2015 but got back together in the same year and on May 8, 2016, the couple got married in Hawaii.
4. Salary and Net Worth
The actress has gained quite a fortune from her decades-long career as an actress. With most of her films making a major hit in the box office, it won’t be surprising if her annual earnings run in millions. However, some online sources put her net worth around $3 Million. Her amazing performances in several films earned her a Silver Goddess Award for two times at the MTV movies favorite actress award.
5. Height, Weight
Nicknamed Mexican Sweetheart, Martha is 5 feet 3 inches tall with an amazingly slim body that weighs 53kg.