“Money Heist” actors or actresses have found fame thanks to the international recognition that the series has gotten since its international release in 2019. With the characters bearing names of famous cities, it is easy to tell who is who and follow their individual stories.
This led to many viewers taking interest in not just the show and its characters but also the actors or actresses portraying them. Who is the most famous “Money Heist” actor? You do not have to guess; here is a complete list of the top ten.
10. Esther Acebo – Mónica Gaztambide / Stockholm
Stockholm features one of the most convincing character arcs on the show, and the actress who played the role has since become an international star. Before the crime drama, Acebo made her acting debut on TV in the 2011 fantasy series “Ángel o Demonio”, leaving her earlier roles as a TV program host. She later acted in another film titled “Los Encantados (The Enchanted Ones)”.
9. Pedro Alonso – Andrés de Fonollosa / Berlin
At one time, Berlin was the most famous “Money Heist” character, but the show’s focus has since shifted from him to other characters. Yet, the man behind the fictional character, Pedro Alonso, is still quite well known.
He won the Award of the Spanish Actors Union in the Television: Supporting Performance (Male) category in 2018. His seeming brilliance from the show is no fluke as Alonso, in real life, is ambidextrous and speaks Spanish, Galician, Catalan and English. Since his role as Berlin, he has also co-starred in Amazon Prime Video’s 2018 drama series “Diablo Guardián” and plays the lead role in the 2019 Spanish mystery thriller “The Silence of the Marsh”.
8. Alvaro Morte – Sergio Marquina / The Professor / Salvador “Salva” Martín
It is quite a surprise that “The Professor” is not the most popular actor in the “Money Heist” series. However, considering that the early parts of the show had him in hiding most of the time, it is understandable.
Morte initially started studying for a degree in communications engineering before he switched to dramatic art. He mostly played small roles in TV shows and films until the 2017 heist crime thriller changed his career. In 2019, he won the Award of the Spanish Actors Union for Television: Lead Performance (Male).
7. Jamie Lorente – Ricardo / Daniel Ramos / Denver
Before his international fame, Lorente won the Best Actor Award in the first edition of the María Jesús Sirvent Awards for his role in a theatre production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus. Many may never hear of him if he was not the eccentric Denver in La casa de Papel.
Riding on that fame, Jamie Lorente got another role on the Netflix Original Series “Élite” released in 2018. He is also on the cast for Amazon Prime Video historical series “El Cid”. The actor also has a book of poems that he published in 2020.
6. Miguel Herran – Aníbal Cortés / Rio
Herran was one of the first actors that early “Money Heist” fans fell in love with for the seeming boyish innocence he portrayed as Aníbal Cortés or Rio. He stars alongside Lorente in the “Elite” series.
The actor was the winner of the 2016 Goya Award for Best New Actor for his role in the drama film “Nothing in Return”. He also recently played Ángel in the Spanish crime thriller “Hasta el Cielo (Sky High)”.
5. Maria Pedraza – Alison Parker
Pedraza only appeared in the first two seasons of “Money Heist”, but she is among the top five most popular actors or actresses from the series. The Gen Z actress, born in 1996, was discovered through her Instagram page.
After an early part in the 2017 film “AMAR”, she got her shot as Alison Parker in the widely watched TV series. She is also the third actor on this list to be cast in Netflix’s “Elite” series.
4. Itziar Ituño – Raquel Murillo / Lisbon
Lisbon is another interesting character on the show that displayed a complete behavioural turnaround like Stockholm’s, mentioned at the beginning.
The Basque Country-born star is not just an actress but a singer as well. She sung for three different bands and had made her acting debut in 1997. Between 2001 and 2015, she was in a soap opera titled “Goenkale”, which was popular in Basque.
3. Najwa Nimri – Alicia Sierra
Like Ituño, Nimri is also a singer and had started a band named Najwajean with Spanish DJ and record producer Carlos Jean. She has three solo albums as well.
No doubt, what you know her for is her role as Sierra, the pregnant inspector of the National Police Corps. Besides the popular series, she has been acting since 1995 and was nominated for the 33rd edition of Goya Awards for Best Actress for her role in “Quién te cantará”. Additionally, she voiced Kate Laswell in the 2019 video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”.
2. Úrsula Corberó – Silene Oliveira / Tokyo
Many argue that Tokyo is the most famous “Money Heist” character because the first two seasons had her voice as the narrator. Her dynamic performance as a ‘hellraiser’ also earned her the 2018 ATV Awards for Best Actress.
Úrsula Corberó is a big-time actress known for playing Ruth Gómez in “Física o química” (2008–2010), Margarita de Austria in the TV series “Isabel” (2014) and Marta in the comedy film “Cómo Sobrevivir a una Despedida” (2015).
Since her fame in “La casa de Papel”, the actress has been getting more international jobs. In 2021, she will play the Baroness in “Snake Eyes”, a spin-off from the “G.I. Joe” film series. Corberó was also in the music video of “Un Día (One Day)”, a song by J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy.
1. Alba Flores – Ágata Jiménez / Nairobi
Alba Flores is the most famous “Money Heist” actor or actress. She started acting in 2005 and has since played part in TV series like “El comisario” (2006), “The Ulysses Syndrome” (2008), “El Tiempo entre costuras (The Time in Between)” (2013), and “Vis a Vis (Locked Up)” (2015).
As Nairobi, Flores won the heart of viewers with her breathtaking performance. In 2020, the actress won the Platino Awards for Ibero American Cinema for Best Supporting Actress.
Note: We calculated ranking by comparing internet queries about the “Money Heist” actors and actresses.