Bio / Info
The daughter of a retailer and a hairdresser, Monica and her two siblings grew up in the predominantly working-class suburb of Alcobendas, just north of Madrid. The sisters distinguished themselves as promising young dancers, and they both received professional instruction; Penelope attended Spainís National Conservatory, while Monica enrolled in The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to study traditional ballet and flamenco. Monica stayed with RAD for seven years until, in 2002, she decided to follow Penelopeís lead and become an actress. Monica was Penelope's body double for the 2011 film PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES because her sister was pregnant at the time.