Itziar Ituño

Itziar Ituño Martínez is a Basque actress. She is best known for her role as Inspector Raquel Murillo in the Spanish television series Money Heist.

Early life

Ituño was born in Basauri, on June 18, 1974. She studied acting at the Basauri Theater School and also graduated in urban-industrial and political sociology from the University of the Basque Country.


Ituño's first appearance was in the Basque film Agur Olentzero, agur which was released in 1997.
In 2001 she got a role in the soap opera Goenkale. In this television series, she played Nekane Beitia, a lesbian policewoman from the fictional village of Arralde. She played the role until 2015, when the show was canceled. This role increased her visibility in the Basque Country.
She continued to work as an actress, starring in the films Loreak and Igelak, released in 2015 and 2016 respectively. In 2017, she starred in the television series La casa de papel in the role of Raquel Murillo, a police negotiator.
In addition to her film, television, and theater roles, she is also a singer in three bands: Dangiliske, EZ3, and INGOT.
On 26 September 2017, she was a presenter of the Basque Film Gala and the EITB Gala for the 65th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
It was announced in May 2020 that Ituño will make her English language debut in the British animated short film Salvation Has No Name, due for release in 2020.