Raquel Murillo

Raquel Murillo is a fictional character in the Netflix series Money Heist, portrayed by Itziar Ituño. She is an inspector for the National Police Corps who is put in charge of the investigation until she is forced to resign, after which she joins the group of robbers.

The character

Raquel is an inspector for the National Police Corps tasked with negotiating with the robbers in parts 1 and 2. However, during the negotiations, she meets the Professor, who introduces himself to her in a bar under the name Salvador Martín, and embarks on a relationship with him. She falls in love with him to the point of choosing to follow him instead of arresting him, spurred on when she is embarrassed and shunned by her colleagues for bad decisions she made while in charge of the investigation, and becomes a member of the gang. Like the rest of the gang members, she takes the name of a city to hide her identity.


Ituño described Raquel as a "strong and powerful woman in a world of men, but also sensitive in her private life". She took inspiration from The Silence of the Lambs character Clarice Starling, an FBI student with a messy family life who develops sympathies for a criminal. Creator Álex Pina saw Raquel's story as a formerly abused wife falling in love with the Professor "as very powerful, very romantic". That they come from two opposite sides was "intended to enhance the genre" and something that the producers "wanted to exploit".