Maribel Martin was born María Isabel Martínez on November 1, 1954 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. Maribel made her acting debut at age seven in the film “Tres de la Cruz Roja” (1961),a film directed by Fernado Palacios. She had a career as a child actress in films like: “La Gran Familia” (1962), by Fernando Palacios and “El Camino” (1963) directed by Ana Mariscal. At the end of the 1960s, she took more important roles in films like: “La Residencia” (1969) by Narciso Ibanez “Serrador and La Cera Virgen” (1971) directed by Jose Maria Forque. She had her first starring role in “La Novia Ensangrentada” under the direction of Vicente Aranda. During the 1970s she concentrated her work in the theater and television. Among her films of this period are: “Los Viajes Escolares” (1973) directed by Jaime Chavarri; “La Espada Negra” (1976) film directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta and “Campana del Infierno” (1973) by Claudio Guerin.
After her starring role in “Ultimas Tardes con Teresa” (1983) directed by Gonzalo Herralde, she created the production company Ganesh Films with actor Julian Mateos and from then on she has taken roles in some of their production: “Los Santos Inocentes” (1984), by Mario Camus and “El Nino de la Luna” (1989), a film directed by Agusti Villaronga. Her most recent film is “Engendro” (2005) under the direction of Luis Cabeza.
Her only Euro-western was in the role of Sarah the Mormon girl in 1966’s “The Big Gundown” with Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian.