Martha Elba Higareda Cervantes (born August 24, 1983) is a Mexican actress.
Higareda was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, the daughter of actress Martha Cervantes and artist Jose Luis Higareda, and sister of the actress Miriam Higareda. Her debut was participating in various plays like Bang, Don Juan Tenorio, La Fonda de las Siete Cabrillas, La Casa de Té en la Luna de Agosto, Mujercitas, Muerte Que Te Quiero Muerte, La Corbata, Flores Para Chava Flores and Niñas Mal. She also appeared in diverse advertising campaigns and video clips. It is not until 1999, when she receives her first professional debut as a show hostess in Disney Channel’s "Zapping Zone". After that she also appeared in other Mexican soaps like Carita de Ángel and "Cara o Cruz."
In 2002, Higareda finally appeared in her first movie as a protagonist. The movie "Amarte Duele", directed by Fernando Sariñana, in which she shares credits with Luis Fernando Peña and Alfonso Herrera. A year after, she debut as a protagonist in the Mexican soap opera, "Enamórate", TV Azteca Mexican TV chain, next to Yahir, where she also shared credits with Martha Cristiana, Fernando Sarfati, and Amara Villafuerte. In 2004, she participates in another protagonist for “Las Juanas” another of TV Azteca’s soap opera.
In 2005, Higareda returned with the movie "Siete Días", next to Jaime Camil, in which she interprets a girl whose dream is to make U2 come to the city of Monterrey, in less than a week. She also appeared in the Mexican movie, “Fuera del Cielo” which was first named "El Malboro y el Cucú". In 2007, she came with her latest production "Niñas Mal", directed by Fernando Sariñana where she shared credits with Camila Sodi and Ximena Sariñana. She also finished the production of a movie named "Borderland" where she shares credits with Brian Presley and Beto Cuevas. In 2008, she appeared in the film Street Kings, sharing credits with Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, and Forest Whitaker. In 2010, she appeared in the prequel to the crime/action film Smokin Aces, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, as a deadly female assassin with poisonous lips.