Paulina was born in Chile from a chilean mother and a spanish father, both economists, and was raised in Spain since the age of 8. She began her artistic career in Madrid, as a flamenco dancer and in 1990 she started acting on the big screen.
Since then she has appeared in 35 films, starring in 15 of them and working with directors such as, Gonzalo Suarez (The detective and death), Carlos Saura (Pajarito), Mario Gas (The Pianist) and renowed international actors such as Javier Bardem, Jordi Moya, Rick Schroeder, Federico Luppi among many others.
She has received several awards at international film festivals, and a nomination for the Goya Awards in 1998. On television she has participated in more than 30 productions in Europe, United States and South America. Among them, Central Hospital, Queen of swords, RPM Miami, El Cartel 1 and 2, and Dueños del Paraiso.She is
part of the cast of the new spanish prime time TV series "The Embassy"of Bambu Productions for Atresmedia in Spain.
Her theater debut came in 1992 with the prestigious catalan company Els Joglars with whom she traveled through Europe and the Americas for nearly two years with the award winning play, "I have an uncle in America".
Since then, on stage, she has participated in many plays and has also produced, directed and starred some of them. The monologue "Taitantos" by Olga Iglesias and the play "Nobody knows you as I do" are her own theatrical productions with her newly created company Cuz Cuz Productions.