María de la Paz Padilla Díaz (born September 26, 1969 in Cádiz) is a Spanish comedian, actress and presenter.
After working as a clinical assistant in a Cádiz hospital, she became known in the comedy contest Saque bola (1989) on the regional Andalusian television channel Canal Sur. She later appeared in 1994 on the television comedy show Genio y Figura on Antena 3.
She then made several appearances on several shows in this channel. In 1996 she co-hosted the television charity special Inocente, Inocente.
Between 1997 and 1999, she worked for the late night show Crónicas Marcianas in Telecinco. After that, she has worked for several television shows as a presenter.
Since November 2009, she hosts the talk show Sálvame (TV programme) (a program with a large following in Telecinco) on Thursdays and Fridays and holiday periods.
In 2019, Padilla will join talent show Got Talent España as a judge.
Besides her career as a presenter and comedian, she has also worked as an actress: in theatre, notably with theatre company El Terrat; in cinema in films like Raluy (1999), Marujas asesinas (2001) or Cobardes (2008); and in television sitcoms such as ¡Ala... Dina! (2000-2001) in TVE, Mis adorables vecinos (2004-2006) in Antena 3, and La que se avecina (2013–present) in Telecinco. She has also worked in radio broadcastings in COPE.