Ingrid Cortez (née Avellan) is the mother of Carmen and Juni Cortez and the wife of Gregorio Cortez. She is a master of espionage and keeps this a secret from her children until she is kidnapped and they must rescue her. She's played by Carla Gugino.
Prior to the events of Spy Kids, Ingrid was sent on a mission to take out Gregorio Cortez.
They were soon married, but their wedding reception was gatecrashed by an unseen enemy.
They eventually retired from spy work, trading espionage for parenthood, keeping in touch with the SOS information and secret agents, they managed to get a job as consultants and had daughter Carmen and son Juni.
In the first film of the Spy Kids series, Ingrid is a semi-retired member of the OSS, and keeps this a secret from her children until she and her husband Gregorio get kidnapped by the not-so evil Fegan Floop.
Spy Kids 2 : Island of Lost Dreams
In the second film of the Spy Kids series, Ingrid is back working at the OSS