|Born||Maria Belén Rodríguez Cozzani
20 September 1984
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Occupation||personality, actress, model, singer, dancer|
María Belén Rodríguez Cozzani (maˈɾi.a βeˈlen roðˈɾiɣes koˈsani) (born 20 September 1984) is an Italian television personality, actress and model who lives and works in Italy. She is known by the name of Belén Rodríguez or as Belén and has presented many variety shows.
In 2009 and 2010, she has appeared in television commercials alongside actor Christian De Sica advertising a popular mobile phone network operating company. She made her acting debut as the female protagonist in the Italian film Natale in Sudafrica in December 2010. In 2011, she was a co-presenter of the annual televised Italian singing contest, the Sanremo Music Festival. The following year, she substituted as co-presenter for the first two nights of the festival.
Belén was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Gustavo Rodríguez and Veronica Cozzani de Rodríguez. Her mother is of Italian origin Veronica Cozzani, the daughter of immigrants from La Spezia, Liguria.
Belén began a modeling career at the age of 17 while still attending high school. Besides Argentina, she also worked in Miami, United States and Mexico, before Belén moved to Italy in 2005; where she has worked as a fashion model and presenting variety shows such as Scherzi a parte, Love Bugs 4, and Sarabanda.
In 2007, Belén made her television debut in a small local network, Teleboario, and later was hired to co-host the variety programme La Tintoria on Rai Tre, the third channel of the Italy national television network.
In 2012, Belén became a co-presenter on the televised talent show Italia's Got Talent alongside Simone Annicchiarico. In that same year, she performed in the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi's 11th season as part of the programme's regular dance troupe.
In early 2012, Belén became the new face of Arthur's Underwear lingerie line.
From January 2009 to April 2012 she had a relationship with Fabrizio Corona: they broke up because she met the dancer Stefano De Martino (her future husband). On April 9, 2013 Belén had a baby boy (Santiago) with Stefano De Martino: the couple were married on September 20, 2013.
In spring 2014 she hosted Come mi vorrei, televised by Italia 1.
|2011||Premio Regia Televisiva
(Television Presenter Award)
|Personaggio rivelazione dell'anno
(TV Personality of the year)
- Conocé a Belén, la argentina que deslumbra a los españoles. diariouno.com.ar. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- Renato Franco (5 10 2010). "Festival di Sanremo, ok a Morandi. Ci saranno anche Belén ed Elisabetta". Corriere della Sera (in Italian) (Italy). p. 41. Retrieved 6 February 2011. Check date values in:
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- "Model to Google: I am not a prostitute". CNN. May 26, 2014.
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