Belén Rodríguez

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Belén Rodríguez
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Belén Rodríguez
Born Maria Belén Rodríguez Cozzani
(1984-09-20) 20 September 1984 (age 30)
Buenos Aires,[1] Argentina
Occupation personality, actress, model, singer, dancer
Years active 2001–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Belén was born in Buenos Aires,[1] 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.[1]


Career beginnings[edit]

Belén photographed with brown hair


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.[1]


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.[1]

Belén modeled for Max magazine in June 2008, and in the autumn of the same year, she appeared in the reality show' L'isola dei famosi, which was televised by Rai Due.[1]

In 2009 and 2010, Belén appeared in television commercials, advertising mobile phone network operating companies. Belén began endorsing and modeling luxury jewellery during this period.[1]

Belén was a guest performer at the prestigious, televised Italian song contest, the Sanremo Music Festival, where she sang a duet with singer Toto Cutugno on 18 February 2010.[1]

At the end of 2010, Belén made her acting debut as the female protagonist in the Italian comedy film Natale in Sudafrica (Christmas in South Africa).[1]


In February 2011, Belén co-hosted the Sanremo Music Festival 2011 with Gianni Morandi and Elisabetta Canalis.[2]

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.

Alongside Elisabetta Canalis, Belén substituted for Ivana Mrazova as co-presenter of the 2012 Sanremo Music Festival for the first two nights.

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.[3]

In spring 2014 she hosted Come mi vorrei, televised by Italia 1.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Tintoria Presenter TV series (139 episodes) Rai 3
2007–2010 Circo Massimo show Presenter Televised by Rai 3
2008 Pirati Herself / Showgirl Televised by Rai 2
2008 L'isola dei famosi Herself / Contestant Televised by Rai 2
2009 Scherzi a parte Presenter Televised by Canale 5
2009 No Scherzi No Party Presenter Televised by Canale 5
2009 Sarabanda Presenter Televised by Canale 5
2010 Natale in Sudafrica Angela Ladesse Film
2010 Stiamo tutti bene Herself / Presenter Televised by Rai 2
2010–2011 Il commissario Montalbano Dolores Gutierrez TV series, televised by Rai
2011 Festival di Sanremo Presenter Televised by Rai 1
2011 canta! Presenter Televised by Rai 1
2011 La notte degli chef Herself / Guest Star Televised by Canale 5
2011-2012 Colorado Gina / Presenter Televised by Italia 1
2011 C'è posta per te Herself / Guest Star Televised by Canale 5
2011 Se sei così ti dico di sì Cortes Talita Film
2011-2012 Così fan tutte Herself / Guest Star TV series, televised by Italia 1
2012-2013 Italia's Got Talent Presenter Televised by Canale 5
2012 Amici di Maria De Filippi Support act Televised by Canale 5
2012 Gladiatori di Roma Diana Film
2013 Studio 5 Herself / Guest Star Televised by Canale 5
2014 Come mi vorrei Herself / Presenter Televised by Italia 1

Google lawsuit[edit]

Rodríguez has been involved in a lawsuit against Google since 2006 over damage claims arising from google's indexing pornography websites that had appropriated her image.[4]


Year Award Work Result
2011 Premio Regia Televisiva
(Television Presenter Award)
Personaggio rivelazione dell'anno
(TV Personality of the year)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Conocé a Belén, la argentina que deslumbra a los españoles. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ 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: |date= (help)
  3. ^ [1], Daring Todo
  4. ^ "Model to Google: I am not a prostitute". CNN. May 26, 2014. 

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