Victoria Ruffo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez del Río and the second or maternal family name is Moreno-Ruffo.
Victoria Ruffo
Born Maria Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo
(1962-05-31) May 31, 1962 (age 53)
Mexico City, Mexico
Residence Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Occupation Actress, Voice Actress
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Eugenio Derbez (1992-1997)
Children José Eduardo Derbez (b. 1992)
Victoria & Anuar Fayad (b. 2004)
Relatives Gabriela Ruffo (sister)
Marcela Ruffo (sister)

Victoria Ruffo (born Maria Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo[1] on May 31, 1962 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actress.


Ruffo began her acting career in 1980 starring in the telenovela Conflictos de un Médico, under the direction of Ernesto Alonso, and continued her career acting in Al Rojo Vivo. In 1983, Valentín Pimsteín gave her the opportunity to star as the protagonist of La Fiera.

Ernesto Alonso offered her lead roles in the telenovela Simplemente María. She has since acted in other telenovelas such as Abrazame Muy Fuerte. 2005 marked her comeback in the telenovela La Madrastra.

After La Madrastra, she performed duties as the First Lady of Pachuca, with her husband acting as mayor while continuing to act in the soaps El Nombre del Amor and Victoria and Triunfo del Amor.

After Triunfo del Amor, Ruffo focused on her family and doing theater plays, specifically Dulce Pajaro de Juventud. She also went to support the senatorial campaign of her husband, Omar, who eventually won a seat in the senate.

In 2010, she was named as one of Latin America's 50 Most Beautiful People.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Ruffo is the sister of actress and radio host Gabriela Ruffo and producer Marcela Ruffo. In 1992, she married comedian Eugenio Derbez,[2] and they had one son, José Eduardo Derbez (born 1992). The couple divorced in 1997. After 4 years of divorce, on March 9, 2001 she married Mexican politician Omar Fayad,[3] who is the senador of Pachuca, Hidalgo.

On August 11, 2004 gave birth to twins, daughter Victoria and son Anuar.


Telenovelas, Series, Films
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Ringing Bell Chirin's mother Dubbing Role
1980 Un Hombre sin miedo Laura Aparicio Film
Conflictos de un médico Rosario Reyes Supporting role
1980–81 Al rojo vivo Pilar Álvarez Supporting role
1981 Quiéreme siempre Julia Co-Protagonist
1982 The Sea Prince and the Fire Child Matla Dubbing Role
Una Sota y un caballo: Rancho Avandaro Maricarmen Sierra Film
De pulquero a millonario Rufina Film
En busca del paraíso Grisel Co-Protagonist
1984 La Fiera Natalie Ramírez "La Fiera" Protagonist
Unico in the Island of Magic Unico Dubbing Role
1985 Juana Iris Juana Iris Madrigal Martínez Protagonist
1986 Un Hombre violento Susana Film
1987–88 Victoria Victoria Martínez Protagonist
1988 Yo el ejucutor Film
A Journey Through Fairyland Florence Dubbing Role
1989–90 Simplemente María María López de Carreño Protagonist
1992 Sanrio World of Animation Hello Kitty Dubbing Role
1993 Capricho Cristina Aranda Montaño Protagonist
1993 Al derecho y al derbez
1995–96 Pobre niña rica Consuelo Villagrán García-Mora Protagonist
1998 Vivo por Elena Elena Carvajal Protagonist
2000–01 Abrázame Muy Fuerte Cristina Álvarez Rivas de Rivero Adult Protagonist
2001 Mujer, casos de la vida real' Carmelita Hernández
2005 La Madrastra María Fernández Acuña de San Román Protagonist
2007–08 Victoria Victoria Santisteban de Mendoza Protagonist
2008–09 En Nombre del Amor Macarena Espinoza de los Monteros Supporting Role
2009 La Rosa De Guadalupe Carolina Lopez Hernandez
2010–11 Triunfo del Amor Victoria Gutiérrez de Sandoval Adult protagonist
2012–13 Corona de lágrimas Refugio Chavero Hernández Protagonist
2014 La Malquerida Cristina Maldonado Reyes de Domínguez/ vda. de Rivas Adult Protagonist

Awards & Nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Awards[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
1985 Best Young Lead Actress La fiera Won
1988 Best Musical Theme Victoria Nominated
Best Lead Actress Victoria
1990 Simplemente María
1994 Capricho
1999 Vivo por Elena
2006 La madrastra
2013 Corona de lágrimas Won

Premios Bravo[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2006 Best First Actress La madrastra Won[4]

Premios People en Español[edit]

Year Category Telenovela Result
2009 Best Actress En nombre del amor Nominated
2011 Best Supporting Actress Triunfo del amor


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