Catherine Fulop

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Catherine Fulop
Catherine Fulop en Chile, Febrero 2009.jpg
Catherine Fulop in Chile in February 2009.
Born Catherine Amanda Fulop García
(1965-03-11) March 11, 1965 (age 52)
Caracas, Venezuela
Nationality Venezuelan, Argentine
Occupation Actress, beauty pageant contestant, presenter
Years active 1987—present
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Spouse(s) Fernando Carrillo (1990–94)
Osvaldo Sabatini (1998–present)
Children 2 daughters
Relatives Gabriela Sabatini (sister–in–law)

Catherine Amanda Fulop García (born March 11, 1965) is a Venezuelan actress, model, beauty pageant contestant, and television presenter with both Venezuelan and Argentine citizenship. She participated in the Miss Venezuela 1986, finishing as the fourth runner–up. Fulop has since launched a successful acting career throughout Latin America, most notably on television.

From 2002 to 2008, she hosted her own television show Catherine 100% on the FOX Sports. Fulop also participated in Bailando por un sueño, an Argentine version of Dancing With the Stars in 2007, and was one of three judges of Argentina's Got Talent from 2008 to 2011. Internationally, she is probably the best known for her performance as Sonia Rey in the coming–of–age series Rebelde Way, directed and produced by Cris Morena.

Fulop was married to fellow actors Fernando Carrillo, her Abigaíl, Passionflower and Pretty Face co–star, from 1990 to 1994. Since 1998, she has been married to Osvaldo Sabatini, the brother of former Argentine tennis player Gabriela Sabatini, and they have two daughters, Oriana Gabriela and Tiziana Beatriz.

Personal and media life[edit]

Fulop was born as Catherine Amanda Fulop García on March 11, 1965, in Caracas, Venezuela. She is the fifth of eight children of Venezuelan Cleopatra García and Hungarian Jorge Fulop, and has six sisters and one brother.[1] In an interview for Argentine magazine Gente in 2005, Fulop stated she "had had so many ex–boyfriends that she had lost count of them".[2] In 1990, she married actor Fernando Carrillo, with whom she starred in Abigaíl (1988), Passionflower (1990) and Pretty Face (1994). They divorced in 1994, with Fulop accusing Carrillo he had been unfaithful.[3][4]

Fulop married Osvaldo Sabatini, the brother of former Argentine tennis player Gabriela Sabatini in 1998. The couple has two daughters, Oriana Gabriela (born April 19, 1996) and Tiziana Beatriz (born June 1, 1999). Fulop and Sabatini briefly separated in 2001, but eventually reconciled.[5] The family currently resides in Buenos Aires.

Fulop has been regarded as a sex symbol in Argentina.[6][7][8] In 2006, she stated she had refused an offer from Playboy "because of her parents".[9]


Title Year Role Notes
Mercenaries 2005 Catherine Mercenarios
Marigold 2007 Sister Fernandéz
Alone in the City 2009 Mariela Solos en la ciudad
Title Year Role Notes
Roberta 1987 Unknown
My Beloved Beatriz 1987 Beatriz de la Caridad Castañeda (1987–88) Mi amada Beatriz
The Circus Girl 1998 Raiza / Adelina La muchacha del circo
Abigaíl 1988 Abigaíl Guzmán Nominated—TP de Oro for Best Actress
Marked Love 1989 Unknown (1989–90) Amor marcado
Passionflower 1990 Bárbara Santana de Monteverde (1990–91) Pasionaria
World of Beasts 1991 Rosario "Charito" Flores (1991–92) Mundo de fieras
Let Me Love You 1993 Bárbara Sánchez Déjate querer
Pretty Face 1994 Nené Cara bonita
Black Archive 1997 Rebeca Núñez (Mini Series) Archivo negro
Cosmic Girl 1998 Unknown Chica cósmica
Illusions 2000 Caridad Guanarito Ilusiones compartidas
Final Minute 2000 Ana (Mini Series) Tiempo final
Rebelde Way 2002 Sonia Rey (2002–03) Rebelde Way
From the Bed to the Living 2004 Unknown (1 episode) De la cama al living
The Nanny 2004 Herself (Guest appearance) La niñera
Who's the Boss? 2005 Herself (Guest appearance) ¿Quién es el jefe?
A Special Family 2005 Herself (Guest appearance) Una familia especial
The Ex 2006 Catherine Los ex
The Successful Pells 2008 Julia (2008–09) Los exitosos Pells
The Perfect Woman 2009 Herself (Cameo) La mujer perfecta
The Only Ones 2011 Jéssica "Jessi" Durán Valdés (Guest appearance) Los únicos
Because I Love You That Way 2011 Alejandra Guzmán (2011–present) Porque te quiero así
Vidas Paralelas 2013 Allegra Montalbán (2013) Vidas Paralelas
Television Shows
Title Year Role Notes
Seeing Us 1992 Host (1992–93) Viéndonos
Metro Show 1999 Host
Broken Heart 1999 Guest Host (1999–2000) Corazón partido
Catherine 100% 2002 Host (2002–08)
Time Is Money 2003 Host El tiempo es dinero
Dancing With the Stars 2007 Contestant Bailando por un sueño
Tendency 2008 Host Tendencia
Argentina's Got Talent 2008 Judge (2008–11) Talento argentino
A Nocturn Animal 2009 Guest Panelist Animal nocturno
Video Games
Title Year Role Notes
Marbella Vice 1994 Female (Voice) Marbella antivicio

Award and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
TP de Oro 1998 Best Actress Abigaíl Nominated
Viña del Mar International Song Festival 2009 Queen of the Viña del Mar Festival Catherine Fulop Won


  1. ^ "Catherine Fulop". Telenovelas Italia (in Italian). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mariana Montini (December 13, 2005). "Tuve tantos ex en mi vida que perdí la cuenta". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Catherine Fulop confiesa que Fernando Carrillo le fue infiel". Fotos, Videos y Noticias (in Spanish). March 12, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fernando Carrillo me engañó el día de la boda: Catherine Fulop". Zócalo (in Spanish). March 13, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ Leonardo Ibáñez (October 23, 2001). "Si no fuera por mis hijas, hoy estaría separada y con 10 kilos más". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ Mariana Montini (May 21, 2002). "En la vida siempre fui una rebelde". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ Sara Montiel (November 4, 2002). "No hay que seducir sólo con el cuerpo, porque la cola, chicas, ¡siempre se cae!". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ Mariana Montini, María Noel Alvarez (May 18, 2004). "Diosas sin edad". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  9. ^ Jorge Martínez Carricart (May 2, 2006). "Hoy todas las mujeres son competencia: una de 60 le puede disputar un hombre a una chiquilla de 20". Gente (in Spanish). Retrieved September 3, 2011. 

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