Gaby Espino

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Gaby Espino
Born María Gabriela Espino Rugero
(1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 40)
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation Actress, model, presenter
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Cristobal Lander (2007−2011)
Partner(s) Jencarlos Canela (2011−2014)
Children 2

María Gabriela Espino Rugero (born November 15, 1977), better known as Gaby Espino, [1] is a Venezuelan actress, model and presenter. She is best known for her roles in telenovelas.


Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Gaby Espino is the daughter of a chemical engineer and a publicist.[2] Her parents divorced when she was young. She is the oldest of five children, she has a sister, Andreina, two paternal half-brothers, Gustavo and Mariano and a maternal half-sister, Nelly.

Due to her fascination of animals, she originally planned to become a veterinarian. She later decided to study dentistry, but changed her mind and began studying public relations, before deciding to become an actress.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Gaby Espino married Venezuelan actor Cristobal Lander on June 14, 2007. On July 9, 2008, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Oriana Lander.[4]

During the filming of Mas Sabe el Diablo in 2009, Espino was linked to her co-star, Jencarlos Canela. In early 2010, Espino and Lander separated and it was rumored that it was because of Canela and Espino's relationship. Canela and Espino denied this and stated they were just friends.[5]

Espino reconciled with Lander in November 2010, but they later divorced in March 2011 and once again rumors suggested that Canela and Espino were dating.[6][7]

In September 2011, Canela and Espino did a live chat over social networking site Twitter, where they confirmed they were in relationship and announced that they were expecting their first child together. The godparents are Cristina Saralegui and Pitbull. Espino gave birth to their son, Nickolas Canela Espino, on February 12, 2012. On August 26, 2014 both Canela and Espino confirmed on their official Facebook page that they have decided to put an end to their relationship.[8]
In 2016, Espino was reported to be dating actor Arap Bethke. [9]



List of appearances and roles in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
2005 La mujer de mi hermano Laura / Lara Debut film
2006 Elipsis Leonora Duque
2010 Más sabe el diablo: El primer golpe Manuela Dávila Sequel to telenovela
2015 Desaparecer Herself
2015 Lusers, los amigos no se eligen Angie
2018 He matado a mi marido Viviana


List of appearances in television series and specials
Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 Nubeluz Host / Dalina Venezuelan Season
1997 A todo corazón Natalia
1999 Enamorada Ivana Robles
2000 Amantes de Luna Llena Abril Cárdenas
2001 Guerra de mujeres Yubirí Gamboa
2002 Las González Alelí González
2003 Rebeca Princesa Izaguirre Zabaleta
2004 Luna, la heredera Luna Mendoza
2005 Se solicita príncipe azul María Carlota Rivas
2006–07 Mundo de fieras Mariángela Cruz
2007 Sin vergüenza Renata Sepúlveda
2008–09 El rostro de Analía Mariana Andrade / Ana Lucía "Analía" Moncada
2009–10 Más sabe el diablo Manuela Dávila
2010 Ojo por ojo Alina Jericó de Monsalve
2011 Confesiones de novela Herself
2013–14 Santa Diabla Amanda Braun / Santa Martínez
2016–present Señora Acero Indira Cárdenas Series regular

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Works Result
2012 Premios Tu Mundo #MostSocial Herself Won
2013 I’m Sexy and I Know It Won
Favorite Award of the Night Won
Premios People en Español Best Actress Santa Diabla Nominated
Couple of the Year (with Aarón Díaz) Nominated


  1. ^ "Birthday - , | List of Celebrities & their Date of Birth @". Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Gaby Espino Biography, Bio, Profile, pictures, photos from". 1976-11-15. Archived from the original on 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Gaby Espino Official Website". Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. 
  4. ^ Gaby Espino - Biography
  5. ^ "Gaby Espino se separa de su esposo". Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Gaby Espino y Cristóbal Lander se reconcilian". Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Gaby Espino y Cristóbal Lander se divorcian". Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Jencarlos Canela y Gaby Espino: "Sí, estamos embarazados"". Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
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