María Elisa Camargo

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María Elisa Camargo
Born María Elisa Camargo
(1986-12-21) December 21, 1986 (age 30)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Occupation Actress, singer, model, dancer
Years active 2003 - present

María Elisa Camargo (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾi.a eˈlisa kaˈmarɣo]; born December 21, 1986 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian actress.[1] She played the character of María Alegría Pimiento in the Colombian telenovela "La Marca del Deseo".[1] She also appeared in the Verano de amor[2] (as Isabela Rocca, the main antagonist/villain in the series). Her TV debut was during the first season of the reality show The X Factor in Colombia.


The daughter of Colombian parents, María Elisa was born in Guayaquil in 1985. In 2003 she spent six months on Ecuavisa's telenovela Yo vendo unos ojos negros. She says she knew she wanted to be an artist since childhood, when he asked go SíTV (now Channel One) to be part of 'Dr. Expertus'. At 19 she moved to Bogotá, Colombia where she began her studies in economics at the University of the Andes. She interrupted her studies to pursue an acting career.

In 2005 she auditioned for El factor X (Colombia's version of The X Factor). After several months of auditions and bootcamp, she reached the main program, under the guidance of Jose Gaviria. She played tracks from artists Lara Fabian, David Bisbal and Shakira. She was eliminated in the third week of reality after facing class mate Andres Monsalve.

After El Factor X, Maria Elisa appeared on various RCN programs, eventually landing a role on the telenovela Floricienta playing Natalia. After Floricienta, she was hired to play Mary Joy in the telenovela La Marca del Deseo (The Mark of Desire) with Stephanie Cayo and Alfonso Baptista. This was her first exposure on American television, as La Marca del Deseo was made by RCN for Univision.

In 2009 , she participated in the remake of Verano del '98 (Endless Summer) called Verano de amor (Summer of Love) alongside Dulce María in which she plays Isabella Roca the villain of the story. She also played Monica Ledesma in Hasta Que el Dinero Nos Separe (For Love or Money).

In 2010 she portrayed Kristel Ruiz y de Teresa Curiel in the telenovela Llena de Amor (Fill Me With Love) as one of the villains alongside Altair Jarabo and Azela Robinson. In 2013, she portrayed Patricia "Pato" in Porque el Amor Manda (Because Love rules).

In 2011 she posed for Revista H Mexico and confirmed her relationship with Mexican actor Tony Dalton. The couple auditioned for several parts and managed to get roles in the Telemundo telenovela, Flor Salvaje (Wild Flower) alongside Gregorio Pernia, Carolina Gaitán, Geraldine Zivic, Pedro Palacio, Indhira Serrano, Roberto Manrique, Norkys Batista.

In 2014 She participated as a Protagonist of Telemundo telenovela En Otra Piel (Part Of Me) along with David Chocarro, Jorge Luis Pila, Vanessa Villela and Laura Flores. In 2015-2016 she became a protagonist of Bajo el mismo cielo (Under the same sky) another telenovela of telemundo along with Gabriel Porras, Erika de la Rosa, Luis Ernesto Franco and Julio Bracho.


Year Title Character Notes
2014 Volando Bajo Natalie Johnson Debut film
Year Title Character Year
2006 Floricienta Natalia "Nata" Co-Protagonist
2007 La marca del deseo María Alegría Supporting Role
2009 Verano de amor Isabela Roca Antagonist
2009-2010 Hasta que el dinero nos separe Mónica Ledesma Supporting Role
2010-2011 Llena de amor Kristel Ruiz y de Teresa Curiel Antagonist
2011-2012 Flor salvaje Catalina Larrazabal de Urrieta Supporting Role
2012-2013 Porque el amor manda Patricia Zorrilla "Patty / Pato" Supporting Role
2014 En otra piel Adriana Águilar / Mónica Serrano / Mónica Arriaga Protagonist
2015-2016 Bajo el mismo cielo Adela Morales Protagonist


Year Single Notes
2007 "Dígale"
2007 "Otro Amor Vendrá"
2007 "Las Marías" Music of the soap opera "La marca del deseo"
2007 "Hay amor"
2007 "Tengo una pena"
2007 "Por ti"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 Premios Tu Mundo[3]
Favorite protagonist En otra piel Nominated[3]
Soy Sexy and I know it Herself Nominated[3]


Year Accolade Category
2014 People en Español[4]
Los 50 Más Bellos del 2014 de la revista People en Español[4]


  1. ^ a b "Otra telenovela para María Elisa Camargo" (in Spanish). El Universo. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "María Elisa Camargo, una actriz muy ordenada" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Terra Network. "Lista de finalistas a los Premios Tu Mundo 2014" (in Spanish). Entretenimiento Terra. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "María Elisa Camargo entre los 50 Más Bellos de ‘People’" (in Spanish). El Universo. Retrieved August 15, 2014.