Mayrín Villanueva

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Mayrín Villanueva
Born Mayrín Villanueva Ulloa
(1970-10-08) October 8, 1970 (age 47)
Toluca, México, Mexico
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1998-present
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Spouse(s) Jorge Poza (1997-2008)
Eduardo Santamarina (2009-present)
Children 2

Mayrín Villanueva (born Mayrín Villanueva Ulloa on October 8, 1970, in Toluca, México, Mexico) is a Mexican actress and model.

She has also posed for multiple magazines. She was considered for the role of Julia Montaño in the 2004 telenovela Apuesta por un Amor; the role was eventually given to Patricia Manterola.

She starred as the protagonist in the 2013 telenovela Mentir para vivir.[1][2]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Prax: un niño especial Herself Short film
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Preciosa Claudia Ortiz
1998 La mentira Nicole Belot 32 episodes
1999 Alma rebelde Paula
2000 Siempre te amaré Berenice Castellanos Paragas
2001 Amigas y rivales Georgina
2004 Niña amada mía Diana Soriano
2004 Mujer de madera Mariana Rodríguez
2005–present Vecinos Silvia Olvera Main role; 119 episodes
2006 La fea más bella Jacqueline Palacios Guest role
2007 Yo amo a Juan Querendón Paula Dávila Escobar Main role
2007 Amor sin maquillaje Paula Dávila 25 episodes
2011–2012 Una familia con suerte Rebeca Treviño Main role
2013 Mentir para vivir Oriana Caligaris Main role; 102 episodes
2014–2015 Mi corazón es tuyo Isabela Vázquez de Castro Main role; 176 episodes
2016 Corazón que miente Lucía Guest role; 7 episodes
2016 Mujeres de negro Vanessa Main role; 52 episodes
2017 Me declaro culpable TBA Main role[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominee Result
2003 TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Revelation Niña Amada Mía Won
2007 Best Comedic Performance Vecinos Nominated
2008 Best Lead Actress Yo Amo a Juan Querendón
2012 Una familia con suerte
2014 Mentir para vivir
2015 Best Female Antagonist Mi corazón es tuyo
2017 Best Actress in Series Mujeres de negro


In late 2007 it was reported by several newspapers that Mayrín Villanueva had landed the role of "Bond girl" in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace.[4] A press release later issued by a representative of the official casting agency for the film, Ricardo Hernández, stated that Mayrín had not been cast.[5]


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