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- This article is about the Venezuelan actress Ruddy Rodríguez. Do not confuse her with male Texan Jazz Sax Artist Rudy Rodríguez.
|Born||Ruddy Rosario Rodríguez de Lucía
March 20, 1967
|Ethnicity||White Latin American|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb)|
Ruddy Rosario Rodríguez de Lucía (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈruði roˈðɾiɣes]; born March 20, 1967), a former Miss Venezuela World, is an actress, model and businesswoman. Born in Anaco, Anzoátegui, daughter of Venezuelan Pedro José Rodríguez and Italian Rita de Lucía. She has a brother Romano and a sister Rina. She represented Venezuela in the 1985 Miss World pageant in England where she placed in the top 7.
She once promoted a line of swim suits. Rodríguez is now promoting her own line of cosmetics. She has opened five stores: two in Caracas, one in Valencia, one in Ciudad Guayana and one in Bogotá known as "Ruddy Rodríguez Cosmetics". More stores are planned for Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Miami.
Since 1999 she has performing a monologue: "Una mujer con suerte" (A Lucky Woman), written by her brother Romano. This monologue has been presented in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Miami, Argentina, Ecuador. She hopes to translate this monologue into English in the future.
Twenty years of artistic career
Because of Ruddy Rodríguez's 20 years of artistic career, a party in her honor was organized at the Gavanna Night Club in Bogotá, Colombia on July 12, 2006. There were about 200 invitees from Colombia, Venezuela and Miami; at this party, she stated that her career as a telenovela actress was coming to an end on September 2006 after the taping of the last episode of the Colombian telenovela "La Ex" ( "The Ex," or, "The Former Wife") was filmed. But after that date, she has since filmed several more telenovelas.
Although Rodríguez was born in Anaco, she grew up in Caracas where at the age of 15 she had her first boyfriend, her first kiss.
In 1985 after the Miss World Beauty Contest, she insisted on traveling to Italy in order to know her grandfather. She traveled with her brother Romano to Savinno, Naples in Italy and met their grandfather. Before their return, her grandfather said to her: porta a mia mamma perche io parto ad un lungo viaggio (Bring your mother, because I am going in a long trip), Ruddy went back to Venezuela, worked in her first telenovela, saved enough money and together with her mother Rita visited Italy again, stayed for 15 days and celebrated Ruddy's grandfather's 96th birthday. He died in peace the next day.
After a decade of being just friends, since November 2006 actress Ruddy Rodríguez lived a romance with Colombian rejoneador Juan Rafael Restrepo Bello, whom she married on October 1, 2011 in Colombia. On September 1, 2014 they separated "by mutual agreement", and got divorced January 23, 2015.
Her current manager is Luis Ignacio Bascaran
She is an active member of the Fundación "El camino a la felicidad" (The Way to Happiness Foundation International), which promotes the booklet "The way (road) to happiness", written by the founder of the Church of Scientology: L. Ronald Hubbard.
Telenovelas and TV series
|1986||"Enamorada" (In love)||Venezuela. Soap Opera|
|1986||"Inmensamente tuya" (Immensely Yours)||Venezuela. Soap Opera|
|1987||"La Luna Tambien" (The Moon Too)||Venezuela. Soap Opera.|
|1988||"Niña Bonita (telenovela)" (Pretty Girl)||Venezuela. Soap Opera.|
|1989||"Las Ibañez"||Colombia. 13 episode miniseries.|
|1989||"En Aquella Playa"||Puerto Rico. TV Movie.|
|1989||"Fabiola"||Venezuela. Soap Opera. Special guest for 10 episodes.|
|1989–1990||"El Magnate" (The Magnate)||Teresa||Crucilla, USA. Soap Opera.|
|1990-1991||"Brigada Central" (Central Brigade)||Claudia||Spain, Italy, France. 10 episode Miniseries.|
|1991||"Mala Mujer" (Bad Woman)||Peru. Soap Opera.|
|1991||"Volver a Ti" (Back to you)||Venezuela. TV Movie.|
|1992||"La Mujer Doble" (The Double Woman)||Carmita Figueroa||Colombia. Soap Opera.|
|1992-1993||* "Pasiones Secretas" (Secret Passions)||María Alejandra Fonseca||Caracol. Colombia. Soap Opera. This was the first Colombian Telenovela broadcast in the USA. During the filming of this telenovela, actress Ruddy Rodríguez and actor Danilo Santos had a romance in real life, their passion was translated into the screen.|
|1994-1995||"Amores de Fin de Siglo" (Loves of End of Century)||Lejana San Miguel||Coral Pictures De RCTV. Venezuela. Soap Opera.|
|1995-1996||"Flor de Oro" (Golden Flower)||Teresa Amaya||Coral Pictures De RCN. Colombia. Series.|
|1997||"Aguamarina" (Aquamarine)||Fonovideo production Miami, USA. Soap Opera.|
|2000||"Amantes de Luna Llena" (Full Moon Lovers)||Venevision. Venezuela. Soap Opera.|
|2001||"El Inútil" (The Good-For-Nothing)||Rubiela Salcedo||RCN Colombia.|
|"Guayoyo Express"||Special Appearance||Venezuela|
|2004||"Natalia de 8 a 9" (Natalie from 8 to 9)||Venezuela. TV Movie.|
|2005||"Ser bonita no basta" (Being Pretty is not Enough)||Herself||Venezuela. She portrayed herself as a cosmetic businesswoman.|
|2006||"Maria Lionza"||Venezuela. TV Movie.|
|2006–2007||"La ex" (The Ex, or,The Former Wife)||Amanda Otero and Miranda||Colombia. She performed a double character: Amanda Otero and Miranda. Soap Opera.|
|"Amas de casas desesperadas".||Eugenia de Koppel (Bree)||Colombia-Argentina|
|2007||"Mujeres Asesinas" (Killer Women)||Colombia|
|2007||"Tiempo Final" (Final Time)||Colombia|
|2007||"La novela del Cholito"||Special guest||Ecuador|
|2008||"Cómplices"||Soledad Espinoza||Bogota. Soap Opera.|
|2009-2010||"Salvador de Mujeres"||Josefina Álvarez||Bogota. Soap Opera.|
|2012-2013||"Amor de Carnaval"||Adela Vengoechea||Barranquilla.|
|1987||007: Alta tensión||Girl (Ruddy Rodríguez)|
|1988||"Contacto en Caracas" (Contact in Caracas)||Directed by Phillip Toledano. A French Production.|
|1991||"La Guerra Blanche" (Blanche War)||It was a France-Spain production.|
|1994||"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me Forever)||Directed by Phillip Toledano. A Mexico-Venezuela-Colombia production.|
|1998||"Amaneció de Golpe" (Coup at daybreak)||Isbelia||Directed by Carlos Azpúrua. A Spain-Venezuela production.|
|2004||"Sin Amparo" (Without Amparo)||Amparo||Directed by Jaime Osorio. A Venezuela-Colombia-Spain production.|
|2005||"Francisco de Miranda"||Amanda Otero Rosas / Miranda||Directed by Diego Rísquez. There was much criticism for the movie.|
|2007||"La Ministra Inmoral" (The Immoral Minister)||Gilma Zuleta "The Minister"||Colombia|
|2009||"Venezzia"||Directed by Haik Gazarian - Venezuela.|
|2013||"La Casa del Fin de los Tiempos"||Dulce||Directed by Alejandro Hidalgo - Venezuela.|
- "Ruddy niega embarazo". vencor.narod.ru.
- "Latin American version of Desperate Housewives". Extroversia - Universia.
- "Bésame mucho". IMDb.
- "Amaneció de golpe". filmaffinity.com.
- "Sin Amparo". labutaca.net.
- "Francisco de Miranda" (in Russian). vencor.narod.ru.
- Ruddy Rodríguez at the Internet Movie Database
- Ruddy Rodríguez in VenCOR
- Ruddy Rodríguez bio and galleries
|Awards and achievements|
Astrid Carolina Herrera
|Miss World Venezuela
María Begoña Juaristi