Victoria Ruffo Wiki

An actress with over 30 acting credits to her name, Victoria Ruffo is probably still known best for her role as Victoria in the eponymous telenovela which aired in the late ‘80s. As an accomplished actress, she has effortlessly navigated the realms of telenovelas, theater and film, capturing hearts and accolades along the way. According to critics, her performances are an intricate blend of passion, vulnerability and authenticity that draws audiences into her characters’ emotional landscapes.

Throughout her illustrious career, Victoria Ruffo has taken on a multitude of roles that have solidified her status as a true luminary of Mexican entertainment. If you are one of those interested in her life and career, you’ve come to the right place.

Early life, family, and education

Born María Victoria Eugenia Guadalupe Martínez del Río Moreno-Ruffo under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 31 May 1962, in Mexico City, Mexico, she holds Mexican nationality. Raised by her parents, Guadeloupe Moreno and Ramon Martinez, alongside her two sisters, Marcela and Gabriela, who both work in the entertainment industry; Marcela is a former actress, now a producer, while Gabriela is a radio host and actress.

Victoria had an interest in performing from an early age, and starred in school plays, dreaming of becoming a famous actress. When for the first time she visited a fashion photographer, he was stunned by her beauty and advised her to try her hand at acting. Encouraged by his words, Victoria began auditioning.

When it comes to her educational background, upon matriculating from high school in 1980, Victoria enrolled at Andres Soler Academy, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Acting), in 1984.

Roles in movies

Victoria made her acting debut in the 1979 musical drama “Discoteca es Amor”. Later that year, she was seen in the action drama “Angel del Silencio”, then in the following year, Victoria co-starred in the crime drama “Perro Callejro”, which followed the story of an orphan boy who grows up and ends up in the world of crime – the movie won the Mexican Cinema Journalists Award for Mejor Pelicula (Best Film).

Veronica was next cast to play Mari Carmen Sierra in the 1982 comedy musical “Una Sota y Un Caballo: Rancho Avandaro”, written and directed by Rafael Baledon. Two years later, she co-starred as Mercedes in the action crime drama “Un Hombre Violento”, directed and starred by Valentin Trujillo.

After her role in the 1987 movie “Yo El Ejecutor”, Veronica devoted her time to her television series roles.

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Roles in series

Victoria made her first TV series appearance as Pilar Alvarez in the 1980 series “Al Rojo Vivo”. Later that year, she followed with her role as Rosario Reyes in 20 episodes of the series “Conflictos de un Medico”.

Her first notable telenovela role came in 1983 when she was cast to play Natalie in “La Fiera”. Victoria was seen in all 230 episodes of this romantic drama, also starring Isabela Corona and Rocio Banquells; the show aired through 1984.

In the following year, Victoria starred in “Juana Iris”, before she landed the lead role as her namesake in the romantic drama “Victoria”. The series aired during 1987 and 1988, and she was seen in all 160 episodes, captivating audiences with her portrayal of a young woman grappling with love, secrets, and a mysterious past.

The early ’90s saw Victoria in “Simplemente Maria” (1989-1990), “Capricho” (1993), and “Pobre Nina Rica” (1995-1996). Next, she was seen in 129 episodes of the series “Abrazame Muy Fuerte” (2000-2001), in which she played Christina Alvarez Rivas de Rivero, starring opposite Fernando Colunga and Aracely Arambula. The plot revolved around Christina who loses her sight and is forced to give up her daughter.

Another unforgettable performance came in the form of Maria Fernandez Acuna in the 2005 telenovela “La Madrastra”, in which Victoria stepped into the shoes of a woman facing various challenges as she navigated the intricacies of her blended family. This role not only demonstrated Victoria’s acting prowess, but also cemented her as a beloved figure in Mexican households.

She was next seen in the spin-off “Victoria” (2007-2008), “In the Name of Love” (2008-2009), and “Triunfo del Amor” (2010-2011). Then, she landed the lead female role of Refugio Chavero in the long-running series “Crown of Tears”, and from 2012 through 2023, Veronica was seen in 222 episodes of this drama about a woman forced to raise her sons by herself.

Concurrently, she was seen in “La Malquerida” (2014), and two years later, Veronica played Ines in the series “Amazonas”, starring opposite Cesar Evora and Danna Garcia. She was also seen as Maura in the 2019 series “Cita a Ciegas”, a comedy that had seven award nominations, including Victoria’s nomination for the Premios TVyNovelas Award for Mejor Primera Actriz (Best Career Actress). Fun fact: This is the only show in which Victoria didn’t cry.

Love life and husband

Victoria’s first marriage was to Eugenio Derbez, a well-known Mexican actor, comedian and filmmaker; they tied the knot on 7 April 1992. The couple’s relationship was highly publicized, and they became one of Mexico’s most beloved celebrity pairings. They have a son together, José Eduardo Derbez, born on 14 April 1992, however, despite their initial happiness, it seems that the marriage faced challenges, and the couple eventually separated, officially divorcing in 1997.

After her divorce from Eugenio, Victoria found love once again. She married Omar Fayad Meneses, a Mexican politician and businessman, exchanging their wedding vows on 9 March 2001. Together, they have two children, twins, a daughter named Victoria Fayad Ruffo, and a son named Anuar Fayad Ruffo, who were born on 11 August 2004.

As of August 2023, Victoria is still married to Omar. He served as a senator of the state Hidalgo, and was the Governor of Hidalgo from 2016 to 2022. He is now the Mayor of Pachuca, Hidalgo, and Victoria is the president of Integral Family Development in that city.

Age, height, and net worth

Victoria is aged 61; her trademarks are long, black hair and wide blue eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 4ins (1.64m) and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 36-26-36.

Thanks to her over 40-year-long successful acting career, Victoria has made a good living for herself. According to sources, as of August 2023, Victoria’s net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

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