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Carla Soledad Rivero[1][2] (born April 5, 1987), known by her moniker Calu, is an Argentine actress, model, designer and occasional DJ.

Calu Rivero
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Rivero at the 2013 BAFICI
Carla Soledad Rivero

(1987-04-05) 5 April 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActress, model, designer
Years active2006–present
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorDark Brown

In 2007, Rivero became the first actress from Catamarca Province to appear on national television.[3][4][5] Because of this, she was named Illustrious Citizen of Recreo.[6]


Early lifeEdit

Carla Soledad Rivero was born on April 5. 1987 in Recreo, Catamarca Province.[3] She moved with her family to Córdoba Province at the age of 6.[2][3] Her nickname "Calu" was given by her older sister, because of a character called Kalú in the Chilean telenovela Tic tac.[2]


Early work (2006–2007)Edit

Having finished high school, Rivero began studying Dramatic Arts in the National University of Córdoba.[3] Being passionate about clothes, she hosted a TV show about fashion until she was 19.[2]

In 2006 Rivero moved to Buenos Aires to pursue her acting career and began taking drama classes with Norman Briski.[7] In 2007 she was called for temporary works as an extra in Son de Fierro and Lalola.[2][3]

Breakthrough (2007-2011)Edit

Rivero's breakthrough TV role was in "Patito Feo" on August 2007 where she was cast as the villain. The character was popular and as a result, Rivero started gaining a following.[3] She also appeared in TV shows such as Atrapados, Champs 12, Casi Ángeles and Alguien que me quiera.

Rivero's modeling career boomed, being the face of both national and international companies such as Nike, TOMS Shoes, Agatha Ruíz de la Padra, La Casa de las Botas, Sweet Victorian, Todo Moda, 47 Street and Roho.[3]

Recent roles (2011-present)Edit

In early 2011, Rivero was called to be part of El elegido, with Pablo Echarri. Her role gave her critical acclaim.[2] In February, Rivero designed her own winter collection for the Argentine fashion Complot.[3][8]

In mid-2011, Rivero starred in the music video for "Please Me" by the Argentine band Poncho.[9] The song was very successful in Argentina, considered the summer hit of 2012.[10] This fact heightened Calu Rivero's popularity.

By the end of 2011, Calu Rivero became one of the most sought-after actresses in Argentina,[11] considered the new national "It girl"[8][11] and a fashion icon.[8]

In 2012 she joined the cast of the telenovela Dulce Amor airing in Telefe.[12]

In 2013, Rivero made her film debut in Tesis sobre un homicidio by Hernán Goldfrid, and also starring Ricardo Darín, Alberto Ammann and Arturo Puig.[13] The film was a success, and led the box office for various weeks.[14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Tesis sobre un homicidio Laura Di Natale Film debut


Year Title Role TV channel
2006 Usted Host Telefe interior
2007 Patito Feo Emma El Trece
2008 Casi Ángeles Juliette Telefe
2009 Champs 12 Alexia Canal 9
2010 Alguien que me quiera Lola Rivera El Trece
2011 Atrapados Calu Yups Channel
2011 El elegido Erica Linares Telefe
2012 Dulce Amor Natacha Bandi Telefe
2014 Mis amigos de siempre Tania El Trece




  1. ^ "La bella catamarqueña Calu Rivero cautiva la pantalla". Archived from the original on 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Calu Rivero: una chica que pisa fuerte en la televisión". Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mi historia". Archived from the original on 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  4. ^ "Vuela, vuela". Revista Viva. Clarín: 20. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30.
  5. ^ Valeria Mariño (2010). "CALU". Para Ti. Para Ti (4574): 20. Archived from the original on 2011-03-24.
  6. ^ "Ciudadana ilustre de mi ciudad!". Archived from the original on 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  7. ^ "Emmanuel Horvilleur y Calu Rivero: Amor en pausa". Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  8. ^ a b c "It girls: ¿quién es esa chica?". El Litoral. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  9. ^ "Se saca chispas con Emmanuel Horvilleur en un video". Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  10. ^ "Poncho: una que bailaremos todos". Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  11. ^ a b "Calu Rivero: "Prefiero ser imperfecta"". VOS (La Voz). Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  12. ^ "Dulce Amor: Personajes". Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  13. ^ "Tesis sobre un homicidio" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  14. ^ "Darín superó el medio millón de espectadores" (in Spanish). February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  15. ^ ""Tesis sobre un homicidio" lidera la taquilla por tercera vez consecutiva" (in Spanish). February 11, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-02-07. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  16. ^ "Todos los nominados a los Martín Fierro 2014" [All the nominations for the 2014 Martín Fierro] (in Spanish). La Nación. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014.