Joana Benedek (Spanish: [ɟʝoˈana βeneˈðek], Romanian: [ˈʒo̯ana beneˈdek]; born Roxana Joana Benedek Godeanu on January 21, 1972)[1] is a Romanian-born Mexican actress.[2]

Joana Benedek
Roxana Joana Benedek Godeanu

(1972-01-21) January 21, 1972 (age 52)
Nationality Romanian
Occupation(s)Model, actress
Years active1988-present
RelativesRaluka (sister)

She left her native land in search of work. She first moved to Venezuela before moving to Mexico. In Caracas she continued to study, but later left her studies to work as a model and playing several telenovela characters. In 1997 she signed a contract with a prestigious cosmetics company in New York City. During her stay in the city, she decided to study acting in the Academy of Susan Grace.

She was later discovered by a Mexican producer, which began her career as an actress in telenovelas. Sirena, Amigas y Rivales, and Angela are some of the melodramas in which the actress has participated.

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Rubi Rebelde Zoraida Antagonist
1992-93 Piel Sandra Supporting role
1993 Sirena Joana "La Divina" Supporting role
1994 Cruz de Nadie Cynara Supporting role
1995-97 Pecado de Amor Rosalía Alamo Main antagonist
1998-99 Angela Catalina Lizárraga Antagonist
1999-00 Mujeres Engañadas Johana Sierra Supporting role
2001 Amigas y Rivales Roxana Brito de de la O / Carolina Vallejo Main antagonist
2002-03 Mi Gorda Bella Zoraida Torres Mercouri Special appearance
2003 De pocas, pocas pulgas Reneé de Lastra Protagonist
2005-06 Barrera de amor Leonela Special appearance
2006-07 La Fea Más Bella Cristina Riva Palacio Special appearance
2007 Destilando Amor Pamela Torreblanca Supporting role
2009-10 Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe Marian Celeste Supporting role
2011-12 Dos Hogares Yolanda Riva Palacio Antagonist
2019 Noches con Platanito Herself

Awards and nominations edit

Premios TVyNovelas edit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2002 Best Female Antagonist Amigas y Rivales Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ "Biografías Artistas" [Artist's biography]. Archived from the original on 13 September 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Famous naturalized Mexicans". Retrieved 19 February 2013.

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